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Jan 23, 2012

iUi International Festival in Yangon 2012 Feb.




IUI # 2.5 : INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE & PERFORMANCE
(3-11 February 2012)
DATE & TIME
Seminar
3-4 February, 2012 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Special Screening & Lecture on Christoph Schlingensief’s theatre works
5 February, 2012 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Open course
6-9 February, 2012 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Performance presentation
10-11 February, 2012
Screening (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) & Live performance (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
VENUE
Institut Français de Birmanie
340, Pyay Road, Yangon, MYANMAR
Phone: + 95 (1) 536 900, 537 122
CONTACT
theatreofthedisturbed09@gmail.com / contact@theatreofthedisturbed.org
www.theatreofthedisturbed.org
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IUI # 2.5 : INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE & PERFORMANCE
3-11 February 2012
iUi # 2.5 : International Festival of Contemporary Theatre & Performance has
been organized by Theatre of the Disturbed in collaboration with Institut
Français de Birmanie (French Cultural Centre of Myanmar). This project is
supported by ANA (Arts Network Asia- Singapore) and Goethe Institut
(Indonesia).
This project is part of the ongoing project of Theatre of the Disturbed in
promoting contemporary theatre and performance practice in Myanmar. This
project is also aimed at encouraging more intellectual exchange and
intercultural collaboration between local and international communities within
such domains.
SEMINAR (3-4 FEBRUARY 2012)
10:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M
The theme of the seminar this year is “Development of Contemporary Theatre
and Performance in Southeast Asia”.
Before the emergence of modern Southeast Asia’s nations as geopolitical
product of colonialism and nationalism, the polities in the Southeast Asia region
were linked through movements of people, trade in goods and exchange of
ideas travelling across seas and up and down the river system from the
precolonial times (Matthew Isaas Cohen & Laura Noszlopy, 2010). Given the
fact that Southeast Asia is the region of massive internal diversity, fuzzy cultural
borders, and complex social and cultural geography, the aim of this
interdisciplinary artistic project is to investigate the fragments of the region’s
cultural landscapes by examining contemporary artistic expressions such as
contemporary theatre and performance practice in the region. This
transnational artistic project is an ongoing dialogue among contemporary
Southeast Asian contemporary theatre and performance practitioners and it
has been conceived as a platform for long-term intercultural exchange and
interdisciplinary collaboration among artists, scholars and researchers with
particular interest in Southeast Asia and its vast cultural landscapes.
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Participating scholars/artists for the seminar of iUi # 2.5 are:
Dr. Paul Rae – Scholar (Performance and Theatre Studies) (UK/Singapore)
Dr. Catherine Diamond –Scholar/Theatre Historian (USA/Taiwan)
Dr. Ray Langenbach – Scholar/Artist (USA/Malaysia)
Till Briegleb – Theatre Critic (Germany)
Nyan Lin Htet –Theatre director/Researcher (Myanmar)
U Ye Htut – Scholar (Myanmar)
Cecily Cook – Cultural worker (Asian Cultural Council, New York/USA)
Gabi Bartels – Stage Designer (Germany)
Michelle Tupko – Performance Practitioner (USA/Thailand)
Elizabeth de Roza – Performance Practitioner (Singapore)
Katsura Kan – Butoh Master (Japan)
Buffet lunch will be served.
INTRODUCING CHRISTOPH SCHLINGENSIEF (5 FEBRUARY 2012)
10:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M
Renowned German theatre critic Mr. Till Briegleb will introduce the life and
works of the late German theatre artist Christoph Schlingensief (1960-2010) to
the local art community. Considered one of the most important theatre
practitioners, it is a great honour to include this special programme in iUi # 2.5.
Special thanks to Frieder Schlaich from Christoph Schlingensief Film Archive &
Filmgalerie 451, Berlin.
OPEN COURSE FOR THEATRE & PERFORMANCE (WORKSHOP/ LECTURE/
DEMONSTRATION) (6-9 FEBRUARY 2012)
10:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M
The overall aim of this open course for theatre & performance is to empower
the local community with practical and intellectual skills regarding
contemporary theatre and performance for which there is virtually no resource
available in Myanmar. This year, during the period of 4 days, a series of
workshops and lectures conducted by local and international scholars and
performance practitioners will be made available to the local community with
free admission.
During the intensive 4-day course of capacity-building, basic knowledge on
different subjects regarding contemporary theatre and performance will be
transmitted through workshops and lectures by practising theatre artists,
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performance practitioners and scholars which will contribute to build the
capacity of local art community. Historical, practical and theoretical knowledge
regarding contemporary theatre and performance is expected to be covered
during this course.
Different subjects such as acting/improvisation, stage design, playwriting,
meditation and yoga, history of Western theatre, performance, history of
Burmese theatre, history of Asian theatre, physical theatre will be covered
through a series of intensive workshops and lectures conducted by scholars and
performance practitioners from local and international communities.
Unlike the previous editions of “iUi” which focused on the performanceoriented
workshops/trainings, the nature of this 4-day course of
workshops/lectures will be capacity-building-oriented towards developing basic
understanding and skills necessary for theatre and performance practice.
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conducting workshops and lectures for this course. The course is free of charge
and open only to the local community with a limited number of participants.
Along with the open course, there will be two other 4-day workshops
conducted by Catherine Dimaond (Eco-Theatre workshop) and Katsura Kan
(Butoh Dance workshop). Catherine’s Eco-Theatre workshop is the continuation
of her environmental theatre workshop conducted during the international
festival of contemporary theatre & performance (iUi # 02) in 2010 in Yangon,
Myanmar. Katsura Kan is an internationally renowned Butoh master giving the
very first Butoh course in Myanmar.
Interested individuals may contact Ms. Valentine Xenos or DiDi at 536900 and
537122 during office hours.
PERFORMANCE PRESENTATION (10-11 FEBRUARY 2012)
10:00 A.M TO 4:00 P.M – SCREENING OF THEATRE WORKS (FRANCE,
GERMANY AND MYANMAR)
6:00 P.M TO 10:00 P.M – LIVE PERFORMANCE PRESENTATION
The final section of this project is the performance presentation for which local
and international theatre artists and performance practitioners (both emerging
as well as established) will present contemporary theatre and performance
works for 2 days. Live performance, video screening, poetry recital and
multimedia installation of high artistic quality will be presented during the
performance presentation.
Performance presentation is open to general public with free admission.
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The project “iUi # 2.5” has been organized by Theatre of the Disturbed in
collaboration with Institut Français de Birmanie. This project has been
generously supported by ANA (Arts Network Asia-Singapore), Goethe Institut
(Indonesia), Christoph Schlingensief Film Archive and Filmgalerie 451, Berlin.
Thanks to ACC (Asian Cultural Council/New York) for their co-operation.
ORGANIZER
Theatre of the disturbed
PARTNERS
Institut Français de Birmanie (French Cultural Centre - Yangon, Myanmar)
Goethe-Institut (German Cultural Centre)
Arts Network Asia
[This project is supported by the ANA - Arts Network Asia
(www.artsnetworkasia.org), an enabling grant body, set up by a group of
independent artists, cultural workers and arts activists from Asia, that
encourages collaboration, initiated and sited in Asia and carried out by Asian
artists.]
Christoph Schlingensief Film Archive and Filmgalerie 451, Berlin