Date: 08 & 09.06.2019
Location: Ca Phe Thu Bay Tre, Ho Chi Minh City

In June 2019, Sàn 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.

On Crossing Disciplines

Mikuni Yanaihara & Keisuke Takahashi
Director of Off-Nibroll, Tokyo, Japan

The session starts with a presentation on the works of Off-Nibroll through clips of past productions and choreographies. Discussions focus on the combination between dance, theater and new media, and the blurred borders between pre-recorded media and live actions.

Participants are later divided into small groups and guided through a process of constructing a concept for a theater piece, starting from personal experience or memory and developing towards a story or script created out of co-created texts, speeches or movements.


With support from Arts Network Asia & Quỹ nhà Đậu