Filmed and edited by Malcolm Fu. Questions by Adeline Loh. Music by Bensound.
A Conversation with Off Stage Artists!
An introduction to the creation of the local artists’ works in Off Stage.
Off Stage is a no-holds-barred, intimate studio showcase of new works-in-progress by local and regional dance artists.
Shifting the focus away from the finished product, Off Stage invites you to share in the artists’ creative journeys and to respond and critique their works in a session of performances and live discussion.You’ll also get to exchange views with international festival directors and programmers in attendance.
Watch H A S E R by local choreographer Syimah Sabtu, as she challenges societal norms and the co- existence of femininity and masculinity.
A Singaporean dance artist with the Hofesh Shechter Company, Zunnur Zhafirah’s introspective work, Luna(s), reflects upon intimacy and the process of transcending the ego, through the tantra method of soul gazing.
Michelle Lim, the first Singaporean dancer at The Juilliard School, presents
H O M E S I C K, an exploration of displacement, identity and belonging.
H A S E R by Syimah Sabtu
with Syarifuddin Sahari and Jonit On
H A S E R explores the various elements nested in the body, such as gender and sexuality. Challenging societal norms and the co-existence of femininity and masculinity, H A S E R speaks a lot about what happens to the body internally and externally.
H A S E R by Syimah Sabtu. Rehearsal. Photo by Malcolm Fu
Luna(s). Rehearsal. Photo by Malcolm Fu
Luna(s) by Zunnur Zhafirah
with Lyn Hanis and Chloe Chotrani
Zunnur Zhafirah’s introspective work, Luna(s), reflects upon intimacy and the process of transcending the ego, through the tantric method of soul gazing.
H O M E S I C K by Michelle Lim
with Maybelle Lek and Charlene Clyde
H O M E S I C K aims to explore the idea of home and where we derive that sense of belonging. By tapping into my collaborators’ experiences, the piece looks to establish familiar spaces, challenging them, reconfiguring them, and seeing how the individual navigates these.
H O M E S I C K. Rehearsal. Photo by Malcolm Fu
Sila. Photo by Made Dhana
Sila by Moh Hariyanto
Moh Hariyanto explores his ritual culture that connects the body with God.