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Born in 2008 in Borotalpada, a village near the border between Bengal and Orissa in India, Trimukhi Platform is dedicated to producing contemporary arts forms, building bridges between different worlds and stimulating the invention of out-of-the-common thought. This collective brings together 18 families from the Santhal village (Adivasi group — “first inhabitants” — or Aborigines of India) around the dance-theatre director and philosopher Jean-Frédéric Chevallier and the art producer Sukla Bar. So far they have organised together 9 Night of Theatre international festivals, staged 16 dance-theatre performances, set up 7 sound installations and happenings, showcased 4 photography exhibitions, collaborated in 5 art installations, published 4 issues of bilingual series Fabrique de l’Art. They have invited to collaborate artists and philosophers from Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Germany, The Netherlands, India, Japan, Mexico and Spain.
“We Are What We Do” (extracts) • Manasi Shah • The Telegraph 17/03/2019
Jean-Frédéric Chevallier co-founded Trimukhi Platform. “In India, my intent was not only to do things with people in remote villages but also bring people from the city to the villages,” he says. “It is not social work,” Chevallier is quick to clarify without the asking, “because we do not pretend to help anybody. Everything is to produce high-quality art.” […] Samantak Das, who teaches at Kolkata’s Jadavpur University, is a Trimukhi regular. In his opinion, what makes the performances “fascinating” is that “there is no talking down to individuals who are from an allegedly lower, primitive social group”. He adds, “This is more difficult to do than one imagines.” The performances are held in four languages — English, Santhali, French, Bengali — and at times in Hindi and Spanish too. “Sometimes we project subtitles, sometimes we decide not to. We do so to make people go on a sensitive journey,” says Chevallier. And Sukla, his wife and co-founder of Trimukhi Platform, adds, “The theatre we do is basically a work where you combine presences.” According to her, Trimukhi is that platform that gives space and possibility to bring people of different backgrounds, ages, countries together. And they choose to remain free from aim, free from frame of work, so they can be more open to contemporary and unexpected lively movements in arts practices. She says, “In a way, we have no plan but we have a place. We have a place and we are who we are: I am Bengali, the families in the place are Santhal, my husband is French. Our guests are from all over the world.”
TRIMUKHI PLATFORM COMMITTEE
Sukla Bar was born in 1973 in a tiny Bengali village closed to the Bay of Bengal. After getting a Bachelor degree in Commerce and another one in English literature, studying after that Indian tabla percussion, heading first a home for students from disadvantaged villages of Bengal, then a Non Formal Education and International Child Development Program on alternative education for children from tribal areas excluded from the school system, working in Chicago (USA) in two migrant children’s homes, resuming her studies to obtains from Indira Gandhi University New Delhi a Master in Social Work, Sukla Bar’s path in life changed again as she became general secretary of Trimukhi Platform, art producer and scenographer of all the events and performing art works of the organisation and responsible of human relationship in Borotalpada tribal village where Trimukhi Platform has its cultural centre. She performed in We Don’t Inhabit Landscapes Anymore (France, 2013) in 2013 and Per Ruptam Silvam (India, 2014). Invited by University of Quebec in Chicoutimi (Canada, 2016) to share her reflections on her life course in Quebec, Canada, she titled her lecture: “From Social Work to Work for the Contemporary Arts: Trimukhi Platform in India.” In 2021, she designed the scenography for a huge video dance installation at Cultural Complex of Los Pinos in Mexico city: Los Indios También Hacen Teatro.
Born in France in 1973, Jean-Frédéric Chevallier is a philosopher, dance-theatre director and video artist. Holder of three master’s degrees and one PhD, a lecturer at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University in Paris for two years, then a professor at the National University of Mexico for seven years, he radically changed course in 2008 by choosing to operate from a tribal village in Bengal, becoming director of Trimukhi Platform: a unique journey that opened up the possibility of practicing the arts and thinking in a more contemporary and unpredictable way. With about 45 dance-theatre performances (one of the most recent ones, Cooking Stone, in a red stone quarry at the outskirts of Borotalpada tribal village, was selected for Danse Elargie 2020 at Théâtre de la Ville, Paris) and 18 video art films (showcased in France, Mexico, Spain, India, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Taiwan, Ecuador) to his credit so far, he has published in French the essays Deleuze and the Theatre (Les Solitaires Intempestifs, 2015) and The Theatre of Presenting (Circé, 2020). Several extracts of these books have been published in English in shorter versions. For example: My History of the Arts (Fabrique de l’Art, n°1), From Senses to Sense: The Arts of Presenting (n°2), What Is Arts? and Theatre Relations (n°3/4). Other parts in collective publications as Why Dance Today in India? (Dance Matters Too, Routledge India, 2018). Managing editor of the French-Indian biennal publication Fabrique de l’Art and curator in chief of Night of Theatre contemporary performing and collaborative arts festival, Jean-Frédéric Chevallier also published a book of poetry translated into Bengali by Sukla Bar: পৃথিবী থেকে কিছু আসছে তোমার অজান্তে (2022).
