Inspiring Talks #1

activities
13 November
09:00 - 10:30
Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth — Duluth
What is the meaning of the performing arts in this period of mutations? This question is more crucial than ever for artists, presenters and citizens. This year, the conferences will bring together pioneers from around the world to explore the theme of "Sens*& Mutations”. We want to analyze the meaning of the arts as a porous idea, sensitive to external changes. The meaning of the arts also as an intention that contaminates mutations. The performing arts as a place for all citizens, a place of transformations, dialogues and possibilities.

* Sens could be translated by meaning, sense, line, direction, way, senses.

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Participants
Olivia Ansell Sydney Opera House
THE SYDNEY OPERA IN 35 YEARS

Olivia Ansell is a leading arts curator, performing artist, director, choreographer, programmer and producer with more than 20 years’ experience in the sector. She commenced as the Head of Contemporary Performance in January 2018 leading Sydney Opera House Present’s newest programming area. Voted one of VIVID’s Top 100 Creative Catalysts, Olivia’s extensive industry experience includes roles as the co-executive producer and driving force behind the hugely-popular, immersive experience Hidden Sydney, Artistic Director of Sydney Comedy Festival, Curator of Kings Bloody Cross for Vivid Ideas and producer of Nigel Jamieson’s HOME – the Perth International Arts Festival’s large-scale concert spectacular featuring 500 artists performing for an audience of 50,000.
Émilie Monnet Onishka Prod.
POWERS AND RESPONSABILITIES

Integrating theatre, performance art and technology, Émilie Monnet’s artistic practice explores themes of identity, memory, co-existence and transformation. Her creations draw on the symbolic of dreams and mythology—personal and collective—to tell stories that question today’s world. In 2016, Émilie founded Indigenous Contemporary Scene (ICS), a critical and artistic manifestation of live-arts by indigenous artists. Émilie’s heritage is Anishnaabe and French, and she lives in Montreal. Her artistic engagement is inspired by years of social activism with indigenous organizations in Canada and Latin America as well as community art projects with incarcerated women and Aboriginal youth. She is the Théâtre d’aujourd’hui’s residency artist for the next 3 years.
Maria Cecilia Sanchez Teatro Sanchez Aguilar
THE ART OF ENGAGEMENT

Wife and mother of seven, graduated as an Economist from Trinity University, Washington DC and with two Masters in Administration and Educational Advisory in USA and Spain, María Cecilia has worked 15 years in the field of Education. In 2014 she accepted the commitment to assume the Executive Direction of the Sánchez Aguilar Foundation. Since 2012 the Sanchez Aguilar Theater is the latest addition to the work carried out by the Foundation whose motto is "Educar es Liberar", to educate is to liberate. The work of the Foundation revolves around the scholarship program for teenagers, the training center for women, the shelter for families who have patients at hospitals and the projects developed in order to build publics and bring the community close to the Theater.
Sanjay Khanna
ARTS AND CLIMATE FUTURES

Sanjay Khanna is a futurist, speaker, and thought leader. He was a 2014-2015 Visiting Scholar at Massey College, University of Toronto, Canada’s leading interdisciplinary institution, where he researched strategic foresight. Mr. Khanna turns original thinking into strategic insight for today—and years ahead. Amid growing risks and uncertainty, he helps businesses, governments and not-for-profits to adapt to the future. Mr. Khanna is director of the Whitespace Legal Collab at Baker & McKenzie LLP, the first global legal innovation hub devoted to multidisciplinary collaboration.
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