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By Florentina Bratfanof
What do ‘festivals’ mean in a global world? How are they perceived in Europe compared with Asia? What is their dialogue, keeping in mind EU and Asian practices?
Over the last nine years, Romanian theatre went through a hectic but powerful journey. Some may argue that things are always evolving too slowly in Romania.
By Judith Staines
[caption id="attachment_1023" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image credit: Trans Europe Halles http://teh.net/"][/caption] The Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK) organised a meeting of European experts on ‘Mobility in the Visual Arts Sector ...
By Vanini Belarmino
I interviewed two prominent figures in the performing arts: one from Thailand and one from Germanyto discuss their own experiences in working in opposite sides of the world.
I met German theatre director/choreographer, Helena Waldmann at a Café in the trendy Berlin-Mitte. Respected for her bold character, very much reflected in her edgy works and professional engagements in ...
Pichet Klunchun bridges traditional Thai Classical Dance language with contemporary sensibility, while keeping the heart and wisdom of the convention. He earned domestic notoriety for his efforts in contemporising Khon.
Europalia, based in Belgium, is a major international arts festival held every two years to celebrate one invited country’s cultural heritage. This year China has been chosen.
By Jeffrey Withaya Campbell
Alison Andrews, Performing Arts Officer in the Yorkshire region for the Arts Council England.
Amna Kusumo and three cultural activists founded Kelola, a national non-profit organisation that promotes Indonesian arts, through learning, access to funding and information.
Kentaro Matsui is a theatre critic and also Programme Director of the Tokyo based Setagaya Public Theatre, Japan.
[caption id="attachment_2811" align="alignright" width="170" caption="Daisuke Muto, Japan "][/caption] Contributed by Ive Stevenheydens 'We are interrelated through history' Daisuke Muto, Japan "I like to interpret the word 'contemporary' literally: a moment ...
What is 'contemporary' in performing arts today? What at first seems to be a very simple question actually has no straight or univocal answer at all.