Performing Arts x Tech Conference-Unconference

This event is part of the Performing Arts x Tech Lab by National Arts Council in partnership with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, and technology partner Keio-NUS CUTE Center.

7 Oct 2023, Sat, 10am

8hrs 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Theatre Studio

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The Performing Arts x Tech Conference-Unconference is organised by the National Arts Council in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, and is a two-part symposium for practitioners interested in the possibilities, opportunities, and frictions between performing arts and various technologies.


At the morning Conference, hear and learn from experienced international and local performance-makers and creative technologists who have been developing and exploring different entry points into performance and technology, such as Toby Coffey (National Theatre Immersive Storytelling Studio, United Kingdom), Clarence Ng and Mitsuru Tokisato (Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Japan), Danny Yung (Zuni Icosahedron, Hong Kong), artist Ho Tzu Nyen, and more.


After the lunch break, join us for the Unconference, with a host of breakout sessions in the form of artist presentations, demos, and group discussions. The Unconference will be a friendly space for practitioners from the arts, design, and technology sectors to exchange and share ideas and to meet potential new collaborators. In addition to featured sessions by participants and panellists of the Performing Arts x Tech Lab, Unconference attendees can also submit other Arts x Tech topics for discussion on the event day.


Note on accessibility: This event is held in a wheelchair-accessible venue. Live speech-to-text interpretation (STTI) will be available during the Conference. Some access arrangements such as STTI and Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) interpretation will also be available for the Unconference upon request, subject to availability. For queries or clarifications, please email Mok Cui Yin / Deanna Dzulkifi at


Interpretation provided by: Equal Dreams.






9.30 - 10.00am Registration 
10.00 - 10.15am Opening remarks 
10.15 - 11.15am Panel 1: Ways of Making 
11.15 - 12.15pm Panel 2: Ways of Framing 
12.15 - 12.30pm Conference Wrap-up 
12.30 - 2.00pm Lunch break*


*Lunch will be provided for full-day ticket holders only.


2.00pm - 3.45pm Performing Arts x Tech Lab Artist Presentations & Breakout Discussions 
3.45pm - 6.00pm Open Space Breakout Sessions* 
6.00pm - 6.30pm Closing discussion


*During the Open Space segment, there will be various types of breakout sessions including demos, discussions, and sharing sessions. Apart from featured sessions programmed by the Performing Arts x Tech Lab organisers, Unconference attendees will also have the opportunity to propose additional sessions or topics for discussion. 

Admission Age:
6 and above.
Language: English
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Artist Information

National Arts Council in partnership with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, and technology partner Keio-NUS CUTE Center

Conference Speakers & Moderators


Bani haykal 
Dr Cheng Nien Yuan 
Toby Coffey, National Theatre Immersive Storytelling Studio 
Ho Tzu Nyen 
Kuo Jian Hong, The Theatre Practice 
Clarence Ng, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media 
Corrie Tan 
Mitsuru Tokisato, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media 
Danny Yung, Zuni Icosahedron




Unconference Presentations 
Meet this year’s Performing Arts x Tech Lab Participants and hear their project ideas:


Dancing the Algorithm by Dapheny Chen & Serial Co 
Algorithmic dance system to facilitate the preservation, exploration, and dissemination of dance repertoire digitally


DOTS 2.0 by Issy x Cher 
A multi-disciplinary theatrical experience that combines live performance with visual art and interactive projection for young audiences by Feelers 
Developing performance methodology that allows a machine to act as an equal, live performer with human performers


Theories of Motion by Alina Ling & Andy Lim 
Exploration of physical, virtual and actuated expressions using interactive technology in immersive performance formats


The Sound of Stories by Kamini Ramachandran, Syafiq Halid & Chen Enjiao 
Leveraging AI to deliver transformative and interactive storytelling performances


Verge 2.0 by James Lye 
Empowering dancers to control and manipulate sounds, lights and visuals through the convergence of dance and interactive technologies


This event is part of the Performing Arts x Tech Lab by National Arts Council in partnership with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, and technology partner Keio-NUS CUTE Center.


For more information about the Performing Arts x Tech Lab, the Advisory Panel, and participating projects, please visit the NAC website at:

Date & Time

7 Oct 2023, Sat


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