Caravan Next Conference. Artists as Bridge Builders


19. - 20. Oct 2018



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The conference Caravan Next – Artists as Bridge Builders aims on sharing experiences and opening a dialogue with local artists and other stakeholders on the impact of involving communities in cultural activities and how this kind of actions can move cities and build bridges. Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium-Odin Teatret (Denmark) will present their way of working to achieve engagement of local citizens and institutions in artistic projects and will tell the experience gained through the Caravan Next events. Caravan Next is a large-scale Social Community Theatre collaborative project connecting professional artists with citizens in a network of 13 partners (theatre organisations and cultural institutions) from 11 European countries. Caravan Next is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and from September 2015 to February 2019 will create more than 30 events in 21 different countries.

This Conference is one out of 10 international conferences in the frame of the Project Caravan Next, and is a collaboration between Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium-Odin Teatret (Denmark) and Uhan Shii Theatre (Taiwan). The 10 conferences aim on spreading inspiration, tools and knowledge about social community theatre based on the experiences of Caravan Next.

               Conference Programme

Day 1 - 19 October 2018 

09.30-10.00: Registration

10.00-10.15: Opening of the conference, remarks and program for the day by Uhan Shii Theatre

10.15-10.45: What about Caravan Next, Per Kap Bech Jensen, Odin Teatret, project manager Caravan Next

10.45-11.00: Break

11.00-12.15: The Country where Trees Fly - Movie about Odin Teatret’s 50th Anniversary and the Festive Week in Holstebro (77 min)

12.15-12.30: Dialogue and sum-up – Per Kap Bech Jensen

12.30-13.30: Lunch break


13.30-15:00: Short keynotes from different speakers:

• Wen-Mei Li, Assistant Professor of LungHwa University / Host of Hakka Radio Program
• Pei Chuan Hsieh, President of Taiwan Culture Seed Association TaoYuan City
• Shuya Lai, Director Centre for Applied Theatre, Taiwan (CATT)
• Ya-Ling Peng, Director of Uhan Shii Theatre, working on oral history project
• Anna Stigsgaard, Director in residence at Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret, Denmark

15.00-15.15: Dialogue and discussion

15.15-15-45: Happening:

- Uhan Shii Theatre: Echoes of Hakkaness Women
- Centre for Applied Theatre: Voices of the Drifters: Concerning Migrant Workers through Theatre / Drama programme
15.45-16.00: Sum up and thank you for today

Day 2 - 20th of October

15:00-17:00 Barter workshop with Anna Stigsgaard in Hakka Village Lo’s Family School, Kansai, HsinChu


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Caravan Next Conference – Artists as Bridge Builders
Date: 19 October 2018
Time: 9.30-16.00
Venue: Arts Facilities Management Center, Taoyouan
Address: No.1188,Zhong Zheng Rd. Taoyuan City.33045,Taiwan

Organiser: Uhan Shii Theatre
Contact: 02-88661116*9

With the support of: Taoyouan Arts Center



All 10 Caravan Next conferences in 2018:
APRIL: Conference in Brussels, Belgium, by Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium – Odin Teatret. MAY: Conference in Seville, Spain, by Atalaya/TNT. JUNE: Conference in Szczecin, Poland, by Teatr Brama. SEPTEMBER: Conference in The Hague,The Netherlands, By ZID Theatre. OCTOBER: Conference in Yerevan, Armenia, by Atalaya/TNT, Conference in Turin, Italy, by UNITO/SCT Center, Conference in TaoYuan City, Taiwan, by Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium - Odin Teatret, Conference in Goulburn and Sydney, Australia, by Teatr Brama. NOVEMBER: Conference in Morocco, by ZID Theater, Conference taking place in both New York and Bethlehem, USA, by UNITO/SCT Center.
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