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The warning follows the release of a Department for Culture, Media, and Sport report that found Asian audience engagement to be lower than that for both black and white communitiesand that it had decreased by seven percentage points over the past 10 years. It presents some real challenges for venues, producers, funders, schools and philanthropists to make a concerted effort to draw attention to the centrality of arts in national life for everyone, not least Asians. Verma added that theatre companies such as Tara can respond by creating more work that ensures Asian audiences see themselves represented on stage.
Below is an edited version of the conversation which took place. ZS: I want to thank you all for agreeing to meet today to deal with some of the issues which I'm broadly going to frame around South Asian theatre in Canada. What I wanted to start with is this very notion of what "South Asian" really means and how you all come to that in the work you do.
Many months ago I wrote about the traditional Water Puppet theatre for which Vietnam is very famous. However, there is another theatre form that is very popular in Vietnam and that is Cai Luong, which roughly translated means renovated or reformed theatre. The Water Puppet theatre has its roots firmly in Vietnamese rice farming culture, but Cai Luong is an interesting mixture of East and West theatrical traditions, having being heavily influenced by the French during their rule in Vietnam.
Three young children are orphaned at a young age, torn apart by tragic yet common circumstances in their homeland. Fate brings them together, and they encounter a range of human experiences: tragedy, humiliation, hope, disappointment, exhilaration, and finally, redemption. It is a tale of the power of true friendship and shared experience.
From ancient times, theater and religion have had a close, often symbiotic, relationship in East Asia. Theatrical performance is an integral part of certain animistic, Confucian, and Buddhist rites in China, Korea, and Japan. Priests have been performers, and even today temples and shrines provide places for performance.
Singaporean arts managers have become intercultural interlocutors of sorts, connecting Singapore and its neighbours through the performing arts. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. Faith Tan: I recently attended a brainstorming session with colleagues from Asia and Australia to discuss a Dance Network for Asia, where we listed all the platforms for performance presentation, funding, and residencies or process-based support.
Its main feature was a television networkiaTV, which premiered in and which focused on entertainment featuring Mid- to South-East Asian content. There is also some South Asian content. The channel competed in certain markets with AZN Television until Aprilwhen the competing network ceased broadcasting. They also operated The ImaginAsiana renovated movie theatre located in Midtown Manhattan that shows only first-run and classic East Asian films, as well as several film festivals per year.
Jump to navigation. Frustrated by a shortage of touring opportunities for black and Asian theatre, Jatinder Verma and Jonathan Kennedy made it their mission to change the hearts and minds of artistic directors and inspire audiences across the country. The genesis of Black Theatre Live lay in one of those seemingly interminable theatre conferences in