Longhouse – Boorloo / Perth

CAAP Longhouse

Tuesday 28 November 2023

  • TIME

    6pm - 8pm

    2 hours (60 mins panels + 60 mins of networking)

Forging Connections in Intercultural Practice


The West Australian theatre industry is witnessing a surging demand for diverse voices and stories. During this time of change, how can we best nurture and cultivate these stories, weaving the vibrant tapestry of diverse communities into our narratives? What support systems must be forged to ensure these artists receive not just the attention and opportunity but resources to go with it?

Join Encounter and Contemporary Asian Australian Performance at The Blue Room Theatre for an invigorating artist-led discussion, that delves deep into the significance of robust support systems and the art of intercultural storytelling. Come along to assess the essential components, available resources, and further development required to ensure the sector’s future resilience
with us.

The conversation will feature panelists Laura Liu, Min Zhu, Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and Jay Emmanuel.

What is The Longhouse?

In some traditional societies, the longhouse is a meeting place where people gather to make plans, pass on their skills, and share stories. Longhouse is Contemporary Asian Australian Performance’s networking and information sharing program, aimed at building the Asian Australian professional performance community. Established in 2015, this semi-regular program of events combines insightful and inspiring one-hour talks, workshops, or performances followed by an hour of networking refreshments.

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