November 1 – 3, Adelaide Festival Centre

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Borak Arts Series is an annual performing arts conference and market that creates opportunities and builds capacity through the congregation of Southeast Asian and artists, presenters, producers, intermediaries, international cultural leaders, funders, academics and students.

Since 2013, Borak Arts Series has welcomed over 1,100 delegates from 26 countries, 29 international festival directors and presenters as well 42 international funding stakeholders.

Over three days, attendees will hear keynote talks, panel sessions from leading industry practitioners, see leading performances from the region, pitches for new projects and extensive networking and engagements with peers and leaders.

For the first time in 2018, Borak Arts Series will look at strengthening Southeast Asian and Australian engagement with the conference being held in Adelaide, Australia at the Adelaide Festival Centre alongside the OzAsia Festival between November 1-3.



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sessions, and secure opportunities to connect with producers and presenters from the region.

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sessions and engage in similar group focused on conversations with peers.

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sessions, featuring keynotes and panel discussions on important topics that affect our industry.

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sessions and network with other attendees at Adelaide’s best nightspots!

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featuring works from an incredible array of artistic voices from across the region including a preview of one of Indonesia’s powerful voice in contemporary dance, exclusive to Borak Arts Series 2018 attendees only!

From last year

Check out the gallery from last year’s conference held in Kuala Lumpur.

Conference Curators

Collette Brennan

Collette Brennan is the CEO of Abbotsford Covent in Melbourne, Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct, Chair of the Sunshine Coast Arts Advisory Board and a member of the International Society for Performing Arts (ISPA) Board. Previously she was: Director of International Development, Acting Executive Director of Arts Development, and Director of Market Development at the Australia Council for the Arts; Executive Director of Brisbane’s internationally acclaimed contemporary circus Circa; the founding Creative Director of The Edge, State Library of Queensland’s program for children and young people; General Manager of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Out of the Box Festival for 3 to 8 year olds, and; Executive Officer of Youth Arts Queensland, the state’s peak body for youth arts and cultural development.

Joseph Gonzales

Joseph is Professor at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and former Dean at the Faculty of Dance at the National Academy of Arts Malaysia. He has performed, choreographed and directed dance, theatre and musical theatre since 1981. He is an author of books on Malaysian dance, awarded Boh Cameronian Cross-Cultural Champion of Arts 2007, and Best Choreographer in a Full-Length 2016 for Becoming King..the Pakyung Revisited. As producer, he curated the international Tari series and award-winning brands of dance productions Jamu, Tapestry and Gelombang Baru. He is Co-Chairman of the Asian Dance Committee, South Korea, and former Vice-President SEA World Dance Alliance and MyDance Alliance, has a career in radio and television on sports broadcasts and reality dance programs. Joseph has facilitated innumerable scholarships and grants for Malaysians to pursue higher education and international projects. He is Founder/Artistic Director of ASK Dance Company, a full-time professional company since 2011, implementing Sime Darby Foundation’s outreach programs introducing dance to tens of thousands of youth across Malaysia alongside productions Crossing Borders in Bharatanatyam, Main Zapin, 3 Faces amongst others.

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Updated as at 26 October 2018

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Updated as at 1 November 2018
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