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A performance of double or triple bill, focusing on different movement styles and artistic interpretation, while showcasing the uniqueness of the company's capacity and treatment in works by local and international artists.

Floating Box (2015)

by Chang Chien-Hao (Taiwan)

Synopsis

 

Floating Box is about the mind’s eye on daily life. “What I am seeing through the frame, living with it, challenging it, while discovering the relationship between the individual self and collective selves in space; similar to the pedestrian intersection on a busy street, or the rearrangement of floating furniture in a room that never stays constant...”

 

Watch it here https://vimeo.com/126108164

 

 

Date/ Time      26 – 28 March 2015, 8pm

Venue               Goodman Arts Centre, Black Box

 

SSLD:7 (2015)

by Ebelle Chong (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

SSLD:7 is a study of three neutral positions of the human body within a defined space: that of standing; of sitting; and of lying down. Re- examining the definitions of ‘choreography’ and ‘movement’, the focus of this work is on the three neutral states of the body within a specified space. Realised by four performers, the exploration of the relationships between each state and their surroundings forms the basis of SSLD:7.

 

SSLD:7 is inspired by the choreographer’s 7 years as a stay-at-home mum, hence the number ‘7’ in the title. SSLD was first created as a work-in- progress in 2011 at the choreographic workshop Screw of Thought.

 

Watch it here https://vimeo.com/126108165

 

 

Date/ Time     26 – 28 March 2015, 8pm

Venue              Goodman Arts Centre, Black Box

吃了吗? (Eat With Us) (2014)

by Davit Fitrik (Indonesia)

Synopsis

 

'吃了吗?' is an expression in Mandarin that inquires if one has eaten or it can be a form of greeting. Eating together in a communal setting is a practice that many Asian cultures share, be it the Chinese or Minang of West Sumatra. For the Minangkabau people, they practice the social ritual of 'bajamba' where the whole village will sit down on the floor and eat together for a special occasion. In 吃了吗? (Eat With Us), inspiration is drawn from 'bajamba' as a form of social choreography, exploring the rules and orders regulating people's conduct in this occasion, down to small gestures and subtle movements such as how one should sit or behave in the presence of the elders who orchestrate the minutiae of the whole social set-up.

 

Watch it here https://vimeo.com/93965003

 

 

Date/ Time      27 – 29 March 2014, 8pm

Venue               Goodman Arts Centre, Black Box

Peeling Us (2014)

by Chiew Peishan (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

Peeling Us is inspired by Irwin Altman and Dalmas Taylor's social penetration theory, where human behaviour draws comparison to an onion. The theory proposes the act of communicating information about oneself as fundamental to the formation of a relationship, while the closeness of the relationship is dependent on the nature of information disclosed. The work centres on the performers developing a more intimate interpersonal relationship with the audience through a series of self-disclosures. 

 

Watch it here https://vimeo.com/93760917

 

 

Date/ Time      27 – 29 March 2014, 8pm

Venue               Goodman Arts Centre, Black Box

S.P.E.A.K.I.N.G (2013)

by Neo Hong Chin (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

What kind of relationships do you have? How do you communicate and 'mind' these relationships? "In this movement of art, I am going to look into the inmost being — the soul, on how individuals view relationships and their ways of minding a relationship. These will then be translated and transposed into movements, which are in turn read and 'minded'." Neo Hong Chin

 

Date/Time      29 March 2013, 8pm; 30 March 2013, 3pm and 8pm

Venue              Goodman Arts Centre, Black Box

 

Tease (2013)

by Ricky Sim (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

A play of words juxtaposed with images and ideas. A play-off depicting the resilience of a "Self" set against an unruly, seemingly random progression of events. Literally beginning at the end, the work begins with a lone and aging artist who attempts to bring about creative order to the multiplicity of his experiences.

 

 

Date/Time      29 March 2013, 8pm; 30 March 2013, 3pm and 8pm

Venue              Goodman Arts Centre, Black Box

 

Helix (2013)

by Foo Yun Ying (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

Spiraling. Intertwining. Connecting.