As the first from Borotalpada tribal village to be born in a nursing home (that was in 1997), Dhananjoy Hansda was nicknamed “Doctor”. But he didn’t study medicine. Drop out from school after class 10, and following the path of his mother, father and sister, “Doctor” started participating with Trimukhi Platform, first as builder of Trimukhi Cultural Centre, then as performer, light man, team coordinator, technic coordinator, collaborator in art installations, in charge of the live video archives and photographer. After an intense Master class with French Élodie Guignard, he presented his first solo photography exhibition on the occasion of Trimukhi Platform 10 years Anniversary celebration. An assistant director of Jean-Frédéric Chevallier, Dhananjoy Hansda participated as performer in Serendipity (2014), Essay on Seasonal Variation in Santhal Society (2016-2018), Try Me Under Water (2016-2018), Aboard (2017) and My Body Is Another Landscape (2021) and collaborated in the preparation of four art installations: with Mexican Alejandro Orozco for Flying Bamboos (2012), with French Guy-André Lagesse for The Flip Flop Avenue and The Mighty Giants (2019), with Santhal Salkhan Hansda for Alinja Sadé (2020).
Born in 2000 in the Santhal tribal village of Borotalpada, Jaba (to be pronounced “Joba” in Santhali and Bengali languages) Hansda prefers to be an “actress” and a “contemporary dancer” to anything else, which she is doing since more than fourteen years already. That is to say: the first time she performed, it was in Monsoon Night Dream and she was 7 years old. Apart from Jean-Frédéric Chevallier (Per Ruptam Silvam, Bachchader Experimentum, If Each Day I Love You More One Day Will I Explode?, Essay on Seasonal Variation in Santhal Society, Try Me Under Water, জল ই জীবন । La vie dans l’eau, Homemade Theatre, Cooking Stone, #HomemadeJoy, At The Beginning Of Spring Ware Was Over, My Body Is Another Landscape, Untimely Thoughts), Joba Hansda has performed with Japanese Ikue Nakagawa twice (Janumjar Mantjanum and Yuten), Canadian André-Eric Létourneau (Psychogéöhörspiel II), Mexican Héctor Bourges (I saw the world resting within itself) and Karla Rodriguez (Mati Game). In 2021, supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation, she worked alone with Jean-Frédéric Chevallier and Sukla Bar on composing a video-dance on the seashore: Let It Be showcased in Mexico city, Borotalpada village and Calcutta. With the support of French Institut in India, she will be rehearsing with French/Senegalese Choreographer Amala Dianor in December 2022 and February 2023. Meanwhile she is now studying for a bachelor at the local government college.
If, during certain months of the year (when Trimukhi Platform had no activities planed, in Borotalpada or elsewhere), Salkhan Hansda (born in 1997) used to go away to get contracted as daily worker in a far away factory, it was to help financially his parents to finish building their new mud house. But the last time he did it, he got tuberculosis. As now Trimukhi Platform is touring in India with performances and art works, he gets the necessary in a much healthier and happier way. He has specialised in contemporary dance and installation art. As dance performer, he participated in Per Ruptam Silvam, Serendipity, Bachchader Experimentum, Essay on Seasonal Variation in Santhal Society, Try Me Under Water, Janumjar Mantjanum, Yuten, Homemade Theatre, Mati Game, Cooking Stone, #HomemadeJoy, At The Beginning Of Spring Ware Was Over, My Body Is Another Landscape, Mati Game, Untimely Thoughts. Having been greatly stimulated by the workshop that the Dutch artist Ruchama Noorda offered in November 2019 in Borotalpada, Salkhan Hansda designed for the Night of Theatre n°12 his first solo art installation. Made with assemblies of bamboo slices that seemed to be hanging from the sky, the tittle of his piece was Alinja Sadé.
