In Performing Arts, EARS on Mumbai 2017 will look at alternate spaces, international collaboration, programming, and dance development, and take the topics from the panels and encounter sessions to practice with the showcases of Mixed Arts, Spoken Word, Physical and Dance Theatre.

 

PERFORMING ARTS PANELS

Alternative to the conventional – Taking charge
Despite the lack of conventional spaces to present, a thriving performing arts sector has developed over the last few years in India. A quiet force has emerged through the creation of alternate spaces for performances. Young entrepreneurs driving purely on their passion and belief in the sector have built these spaces and provided vital support to the sector. Witness exciting cases from India exchange ideas and experiences with counterparts from Asia and Europe.

Collaboration fuelling Artistic Exploration
International collaborative work has been a topic of discussion for a few years now but how does it really work? What does it take to make real collaborations happen and what is required to nurture such projects into making an impact? Can digital platforms establish connections for collaborative work or is face-to-face engagement still necessary?

Programming for space / Space for programming
Independent programmers/curators have been working with a variety of venues across cities in India producing engaging and stimulating programmes. What role does space play in programming? How can innovative programming be explored beyond the conventional spaces? What are the opportunities for programming to step outside these venues and create space for programming that connects with the local communities?

Dance development
In a scenario where the language for contemporary dance is still evolving, how do artists continue to create new work and engage with an audience consistently? What are the influencing factors on this development and how can this language be shaped in deeper and meaningful manner? Artists from India and Europe will share their experiments and there will be an opportunity for cross learning from the development processes that each artist would bring to this discussion.

ENCOUNTER SESSION

Special focus on ‘organically developed’ projects in India – ranging from a youth theatre festival to formation of a network for arts-in-education across India to corporate support-driven projects to mini models of economy embedded in regional performing arts sector.

 

+ PERFORMING ART SHOWCASES ON DEC 7, 8, AND 9

Mixed Arts, Spoken Word, Physical and Dance Theatre

 

JOIN EARS ON MUMBAI 2017 TO MEET THESE PROFESSIONALS OF INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION, POLICY, FESTIVALS, AND MORE:

 

Parmesh Shahani, Founder, Head, Godrej Culture Lab

Kirsi Mustalahti, Founder, Chairwoman, Accessible Arts and Culture Association

Sameera IyengarCo-Founder, Junoon

Kai Amberla, Executive Director, Finland Festivals

Nimi RavindranCo-Founder, Sandbox Collective

Avantika Bahl, Contemporary Dancer

Mandeep Raikhy, Managing Director, Gati Dance Forum

Preethi Athreya, Dancer, Choreographer

Sujay Saple, Artistic Director, ShapeShift Collective

Sasu Paakkunainen, CEO, ACCAC Global, Co-Founder, Slush Music

 

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