Redefining Movement

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Pacing - The movement of Time

Over time, we have each individually and collectively developed mental and physical schemas to make sense of the world around us. New models of thinking and acting in the world are marked by moments of transition and change. When such shared knowledge arises and creates different perspectives, we reconstruct the pacing of our activities – taking up new positions within the context of biological, ecological, social and technological paradigms.

Each body-mind operates on an inner-time, complete with its own rhythm and pace. Constantly navigating external realities, it reworks and replays past experiences that seek expression, combining it with new input to not only connect and communicate, but also to generate new perspectives. Arguably, the synchronisation of many different paces across individuals give rise to cultures and traditions. But to enter into a new era of growth, we need to recognise our own narratives, examining the pacing of our internal tempo. Only by understanding what gives rise to our authentic selves, can we begin to grieve the losses in this day and age, whilst marking new moments of transition with new rhythms going forward.
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Our programme for children/teens with different abilities, encourages young dancers to discover more about themselves, moving beyond the boundaries of conventional methodology in dance learning through the practice of creative movement.

IN/OUT

Synopsis

In adolescence, arguably a huge aspect of growing up concerns the establishment of one’s identity. As both an individual and social phenomenon, adolescents navigate this process of identity formation by experimenting with possible self- identities, seeking significance in their relationships with others and their place in the world.

But what happens when this process is disrupted and interrupted by the isolating experience of living and schooling in a pandemic? How does both the distancing of oneself from others, and the increasingly enclosed space of home, affect the direction and outcome of their identity development?

Bringing together young movers from diverse abilities and backgrounds, In/Out provides a creative and experimental outlet for A Little RAW (ALR) Company where youths develop and pursue their personal reflections with each other’s assistance. We invite you to witness this evolving and interactive space that promotes expression and connection over shared questions of identity, in a time of disruption and distance.

Co-Directors
Wong Wai Yee and Ricky Sim

Conceptuliser/Performers
Annika Mei Das, Choo Qian Ning, Ellyssa Yeo, Estelle Yeo, Eunice Loh, Gabrielle Chia, Lee En Jie

Facilitators
Matthew Goh, Natasha Fawzi

Date / Time

6 Aug 2022, 7pm | 7 Aug 2022, 1pm & 5pm

Venue

Goodman Arts Centre, Block O, Multi-purpose Studio 1 & 2

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.

Glitch

Synopsis

Time passes, and we cannot help but measure, prepare & make predictions. The seasons change, the planets orbit, and there appears to be order. But we are constantly drawing a circle that is still incomplete. The undrawn parts are only a prediction/suggestion in progress. We are still in the process of drawing that circle. As paradoxical as it sounds, the unknown & immeasurable are so concrete in ways we are still discovering.

In the realm of the personal, my own sense of time appears to be anything but orderly. I make money, I eat & sleep and do my best to bear my responsibilities. I try to keep a schedule, but chaotic elements, both internal and external, never cease to intervene. Yet, all the chaos appears to fit into a larger picture that no one gets to see.

I want to re-evaluate these dichotomies for myself. Systems:chaos, mystery:truth, discipline:improvisation. Using bodies, measurement, and rule-making & randomness, I want to try and see what emerges when we try to invent new rules, draw new shapes.

Creator/Conceptualiser
Wu Jun Han (Singapore)

Dramaturg
Dr Nidya Shanthini Manokara

Movement Collaborator
Ricky Sim

Date / Time

1 to 3 September 2022, 8pm

Venue

Goodman Arts Centre, Block O, Multi-purpose Studio 1 & 2

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.

Stutter

Synopsis

“How has your internal ‘tempo’ changed over the past two years?”
Covid has forced us to adapt to new and unexpected circumstances, resulting in the disruption of pacing within and between people. Consciously or unconsciously we have had to adjust our inner timings and rhythms to fit this uncertainty. As parts of the world stop and start, open up and lock down, the effects continue.

We will conduct sessions exploring how participants’ pacing has changed between three periods of time: pre-Covid, the heaviest lockdowns and now. We hope this project will help the participants, ourselves and anyone watching at a later date acknowledge what we have lost, understand the hidden strains we are under now and open up discussion about how to re-compose and move forward as a community.

Creator/Conceptualiser
Anna Kuroda and David Kirkpatrick (Japan and Australia)

Choreographer
Anna Kuroda

Sound/multimedia
David Kirkpatrick

Dramaturg
Dr Nidya Shanthini Manokara

Date

1 to 3 December 2022

Venue

Goodman Arts Centre, Block O, Multi-purpose Studio 1 & 2

RawGround (RG) promulgates a curated mini-showcase of films that nurtures dialogue through the trajectory of widening our perception of daily life. The short films are conducted by artists and non- practitioners, each reinstating the scope of aesthetics of the everyday.

Rawground: Pacing

Wendy Mack (Singapore)
Lim Ci Xuan (Singapore)
Ashley Ho (Singapore/Netherland)
Rachelle Lee (Singapore)
Ke Yu-Fang (Taiwan)
Teoh Jie Yu (Singapore)
Matthew Goh (Singapore)
Natasha Fawzi (Singapore)

Dramaturg
Dr Nidya Shanthini Manokara

Date

12 to 21 February 2023