Sukul Hansda was born in 1998 in Borotalpada village. Drop out from school, Sukul Hansda specialises in sound art: after collaborating twice with Canadian sound artist André Eric Létourneau (for Atang Daram • Psychogeohorspiel II and Niutèt Ria Saré), he started proposing art sound pieces independently. His first one, Janga Da Saré, was showcased on the occasion of Trimukhi Platform 10 years Anniversary celebration and then, in a longer version, for Night of Theatre n°11. For Night of Theatre n°12, he has been co-designing a new piece with Mexican sound artist Andrés Solis: Alinja Sadé. Sukul was recording and editing from Borotalpada village while Andrés was doing the same from Mexico city and they exchanged using WhatsApp and Wetransfer. In charge of lighting design for all the activities and shows that Trimukhi Platform is organising and coordinating the third repairing process of Trimukhi Cultural Centre, Sukul Hansda is also an active dance-theatre performer: Bachchader Experimentum, Essay on Seasonal Variation in Santhal Society, Try Me Under Water, Homemade Theatre, Cooking Stone, At The Beginning Of Spring Ware Was Over, My Body Is Another Landscape, Untimely Thoughts and Poetry Track 10.
Surujmoni Hansda was born in 2000 in Borotalpada village. After participated briefly in Monsoon Night Dream and as main actress in Guignol’s dol (2012), she was involved in the four years shooting process for the nine tracks film to be projected during Try Me Under Water. She co-directed with Jean-Frédéric Chevallier Essay on Seasonal Variation in Santhal Society. She performed in Bachchader Experimentum, If Each Day I Love You More One Day Will I Explode?, জল ই জীবন । La vie dans l’eau, Homemade Theatre, Cooking Stone, At The Beginning Of Spring Ware Was Over, #HomemadeJoy, My Body Is Another Landscape, Mati Game, Untimely Thoughts and Poetry Track 10. She prefers the choreographies by French Franck Micheletti to the theatre performances by Italian Romeo Castellucci, because, if both are excellent art works, Castellucci’s one bring too much sadness for her taste. Covid-19 confinement brought her joy and pain at the same time. Joys because suddenly, she no longer had to go anywhere and it was very relaxing. Sorrows too because she had planed to enjoy the amenities that government boarding school offers to class 12 students but the student hostel remained close for more than a year. She is now studying for a bachelor at the local government college.
(present and past members)
Budhray Besra was born in 1990 but not in Borotalpada village. If he was finally in charge of the Cultural Center for two years, it was because he felt in love with a girl from Borotalpada (Sumita, cf. above) whose father and sister had participated in Monsoon Night Dream. Bhudray was also a dramaturge and assistant director for Bachchader Experimentum. For Essay on Seasonal Variation in Santhal Society he took care of the biographical researches and for Night of Theatre n°9 • La Nuit des Idées, of the translation in Santhali of the philosophical capsules “what is the art?” and “what is thought? “. He also followed one of the photography workshop and all the training sessions in arts production. He has been giving coaching classes for a living, then cleaning fish in the city, then playing keyboard as a musician for local festivals and events. He loves to write and is happy that ten years ago mobile phones were not yet the norm, so he was able to conquer his wife by writing: “love letters is much better than phone conversations,” he says.
Sumita Besra, born in Borotalpada, is mother of a girl almost as active in Trimukhi Platform as herself. Her father, mother, 2 younger sisters and brother have also been involved in the organisation since a long time. Though Sumita has been helping with cooking for the whole team, cleaning and re-painting Trimukhi Cultural Centre in enumerable occasions, it is only since the second version of জল ই জীবন । La vie dans l’eau that she had been really “on stage”. As a matter of fact, she is an extremely good performer, with both a deep and subtile way to be present. Once her husband gave his authorisation (which took a bit of time, she had to insist on it a lot), she jumped into Trimukhi Platform’s theatre works full heartedly: for the video shooting of Home Made Answers, then for the tour in New Delhi at French Institute in India on the occasion of Night of Idea 2019 and at Ashoka University on the occasion of the book launch of Fabrique de l’art n°3/4. Main actress on Homemade Theatre, first during Night of Theatre 11 and then at Vidyasagar University on another tour, she beautifully learned lines by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, helping to make the translation more evocative and, above all, more concrete, for the Santhal villagers. Her mother is very proud of her.
