Asian Performing Artists Lab

Asian Performing Artists Lab (APAL) offers Berlin-based artists with asian background a platform for creative exchanges, collaborations and experiments. Artists apply with a project to work on, which can be in the form of an idea, a draft or a work-in-progress. They work together intensively over a period of 5 days, and at the end of it, present their works-in-progress at Berliner Ringtheater under the event ‘AmnAsia’.

 The objectives of APAL are:

  • To promote the visibility of artists with asian background, who work in different fields of the performing arts.
  • To offer artists the possibility to put their ideas into practice, re-work their drafts or work on specific areas of their project. The focus is on practice and research.
  • To create a space for artists with asian background to work on themes that concern them, and give them the autonomy to determine their own aesthetics and voices.
  • To build solidarity through collaboration and sharing of resources and knowledge.
  • To stimulate ideas for future projects and artistic collaborations.

Participating artists for the 2nd edition:

  • Avrina Prabala-Joslin (India)
  • Michiyasu Furutani (Japan)
  • Nine Yamamoto-Masson (Japan-France)
  • Thủy-Tiên Nguyễn (Germany)
  • Wang Ping-Hsiang (+Tien Yi-Wei & Shen Sum-Sum) (Taiwan)

Organisation and curation : Ming Poon and Frederika Tsai

Co-production: Berliner Ringtheater and The Farm

To find out more about the participating artists, click here.