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Choreography: Designing Space and Time – Artist Talk Happening Tonight!

In conjunction with TheatreWorks’ upcoming production in late July, The Roundest Circle, we also organised a talk  on contemporary dance!

Tuesday 11 July 2017, 8pm @ 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road!

The talk will be conducted by independent dance artist Lee Mun Wai, who was one of the founding members of T.H.E Dance Company (2008 – 2015). It has been Mun Wai’s current interest in his own practice to think about choreography and the body in expanded ways.

Using the fundamentals of dance making and choreography – designing / ordering / arranging bodies in space and time – Mun Wai will discuss Associate Artist Eng Kai Er’s choreographic process in general, and with respect to The Roundest Circle.

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Choreography is more than just the aesthetic arrangement of bodies. It can be a process that reflects many aspects of our society as well. What do you think?


Choreography: Designing Space and Time

Date: Tue, 11 July 2017
Time: 8pm
Free Admission. Register by emailing ezzat@theatreworks.org.sg

Don’t miss your chance to join Lee Mun Wai in his talk on contemporary dance in Singapore! Come share your experiences and thoughts too!

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Come speak with Associate Artist Eng Kai Er tomorrow!

As you probably would have seen from our Facebook Page, we will be starting off our 2017 season with an engaging artist talk by Eng Kai Er – our very own Associate Artist!

‘A Conversation with Eng Kai Er’ will be happening tomorrow, 5 April 2017, 8pm at 72-13, Mohamed Sultan Road. Admission is free, but for a hassle-free registration do reserve your seats by emailing ezzat@theatreworks.org.sg  or you could also just walk in tomorrow too!

More on the talk – Kai will be sharing on her latest venture in running a performing arts studio – Make It Share It (MISI). Other than discussing MISI’s programmes from a personal perspective, Kai will also be expressing her love and thinking of body-based communication, performance, and labour; as well as her thoughts of exclusion/inclusion in the performing arts, and the conditions of the current arts ecosystem.

Here’s a little sneak peak on what Kai will be presenting tomorrow!

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What are your thoughts on this?

 

Don’t miss out on this session as Eng Kai Er highlights the parallels and contradictions between performance-making and running a studio.

Come broaden and share your perspectives with us on Kai’s talk tomorrow!



This talk is organised as part of Eng Kai Er’s Associateship with TheatreWorks – a platform to nurture and build the creative capacity of performance makers.

TheatreWorks’ kicks off its main season with Associate Artist Eng Kai Er

In April, TheatreWorks Associate Artist, Eng Kai Er kicks off our main season with two programmes as part of her Associateship!

First up — A Conversation with Eng Kai Er On 5 April. Kai will share about her latest venture, running a performing arts studio — Make It Share It (MISI).

In this session, Kai will discuss MISI’s programmes from a personal perspective; expressing her love and thinking of body-based communication, performance, and labour; and also her thoughts of inclusion/exclusion in the performing arts and the conditions of the current arts ecosystem.

Join us for this engaging talk as Kai highlights the parallels and contradictions between performance-making and running a studio.

Then join us once again on 21 & 22 April for The Roundest Circle. Developed in collaboration by Eng Kari Er with dance artists Faye Lim and Felicia Lim. See what they have been exploring since January to April and share with them what you think during the post-show dialogue!

A Conversation by Eng Kai Er
Date: 5 April 2017
Time: 8pm
Venue: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007

The Roundest Circle
Date: 21 & 22 April 2017
Time: 8pm
Venue: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007

Free Admission
Reserve your seats by emailing ezzat@theatreworks.org.sg


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What’s happening this week at 72-13?! (29 June- 4 July)

“The Imagination of The Future” by Chilean theatre company Teatro La Re-sentida came to a close last Saturday at 72-13 with all its shows well received by the audience. Corrie Tan from The Straits Times described the production as a pummeling performance that tore down boundaries and political emblems.

