ArtsCross Taipei 2011

Bringing together artists and academics for a three-week creative process
followed by a conference and performances

led by: Beijing Dance Academy
Taipei National University of the Arts
ResCen Research Centre, Middlesex University
Queen Mary, University of London

Are the arts of East and West as separate as they might sometimes seem?

In a shifting world, what can different practices of artmaking and criticism say to one another across the linguistic, cultural, geopolitical, and geographical distances which might lie between them?

Performance is always a collaborative process – between artists for example, or between artists and their audiences.

How might this collaboration be extended across cultures, and across the differing sorts of participants involved?

ArtsCross brings together an international group of artists, academics, policy makers and audiences to address these very questions (and more) by making and observing work together, writing on blogs, in academic journals and in the media, and by meeting and engaging one another in dialogue in studios, on stages and online.

The Creative Process begins on 1 August at Taipei National University of the Arts

Conference and Performances

Saturday 20 August 2011:
Conference 9:30 to 17:30
Performance 19:30

Sunday 21 August 2011
Conference 10:00 to 13:15
Performance 14:30

For information about attending the performances and/or conference, email:
For more information about ArtsCross International Research Network see:

Project Directors

Ping Heng Taipei National University of the Arts
Zhang Ping Beijing Dance Academy
Christopher Bannerman ResCen Research Centre, Middlesex University, London
Martin Welton Queen Mary, University of London

Additional Conference Speakers and Contributing Participants

Theresa Beattie Independent Arts Consultant/Producer- UK
Lin Hwai Min Director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre
Donald Hutera Freelance Dance Writer and Journalist
Alistair Spalding Keynote Address /CEO and Artistic Director Sadlers Wells Theatre, UK
Jih-Wen Yeh
Artistic Director, Step Out Arts Agency, UK

Patrons to ArtsCross, ResCen Research Centre, Middlesex University

Dr. and Mrs. Richard & Rosalind Lee