Conference Schedule

Friday 2 November 2012

Time

Activity 

8:30am-9:00am

Registration & Tea and Coffee

9:00am-9:30am

Conference Opening: Welcome and Introductions

9:30am-10:00am

Keynote: 'Creative Ecologies: Multi-arts Approaches to Resilience for newly Arrived Refugees',
Prof. Michael Balfour (Griffith University)

10:00am

Questions and Answers

10:15am-10:45am

Keynote: 'Theatre: An act of Beautiful Resistance to Build the Peace Within', Dr. Abdelfattah Abusrour
(Alrowwad Theatre, Palestine)

10:45am

Questions and Answers

11:00am-11:30am

Morning Tea

11:30am-1:00pm

Morning Panel: 'Acting Local/Thinking Global', Chair Dr. Nicholas Rowe (Auckland University)

11:30am

Unregulated to Illegal: Palestinian Theatre in the Twentieth Century', Samer Al Saber (University of
Washington, Seattle)

12:00pm

Looking at Shakespeare with a Contemporary Eye: Richard II a Political Play for our Time', Iman
Aoun (Ashtar Theatre, Palestine)

12:30pm

Exploring the Ethics of a Cultural Boycott ', Samah Sabawi (Independent Palestinian Palestinian
Activist and Playwright)

1:00pm-2:00pm

Lunch

2:00pm-2:30pm

Keynote: 'Reclaiming Space: Reflections on Dance Education through War, Earthquakes and Exile',
Dr. Nicholas Rowe (Auckland University)

2:30pm

Questions and Answers

2:45pm-3:30pm

Performance and Advocacy: Artists reflecting on practice, Chair Polash Larsen (Melbourne University).

2:45pm

Playing dead: Making theatre with children from here about children from there', Claudia Escobar
(Independent Theatre Maker)

3:00pm

Yuyukatha: Musical and Storytelling Performance', Kutcha Edwards (Musician and Storyteller)

3:15pm

An overview of Back to Back Theatre's 'The Democratic Set', Bruce Gladwin, Brian Tilley, and
Scott Price (Back to Back Theatre)

3:30pm–4:00pm

Afternoon Tea

4:00pm–5:30pm

Afternoon Panel: 'Moving/Dancing Towards Inclusion', Chair Dr. Kim Baston (La Trobe University)

4:00pm

Panel Presentation: 'Resilience and Creativity: The Fantasy of an Occupied Body and Discovering
the Self through Drama and Movement', Petra Barghouthi (Drama Academy, Palestine)

4:30pm

Panel Presentation: 'The A.R.A.B Performing Arts Program and Eastern Music: Connecting the
Past and Present', Victorian Arabic Social Services (VASS) & Musician and International Artist
Yousif Aziz

5:00pm

Panel Presentation: 'Once Upon A Circus', Lena Cirillo (Executive Director, Westside Circus)

Saturday 3 November 2012

Time

Activity 

9:00am-9:30am

Registration & Tea and Coffee

9:30am-10:00am

Special Screening: The Gaza Monologues (23mins)

10:00am-10:45am

Keynote 'The Gaza Mono-Logues: 'E la Nava Va' - And the Ship Sails On', Iman Aoun (Artistic Director
Ashtar Theatre, Palestine).

10:45am

Questions and Answers

11:00am-11:30am

Morning Tea

11:30am-1:00pm

Morning Panel: Policy Initiatives. Chair Prof. Michael Balfour (Griffith University)

11:30am

Panel Presentation: 'Building health through arts and new media', Jim Rimmer (VicHealth)

12:00pm

Panel Presentation: 'Theatre and Reality: contextualising the making of 100% Melbourne', Vicky Guglielmo
(Arts and Participation Program Manager, City of Melbourne)

12:30pm

Including communities in arts and culture through networked government arrangements, Andy Miller
(Senior Arts Officer, Arts Victoria)

1:00pm-2:00pm

Lunch

2:00pm-3:30pm

Breakout Sessions. Three Discussion Groups Engaging with Key Topics.
Discussions mediated by facilitators

 

Topic One: Applied Theatre and Performance in Refugee Contexts

 

Topic Two: Arab/Palestinian Theatre: Developments and Initiatives

 

Topic Three: Culturally Diverse Casting Models and Policies.

3:30pm–4:00pm

Afternoon Tea

4:00pm-5:00pm

General Meeting and Discussion. Discussion groups to report back to delegates.

5:00pm-6:00pm

Conference Close