01 October 2020 to 02 October 2020

IETM Multi-location in Hong Kong

The local Plenary meeting in Hong Kong will be hosted by our member Materialise. Please find below the introduction by the local hosts, as well as the local programme and practical information of the local meeting.

Given current travel and gathering restrictions, the local meeting will focus on gathering the Hong Kong-based performing arts community. We encourage participants based outside of Hong Kong to choose another location or to follow the content online.

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Introduction by the local hosts

Artistic exchanges between Europe and Asia have massively grown over the last fifteen years, thanks to local initiatives across Asia as well as partnerships with European presenters. The recent emergence of Asian artists on the global stage has also led to collaboration opportunities between institutions from APAC, suddenly creating an international sense of community in different cultures, historically separated by languages and a lot of seas.

As the Covid-19 pandemic challenges these crucial exchanges, particularly vital for artists in South East Asia who cannot receive governmental support, it is time to reinforce our transcontinental relationships and make sure that our rich Asian art scene does not get forgotten in the reset / new deal to come.
We hope that the experience of the numerous IETM members can inspire organisations and individuals across Asia and that, through this digital plenary meeting, new connections can arise.

Materialise is a Hong Kong based performing arts production company that collaborates with artists from Europe and Asia, calling works into life and disseminating them in both continents and beyond.

Under the artistic and executive direction of Stéphane Noël, a former advisor and long time member of IETM, Materialise has sought to foster exchanges between Asia in Europe, particularly by supporting the development and production of Asian artist, but also through international platforms for national cultural institutions such as Pro Helvetia (CH), The Saison Foundation (JP), Korea Arts Management Service (KR), National Arts Council (SG), and the National Culture and Arts Foundation (TW).

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Maximum capacity: TBD

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Programme

The following on-site programme of the local meeting in Hong Kong prepared by the local hosts will include the participation in the main IETM online programme (marked as working sessions on the page), to which all the locations of the Multi-location Plenary will simultaneously connect on 1 and 2 October.

CEST: Central European Summer Time / HKT: Hong Kong Time

Thursday, 1 October

/ 18:00
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18:30 HKT

Welcome drinks, get together and introduction to IETM
A simple get together to kick off the meeting’s activities.

Venue: To be determined

12:30
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14:00 CEST
18:30
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20:00 HKT

A New Deal in Asia-Pacific: emergency, recovery & adaptation
A regional conversation in two parts to look at how Covid-19 was dealt with in Asia-Pacific (APAC) in terms of emergency response and how this will impact our industry. How will we get back on our feet? What will have to change? How will we adapt on the longer run?

Speakers:
Colette Brennan, Abbotsford Convent, Australia
Sasapin Siriwanij, Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting, Thailand
Kyle Yamada, TPAM, Japan
Austin Wang, Taipei Performing Arts Center, Taiwan
Hiromi Maruoka, TPAM, Japan

Moderator:
KeeHong Low, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong

Venue: To be determined (+ online)

14:00
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15:45 CEST

20:00
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21:45
HKT

Collective participation in IETM's online programme:

What matters now? Plenary discussion
The theme of the Multi-location Plenary Meeting will allow us to speak out on what truly matters in the different context in which we now evolve. A series of short addresses from speakers with versatile backgrounds will trigger live and online, local and international discussions.

Venue: To be determined (+ online)

Friday, 2 October

10:00
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11:00 CEST

16:00
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17:00 HKT

Collective participation in IETM's online programme:

IETM Pitchorama
This brand new session will showcase a series of 6 projects pitched by IETM members in 3-minute videos before leaving room for questions and feedback from participants.

Venue: To be determined (+ online)

11:00
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12:30 CEST

17:00
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18:30 HKT

Windows into Europe
A quick tour of European presenters, each focusing about a particular aspect of their work. The idea is to share different European methodologies to Asian artists and presenters alike.

Speakers:
Daniel Blanga Gubbay, KunstenFestivaldesArts, Belgium
Karen Toftegaard, CPH STAGE, Denmark
György Szabó, Trafó - House of Contemporary Arts, Hungary
Velia Papa, Inteatro, Italy,
Kristina Savickienė, Sirenos festival, Lithuania

Moderator:
Faith Tan, Dance House Helsinki, Finland

Venue: To be determined (+ online)

12:40
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14:00 CEST

18:40
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20:00 HKT

Trans Asia Express
A tour through Asia-Pacific (APAC) contemporary creations following topical threads, possibly with calls to collaboration.

Venue: To be determined (+ online)

14:00
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15:00 CEST

20:00
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21:00 HKT

Collective participation in IETM's online programme: 

IETM info cell
An hour of valuable information on IETM: overview of the current and upcoming activities and projects, update on the recent and forthcoming policy and advocacy work, and introduction to the different working groups of IETM.

Venue: To be determined (+ online)

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21:00
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22:00 CEST

Closing informal gathering
Closing words and drinks for Hong Kong participants.

Venue: To be determined

For any question regarding the programme of the local meeting in Hong Kong, please get in touch directly with Stéphane Noël at [email protected].

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Covid-19 regulations

Due to current travel restrictions, entry to Hong Kong is limited to Hong Kong residents following a mandatory 14-day quarantine. 

Updates and additional information can be found on the official website of Hong Kong SAR.

Given current travel and gathering restrictions, the meeting will therefore focus on gathering the Hong Kong-based performing arts community. We encourage participants based outside of Hong Kong to choose another location or to follow the content online.

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Location

The gathering venue will be announced to all registered attendees at a later time; it will be chosen based on the number of registrations and in compliance with local Covid-19 regulations.

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Accessibility

It is our aim to make IETM meetings as accessible as possible. However, it may not be possible to offer services at every location and, therefore, we recommend that you check the accessibility conditions of the location of your interest.

In order to meet the needs as much as possible, we collect your access requirements when you create your account and register for the meeting. Regarding speech-to-text captioning, we can only guarantee captions for the main IETM online programme (marked as working sessions on the page).

If you have any questions regarding the overall accessibility of the local meeting in Hong Kong, you are welcome to write to our Production Officer at [email protected].

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Contact

For any question regarding the local meeting in Hong Kong, please get in touch directly with Stéphane Noël at [email protected].

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