If you have yet to attend any of The O.P.E.N (Open, Participate, Engage, Negotiate) events, this week will be your last opportunity to do so! Here is this week’s events, with a focus on dance and Asian movement styles underscored with a strong personal response from the participating artists.

The O.P.E.N is a prelude to the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) 2015 that runs from the 6 August to 19 September 2015. 72-13 is the Venue and Equipment partner of the SIFA 2015.

For more information on any of The O.P.E.N’s programmes, do visit The O.P.E.N website.


Dance Marathon- Open With A Punk Spirit! Reflections on Contemporary Dance and Archives

“Dance Marathon- Open With A Punk Spirit! Reflections on Contemporary Dance and Archives”: by Muto Daisuke and Nanako Nakajima

29 June (Monday) (Muto Daisuke), 30 June (Tuesday) (Nanako Nakajima) | 7:30PM

72-13

1h30min

FREE admission with The O.P.E.N. Pass, limited single entry tickets available at the door

Click here to get your The O.P.E.N Pass

Click here to register for the event
Join two experts in the field of Japanese dance, as they examine the thinking and methods behind Dance Marathon – OPEN WITH A PUNK SPIRIT!, the thrilling 16-day dance festival within Singapore International Festival of Arts 2015. A unique feature of the festival is the creation by seven renowned contemporary Japanese dance-makers of an archive box – a collection of the key elements that went into the choreography of their individual dances. Six creators of new dance from Asia will then craft presentations in response to these archive boxes. These archive boxes will be passed on to seven dance-makers from the Asia Pacific, who will create new presentations inspired by the contents of these ordinary yet mysterious boxes.


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“Nagarika”: by Jayachandran Palazhy

Opens 1 July (Wednesday) | 7PM- 10PM

2 July (Thursday) through 4 July (Saturday) | 12NOON- 10PM

72-13

FREE admission with The O.P.E.N. Pass, limited single entry tickets available at the door

Click here to get your The O.P.E.N Pass

Click here to register for the event

Over centuries, Indian movement arts have been transmitted exclusively from teachers to disciples through years of training. How do we marry innovation with tradition, augmented reality with Indian classical dance, in a way that also respects the strength and beauty of customs?

Derived from the Sanskrit word for ‘a civilisational dimension’, NAGARIKA documents the concepts of body and the movement principles of classical Indian dance Bharatanatyam and Indian martial art Kalaripayattu. Through NAGARIKA, Palazhy has developed a springboard for young professionals to create new movement ideas, a historic first in an arena which had hitherto relied solely on long apprenticeships for skills transmission.

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Artist Talk: by Jayachandran Palazhy

1 July (Wednesday) | 7:30PM

72-13

1h30min

There will also be an artist talk by Jayachandran Palazhy who is the founder and the artistic director of Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts. Palazhy is an international dancer and choreographer at the forefront of the contemporary Indian movement arts scene.


“Frenemies”- by Navtej Johar

“Frenemies”: by Navtej Johar

2 July- 4 July (Thursday- Saturday) | 8PM

72-13

1h, no intermission

Tickets are $35 with a 10% discount for students, NSFs and seniors aged 55 and above

Click here to book your tickets.

Watch the trailer of the production.

Performed by Navtej Johar and Lokesh Bharadwaj, Frenemies is about the search for song, and the tug-of-war between love and hate, within the confines of the physical body. The work is created and performed through exploring the context of Bharatanatyam amongst temple dancers and courtesans in India.

This sensuous performance is based loosely on the sinister plot of French dramatist Jean Genet’s “The Maids”, in which two domestic servants conduct sadomasochistic role-playing rituals while their mistress is away. Frenemies is about a lick, a bite, a jab, a sting, a sigh and a song, all rolled into one!

Artist Talk: by Navtej Johar

4 July | 12NOON

72-13

1h30min

Navtej Johar is a multi- talented artist whose choreographic work draws on the varied movement vocabularies of yoga, Bharatanatyam and physical theatre. Johar will talk about challenging the boundaries between the traditional and the contemporary in class, gender and culture in his bold and dazzling works.