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Reframing the Conversation: Art and Borders
The world is made up of borders both real and contrived. We speak of boundaries in terms of national frameworks, the way in which we approach work, and the way we build personal relationships. How do the performing arts shift these walls – these constructs that can sometimes inhibit our thinking and isolate interaction? What can we learn from other sectors, such as architecture and technology, that invest in innovation and question preconceived notions? Join us in New York as we explore the outer limits of the performing arts.
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Meet the Planning Committee
Collette Brennan is the CEO of Abbotsford Covent in Melbourne, Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct, Chair of the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board and a member of the ISPA Board. Previously she was: Director of International Development, Acting Executive Director of Arts Development, and Director of Market Development at the Australia Council for the Arts; Executive Director of Brisbane’s internationally acclaimed contemporary circus Circa; the founding Creative Director of The Edge, State Library of Queensland’s program for children and young people; General Manager of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Out of the Box Festival for 3 to 8 year olds, and; Executive Officer of Youth Arts Queensland, the state’s peak body for youth arts and cultural development.
Martin Inthamoussú is the General Director of the Arts Education of SODRE in Uruguay concentrating on national outreach for cultural services and educational programs. Since 2013, he has worked with SODRE, the oldest cultural institution in the country dedicated to audience development, culture and art promotion, arts education, growth of traditions, and the search for artistic excellence, taking its services to the whole country and beyond borders. Within the institution, Inthamoussú has been commissioned to create the Contemporary Dance Department of the National Dance School, of which he is a founder. He has also innovated in the fundraising methods applied for the organization, doubling the budget in just one year, which allowed the institution to develop new programs and deepen the scope of existing ones. As an arts manager he introduced new ideas and models of festivals management in Uruguay, where he created and directed the International Dance Festival Montevideo Sitiada from 2003 until today.
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