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PACE Entangled - Thursday 27 August 2020

Updated: Nov 16, 2021

Delegates from around the world met from 25-29 August on Zoom and Airmeet to connect, exchange and share their work to a global network of producers, artists, collaborators and funders


Panel: Disruption & Disobedience in International Touring-Getting your work out there







Panel Members

 


Monique Martin

United States of America

As a propagator of art, culture and ideas, Monique Martin brings her passion and experience in community building through the arts to elevate and instigate.


As an independent curator, producer and marketing consultant, Ms. Martin has partnered with and produced for Joe’s Pub, Disney Theatricals, Apollo Theater, New Victory Theater, Southbank Centre/UK, Hip Hop Theater Festival, Harlem Stage, NJPAC, Queens Theater in the Park, HBO and numerous Broadway and Off -Broadway productions.


Monique has served on national and international advisory committees, boards and panels, including Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA), Ford Foundation, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Performing Arts Exchange (PAE), Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), FC Harlem Lions and Women of Color in the Arts.

Ms. Martin brought her vision and expertise to City Parks Foundation (CPF) from 2007-2017 as

Programming Director for SummerStage where she presented relevant, fresh and thoughtful

programming to New York City communities annually in Central Park and 50+ parks city wide,

presenting over 1,200 multi-genre programs reaching audiences 600,000+. Ms. Martin expanded

the programming by including contemporary circus, presenting local, national and international

artists.





Kenneth Uphopho

Nigeria

Kenneth Uphopho is a multi-talented artist with over 2 decades of experience. He is a visionary and thoughtful leader with innovative practices that foster collaborations and has an exceptional history of developing creatives across multiple disciplines in the arts. He is the founding Director of Abuja Fringe and the Lagos Fringe; both annual creative industry showcases. Kenneth is also a founding member of the Guild of Theatre Directors Nigeria.


He was Festival Director for the British Council Lagos Theatre Festival from 2014- 2018 where through his work; He expanded the festival from 16 performances to 109 events in two years.




Tundé Adefioye

Nigeria/Belgium

Founded the poetry group concept/organization Urban Woorden in 2009. This organization grew quickly and in 2013 was awarded the Culture Prize for Cultural Education by the Flemish government. In April 2016, Tunde began working as a city dramaturg as part of the artistic team lead by Michael De Cock. In the mean-time, he has done dramaturgy for Sachli Gholamalizad’s (Not) My Paradise and Let Us Believe at the Beginning of the Cold Season, SLOW #01 & 02, and together with colleague Kristin Rogghe the dramaturgy of Fikry El Azzouzi and Junior Mthombeni’s Malcolm X.


In 2017, together with the Warrior Poets curated Beyond the Binary, an evening that focused on the intersection of queer identity, ethnicity and gender. In the 2018-19 season conceived of the successful participatory project Senioren Slam which gave a series of workshops and preparations to seniors in different centres for senior citizens around Brussels and Leuven to create a beautiful night of slam poetry/spoken word. This piece was in partnership with Artforum/Urban Woorden and coordinated together with slam poet Ms Elli.


From 2017-2018, I helped write, co-coordinate and give dramaturgy advice for the innovative EU Creative Europe project MindUrStep. In 2019, he made his directorial debut with Contact Theatre Manchester, with the piece Old Tools > New Masters ≠ New Futures. Since 2017 he has been engaging in lectures and speeches. This included giving a series of 6 guest lectures for Luca Leuven, a keynote speech at the 2018 IETM plenary meeting in Porto Portugal and a keynote at the Wales Arts International conference. As well as in 2019-20 sitting on the editorial board of the VUB Poincaré book on migration and racism.





Hope Azeda

Rwanda

Hope Azeda is one of the leading figures in contemporary Rwandan theatre. She is the founder, artistic director of Mashirika Performing Arts and media company, a leading theatre company in Rwanda. Under her direction, the group collaboratively created Africa,s hope, which was performed in Kigali at the 10th-anniversary commemoration of the genocide, and also at the G8 World Summit in Edinburgh in 2005.


The play also toured in the UK in 2006 and 2008 and also featured in the biennial festival in Sweden in 2008, In 2012 Africa’s hope made its premiere in Los Angeles USA.


Ms Azeda’s work as a writer and director has taken her to many theatres and universities around the world, including the Biennial Festival in Stockholm, the Caravan Festival in Copenhagen, the International Festival of the Arts in Sophia-Bulgaria and tours of the USA, Canada, Austria, Italy, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Italy Australia, South Africa and Northern Ireland. She has also been an artist in residence at the Institute for the Arts and Civic Dialogue in Cambridge Massachusetts, an alumni of Brown University International advanced research institute in 2013, and a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Azeda is also a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative ALI-ASPEN-Institute). Azeda was also the creative director for the 20th genocide commemoration 2014.


In addition to her theatre work, she served as a casting director for the films Sometimes in April, Shake Hands with the Devil, Beyond the Gates, white light, Africa United and Our lady of the Nile . Hope is also currently the curator of UBUMUNTU ARTS FESTIVAL Hope was recently honoured as a Laureate of the John. P. McNulty prize 2018, Awarded a lifetime award by MAAFA and also the winner of the continental award in the category of arts and culture 2018/19 honoured by CEO global.




Cornelia Faasen

South Africa

Cornelia Faasen is a theatre practitioner and administrator. She trained as a theatre technician at the University of Stellenbosch.

Completed an M.Dram with a study entitled Theatre as alternative historical narrative: a study of three plays: "Ubu and the Truth Commission", "Copenhagen" and "Ghetto" at the University of Stellenbosch in 2009. She became the executive officer of the Nasionale Afrikaanse Teater-inisiatief (NATi) back in 2016.








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