 

Date/Time      29 March 2013, 8pm; 30 March 2013, 3pm and 8pm

Venue              Goodman Arts Centre, Black Box

 

search & Development

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An experimental platform that puts creative investigation as its centre, whilst making new dances for the new moment that takes no one form or mode, through the manipulation of movement, media, technology and conceptual frameworks.

The Fleeting Moment (2015)

by Teresa Ranieri (Italy)

Synopsis

 

The Fleeting Moment is a journey into the recesses of our emotional and mental landscapes. Each moment that has ever been, that is taking place now and that ever will be, vanishes and is lost the very instant it appears.

 

Life is a collection of these fleeting moments. Yet, these moments however leave behind more than just ephemeral impressions: this assemblage of instances is what defines our existence. It is a wild carousel of feelings and emotions. How can we find balance within ourselves along this turbulent journey?

 

Watch it here https://vimeo.com/145947762

 

 

Date/ Time     5 – 7 November 2015, 8pm

Venue              Goodman Arts Centre, Black Box

FREE (2014)

by Ricky Sim (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

FREE — the ability to act freely, not limited or controlled, cost nothing, not busy, not attached, self-ruling, open and honest…
 

An allegorical theme that provides a spring to question deeper, its real existence for me, whilst exploring the creative process with the performers on the significance of ‘free’.


"...There is almost an engineered gap between these embodiments of myself. Hence, doubting at times, on the free will or freedom in fulfilling one’s level of realization based on individual choices..." Ricky Sim


My interest throughout the investigation is on the course of change, when circumstances happen during rehearsal while viewed from different perspectives — the performer and the audience.

 

Watch it here http://vimeo.com/101783352 

 

 

Date/Time      3 – 5 July 2014, 8pm

Venue              Goodman Arts Centre, Black Box

 

Optical Appetite (2013)

by Richard Causer (UK/ Australia)

Synopsis

 

A cover up... necessary or not? Afer all no matter how many layers we use, the truth will always reside beneath. Optical Appetite explores our needs for more than we can handle.

 

In this world, we always want more than we can chew, more than our bodies can handle and more than our minds can bear. We are a curious greedy and easily tempted species, who always devours more than necessary.

 

But why is it that we don't admit to our over consumption? Why do we all bury our true selves under layers and layers of false disguise?

 

Co-presented by NUS Centre for the Arts, ExxonMobil Campus Concerts

 

Date/Time      28 August 2013, 8pm

Venue              NUS University Cultural Centre, Theatre

AUTOPUS Project (2012)

by Zhuo Zihao (Singapore) and Ricky Sim (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

A collaborative project between Ricky Sim (Choreographer), Zhuo Zihao (Co-choreographer), Teow Yue Han (Media Artist) and Ho Wen Yang (Sound Designer), AUTOPUS Project makes a study into the interactions between the conscious mind and the physical self. We delve into the human potential to determine the extent to which we can handle the complexity and the demands of the world surrounding us. We put to test the human capacity to respond to multiple stimuli from the external environment, be it real or virtual. Looking at this subject from a physical perspective, we challenge the body to express different qualities of movement simultaneously. This research work does not seek to advocate or discourage multi-tasking. Rather, it seeks to explore the limits of our capacity to stretch time by investigating daily activities from differing perspectives — mind versus body in an individual, body versus another body or the body and elements in the external physical environment. We aspire to reinvent movement vocabulary through the complexity of multitasking, hence developing and being inspired to the creation of original articulation of the physical self.

 

Date/Time      13 July 2012, 8pm; 14 July 2012, 3pm and 8pm

Venue              Goodman Arts Centre, Black Box

ther Way

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Run Another Way is a choreographic clinic for budding dance-makers, where space is provided to play and build the skills to communicate, reflect and be true to an idea, through a mentored creation process.

48:00 (2015)

Synopsis

 

Part of RAW Moves’ continuing investigation into various aspects of human behaviour and how this is manifested in the body daily, 48:00 examines the phrase “creature of habits” within a time frame of 48 hours. It comprises a continuous series of 48 one-hour segments that will see various performers engaged in a different actions or activities throughout day and night within a confined space. 

