Jibilika founder and creative director Plot Mhako was last week in New York, USA where he was invited to speak at the 2020 International Society for the Performing Arts’ 73rd congress.
The International Society for the Performing Arts Congress brings together performing arts leaders from across the globe to discover the next great idea and strengthen relationships, fostering connection and exchange. It convenes more than 500 leaders from more than 50 countries representing different genres and disciplines within the performing arts field and the programming is geared toward both established and emerging leaders in the performing arts.
Mhako who is a 2016 ISPA Fellow was this time invited to be part of the Out of the Box: Performance as a Change Agent panel together with Åsa Simma, Limor Tomer and moderated by Heena Patel.
The panel touched on the performing arts as a tool fo change. Increasingly other sectors are embracing performance as a tool to enhance learning, messaging, and understanding. Libraries, museums, social justice organizations, and indeed brands are seeing performance as an opportunity to become more relevant. What is this intrinsic power of the arts and how are we leveraging it to expand our impact and reach?