Asian Intercultural Conference 2023

Presented by Intercultural Theatre Institute
In Collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

27 – 29 Nov 2023

1 day, 3 days

Esplanade Annexe Studio

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Every three years, Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) organises the Asian Intercultural Conference (AIC) — an international gathering of theatre professionals, scholars and academics.


After a brief hiatus due to Covid-19, we are delighted that this year the 2023 Conference returns with the theme Preparing to Act: History and Heritage as Resource, presented once again in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.


The theme opens up a range of discourses and initiates dialogue among actors, performers, theatre-makers, transdisciplinary artists, academics, and festival organisers. The aim is to explore specific methods, techniques, knowledge systems and technologies drawn from the diverse histories and heritages of world theatre. What can we learn from these practices, traditions and lineages that can be repurposed for the here and now? What needs to be unlearned, re-formed or re-presented for the contemporary stages of the world?


Speakers & Presenters


Keynote Speakers

Dr Frances Barbe, Australia

Sankar Venkateswaran, India


Work Demonstration Presenters

Sankar Venkateswaran, India

Seng Soo Ming, Malaysia

Andy Ng Wai-shek, Hong Kong

Dr Noramin Farid, Singapore

Raka Maitra, Singapore


Work Presentation Speakers

Oliver Chong, The Finger Players, Singapore

Lim Ming Yi, Siong Leng Musical Association, Singapore

Subramanian Ganesh, AGAM Theatre Lab, Singapore


Special Talk Speaker

Dr Giorgia Ciampi Tsolaki, United Kingdom/ France



Sonia Kwek, Singapore

Recommended Age: 15 and above.
Admission Age:
12 and above.
Language: English
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Date & Time

27 Nov 2023, Mon

9am – 6.30pm

Esplanade Annexe Studio

28 Nov 2023, Tue

9.15am – 6.45pm

Esplanade Annexe Studio

29 Nov 2023, Wed

9.15am – 5.45pm

Esplanade Annexe Studio
Tickets & Prices
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