International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Postponement of the 6th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia


New Dates : 29 July - 5 August 2021

The PASEA 2021 Local Arrangements Committee (LAC) and the PASEA Executive Committee (EC) express their concern as the coronavirus continues to spread, causing challenges regarding health, travel plans as well as financial matters. 

With great concern for member safety, potential difficulties with local and international travel and other issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the LAC and the EC have decided to postpone the 2020 Symposium (originally scheduled for late July-early August 2020) to 29 July - 5 August 2021. The new host for the 6th Symposium will be the Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan. The symposium format will be entirely virtual with no face-to-face sessions due to the ongoing pandemic. For updates and the latest symposium program and abstracts, please visit:

Best regards, we hope all stay safe and stay well during these difficult times.

PASEA 2021 Local Arrangements Committee