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Civic Engagement International Symposium|

11.12-13 SAT-SUN Building 285, Weiwuying

The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) champions a center for all. This year, the International Symposium will further explore the possibilities and open dialogue on "Civic Engagement". Arts and cultural professionals from Taiwan, Australia, Germany, UK, and USA, with expertise ranging from interactive theater, arts education to community arts museums come to reflect on the subject. We hope to spark new ideas through the sharing of experiences. Conversations will promote sustainable development of the arts, and extend opportunities for further collaborations.

Panelist|

Wen-Pin Chien│Executive and Artistic Director designee, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (TW)

Wen-Pin Chien, Executive and Artistic Director designee of the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, was born in Taipei, graduated from the National Taiwan Academy of Arts and awarded with Master degree at the National University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Since 1996 Chien is Conductor of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, 1998-2004 he was Resident Conductor of the Pacific Music Festival (Sapporo, Japan), 2001-2007 he was Music Director of National Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), during his tenure the orchestra has achieved several milestones such as creating Subscription series, commissioning Taiwanese composers, introducing an opera series which coroneted with the first production of the complete “Ring des Nibelungen“ by Richard Wagner in Chinese speaking areas, upon orchestra’s 20th anniversary in 2006. In 2011 Chien gained the status of “lifelong conductor“, the first Asian conductor in German opera theaters. Chien was winner of the “National Award for Arts“ in 2014.

Wan-Ju Wei│Chief Executive, Togo Rural Village Art Museum (TW)

A city dweller who used to think pineapples grow from trees, Wan-Ju arrived into Togou Village as part of the Master course at Tainan National University of the Arts, with a dream to bring positive changes to this little village. It was hard work and all she wanted was to finish the studies and get out of there. As the elders in the village once said, ‘Once you set foot into Togou Village, you will never want to leave. After graduation Wan-Ju decided to stay and started “Graceful Farmer” as a social enterprise. She successfully combined environmental education with sustainable eco-tourism while bringing local farmers and villagers on board. Wan-Ju also diverts her time in curating arts exhibitions for the Togo Rural Village Art Museum.

Cathryn Peach│Creative Producer, Just So Festival (UK)

Cathryn Peach is the Creative Producer at Wild Rumpus, embedding an artistic vision that takes families out of their day to day lives and into the extraordinary, creating magical and enchanting places which can inspire, evoking moments of wonder and altering the way children and adults see the world around them. Wild Rumpus produce a range of large-scale theatrical events, from an annual award winning festival for 5,000 people, Just So Festival, to an immersive travelling circus theatre experience, The Lost Carnival, including mass water-fights and city wide treasure hunts along the way.

Working cross-discipline Cathryn programmes and collaborates with artists to shape their practice, commissioning a diverse range of work, as well as weaving individual artistic pieces into wider narratives and natural landscapes. She is interested in engaging audiences in a whole range of their senses, something she focuses on through programming and the use of both visual installations and digital practices.

Sven Sören Beyer│Artistic Director, phase7 (DE)

Sven Sören Beyer is the artistic director of Berlin based artist network phase7 performing.arts. After a career as a dancer and choreographer in several theatres he founded phase7 performing.arts in 1999 and developed a unique aesthetical approach, crossing borders between performing, media and visual arts. The use of high-technology such as motion sensing, robotics and wave field synthesis is very specific for Sven Sören Beyer’s artistic work. For his setting of the opera “Neither” (Beckett/Feldman) Sven Sören Beyer received the German Stage Award OPUS in 2013. Under his direction, phase7 performed internationally with its own productions in Europe and Asia, e.g. modern operas, and with large scale shows, as the Opening Ceremony of the Capital of Culture Umea in Sweden, the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of Berlin Wall (2014) or the closing event for the 25th Anniversary of The German Unity in Frankfurt on the Main (2015).

Shaun Parker│Artistic Director, Shaun Parker Dance Company (AU)

Shaun Parker is an award-winning choreographer and educator whose work has toured the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, USA, New Zealand and across Australia. His performing career as a dancer and counter-tenor spanned seventeen years both nationally and internationally, including performing with Australian Dance Theatre, Chunky Move, Sydney Dance Company, Force Majeure, The Song Company and Sydney Theatre Company.

Parker's works include Am I (Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne Festivals), Happy As Larry (Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, and New Zealand Festivals. Other work includes creative developments with Australian Theatre of the Deaf and the National Aboriginal & Islander College (NAISDA). His awards include two Australian Dance Awards, and Angus Angel Award (UK), Best Dance Video (Greece), the Banksy Award (NZ), the Robert Helpmann Scholarship (NSW), a Queen's Trust Award (SA) and the Emerging Artist of the Year (SA).

