Living in an age where everything is gradually becoming digitalised, our perception of the world has changed. For example, the word ‘system’ typically calls to mind computer systems, online systems, digital systems and so on.
Following the Oxford dictionary’s definition, a system is a “set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network; a complex whole”.
Our reality is built upon layers and layers of systems – the legal system, solar system, biological systems, medical systems, behavioural systems, even the sewage systems in our homes. We may be well acquainted with the transport system, and every day we rely on systems of communication such as WhatsApp, email, and conversation etiquette.
When these things are different but are all invoked under the same one word ‘system’, what makes a system a system?
Research & Development (R&D) promotes creative investigation in a curated practice, with an emphasis on unveiling the creative process and methodologies through archiving and performance.
With emerging technologies, a bio-printed heart is now close to reality. With these artificial organs gaining increasingly similar structure and compatibility, a new relationship is generated between humans and their bodies.
Conceptualiser Paul Gong and Movement collaborator Ricky Sim, Artistic Director of RAW Moves, examine the topic of trans-humanism, bodily integrity and the social-ethical implications of artificial organs.
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/WKWYeNHx3DI
19 September 2019, 8pm
20 & 21 September 2019, 3pm & 8pm
Run Another Way (RUN) is a movement clinic that functions as an unconventional work in an unusual theatre setting. It serves to create opportunities for the public to engage, participate and interact in the dance-making.
A call with no one on the other line.
An accidental call you didn’t mean to make.
Wrongly addressed letters.
Ghost Call explores the idea behind one-sided communication and its effects on a person. With technology making it so easy for humans to connect, what does it mean when that connection is broken?
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/N0GX9fkPR7U
16 May 2019, 8pm
17 & 18 May 2019, 3pm & 8pm
Repertory Platform (R.e.P) explores full-length works by established local and international choreographers, with the intent to inject current movement aesthetics into the local arts community, thereby raising the bar for artistry.
Subtle Downtempo No is a collaborative performance by Murasaki Penguin (Australia/Japan) and RAW Moves (Singapore). Through dance, sound, light and the flow of time we share the experience of being an outlier that just won’t, or can’t sit on curve.
With choreography led by Anna Kuroda and sound & visuals led by David Kirkpatrick, Subtle Downtempo No aims to connect on a subconscious level, reflecting on moments where we have been affected by systems greater than ourselves.
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/19cN6fAlvNE
25 July 2019, 8pm
26 & 27 July 2019, 3pm & 8pm
International expands our unique repertoire of works to a global audience.
RAW Moves was invited to showcase an excerpt of Being, and Organs at Center for Innovation, Taipei. This international collaboration between RAW Moves and Paul Gong allowed audiences to gain valuable insight to the topic of transhumanism, bodily integrity and social-ethical implications of artificial organs.
13 October 2019, 2pm