Chintamoni Hansda celebrated her fifteenth birthday on March 12, 2016 in the middle of a dry rehearsal. Her birthday was part of the programme and she shared her cake with the hundred and fifty spectators present at the event. She had started rather early: in 2008, she already participated in Monsoon Night Dream and in 2012 she danced for I Saw The World Resting Within Itself. She then performed in Bachchader Experimentum, Essay on Seasonal Variation in Santhal Society, Try Me Under Water, Aboard and জল ই জীবন । La vie dans l’eau. She attended three arts training sessions as well as Creature of Flesh & Paper 1 and Light & Sight 3 workshops. She was involved in the organisation of Creatures of Flesh & Paper 2. During Trimukhi Platform’s theatre performances, she has been also responsible for launching sound and video tracks from the Apple computer. She has chosen to specialise on creative writing. For her mid-term personal art project, she opened a literary blog in Bengali. Then she run away to her boyfriend’s house and married.
When Delko Hansda married Kanai, it was his second marriage – the first wife having died as well as all the children. Delko did not die. With a son, three daughters, two sons-in-law and four grandchildren whom she takes great care of, she works non-stop from early morning until late evening. She was already the one who, during the 2008 rehearsals, kept Jean-Frédéric Chevallier’s energies on the top, fuelling him with grilled leaves, meat curry and rice beer. If she is rarely on the “theatrical scene” (Pollir Shabdo Remix x 2 in 2015 and At the Beginning of Spring War Was Over in 2020), she takes part in the welcome dances and rituals during the Nights of Theatre, and, most important, she is active “back stage” weeks before the nightlong festival takes place, managing stewardship, logistics and organising moments of relaxation for the “artists”. She does not appreciate that her children carry her because, almost illiterate (before getting married, she took care of her brothers and sisters instead of going to school), it takes her half an hour and many tries before managing to sign an official document. Because, in addition to being part of the coordination team, she is also a member of the the organisation bureau, and, as such, she often has to sign … To those who ask her why she does all this, she answers : “For my children and because it brings all of us joy!” If, exhausted sometimes, she bursts into tears because comes back to her mind that her son, a great sound artist , dropped out of studies before class 12, Jean-Frédéric Chevallier immediately reassured her: Jean-Luc Godard never studied in a film school…
Dhani Hansda was born in 1999 in Borotalpada. She has participated in the radio manoeuvre Psychogéöhörspiel II, the sound happening If Each Day I Love You More One Day Will I explode?, the theatre performances Essay on Seasonal Variation in Santhal Society and Monsoon Night Dream, as well as the night wandering Try Me Under Water. She was in charge of the lighting for Bachchader Experimentum and জল ই জীবন । La vie dans l’eau dance-theatre-video performances. She attended the Light & Sight 1 and Light & Sight 3 creative photography workshops as well as the training sessions in arts production: Crash Courses 1, Crash Courses 2, Crash Courses 3 and Crash Courses 4. Resisting the temptation to get married too early, she has been producer assistant for Trimukhi Platform events since 2016.
Dulal Hansda was born in 2003, in the village of Borotalpada. He has participated in Bachchader Experimentum, Psychogéöhörspiel II, Niutèt Ria Saré, Essay on Seasonal Variation in Santhal Society, Try Me Under Water, জল ই জীবন । La vie dans l’eau and Homemade Theatre. He took the movement and drawing workshop Creature of Flesh & Paper 1, the photography workshops Light & Sight 2 and Light & Sight 3 as well as all the training sessions the training sessions in arts production: Crash Courses 1, Crash Courses 2, Crash Courses 3 and Crash Courses 4. He was assistant director in 2016-2017 and he is now technician assistant for all the dance-theatre performances, specialised in adjusting the video projector and giving lights on the performers on stage.
Falguni Hansda lives in Borotalpada. A mother of three, she works as a day laborer and cook at the local primary school. She is Vice President of Trimukhi Platform. She participated, as a speaker, at the Preamble Seminar in 2011 and, as an actress, in Monsoon Night Dream in 2008-2009, in Guignol’s dol in 2012, The Thing That Exist When We Are Not There in 2013, Buru Jatra and Going Through This Place Now in 2017, Homemade Theatre in 2019. She took Light & Sight 1 workshop also.
Motilal Hansda is the husband of Falguni. He is the “Parani” of the village, which can be translated as: “responsible of keeping fluid and smooth the relationships between people”. For example, when a woman beats her husband or vice versa, Motilal is the one who takes care of the problem. Or well: when, during theatre rehearsal period, a Santhal ritual must be performed, it is also he who arranges time and / or space for ritual and rehearsal to both take place. He was a musician for Monsoon Night Dream, dancer on The Thing That Exist When We Are Not There, actively participated in the construction of Trimukhi Cultural Centre, followed two of the workshops of photography Light & Sight 1, Light & Sight 2 and took charge of the Santhali introduction to Night of Theatre n°9 • La Nuit des Idées. He is the most knowledgeable and wise man on the coordination team.
