Not only because of world financial cuts in cultural department, there are lots of reasons and desire of discovering Asia and its contents. There are approaches to focus Asia in many ways, but which tend to lean toward the viewpoint of marketplace. So, we would like to discuss about more realistic collaboration within and beyond Asia.

PAMS, organized by KAMS, which was a marketplace for Korean performing arts, has changed its mission and concept toward ‘Creative Cooperation’ since 2009 and will focus on Asia in this edition. We would like to find out Asia’s own value and competitiveness, and inspire you with creative ideas.
Major world performing arts festivals and markets like the Edinburgh International Festival and WOMEX(World Music Expo) have been captivated by the potential and marketability of Asian contents. In addition, budget cut situation all over the world resulted from financial crisis increasingly has emphasized on the necessary of international collaboration. The Asia focus session listens to arts people, who have been working in or are expecting to work with Asia, about the reasons why they focus on Asia based on their professional experiences. Time for Open questions allows participants to discover the real value of Asia and interests on it.

Date and Time: Oct. 10(Mon), 14:00-16:00
Venue: Baik-Chang Theater, National Theater of Company Korea
Role Name Organization
Moderator Iroo JOO Director, Moonji Cultural Institute
Speakers Ho-Sang AHN CEO, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture / Korea
Hisano ATSUKO Program Director, Saison Foundation / Japan
Tay TONG Director, Arts Network Asia / Singapore
Mary Ahn DEVLIEG Secretary General, IETM(International network for contemporary performing arts) / Belgium
Sioned HUGHES Arts Manager, Visiting Arts / United Kingdom
Marcin JACOBY Project Asia Manager, Adam Mickiewicz Institute / Poland
Michał MERCZYŃSKI Director, Malta Festival Poznan / Poland
Mascia PAVON Performing arts production, Napoli Teatro Festival / Italy
From the view of Asian performing arts specialists, it is to talk about ‘Now’ in Asia, based on social, cultural, and historical background of Asian countries. Also, it tries to understand Asia’s current situation through common or different issues over Asia. (Ex. positive/negative aspects of economic development, disaster, monitoring, multi- culture, Diaspora, mobility, arts management, etc.)

Date and Time: Oct. 10(Mon), 16:30-18:30
Venue: Baik-Chang Theater, National Theater of Company Korea
Role Name Organization
Moderator Yeon Woo Director, International Development Dept., Korea Arts Management Service / Korea
Speakers Gyu Seog LEE Director, Namsan Arts Center / Korea
Ozawa YASUO Producer, Postmainstream Performing Arts Festival / Japan
Wu Wen GUANG Co-founder, Caochangdi Work Station / China
Lee-chun YAO Director, Guling Street Avant-garde Theatre / Taiwan
Fred FRUMBERG Executive Director, Amrita Performing Arts / Cambodia
Georgy MAMEDOV Co-curator, Central Asia Pavillion / Tajikistan
Prakash BELAWADI Co-founder, Centre for Film and Drama in Bangalore / India
Mohammad HAYDARI Artistic Director, Fadjre International Theater Festival / Iran
The experiences of international collaboration which have become a part of creative process show how to work with others and also suggest collaboration models which can bring new idea and success of art producing. In this part, researchers and producers involved in ‘International Co-Production Manual’, which is published by IETM and Korea Arts Management Service, share their learning and feelings from the experiences. It offers crucial resources to understand the tendency of International co-production, challenges on it, and solutions to overcome.

The session will especially cover the cases from the International Co-Production Manaual. You will get more information and tips if you download <International Co-Production Manual> and take a look beforehand.

Date and Time: Oct. 12(Wed), 10:00-12:00
Venue: KB Haneul Youth Theatre, National Theater of Korea
Role Name Organization Remarks
Moderator MJ CHUNG Indepedent Theatre Producer Co-researcher-writers, 'International Co-Production Manual'
Speakers Gerard MOSTERD Kantorpos Physical Theatre <Paradise A Woman?> Director
Claire MORAN Cryptic Theatre <Optical Identity> Co-producers,
Singapore Arts Festival Former Artistic Director
Ching-Lee GOH CultureLink
Claire SUNG The Wuturi Players Strangeland/ The Dispossessed Producer