23 October 2013, Singapore – SoftMachine is a new project by TheatreWorks Associate Artist Choy Ka Fai. The work-in-process will present performances by 3 choreographers from Singapore, Manipur/India and Banyumas/Indonesia who Ka Fai personally observed and studied.
SoftMachine is a dance research project that studies contemporary dance in Asia and the choreographic process of contemporary dance developed over the last decade. It examines what inspires a new series of choreographic experiments and dance creations in Asia.
Since 2012, Ka Fai has travelled to 13 cities to meet and interview Asian dance makers. Through this multi-cultural experience, he has collected an independent archive of video interviews with 80 choreographers, dancers and curators from Singapore, Jakarta, Solo, Yogyakarta, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe Bangalore, Chennai, Manipur, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
The creation of this project has been made possible with the Arts Creation Fund from the National Arts Council, Singapore and with support from TheatreWorks / 72-13.
A full production of SoftMachine will be produced by TheatreWorks in November 2014.
Presenting SoftMachine is part of TheatreWorks’ aim to encourage creative thinking in contemporary dance making and to encourage Singapore’s emerging dance makers to think outside the box of what constitutes dance.
A Work-In-Process Presentation
1 & 2 Nov 2013, 8pm
with an Exhibition on 1 Nov 2013, 7 – 10pm & 2 Nov 2013, 2 – 10pm 72-13
By invitation only.
Please contact TheatreWorks at 67377213 or email@example.com to request for an invitation.