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16 Season

RAW Moves commemorates the beginning of the next 50 years in dance and movement in Singapore with SG 51, which features Singaporean artists near and far, guided by the company's new vision in defining the characteristics of contemporary art practice that shape the future of our creative landscape.

 

We hope to relook, rethink and reconnect with some of these local artists in season 2016.

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pertory Platform (R.e.P)

Repertory Platform explores works by established local and international choreographers, with the intent to inject current movement aesthetics to the local arts community, hence raising the bar for artistry.

Act II - The Messy Middle (2016)

by Foo Yun Ying (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

What does one go through in times of vulnerability, fear, struggle or insecurity? 

 

Inspired by the work of Brené Brown, Act II - The Messy Middle is a collection of situations/scenarios arising out of the independent stories of the performers, recounted through physicalizations of their thoughts, emotions and actions. Here, we are looking at the reckoning and/or rumbling stage of each story, simply put, the “middle” section. 

 

Recognizing and acknowledging their stories in writing during the process, the performers were asked to face up and reckon with their emotions, thoughts and actions that took place in reality and had taken place in their imaginations (by this, I mean the times when we conjure up scenarios of what we think might happen, and how we think we or others might react). Through a series of question and answer, discussions, and trials, we close in on the individual and his/her vulnerabilities, the individual’s place within a group context, and how we can support one another despite various struggles. 

 

Watch it here https://vimeo.com/act2messymiddle

 

 

Date/ Time      17 – 19 March 2016, 8pm

Venue               Goodman Arts Centre, Black Box

 

BOUND (2016)

by Jo-anne Lee (New York/ Singapore)

Synopsis

 

What happens when boundaries are crossed?  

Does it lead to greater freedom or chaos? 

 

BOUND is a movement exploration on the theme of boundaries and how they can restrict, confine and yet also define the body and space. Using elastic ropes in a series of challenging game-like scenarios, the dancers test their physical limits to see what happens when thresholds, both internal and external, are stretched. 

 

Do boundaries set perimeters or parameters? 

 

Watch it here https://vimeo.com/rawmoves/bound

 

 

Date/ Time      17 – 19 March 2016, 8pm

Venue               Goodman Arts Centre, Black Box

 

search & Development

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Research & Development promotes creative investigation through a curated practice, with an emphasis on unveiling creative processes and methodologies through archive and performance.

Sounding Body (2016)

Concept by Dr Joyce Beetuan Koh (Singapore)

Movement Collaborator Ricky Sim (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

The guqin has a wide range of sonorities. Each finger technique produces a unique sonic character.

Imagine the dancer’s body becoming those expressive fingers that pluck and strum the strings: bright sounds, prolonged, scratchy... What new aural and visual synergies might happen?

Through an interactive system, the dancers learn to control the sounds. They have to find ways to express the sound character, eliciting a new vocabulary of movements.

 

Dancers no longer move to the music, but move the music through their movements. 

Watch it here https://vimeo.com/rawmoves/soundingbody

 

Date/ Time      26 - 28 May 2016, 8pm

Venue               Goodman Arts Centre, Black Box

 

RawGr

und

RawGround provides an exclusive opportunity for company artists to explore and expand their creativity within an informal studio showcase setting. It aims to support and encourage the company artists to develop their own individual artistic voices.

In Loving Memory of Me
Concept by Chiew Peishan (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

In Loving Memory of Me is a pseudo-autobiographical performance that explores one’s mortality. 

I am dying.

Inspired by Chong Tze Chien’s Poop!, the work inquires the potential for self-healing through the act of pre-planning one’s own funeral. Can funerals be meaningful for the dead, as much as they are for the living? 

I am dying.

Watch it here https://vimeo.com/rawmoves/rawground-sg51

 

Date/ Time      8-10 and 15-17 September 2016, 8pm

Venue               RAW Moves Studio

 

Unsteady
Concept by Wong Xin Ping (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

What is imagined,

is imagined.

What is real,

is real.

Can what is imagined

be real?

Watch it here https://vimeo.com/rawmoves/rawground-sg51

 

Date/ Time      8-10 and 15-17 September 2016, 8pm

Venue               RAW Moves Studio

 

1:8
Concept by Melyn Chow (Singapore) and Jeryl Lee (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

One in every Eight.

I see myself in this probability.

I see myself in that possibility.

One in every Eight.

Watch it here https://vimeo.com/rawmoves/rawground-sg51

 

Date/ Time      8-10 and 15-17 September 2016, 8pm

Venue               RAW Moves Studio

 

A Swee Way to Fly...
Concept by Matthew Goh (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

T  o  T  h  e  V  a  s  t  S  k  i  e  s  I  S  e  a  r  c  h  …

What is my Identity?

In the somewhere we belong.

Where is home truly

When I can’t stand up no more.

This identity, 

will it shape or weaken me?

 

I  K  e  e  p  S  e  a  r  c  h  i  n  g  …

Watch it here https://vimeo.com/rawmoves/rawground-sg51

 

Date/ Time      8-10 and 15-17 September 2016, 8pm

Venue               RAW Moves Studio

 

Run An

ther Way

Run Another Way is a movement clinic that serves as an open platform for non-dance practitioners in a non conventional theatre setting. It serves to create opportunities for arts practitioners and public who are not engaged in dance professionally to engage in dance making, and aims to enable all who are interested in movement and dance to discover the body in performance, while making movement relatable and meaningful to the everyday life.

On Display
Concept by Chiew Peishan (Singapore) 

In collaboration with Caleb Ming (Singapore)

Synopsis

 

On Display reflects upon what it means to be human. In particular, it explores an individual’s self-consciousness on the public level — the perception of how one is perceived in the eyes of others. It aims to bring forth an awareness of individuals’ differences in the tendency to direct attention toward the self.

On Display is an inquiry on the ‘performance’ of the body through the act of objectification. It is a ‘social event’ that provides a shared time and space for the performer and audience, where roles of the performer and audience are blurred to become interchangeable throughout the durational experience.

Explored through the mediums of photography and movement, On Display invites the audience to reflect upon the self in the eyes of one, amidst that of others. 

Watch it here https://vimeo.com/rawmoves/ondisplay

 

Date/ Time      4&5 November 2016, 1-4pm and 7-10pm
                           6 November 2016, 1-4pm

Venue               Goodman Arts Centre, Multi-purpose Studios 1 & 2 (Containers)

 

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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.