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SEGAL TALKS with Abhishek Thapar & Rinku Kalsy (Netherlands)
Join us for a conversation about curating, producing and presenting theatre and performance in the Time of Corona
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented SEGAL TALKS with Abhishek Thapar & Rinku Kalsy (Netherlands) livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 17 June 2021 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).
Abhishek Thapar (Moga, 1985) is a theatre maker, performer, teacher, puppeteer and artist currently based in Amsterdam. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Physical Theatre from LISPA, London and a Master in Theatre degree from DAS Theatre, Amsterdam. Currently, he is building an artistic research and practice in post-colonial epistemologies, historiographic metafiction and storytelling.
Rinku Kalsy is an Indian origin Documentary filmmaker based in Amsterdam. In the past, she has directed and edited various documentaries for Dutch television. She eventually started her own production company Anecdote Films, and her debut feature documentary "For the love of a man" had its world premiere at the 72nd Venice film festival. And eventually it was bought by Netflix. In 2019 Rinku along with Abhishek Thapar started an underground independent film screening space "Khopcha" in Amsterdam to curate independent cinema from the Indian subcontinent. Rinku has worked as a storyteller & a co-collaborator with Abhishek Thapar on two theater productions i.e. 'Surpassing the Beeline' and 'Cow is a Cow is a Cow'.
About SEGAL TALKS:
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center is proud to announce the new line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS. Since the beginning of March the series featured close to 100 talks with 150 artists from 50 countries. New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers, and academics will talk daily during the week for one hour with Segal Center’s director, Frank Hentschker, about life and art in the Time of Corona and speak about challenges, sorrows, and hopes for the new Weltzustand— the State of the World. After a break in August the series will now also focus on Theatre, Performance and The Political, highlighting the Segal Center's 2022 New York International Festival of the Arts Project and the Center's Public Park Project. The Segal Center is the only theatre institution in NYC and the US creating new, original, daily content for the global field of theater and performance. The series was conceived, created and curated by Frank Hentschker in March 2020.
SEGAL TALKS are free, open access, without ads will be live-streamed in English from Monday to Friday on HowlRound Theatre Commons and on the Segal Center Facebook. This program is presented in collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College. All SEGAL TALKS are archived on HowlRound, and on the Segal Center YouTube Channel.
The work of the Segal Center has been supported in the past by Susan and Jack Rudin(†), the Hearst Foundation and currently by, Marvin Carlson, Sidney E. Cohn Chair, The Graduate Center CUNY.
Executive Director: Frank Hentschker
Next Generation Fellow: Andie Lerner
About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.