Competition arises naturally between living organisms. Co-existing in the same surrounding, one needs to compete for food, mates, prestige, economies as well as territory, and importantly for a position within a group or social setting. Such a competitive attitude has been colloquially termed as being ‘Kiasu’ 怕输 or ‘Afraid to lose’ in our Singaporean context.
For most, it is fashionable to have that ‘Kiasu’ drive – whether as a form of self-evaluation or in comparison with others. This competitive behavior can serve one on multiple levels depending on individual preferences and situational relevance. At the same time, for some being ‘Kiasu’ seems to encourage an endless rat race. How useful are these statements when observing expressions of living? How can we find meaning behind these competitive motivations and behaviors?
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.
by Teow Yue Han (Singapore)
Embodying attributes of placeholder names in cryptography, Alice, Bob & Eve is a movement research ‘living laboratory’ hidden in a gallery space, probing how digital technologies choreograph our movement in society. Over a 4 hour durational span, witness how Alice, Bob and Eve accumulate and analyse forms of data, their identities entangled in an apparatus of interfaces and sensors, all while mediating between humanising machines and coding humans.
Each 30-minute unique research event began at 5:00pm, 6:15pm and 7:30pm daily. Each ticket entitled audience to multiple entries throughout the 2 days of performances.
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/-x_gklgk_K4
22 & 23 February 2019, 4.30pm to 8.30pm
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.
Contemporary dance company, RAW Moves presents Close Company by Alison Currie (Australia), a performance series of three short vignettes that explores the notion of co-dependency by dancers in and around the audience. This up-close dance experience examines power balance and imbalance, emotional closeness, support and resistance… in an intimate space.
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/F6XbBPKc9tk
18 October 2018, 8pm
19 and 20 October 2018, 3pm and 8pm
RawGround provides the opportunity for creators to actively share conceptual ideas through a studio showcase. In offering an insight into each practitioner’s working methodology for their intended work, this set-up also acknowledges our belief that time is of essence in craft making. Through dialogue sessions with the audience, we aim to promote an effective setting for work-in-progress research.
This is a work-in-progress (research) dialogue session, featuring conceptual ideas by Matthew Goh, Stephanie Yoong, Valerie Lim, Vanessa Tan and Lee Wee Siong.
Fragments by Stephanie Rae Yoong
How can I compete against my insecurities to become a stronger version of myself?
Tech Faithfuls by Valerie Lim & Vanessa Tan
Investigating the ritualistic attachment that we have with our phones, we question if technology serves more than just a functional purpose in our lives?
Priceless by Lee Wee Siong
What is the value of a currency note?
Tapping Out by Matthew Goh
Losing: How might one feel and what might be experienced?
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/vEYkFCa-SLQ
4-5 August 2018, 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.
Two subjects look at each other from either side of the arena. Walking on the tight rope of life, they begin to spar in ways they know – face to face and through an interface. One steps forward, the other retreats. In their shared space, both question the tune of this tango – searching for truth in action and security in structure.
Is this a familiar music of our everyday?
Are both subjects interconnected or facets of the same thing?
Watch it here: https://youtu.be/KyfFCwC_nEY
11 – 13 April 2018, 8pm
International expands our unique repertoire of works to a global audience.
Held in Adelaide, Australia from the 25 to 26 October, RAW Moves presented Close Company by Alison Currie. OzAsia Festival is Australia’s leading arts festival that is entirely dedicated to engagement with Asia.
25, 26 October 2018, 6:30pm & 8 pm