Inside Asia Talks Series — Across the Choreographic Landscape of Asia

22 Oct

Archived Show
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Rosebery Room

Mezzanine level, Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN

 

This series of talks opens a space for debate about performance in Asia today. They are curated by Singaporean artist and performance maker Choy Ka Fai, alongside the presentation of his multimedia project SoftMachine, a critical survey of contemporary dance in Asia. SoftMachine is at Sadler’s Wells with an exhibition and several performances in the Lilian Baylis Studio as part of Out of Asia 2.

This is chance to hear more about SoftMachine as an ambitious artistic and political multimedia project from its creator, the artist and performance maker Choy Ka Fai. In response to Sadler’s Wells’ first edition of Out of Asia in 2011, Choy Ka Fai decided to go on an expedition to find out more about the choreographic landscape of Asia and ask some critical questions along the way. Over a three-year period, he interviewed more than 80 dance makers from Singapore, Japan, China, India and Indonesia, in an attempt capture the impossible lexicon of contemporary dance in Asia. He will be in conversation with Yuya Tsukahara, Leader of the Japanese collective contact Gonzo, taking part in SoftMachine’s performances this autumn and Sadler’s Wells Artistic Programmer Eva Martinez who invited SoftMachine to Sadler’s Wells.

Rosebery Room

Mezzanine level, Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN