IFTR Galway 2021

Last conference for the year. Siguro. Ahahaha. I will be sharing our 2018 APAF-Japan Collaboration experience. Isipin niyo ginamit na namin ang “new normal” sa title.

Nasa General Panel ako ngayon at naghahanap ng bagong IFTR Working Group.

Before the pandemic, ito dapat yung chance na makilala sa Ireland si Domhnall Gleeson at unang chance makaapak ng Europe. As a middle child, inggitera ako sa mga kapatid ko na nakapag-UK, Germany at Switzerland. Nagrenew ako ng passport at didiretso na sa pag-aayos ng visa tapos biglang naglockdown sa Metro Manila. Kakalokaaaa! Jet setter from home pa rin!

TALK EXCHANGE 2: On Performance and Artist Development Platform in Japan: Asian Performing Arts Farm (APAF) and Filipino artists participation

From the Komunidad X website:

The Asian Performing Arts Farm has provided platform for development of next generation artists in the region. Filipino artists have been selected to join its laboratory, exhibition and festival platforms for the past few years creating opportunities for international collaboration and co-creation. Join us as we premiere performances co-created in Japan by Filipino directors with an international team of collaborators via kXchange.Engage in our Talk Exchange via Zoom this Saturday Dec 5, 2020 to get to know about the artistic processes and challenges of intercultural collaborations and what discoveries and opportunities arise in these platforms.

This is Part 2 of 3 of the UTSUROI Live Archives Talk Exchange program. We will have Japanese translations and talk will mostly be in English (with provision for live captioning).

TALK EXCHANGE 2: On Performance and Artist Development Platform in Japan: Asian Performing Arts Farm (APAF) and Filipino artists participation.

Dec 5, 2020 (Saturday)14:00 Philippine Standard Time. Live on Zoom(The program will run for 2.5 hours)Registration is Free: bit.ly/utsuroievent2 (or scan the QR on the poster).

GUESTS: TADA Junnosuke (pre-recorded Interview video), Tuxqs Rutaquio, Issa Manalo, Lopez, James Harvey Estrada, Jared Jonathan Luna, Abner Delina

Moderated by: Olive Nieto

Asian Performing Arts Farm (APAF) is a development initiative under the Tokyo Festival that offers opportunities for artists in Asia to elevate their creative practice through mutual exchange, and expand their presence beyond national and cultural boundaries. The initiative was launched in 2002 as the Asian Performing Arts Festival with a view to promoting culture through artistic exchange between Asian regions. In 2016, it changed its name to “Asian Performing Arts Forum,” serving as a venue that brings young artists together. In 2018, Junnosuke Tada assumed the role of Director, taking over from former-Producer Satoshi Miyagi, who led the program for ten years. In 2019, APAF underwent a major remodeling, changing “forum” to “farm,” with the aim of providing “rich soil” for the next generation of artists to grow in an increasingly globalized age. The new logo, redesigned for 2020, adopts a free and flowing design.

APAF Ecosystem

APAF PH with Landi on the Side Mafia 2012-2020

Kulang pa kami. Marami ring nag-APAF na kasing landi namin.

From 2012 to 2019, PH artists were flown to Japan to collaborate with ASEAN artists in APAF events through the generous support of the Japan Foundation Manila. Swerte to have created performances and engaged with communities in the heart of Ikebukuro, and with the view of Mt. Fuji when we were in Shizuoka. Great times.

To continue this project of international collaboration, UP Diliman partnered with the Japan Foundation Manila to create the 2019 international conference, “Rhetoric of Creative Partnership: Conversations on Cross-cultural Artistic Exchanges” which featured presentations and performances of artists from APAF 2018 and 2019.

This year, JFM has given us another platform to continue the work that we have started in Japan to share our reflections on the work, and new approaches to theatre and performance in the time of global health crisis. We are excited to welcome Komunidad X who will be our guide in this platform as the official partner of JFM in the Philippines.

Double swerte because my paper for IFTR conference 2021 in Ireland is about international collaboration specifically discussing APAF collaboration. Ang galing ng ecosystem ano? Sanga-sanga lang. Pag nanghingi ka ng data, may magbibigay na generous na mga tao.

Hindi lahat ay may option na maghintay ng vaccine para mabuhay sa disiplina natin. This is the work so werk werk werk together tayo.