Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

The UP Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, in partnership with the Japan Foundation Manila, will host an international academic gathering where artists, festival curators, choreographers, set designers, and art practitioners from Japan, USA, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines are given a space to talk about their work to heighten their artistry and creativity as starting points of artistic knowledge. This event aims to create a venue for a dialogue on creative and artistic collaboration in the performing arts.

Happening this 14-15 November 2019 at the GT Toyota Auditorium, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, our goal is to gather and engage more than 500 artists, scholars, students and enthusiasts of the performing arts to discuss their works and creative processes, and to share and generate artistic knowledge. This gathering highlights the role of artists as cultural producers, as well as the need for actual practitioners to directly engage audiences and communities without intermediaries. An emphasis is also placed on cross-cultural exchanges and creative partnerships to shift the conversation to the collaborative, rather than individual artistry. It calls for the assessment of current practices in international collaboration and the identification of possibilities in future artistic engagements.

This conference is co-organized and spearheaded by the Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts, College of Arts, University of the Philippines Diliman. The two-day conference will feature six plenary sesssions, two keynote addresses, and several performances. 

For more details, please contact Asst. Prof. Olivia Kristine D. Nieto or Asst. Prof. Charles Erize P. Ladia: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..ph

DAY 1: 14 NOVEMBER 2019

  • Registration will begin at 8 am
  • OPENING PROGRAM

    Welcome Message

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    Message from the UP Diliman

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    Message from the Organizers

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    Message from the Convening Team

    Charles Erize P. Ladia

    Performance

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  • KEYNOTE SPEECH

    Introduction of Keynote Speaker

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    Opening Keynote

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  • PLENARY SESSION 1

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  • PERFORMANCE

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  • PLENARY SESSION 2

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  • PLENARY SESSION 3

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DAY 2: 15 NOVEMBER 2019

  • Registration will begin at 8 am

  • SUMMARY OF THE FIRST DAY

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    PLENARY SESSION 4

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  • PLENARY SESSION 5

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  • PLENARY SESSION 6

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  • CLOSING KEYNOTE 6

    Introduction of Keynote Speaker

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    Keynote Address

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  • CLOSING CEREMONIES

    Performance

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    Message from the Asian Center

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    Closing Message

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    Farewell Message from the Convenors

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