The symposium and festival planned for APPAN 2003 seeks to explore and understand the seminal place of the sexes in the arts of these societies, especially in the performance arts of Asia. It will look at the pivotal place of the woman in traditional Asian societies. It will also explore the space given to the male performer and last, but no means the least, it will take an exhaustive look at cross-gender dance, the way the male impersonated the female and the way the female slid into the role of the male. 

"The Sacred & The Profane"

- Male and Female Role in Asian Performance Arts