Rachel Watts│Director of Programs, ArtsConnection (US)

For about 20 years Rachel Watts has worked in the arts education and youth development fields. She develops innovative programs that support student growth as learners, artists, and innovators in order to prepare them to navigate college, the work force, and life. Ms. Watts is currently the Director of Programs at ArtsConnection Inc. in New York City, a non-profit which provides residencies in dance, music, theater, and visual arts to over 100 public schools each year and programming for teens during out of school time. She is also the founder of The TECA Project, a program that enables teens to develop the capacity and confidence to create a costume band and performance based on a theme that is important to them. TECA is an acronym for Teen Empowerment through Carnival Arts.

Agenda|

11.12 SAT
09:30-10:40

Public Forum: How I Will Engage with Weiwuying

10:50-12:00

Keynote 1: Into the Wild: immersing families in the extraordinary through art

Cathryn Peach
Creative Producer, Just So Festival (UK)
13:30-15:00

Teen Debate: Is Arts in Education Important?

Kaohsiung Municipal JhongJheng High School
Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung High School
National Feng-Shan Senior High School
15:30-17:00

Dialogue: Including the People

Wen-Pin Chien
Executive and Artistic Director designee, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (TW)

Wan-Ju Wei
Chief Executive, Togo Rural Village Art Museum (TW)

Sven Sören Beyer
Artistic Director, phase7 (DE)

Cathryn Peach
Creative Producer, Just So Festival (UK)



Teen Workshop: Tutting for Teenagers


Shaun Parker
Artistic Director, Shaun Parker Dance Company (AUS)

Libby Zyrel Montilla
Dancer, Shaun Parker Dance Company (AUS)

※This workshop is reserved for 13-20 year olds, please call us to reserve ※
11.13 SUN
09:30-10:40

Keynote 2: Igniting Teens!

Rachel Watts
Director of Programs, ArtsConnection (US)
10:50-12:00

Roundtable: Connect and Dis-connect

Moderator:
Wen-Pin Chien
Executive and Artistic Director designee, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (TW)

Panelists:
Wan-Ju Wei
Chief Executive, Togo Rural Village Art Museum (TW)

Sven Sören Beyer
Artistic Director, phase7 (DE)

Shaun Parker
Artistic Director, Shaun Parker Dance Company (AUS)

Cathryn Peach
Creative Producer, Just So Festival (UK)

Rachel Watts
Director of Programs, ArtsConnection (US)
13:30-16:30 Each participant can select only ONE workshop

Professional Development Session A
Working with More Volunteers than Staff

Cathryn Peach
Creative Producer, Just So Festival (UK)



Professional Development Session B
phase7: Social involvement and reflection in our arts project


Sven Sören Beyer
Artistic Director, phase 7 (DE)

How to Register|

International Symposium welcomes Arts Managers of all discipline, educators, civil servants and citizens who are interested in the arts industry.

Registration starts at 12:00 PM (GMT+8) on Wednesday, September 21th. Number of participants is limited to 90, places are limited and strictly first come first serve basis.

NTD $2,000 deposits is required for the two days program. Deposit will be returned to participant at the end of the event after full attendance.

Registration procedures: Accupass system online registration→pay deposit→receive e-mail confirmation→registration successful.

Each participant can select ONE workshop only for Sunday, 13th November. These workshops are part of the International Symposium and cannot be attended separately.

Workshop A: Working with More Volunteers than Staff (Limited to 60 participants)
Workshop B: phase 7: Social involvement and reflection in our arts project (Limited to 30 participants)

Notes:
1. English/Mandarin simultaneous interpretation available during the Symposium.
2. Deposit must be paid within a limited time after registration on Accupass system. Failed to do so will result in system automatically cancelled your booking.
3. Please refer to registration page for detailed cancellation policy.
4. We reserve the right to alter the program, for more updated information please visit www.waf.org.tw/.
5. Further questions please contact: +886 7 7680726 or e-mail service@npac-weiwuying.org with the subject title of “2016 International Symposium”

Teen Workshop: Tutting for Teenagers|

Tutting is a mind-blowing urban dance craze featuring highly intricate and rhythmic patterns of the hands, fingers and arms. Emerging as part of the underground dance scene alongside vogueing, tutting's revival has come about thanks to an explosion of online videos. In this 2 hour workshop learn how to tut with Artistic Director Shaun Parker and Dancer Libby Zyrel Montilla from acclaimed Australian contemporary dance outfit, Shaun Parker & Company.

■ Workshop Time
11.12(SAT) 15:30-17:00

■ Workshop Location
Building 285, Weiwuying

How to register:

Teen Workshop invites participants from age thirteen to twenty. Interest in dance is preferred but not essential.

Telephone registration starts at 12:00 PM (GMT+8) on Wednesday, September 21th, please contact 07-7680726

Free admission, places are limited and are first come first served.

Notes:
1. English/Chinese translation provided on site.
2. Further questions please contact: +886 7 7680726 or e-mail service@npac-weiwuying.org with the subject title of “Tutting for Teens Workshop”