 

48:00 is an inquiry on how the human body thinks, acts and reacts during the different time periods of the day. It looks at what specific time periods mean to different individuals, and as such, how and which parts of the body is/are being used during these time periods.

 

Artists: Liu Wen-Chun, Sheriden Newman, Sherry Tay, Sufri Juwahir, Melissa Quek, Chiew Peishan, Germaine Cheng, Kong Wei Jie, Lai Weivien, Matthew Goh, Melyn Chow and Neo Hong Chin

 

Watch it here https://vimeo.com/135359697

 

 

Date/ Time      From 17 July 12pm to 19 July 12pm

Venue               DECK

sound x movement (2014)

music programming by Ho Wen Yang (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

sound x movement is an invitation for the audience to move about and play in the space. The technology presented here, is a refined version of a research, first explored in Loop Theory, which was awarded The Substation Performing Arts Open Call 2011.

 

Watch it here http://vimeo.com/113843180

 

 

Date/ Time      30 & 31 October 2014, 8pm; 1 November 2014, 3pm and 8pm

Venue               artspace@222

 

time x space (2014)

mix media installation by Sheila Chow (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

time x space is an invitation for the audience to take time in the space to consider this: Life’s greatest question is to question life. Many people work very hard to avoid dealing with these questions.

 

Watch it here http://vimeo.com/113843180

 

 

Date/ Time      30 & 31 October 2014, 8pm; 1 November 2014, 3pm and 8pm

Venue               artspace@222

 

Re: time x space (2014)

by Melyn Chow (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

A movement exploration drawing from the experiential impressions of the mix media installation, time x space.

 

Watch it here http://vimeo.com/113843180

 

 

Date/ Time      30 & 31 October 2014, 8pm; 1 November 2014, 3pm and 8pm

Venue               artspace@222

 

Perspective (2014)

by Heather Ou (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

There is wonder in everything. We may look at the same things, but not see or understand them in the same way. 

 

Watch it here http://vimeo.com/113843180

 

 

Date/ Time      30 & 31 October 2014, 8pm; 1 November 2014, 3pm and 8pm

Venue               artspace@222

 

The Turn (2014)

by Matthew Goh (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

A collective experience of loss we seek to understand through a Turn.

 

Watch it here http://vimeo.com/113843180

 

 

Date/ Time      30 & 31 October 2014, 8pm; 1 November 2014, 3pm and 8pm

Venue               artspace@222

 

Getting to know you...We are... ... (2013)

by Leia Ang (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

‘ This piece is my process to get to know the dancers. As the dancers reveal themselves to the audience and I in this process, we acknowledge each other’s similarities and differences, while working together to create something that makes us unique individuals who are indispensible. ’

 

Date/ Time      13 & 14 December 2013, 8pm

Venue               Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Studio Theatre

 

 

As WE Repeat (2013)

by Matthew Goh (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

WE can eat

WE can sleep

WE can wash our feet

Who are WE?

 

Date/ Time      13 & 14 December 2013, 8pm

Venue               Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Studio Theatre

 

 

Emotion-Less (2013)

by Tan Xue Ying (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

The overwhelming emotion - to accept it or to run away? How do we handle and how will we become?

 

Date/ Time      13 & 14 December 2013, 8pm

Venue               Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Studio Theatre

 

 

6pm. A Decision (2013)

by Chiew Peishan (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

A dialogic exploration on film that began with the association of Rice as Family;

Created in February 2012, London - the first time being far away from home for an extended length of time  

 

Date/ Time      13 & 14 December 2013, 8pm

Venue               Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Studio Theatre

 

 

Hither.to (2013)

by Lua Jie Ling (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

be.fore here.after

 

Date/ Time      13 & 14 December 2013, 8pm

Venue               Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Studio Theatre

 

 

© 2018 by RAW Moves. Designed by Rachel Chong.

Established in 2011, RAW Moves is an experimental contemporary dance company, which focuses its establishment, connection and direction of work with the spirit of inquiry.