SILENCE | SATIRE – Rendez-vous: on ‘Silence | Satire’ and the practice of an Artistic Producer in the local context

Date: 01.06.2019
Location: Ca Phe Thu Bay Tre, Ho Chi Minh City

In June 2019, San Art delivers the second edition of Uncommon Pursuits, this time, as a workshop centered on the intersection between visual art curation and theatrical production through hands-on theater-making exercises and intensive discussions about the performative body, sound, space, and time.

The workshop instructors come from a wide range of visual and performative disciplines, including theater and film studies, physical theater, Noh acting, new media, theater design and theater production. Through the process of presenting and making together, the insights and skills transferred to the workshop are reflected upon, contested, refined and integrated into each participant’s project. The class learn how lessons on staging, moving, directing, synergizing and carrying a production to its fruition could enhance each participant’s personal strategies as they embark on various uncommon pursuits, whether in the field of performance or visual art, whether as curators, producers, actors, visual artists, writers or art viewers.

Rendez-vous: on ‘Silence | Satire’ and the practice of an Artistic Producer in the local context

Trà Nguyễn
Acting Director, Sàn Art
Founder of ‘The Run – A Theater Project’

Nguyễn Thị Minh, M.A
Lecturer, Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies,
Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Vietnam

Đào Lê Na, Ph.D
Head of Creative Writing and Criticism, Theater and Film Program,
University of Sciences & Humanity, Vietnam

The instructors introduce their personal practices and open up a discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing cultural producers in Vietnam. Using the instructors’ areas of interests as departure points, the session dives into the application of semiotics, narratology and post-dramatic theater in viewing and thinking about contemporary art works and practices in Vietnam and beyond.


With support from Arts Network Asia & Quỹ nhà Đậu