Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

Southernmost – Open Forum

Presented by experimental theatre company Emergency Stairs, the first edition of Southernmost is a theatre festival that will bring together some of the most outstanding and established traditional and contemporary theatre artists from the region for an intensive two-week intercultural exchange. It features a series of workshops and public presentations, as well as an open forum.

The open forum will feature six invited speakers – prominent artists, arts managers, academics and policy makers from Singapore and the region – with Hong Kong theatremaker Danny Yung as forum commentator.

What is intercultural theatre in Singapore at this juncture? What is the point of an intercultural dialogue? Through this forum, we will attempt to understand our own baggage, limitations and strengths, and why these exist. The next step will be to define, and then redefine, intercultural theatre in Singapore.

Speakers: Alvin Tan (Singapore), Alfian Sa'at (Singapore), Cedric Chan (Hong Kong), Corrie Tan (Singapore), Lim Wah Guan (Singapore), Jobina Tan (Singapore)

Venue: Chamber@The Arts House

Tickets: $12 at the door, or $78 for a 12-day festival pass

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Jan
28
3:00 PM15:00

THEATRE REVIEWS: LAST WORD OR THE START OF A CONVERSATION

In conjunction with the 2018 M1 Singapore Fringe Festival.

Theatre that is reviewed is the theatre that is valued in world-wide culture.

Work that is not discussed is in danger of becoming an irrelevance.

The decline of mainstream media and the significant drop in revenue streams have led to critics being laid off across the world, and less space for theatre reviews. But these same cultural shifts have given rise to platforms presented by new and diverse voices that engage theatre makers in different ways and create an ongoing dialogue—whether it be on social media or essays online. The review is no longer the last word, but only the start of a conversation.

As we move into the digital age of the 21st century, it is perhaps time to re-examine the relationship between critics and artists. How can critics and artists work together to widen dialogue around theatre, and serve both the art and audiences better?

Panelists: 
Lyn Gardner, Theatre reviewer, The Guardian
Alfian Sa'at, Writer, Resident Playwright, W!LD RICE
Corrie Tan, Theatre reviewer
Sean Tobin, Artistic Director, M1 Singapore Fringe Festival

Free admission. Register here.

An initiative by the National Arts Council. Organised by ArtsEquator Ltd

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