International network
for contemporary
performing arts

Réseau international
pour les arts du spectacle

Rete internazionale
per le arti performative


Internationales Netzwerk
für zeitgenössische
darstellende Künste

Международная сеть современного 

Red internacional
para las artes escénicas

Internationaal netwerk
voor hedendaagse

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Rede internacional
para as artes performativas

الشبكة الدولية
لفنون الأداء

í sviðslistum

Xarxa internacional
d'arts escèniques

Rhwydwaith rhyngwladol
ar gyfer celfyddydau
perfformio cyfoes

Rrjeti ndërkombëtar
për artet skenike

Διεθνές δίκτυο
για σύγχρονες
παραστατικές τέχνες

Međunarodna mreža 
za savremene 
scenske umjetnosti

Mezinárodní síť 
pro současné 
divadelní umění

International netværk
for kontemporær

Internasionale netwerk
vir kontemporêre
uitvoerende kunste

თანამედროვე საშემსრულებლო
საერთაშორისო ქსელი

Nemzetközi hálózat
a kortárs


líonra idirnáisiúnta
na taibhealaíona

Starptautiskais tīkls
skatuves mākslai

Netwerk internazzjonali
għall-arti performattivi

Międzynarodowa sieć
na rzecz współczesnych sztuk

Internationellt nätverk
för samtida

Međunarodna mreža
savremenih izvođačkih

Международна мрежа
за съвременни
сценични изкуства

Rrjet ndërkombëtar
për arte skenike

Міжнародная сетка
перфарматыўных мастацтваў

Međunarodna mreža
za suvremene
izvedbene umjetnosti


kaasaegsete etenduskunstide

현대 공연 예술을 위한 국제 네트워크

Tarptautinis tinklas
scenos menai

Интернационална мрежа
за современа
изведувачка уметност

شبکۀ بین المللی
برای هنرهای نمایشی معاصر

Rețeaua internațională
pentru artele spectacolului

Medzinárodná sieť
pre súčasné
scénické umenie

gösteri sanatları için
uluslararası iletişim ağı

Meet the IETM Global Connectors 2023
Paula Baro

Paula Baro 

Paula Baro has worked in the field of Performing and Contemporary Arts as a creator, writer, curator and teacher since 2000, in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Belgium, Switzerland, U.K and France.
She is a part of different collectives and activist groups such as Colectivo Utópico, Efímero, MARTE, Baró-Cutró, CRU and Colectivo Cielo Abierto. As a curator and manager, she creates and develops independent projects such as El Porvenir Festival, Club Cultural Matienzo and LODO. Her research revolves around collective work processes and participatory practices in interaction with art in specific contexts.

Tania Canas

Tania Cañas

Tania Cañas is an artist-researcher based on the unceded Kulin Territory. Her work looks at socially engaged and community-led creative practices as sites of collaboration, modalities of resistance, as well as ways to rethink processes and recast institutions.


José Aguirre

José Aguirre is a Santiago-based theatre professional. He has worked as a director, actor, producer, teacher and stage technician. He works by assembling contemporary scenic experiences through integrating new media, scenic research, acting and scenography as a vehicle for the technological empowerment of communities and the construction of critical thinking about visual culture. He is co-founder of Colectivo Zoológico (2014 - present), an artistic project that he currently directs, and has been a member of the company Teatrocinema from 2008 to 2013. He holds a Masters degree in Theatre Advanced Studies from the International University of La Rioja, Spain.


Yuan Zhang

Yuan Zhang is a Shanghai-based curator who has been facilitating the contemporary performing arts in China as well as international conversations and collaborations. They have navigated themselves over the last 15 years by exploring the potential of theatre in connecting people, particularly those who neither belong to the state-owned system nor to the commercial market. They co-curated 2020: Twenty Years Towards a World Theatre as part of Re-writing Theatre History with archived contemporary performance in a Chinese context, from the late 90s until 2020. They are also the author of Being in Asia, Body Performance in Contemporary Theatre.


Ratri Anindyajati

Ratri Anindyajati is an independent producer working with both Indonesian and international artists globally. Her projects include dance, theatre, festivals, exhibitions and independent films. She holds a Bachelors in Political Science and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Producing and Management from California Institute of the Arts (Los Angeles). Ratri currently sits as Director for the Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF), Jakarta’s international biennial contemporary dance festival. She produces for LA based artists and through the IDF, provides space, resources and support for the creations of new dance works by Indonesian choreographers.


Maryam Malmir

Maryam Malmir is a contemporary dancer and choreographer from Iran. Founder of Tarab, Persian Contemporary Performing Arts. She has got her Bachelor’s in Pure Mathematics and her Master's in Industrial Engineering, System Management and Productivity. She has been awarded ATSA, Arthink South Asia fellowship 2019-2020 for Tarab, a contemporary performing arts organisation to represent Iranian performances to the world. She has been awarded a 2020, 2021 and 2022 ISPA fellowship, International Society for the Performing Arts. She is the curator and co-producer of MENA Artists Connectivity Online Series in partnership with Rhizome Arts Consulting in the USA.


