This year, with the support of the Ford Foundation, the conference will have for the very first time an artist-in-residence,Agus Nur Amal from Aceh, Indonesia, who will be presenting short performances and performative interventions in response to conference themes. (See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lU2Fc57ctM, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4EGb9TEJaM, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rynl1obWSXo for example of past work and ‘Reconstructing Memory, Constructing the Future: An Interview with PM Toh’ in the most recent issue of Asian Theatre Journal,muse.jhu.edu/journals/asian_theatre_journal/v031/31.1.aberle.pdf) .
There will also be performances of Thai folk and traditional dance at the conference dinner in the pavilion and a full-day panel on tradition in modernity and the performing arts of Southeast Asia, with contributions by Tito Imanda, Jonathan Roberts, Emilie Testard, Phakamas Jirajarupat, Suppya Hélène Nut, Marie-Pierre Lissoir, Jennifer Goodlander, Chanya Hetayothin, Margaret Coldiron, Matthew Isaac Cohen, Laura Noszlopy and John Emigh.
Registration for the conference closes on 4 September. Further information is at http://aseasuk.org.uk/3/aseasuk-2014-conference