Supporting Intercultural Practice & Presentation

Together with Independent Producers, Jala Adolphus and Freya Waterson, I am undertaking research and developing a program methodology through which artists develop and create materials that presenters can disseminate and connect to audiences alongside the presentation of works.


As producers working internationally to develop, premiere and tour intercultural projects and experimental work, we are acutely aware of the disconnect often experienced by audiences between what they are seeing / experiencing and the social, cultural and political contexts in which artists develop their work. Work that has its roots in traditional practice is prone to being over-simplified or fetishised by both audiences and presenters.

This project was seeded during APP Camp Indonesia 2018 and we have subsequently hosted discussions as part of AsiaTOPA's Public Programs in collaboration with Melbourne University and APAM's Exchange Program in 2020.

PROJECT UPDATES:

  • August - October 2020: Sadiah, Freya and Jala undertaking an intensive period of research. Detail on these activities coming soon!

  • 2 March 2020:  Making Intercultural Performance Happen (with Melbourne University & Asia TOPA as part of Asia TOPA's Think Tank Program)

  • 25 February 2020:  Supporting the Presentation of Experimental & Intercultural Work  (Part of APAM's Exchange Program)

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