PROGRAMME DETAILS

ASEAN 50 x SWF 20: All (F)or One? The Diversity Dilemma

SWF Beyond

Panel Discussions

DATE / TIME

12 Nov, Sun 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
60mins

VENUE

The Arts House, Blue Room
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FESTIVAL PASS EVENT

S$25

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

MODERATED BY

William Phuan

DESCRIPTION

South-east Asia is one of the world’s most diverse regions. The ASEAN motto – ‘One Vision, One Identity, One Community’ – articulates the desire to find unity in diversity. In this pursuit, there is clearly much to gain. However, is there a risk that something could also be lost in the process? With its many cultures, languages, religions and levels of development, is becoming ‘One’ a mere pipe dream? William Phuan from The Select Centre joins writers to discuss the relationship between literature and diversity.

FEATURING

Saidah Rastam telah menggubah muzik untuk teater, filem, tarian dan TV, dan juga untuk gamelan, seniman bela diri, kumpulan koir, penyanyi opera Cina, orkestra dan elektronika. Beliau pernah bertugas sebagai pengarah muzik untuk upacara pelancaran Menara Petronas. Buku beliau Rosalie dan Lagu Cinta Lain diterbitkan pada tahun 2014; edisi kedua dikeluarkan tahun ini, serta terjemahannya dalam bahasa Melayu. Malam Terang Bulan, sebuah persembahan yang dicipta dan diarah olehnya, dipentaskan pada tahun 2014 dan 2015 di Dewan Filharmonik Petronas.


Saidah Rastam has composed music for theatre, film, dance and TV, and for gamelan, martial artists, choral groups, Chinese opera singers, orchestras and electronica. She was music director for the launch of the Petronas Towers. Her book Rosalie and Other Love Songs was published in 2014; its second edition is out this year, as well as its Bahasa Melayu translation. Malam Terang Bulan, a show she created and directed, was staged in 2014 and 2015 at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas. 

Saidah Rastam is featured in the following SWF event(s):

Dokked is the pen name of Laotian writer Douangeduane Bounyavong. She is a researcher of Lao textiles and a scholar of classical Lao literature. She also promotes literacy through her publishing company, Dokked Publishing, which has a not-for-profit publishing project to make books more accessible in rural Laos. She won the SEA Write Award in 2006 and the Fukuoka Arts and Culture Prize in 2005. 

Dokked is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Clara Chow

Singapore

Clara Chow is the author of the prose collection Dream Storeys (2016). Her fiction has appeared in Asia Literary Review, Cha, Drunken Boat, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and Columbia Journal. Her play Birth Days won a merit prize at TheatreWorks’ 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2016. She has been a writer in residence at Toji Cultural Centre, South Korea. In 2015, she co-founded art and literary journal WeAreAWebsite.com. Having started out as a journalist, she still contributes columns to The Straits Times.

Clara Chow is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Robert Yeo

Singapore

Robert Yeo has written poems, plays, and librettos for operas staged in Singapore and abroad. He received the SEA Write Award in 2011. His major publications are the collection of political plays The Singapore Trilogy (2001) and the collected poems The Best of Robert Yeo (2012). His latest book is The Eye of History (2016), a play about the imagined meeting of Stamford Raffles and Lee Kuan Yew.

Robert Yeo is featured in the following SWF event(s):

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