Ramjit Hansda was born in 2002, in the village of Borotalpada. He has participated as performer in Bachchader Experimentum, Essay on Seasonal Variation in Santhal Society, Try Me Under Water, Psychogéöhörspiel II, জল ই জীবন । La vie dans l’eau, Homemade Theatre, Mati Game, Cooking Stone and #HomemadeJoy. Part of the technic team for পল্লির শব্দ remix x 2, He attended the workshops Creatures of Flesh & Paper 1 and Light & Sight 3 as well as all the arts training sessions and the Installation Art workshop. He participated in the workshop Creatures of Flesh & Paper 2 as co-organiser. He focuses on contemporary dance, reason why he participated in the two choreographies by Japanese Ikue Nakagawa: Janumjar Mantjanum in Night of Theatre 10 and Yuten in Night of Theatre 11.
Kalicharam Hembrom lives in Borotalpada. Long ago, he married Mado, a that time, a young girl from Borotalpada. Unusually, he stayed in his wife’s village. Since then he is called by all “son-in-law”. He is a responsible and hard worker farmer and sometimes an actor too. He participated in the theatre performances Monsoon Night Dream and Guignol’s dol. In Trimukhi Platform coordination team, he is specially in charge of local administrative matters. He built a big house. In it, the artists from Europe, Asia and South America invited Trimukhi Platform get a room to stay. For each Nights of the Theatre, Kalicharam makes sure that, from sunset to dawn, the whole village is happy and in peace.
Gurubari Hembrom is Kalicharam and Mado‘s daughter-in-law. She and her husband (Kalicharam and Mado‘s son) are going nicely together — that is to say they are open, curious, lively and joyful together. Gurubari started to be more seriously involved in the activities during Night of Theatre 10 • La Nuit des Idées, participating in জল ই জীবন । La vie dans l’eau and reading the Bengali translation of two Indian philosophers statements about the notion of “flow of intensity” during a dance act by a Japanese choreographer… Then she continued with Home Made Theatre and it seems she will never stop. For Jean-Frédéric’s 45 years birthday she had the good idea of offering him an orange teeshirt.
Chandrai Murmu was born in 1990 in a Banthal village, but not Borotalpada, another one, located 200 kilometres southwest of Kolkata. A turbulent teenager, relentless against the smallest injustices, he managed to barely pass class 10 exam and then obtained a diploma of craftsman. He is often employed as a skilled laborer in factories or as a day laborer in the fields. He has been coordinator of Trimukhi Cultural Centre. In fact, it was his responsibility to organize the repair work of Trimukhi Cultural Centre after the passage of Hurricane Phaulin in 2013. He participated as a performer in I Saw The World Resting Within Itself (2012) by Mexican the director Hector Bourges and, with Jean-Frédéric Chevallier, in The Thing That Exist When We Are Not There (2013) and Per Ruptam Silvam (2014). He provided technical supervision for Night of Theatre 6, Night of Theatre 7 and Night of Theatre 8. During Night of Theatre n°9 • La Nuit des Idées, he was the technical assistant of Spanish choreographer Cuqui Jerez for Going Through This Place Now and Canadian sound artist André Eric Létourneau for Psychogéöhörspiel II. He followed the first Light & Sight photography workshop with Mexican artist Alejandro Orozco and three of the training sessions in arts production.
Chamru Soren was once a teaching assistant in Borotalpada, a musician (traditional harmonium, Santhal drums) and an actor (for the Santhal drama competitions that at that time were happening often), while remaining a part-time farmer. Since he married in 2009, he opened shop: he runs an oil stand in the surrounding markets. But before falling into commercial preoccupations, he was able to participate in Monsoon Night Dream, I Saw The World Resting Within Itself, at the first filming sessions of the video art that would ultimately give rise to Try Me Under Water, and contribute, through his volunteer work and knowledge to carve the earthen walls during the construction of Trimukhi Cultural Centre. Important to remember also: he was one of those, if not the one who first asked Jean-Frédéric Chevallier this question: “why not to build a cultural center?” His wife Sunita was able to follow the first photography Light & Sight 1. Both Sunita (as a dancer) and Chamru (as a musician) participated in Buru Jatra during Night of Theatre n°9 • La Nuit des Idées.
