Theme: People In and Out of Place
NEW Dates: 26-28 October 2017
Venue: York University, Toronto, Ontario
The 33rd Biennial Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS) conference theme, “People In and Out of Place,” represents a long standing and yet often forgotten dynamic of a region known as the crossroads of different peoples, histories, cultures, and politics.
Keynote Speaker – Goh Beng Lan, National University of Singapore
Special Panels – In honor of Penny Van Esterik and Judith Nagata, York University
Special Session – 40th Anniversary Canada-ASEAN Relation Session: Speakers TBA
Opening Dinner Night – Gamelan musical ensemble
Closing Night – “Luzviminda: the Philippines Dances for Canada150”
A portmanteau, Luzviminda represents the three groups of islands that comprise the Philippine archipelago and the provenance of Filipino immigrants in Canada. As a concert, Luzviminda will bring together folk dance, contemporary dance, breaking, and hip-hop, forms that Filipino-Canadians embody to express their diasporic identities. It will be a unique collaboration among Philippine dance companies, independent artists and dance researchers in Toronto. Luzviminda will celebrate the presence of Filipinos as the fastest growing immigrant community in Canada and one of the largest visible minorities in Toronto.
*Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.