Filmed by Malcolm Fu. Edited and Produced by Arts Equator. Music edited by Rachel Lum
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.
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?