Girish Soren is from the Santhal village of Anlakara. He graduated in Arts and in Santhali. He was assistant to Jean-Frédéric Chevallier and Sukla Bar from 2008 to 2012, especially for Monsoon Night Dream, in Borotalpada and at Jadavpur University and EZCC in Kolkata, and for Guignol’s dol, showcased during Night of Theatre 5. He participated actively in the construction of Trimukhi Cultural Centre. He also was the anchor man for Night of Theatre 5, 6 and 10. He participated in the photography workshops Light & Sight 1 and Light & Sight 2. He has since got a government job as a rural policeman. He became father and asked Jean-Frédéric and Sukla to give name to the newborn. He continues to advise, with relevance and application, the coordination team.
Pini Soren was born in 2004 in Borotalpada village. If she is the youngest one in the team, she has nevertheless already participated in plenty of performances shows produced by Trimukhi Platform. The first was The Thing That Exists When We Are Not There by Mexican theatre director Hector Bourges, and then: The Thing That Exists When We Aren’t There, Per Ruptam Silvam, Bachchader Experimentum, Essay on Seasonal Variation in Santhal Society, Try Me Under Water and জল ই জীবন । La vie dans l’eau. She took also two workshops (and Light & Sight 3), participated in a film and actively followed the four crash course training sessions on arts. In fact she was who motivated the other girls to participate in these sessions. Actress committed, with a presence of rare subtlety, she intends to work all her life on the stage.
Sumi Soren is Pini‘s elder sister. She participated in Tierra Roja during Night of Theatre 6, Bachchader Experimentum during Night of Theatre 8 and then in Kolkata, and in the dry rehearsals of Essay on Seasonal Variation in Santhal Society. Still, as her father became ill, and his elder brother was not too focused that much on working hard, she had to employed herself as a daily worker in a small local factory in order to help her family and, above all, to allow Pini to continue her actress adventure on stage. Recently Sumi run away to her boyfriend’s home which means, following Santhal tradition, that she married him. Her now husband’s family is nice, said her little sister Pini.
A total of eighteen families from Borotalpada and surrounding Santhal villages are members of Trimukhi Platform and, as such, take part in the organisation of the activities as well as in the decisions regarding which activities to organise: Bhudray & Sumita Besra, Jean-Frédéric et Sukla Chevallier, Delko & Kanai Hansda, Falguni & Motilal Hansda, Ganesh & Maloti Hansda, Parboti Hansda, Sita & Rotikanto Hansda, Kalicharam & Mado Hembrom, Sombari & Jogeswar Hansda, Tibru & Panmoni Murmu, Bosanto Soren, Chamru & Sunita Soren, Mulukchand & Monica Hansda, Panmoni & Phothoram Hansda, Chita Hansda, Subol & Fulmoni Soren, Ramchandro & Sunia Soren
COLLABORATORS AND GUESTS SINCE 2008
Aopala Banerjee dancer India
Tania Barberán linguist and photographer Mexico
Gwenael Barraud professor of literature France
Somasree Basu ecologist India
Florence Bougnoux architect France
Hector Bourges theatre director Mexico
Nathali Buenaventura visual artist Colombia
Barbara Cassin philosopher and member of Académie Française France
Abraham Calvachi sound artist Ecuador
Virginie Corteval consul general France
Samantak Das professor of comparative literature India
Bertha Diaz essayist Ecuador
Sandra Gomez choreographer Mexico, Colombia
Élodie Guignard photographer France
Marc Hatzfeld anthropologist France
Vikram Iyengar choreographer India
Léo Jalais social worker France, India
Cuqui Jerez choreographer Spain
Anjum Katyal museographer and editor India
Dimple Kaur dancer India
Guy André Lagesse visual artist France, South Africa
Damayanti Lahiri pedagogue India
Fui Lee Luk translator and novelist Australia, France
André Éric Létourneau sound artist Canada
Arup Mahato choreographer India
David Mangin architect France
Patrice Maniglier philosopher France
Ikue Nakagawa choreographer Japan, Belgium
Julien Nénault essayist and photographer France
Agathe Nieto ethno-filmmaker France
Ruchama Noorda visual and performance artist The Netherlands
Alejandro Orozco visual artist Mexico
Paola Ospina actress Colombia
Karla Rodriguez scenographer Mexico
Lorena Rojas dancer Mexico
Sunandan Roy Chowdhury publisher India
Andrés Solis sound artist Mexico
Rogelio Sosa sound artist Mexico
Damien Syed consul general France
Beatriz Vaca Domínguez economist of development Mexico
Antonio Zuñiga play writer Mexico