JANUARY 22 - 25 2020


Helly Minarti is Jakarta-born and works as an independent, itinerant dance scholar/curator, rethinking radical strategies to connect theory and practice. She is interested in historiographies of choreography as discursive practice vis-a-vis the eclectic knowledges that infuse the understanding of human body/nature. She worked as Head of Arts for the British Council Indonesia (2001-03), which set her off to curating. She has been involved in various arts exchange projects, forums/conferences, and conducted research fellowships in Asia, Europe and the US. She is a recipient of the British Chevening Award, Asia Fellows Scholarship, Asian Cultural Council and most recently the US-ASEAN Fulbright Visiting Scholar Fellowship. Helly earned a Ph.D in dance studies from University of Roehampton (UK) and has just relocated to Yogyakarta where she is preparing to launch LINGKARAN | koreografi, a collaborative research platform focusing to expand the critical notions of choreography.


Born in Tokyo, Akane Nakamura is a performing arts producer and curator. While serving as a program director at ST Spot Yokohama from 2004 to 2008, she co-founded production studio, Precog Co., Ltd in 2006. Since 2008, she has been its CEO. Nakamura has produced numerous inter-disciplinary projects such as“Azumabashi Dance Crossing”(2004-2013) and“Spectacle in the Farm”(2009-2010). Precog has also produced a number of artists, including Chelfitsch and Toshiki Okada, Nibroll, and Okazaki Arts Theater of Yudai Kamisato. Her artists have performed in over 70 cities in 30 countries. In 2012, Nakamura directed KAFE9, a performing arts festival at KAAT (Kanagawa Arts Theater). In 2012 and 2014, she produced Kunisaki Peninsula Art Festival as its programme director. In 2016, she produced“ Inuto Imago”as part of Setouchi Art Triennial, Inujima Performing Arts programmes,featuring contemporary musician Kazuhisa Uchihashi and several artists from Indonesia. In 2016, she was a grantee of the Asian Cultural Council fellowship. In addition, she is one of the founding members of The Open Network for Performing Arts Management (ON-PAM).


Green Papaya Art Projects is an independent initiative that supports and organizes actions and propositions that explore tactical approaches to the production, dissemination, research and presentation of contemporary practices in varied artistic and scholarly fields. It endeavours to provide a platform for intellectual exchange, sharing of information, critical dialogue and creative/practical collaboration among the artistic community. Co-founded in 2000 by Donna Miranda and Norberto Roldan, Green Papaya Art Projects is the longest running artist-initiated multidisciplinary platform in the Philippines. In 2010 Merv Espina became program director while Miranda became curatorat- large. Roldan has remained as artistic director from its inception in 2000 and will remain until Green Papaya sees closure in May 2021, after 21 years in operation.