19 Season

System (2019/20)


Living in an age where everything is gradually becoming digitalised, our perception of the world has changed. For example, the word ‘system’ typically calls to mind computer systems, online systems, digital systems and so on.

Following the Oxford dictionary’s definition, a system is a “set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network; a complex whole”.

Our reality is built upon layers and layers of systems – the legal system, solar system, biological systems, medical systems, behavioural systems, even the sewage systems in our homes. We may be well acquainted with the transport system, and every day we rely on systems of communication such as WhatsApp, email, and conversation etiquette.

When these things are different but are all invoked under the same one word ‘system’, what makes a system a system?  


W Radix


With the paradigm of creating unique, interdisciplinary and experimentational works, the platforms of RAW Radix form the bedrock of RAW Moves.

Run An

ther Way 

Run Another Way (RUN) features a movement clinic that functions as an 'open concept' work in a non-conventional theatre setting. It serves to create opportunities for the public to engage, participate and interact in the dance-making.

Ghost Call (2019)

by Nabilah Said (Singapore)


A call with no one on the other line. 
An accidental call you didn't mean to make. 
Wrongly addressed letters. 

Ghost Call explores the idea behind one-sided communication and its effects on a person. With technology making it so easy for humans to connect, what does it mean when that connection is broken?


Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/rawmoves/ghostcall2019


Date/Time      16 May 2019, 8pm

                          17 & 18 May 2019, 3pm & 8pm

Venue              Goodman Arts Centre

                          Block O, Multi-Purpose Studio 1 & 2


pertory Platform 

Repertory Platform (R.e.P) explores full-length works by established local and international choreographers, with the intent to inject current movement aesthetics into the local arts community, thereby raising the bar for artistry.

Subtle Downtempo No (2019)

by Murasaki Penguin (Australia/Japan)


Subtle Downtempo No is a collaborative performance by Murasaki Penguin (Australia/Japan) and RAW Moves (Singapore). Through dance, sound, light and the flow of time we share the experience of being an outlier that just won't, or can't sit on curve.

With choreography led by Anna Kuroda and sound & visuals led by David Kirkpatrick, Subtle Downtempo No aims to connect on a subconscious level, reflecting on moments where we have been affected by systems greater than ourselves.

Watch it here:


Date/Time       25 July 2019, 8pm

                           26 & 27 July 2019, 3pm & 8pm

Venue               Goodman Arts Centre

                           Block O, Multi-Purpose Studio 1 & 2


search & Development

Research and Development (R&D) promotes creative investigation in a curated practice, with an emphasis on unveiling creative processes and methodologies through archiving and performance.

Being, and Organs (2019)

by Paul Gong (Taiwan)


With emerging technologies, a bio-printed heart is now close to reality. With these artificial organs gaining increasingly similar structure and compatibility, a new relationship is generated between humans and their bodies.

Conceptualiser Paul Gong and Movement collaborator Ricky Sim, Artistic Director of RAW Moves, examine the topic of trans-humanism, bodily integrity and the social-ethical implications of artificial organs.

Watch it here:



Date/Time       19 September 2019, 8pm

                           20 & 21 September 2019, 3pm & 8pm

Venue               Goodman Arts Centre

                           Block O, Multi-Purpose Studio 1 & 2


W Venture


RAW Venture features commissions and reprised works from our existing repertoire, with the intent to make experimental artwork accessible and relatable to new audiences.

Arts in Your Neighbourhood


As part of 2020's season of Arts in Your Neighbourhood, RAW Moves presented BOUND at Bedok Town Square and Toa Payoh HDB Hub. The Arts in Your Neighbourhood programme is an initiative by the National Arts Council to bring enriching arts experiences to different spaces across the island.

SAFRA Toa Payoh


RAW Moves ushered in the New Year with BOUND at SAFRA Toa Payoh. This interactive performance was a crowd favourite where even the "Rats" joined in a game of Zero-point!

Ghost Call - NYC, Spark The Next


RAW Moves collaborated with the National Youth Council (NYC) and Spark The Next to re-stage Ghost Call for their youth engagement. Ghost Call concluded with a poignant discussion with our artistic team and speakers. Lee Xi Ping from Community Health Assessment Team and Chi Ming Xiu from Campus Psy shared their experiences on dealing with youths and mental wellness. Playwright Nabilah Said, RAW Moves’ dramaturg Dr Nidya Shanthini Manokara and NYC’s Gracia Ong facilitated the post-show dialogue. We thank the speakers for their meaningful contribution.

Got to Move Islandwide 


As part of Got to Move Islandwide, Sengkang Sports SG Complex, we travelled back in time with RAW Moves playing the Singapore past time “Zero Point” through dance. Who knew that rubber bands could get people of all ages moving and grooving?

Very Special Arts Annual Concert:

Welcome to My World



At Welcome to My World 2019, an annual concert organised by Very Special Arts, RAW Moves presented BOUND – a movement exploration on the theme of boundaries and how they can restrict, confine and yet also define the body and space. The performance highlighted the breaking of boundaries and showcased that the arts are for everyone.

Photo credit: Bernie Ng

SAFRA Celebrates our Singapore:
Be Part Of The Act by RAW Moves


As Singapore celebrates our Bicentennial, RAW Moves presented BOUND at SAFRA Jurong as part of SAFRA's National Day Celebrations.
BOUND is an interactive dance performance inspired by “Zero Point”. Back when people did not have access to games like “Pokemon GO”, simple functional rubber bands were creatively tied and transformed into long ropes of rubber bands.



W Fleet


Globe-trotting, RAW Fleet promotes our diverse repertoire works to an international audience.

Being, and Organs (2019)

(Taiwan Premiere)

by Paul Gong (Taiwan)


RAW Moves was invited to showcase an excerpt of Being, and Organs at Center for Innovation, Taipei. This international collaboration between RAW Moves and Paul Gong allowed audiences to gain valuable insight to the topic of transhumanism, bodily integrity and social-ethical implications of artificial organs.

Date/Time       13 October 2019, 2pm


Venue               Center for Innovation Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan

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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.