Kevin Kimani Kahuro

Kevin Kahuro is a professional, top-performing and goal-oriented lecturer specialising in strategic management, planning, International Cultural Relations expert, theatre manager and theatre, with excellent skills and experience in partnerships and resource mobilisation. His background involves roles in stage and group management, producing, directing and acting as managing director, head of department and festival director. His work is geared toward gaining more management experience in a dynamic environment where both personal and organisational growth is essential for achieving sustainable development goals.


E-Jan Tan

E-Jan Tan is founder and director of In Situ, an arts management consultancy which specialises in facilitating international exchange and collaborations between Southeast Asia and the world at large. She is also co-founder and creative producer of Toccata Studio, a not-for-profit creative incubator dedicated to creative research and development. E-Jan has been invited as a panel speaker for various international platforms, including IETM Satellite meeting, PAMS in South Korea and TPAM in Japan. A proud alumni of ISPA Global Fellowship and Arts Leadership programme by Australia Council for the Arts, E-Jan is a strategic team member of the Asian Producers’ Platform (APP) and currently pursuing an MA in Arts and Culture Management with Lüneburg University, Germany.


Lorena Martínez

Lorena Martínez Mier is a cultural manager, creative producer and DEI advocate focused on art and culture for social change; a spirited advocate for the power and strength of creativity and collectivity to inspire change that impacts social development. She worked as a creative entrepreneur for ten years, and has worked for the festivals, performing arts and Arts & Disability sector since 2010. As a DEI advocate, she has developed social impact projects focusing on disability and migration. Currently, she works at British Council México as Arts Manager and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion National Coordinator.

Rawand Arqawi

Rawand Arqawi

Rawand Arqawi is a cultural manager and a founder of Fragments Theatre in Jenin Palestine. Before founding the Fragments Theatre, she worked as Production Coordinator at the Freedom Theatre alongside Juliano Mer-Kham, and worked as project coordinator in Cinema Jenin. During her work she managed numerous performances, workshops, international tours, and exchange projects. Afterward, she continued cultural work with various local art projects and groups, including with Bukra Ahla, and as a production assistant for Al Jazeera Children. In 2013, she initiated Fragments Theatre and had since produced performances and workshops.


Damla Durman

Damla Durman was born in Istanbul in 1996 and completed her undergraduate education in Istanbul Bilgi University Management of Performing Arts Department. She is the Founding Director of the International Improvisation Dance Festival and Platform. She has been performing and giving dance workshops since 2018, and also works as a curator in her art practice in the field of contemporary art. With the platform they established, she continued their co-production, academic and artist guesthouse programmes in the field of dance.
She is the member of the board of directors of the Yucel kultur foundation and the art director of the newly opened performing arts center of the foundation. She also works at a social enterprise called Accessible Everything.


Anton Ovchinnikov

Anton Ovchinnikov is a multidisciplinary artist and culture manager. He works as a choreographer, performer, composer, lecturer and organiser for the international dance festival Zelyonka Space UP in Kyiv.
In 2015, Ovchinnikov co-founded the Ukrainian Association “Contemporary Dance Platform”. The main objectives of the Association are to support the development of the Ukrainian dance community, integrate contemporary dance into the modern cultural life of Ukraine and establish the national centre of contemporary dance.


Rafia Hussain
United Kingdom 

Rafia Hussain is a Biomedical Science graduate turned theatre producer, working across small to middle scale productions. Her experience spans producing shows, co-creating with communities, programming and artist development. She is co-founder and Executive Producer of B Team and a Consultant Producer for In Good Company, the flagship artist, business and professional development programme in the Midlands. She collaborates with a range of artists and companies working in socially engaged contexts and regularly advocates for the role of independent producer in the performing arts sector.

Alisa Oleva

Alisa Oleva 
United Kingdom

Alisia Oleva is a Russian-born, London based artist holding an MA in Performance from Goldsmiths University of London. She is a walking artist with a site-specific art practice focused on urban exploration through sound and movement. She trains in parkour and treats the city as her studio and urban life as material, considering issues of urban choreography and everyday archives, borders and inventories, homefinding and safety. She has worked in the UK, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovenia and Luxembourg. She is on the Board of Trustees of Chisenhale Dance Space and an ambassador for Independent Dance in London. She is the recent recipient of Another Route fellowship.


Martin Inthamoussu

Martin Inthamoussú is a consultant in creative economy and cultural public policy. He is currently working at the IDB in the Creativity and Culture Unit. He was president of SODRE in Uruguay, the oldest cultural institution in the country, and founder of the Contemporary Dance Department of the National Dance School. He has also developed different programmes working on public policy, namely towards access to culture for citizens in the country as a means of deep social change. This includes arts education for people with limited or no access. He is a professor at UCU in Uruguay and serves as a board member at ISPA.