RE/PLAY Dance Edit by Offsite Dance Project
International Presentation 17 – 20 Feb 2016 72-13
Junnosuke TADA, a renowned Japanese theatre maker, created Re/Play in 2011 for his dance company, Tokyo Deathlock. It explores the intent and meaning of re-production through bodily repetition of physical movement. As a re-making of a theatrical production, the Singapore version sees TADA working with eight Singaporean and Japanese contemporary dancer-choreographers. Using pop music, the performers dance until they collapse in exhaustion – and then they get up and do it again, each choreographer-dancer taking a turn at their own approach to the project. In their collaboration with TADA’s direction, the very foundation and meaning of dance is undermined, theatre as a format is subverted, and a truly fresh perspective on dance and performance groups.
This is the first time TheatreWorks (Singapore) is collaborating with Offsite Dance Project for an international collaboration that takes the creative energies of Japan’s and Singapore’s new wave performance artists. RE /PLAY Dance Edit also celebrates the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Singapore.
Performance Tour of Between Consciousness to the South East District
Feb – Mar 2016
The presentation of the winning play is part of TheatreWorks Writing & Community in partnership with the South East Community Development Council to nurture and develop new playwrights from the community. Writing & Community is a holistic, unique writing programme that serves the community through harnessing individual talents and creatives.
This year, TheatreWorks Writing & Community presents Performance Tour of winning play from 24 Hour Playwriting Competition 2015. Written by Isaac Lim, Between Consciousness is the winning play of our 18th Annual TheatreWorks’ 24-Hour Playwriting Competition in 2015, Open Category.
A father struggles with his autistic child and people’s ignorance.
A man fights with depression, and his dream of becoming a doctor.
People all have voices in our heads, and we do crazy things to reach our goals and aspirations. But we still have a stigma associated with mental illness, why?
Stay tuned to the Writing & Community blog for updates on the performance tour.
GALA by Jérôme Bel
6 – 8 Oct 2016 Victoria Theatre
Conceptual choreographer Jérôme Bel’s latest work, Gala, will feature 20 or so amateurs (with a few professionals among them) from Singapore and will show them stumbling through ballet steps, a waltz or a moonwalk. Men, women and children ranging in body types and ability (and disability) will perform self-choreographed solos, which the others attempt to replicate behind them.
Bel applies a democratic theory to dance ie. to undercut the traditional difference between professionals and amateurs. Gala in TheatreWorks is the Asian premiere.
We look forward to seeing you at these events!