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REPOST: What’s in a Name? DiverCity at M1 CONTACT Festival

By June 26, 2019 No Comments
Filmed by Malcolm Fu. Edited and Produced by Arts Equator. Music edited by Rachel Lum

Repost from Arts Equator

What’s In A Name? DiverCity at M1 CONTACT Festival

Written by Nabilah Said from Arts Equator

The M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival returns this year for its 10th edition with 20 shows and over 30 classes and workshops. Returning platform DiverCity, which in past years was combined with M1 Open Stage, stands on its own this year with three new creations by up-and-coming Singaporean dance artists: NAMUH by Amelia Chong; Disappearing Act by Adele Goh (in collaboration with Germaine Cheng); and DBL.TAP by Edwin Wee and Rachel Lum.

ArtsEquator goes behind the scenes with the artists to unpack the meanings of the names of these bold, energetic and dynamic works.

DiverCity takes place on 3 and 4 July at the Esplanade Annexe Studio.

DiverCity | 3 & 4 July | 8pm | $25 / $18* / $10^

Esplanade Annexe Studio

*Concession tickets ^ Standing Mezzanine

Disappearing Act by Adele Goh

in collaboration with Germaine Cheng

This work was developed based on the idea of “embodiment”, and explores the hidden code of the human body. What histories, form or feelings do our bodies carry and what is the value of our body?

Disappearing Act. Rehearsal. Photo by Malcolm Fu
NAMUH. Photo by Kuang Jingkai

NAMUH by Amelia Chong

NAMUH investigates the complexities and strangeness of the human body. Defamiliarising what we know as the human body to explore the endless possibilities of the human form.

DBL.TAP by Edwin Wee and Rachel Lum

DBL.TAP questions the relationship between us, our mobile device, and the perceived self-validation we derive from our social media. Are we still in control of what makes us who we are, or are we lost in a digital fantasy?

DBL.TAP. Rehearsal. Photo by Malcolm Fu
A Summary of June. Photos by Malcolm Fu.
Co.Lab.Asians | Binary – International Artists Showcase | Various Classes and Workshops

Thank you all for joining and supporting us in June!

Next up: An exciting lineup of shows, classes, workshops and talks in July! Hope to see you there!

Join us at our next show, Real Love, on 8 & 9 July, 8PM.

View the full Festival Calendar here!

View the list of July’s Classes & Workshops here!

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