It’s time to think about those who are absent. It’s time to discuss how art and artists can reach across political, cultural, geographic and socio-economic divides and approach the urgent matters of today: migration, identity, mobility, territory – absence and silence. The time is now!
Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts, and Dublin Dance Festival invite an international panel of arts practitioners to discuss some of the issues which find expression in the 2016 Festival programme - through interdisciplinary collaborations and cross fertilisations of form, idea and inspiration.
Panel includes: Eckhard Thiemann, an independent international curator, producer and arts manager and Artistic Director of Shubbak, the London-wide festival of contemporary Arab culture; Karthika Naïr, an award-winning French-Indian poet and dance producer, and principal scriptwriter of Akram Khan’s Chotto Desh; and festival artist Euripides Laskaridis, a Greek stage director, short-filmmaker and performer (Relic). Additional panelists will be announced. Check back for updates.