Presentation of Asian Performing Artists Lab (APAL)
AmnAsia is the presentation of works-in-progress by Berlin/Germany-based performing artists with Asian background after joining a residency program that offers creative exchanges, collaborations and experiments.
APAL@AmnAsia is the residency program of Asian Performing Artists Lab (APAL), that offers Berlin/Germany-based performing artists with Asian background the opportunity to work in an environment surrounded by other performing artists with asian background and where they can share experiences, resources and knowledge with each other. It is also a space where they can support, as well as stimulate each other’s artistic processes and works.
At APAL@AmnAsia performance-making is not only about how we make works, but also about how we co-exist and thrive together.
After a 6-day intensive residency, the participating artists present their works-in-progress at AmnAsia to the audience, followed by an artist-talk. It is explicitly not production-oriented, but focuses on artistic processes and experimentations with ideas, approaches, ways of working, or whatever challenges or fascinates the artists. They have the autonomy to work with themes that concern them, as well as determine their own aesthetics and voices in their works. AmnAsia is a reminder of the risk of erasure that asian artists face in a predominantly white society and that we must resist it.
This edition’s artists:
- Aroh Akunth (India)
- Harshini J. Karunaratne (Sri Lanka/Peru)
- Manwinder Dhanjal (Germany)
- Senja Katharina Brütting (Germany)
- Wu Ting-Chia / 吳挺嘉 (Taiwan)
- Alvin Collantes (The Philippines) + Jun Suzuki / 鈴木 純 (France/Japan)
Artists: Aroh Akunth (India)
Harshini J. Karunaratne (Sri Lanka/Peru)
Manwinder Dhanjal (Germany)
Senja Katharina Brütting (Germany)
Wu Ting-Chia / 吳挺嘉 (Taiwan)
Alvin Collantes (The Philippines) + Jun Suzuki / 鈴木 純 (France/Japan)
Organisation and co-curation: Ming Poon
Co-curation: Frederika Tsai
Communication: Jingyun Li
Dramaturgical support: Dandan Liu
Production management: MIFRUSH Production (Micaela Trigo and Urszula Heuwinkel)
Project assistant: Lee Mun Wai
Graphic design: Hùng Kiều
Video design: Celia Staffa
Photo documentation: Olivia Kwok
Video documentation: to be confirmed
Technical support: Haesoo Jung, Andreas (Ron) Bracht (to be confirmed)
Jury: Ariel William Orah, Frederika Tsai, Ming Poon
Workshop facilitator: Promona Sengupta
Berliner Ringtheater & Alte Münze