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Identification (2021/22)


An identity is often thought of as a unique distinguisher and defining it is complicated. It is frequently pictured as a combination of attributes (physical features, beliefs, values and so on) or a result of our past experiences. However, this notion has been made even more complex now that a smart, digitalised city seems to be what we are heading towards. People have dissenting opinions on this, especially when questions like whether an AI with a human consciousness has its own identity starts to arise. 


What determines who we are? Some scientists claim we are largely controlled by our genes which dictate our species, appearance and maybe even personality traits, while also revealing who and what we are descended from. Others argue that the environment we grow in matters more than our genes since society and the media have a large influence on how we perceive ourselves.


At the end of the day, do we really know what constitutes our identity if there exists so many theories that can be challenged? Can we still call it the core of who we are when we are almost engineered on a daily basis?



W Radix

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

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.

Photo Credit: Zhuo Zihao

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Photo Credit: Zhuo Zihao

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Photo Credit: Zhuo Zihao

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C.R.A.M.: The Prologue (2021)
by Zhuo Zihao (Singapore)

Performance is the sole/soul purpose of our being,
our existence through the
constant cycle of expressing and experiencing ourselves.


We are multi-dimensional,
we are our spirit, emotion, mind and body working harmoniously together.

Wherein lies our origin? Where does it lead us? Why do we move?
How do we move?

Provoked by RAW Moves' theme of Identification, Zihao revisits his decades of explorations, research and reflections to investigate C.R.A.M.: The Prologue.

Read The Anatomy of C.R.A.M.: The Prologue here:

Date                26 June to 3 July 2021

Platform        Youtube / Facebook / Instagram


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.

Photo credit: Bernie Ng Photo courtesy of Esplanade — Theatre on the Bay

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Photo credit: Bernie Ng Photo courtesy of Esplanade — Theatre on the Bay

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Credit: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Credit: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

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Photo credit: Bernie Ng Photo courtesy of Esplanade — Theatre on the Bay

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Overlap (2021)
by Ricky Sim (Singapore)

As part of da:ns festival 2021 In Good Company, Artistic Director Ricky Sim presents a brand new work titled Overlap. Overlap discharges the fragmented 'corps memories' from one's past to initiate a new query into the self. This new work explores new causalities of expression and relationship between movement, sound and space.

"If we choose to only one thing, we may miss another. 

Is it better not to centre on any one thing so that we can be aware of everything?' 

Ricky Sim


Date/Time          15 & 16 Oct 2021, 8pm


Venue                   Esplanade — Theatre on the Bay




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.

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Ghost Call - A short film


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?

A collaboration between playwright Nabilah Said and RAW Moves Artistic Director Ricky Sim, Ghost Call is an experiment exploring the intersection between movement, text and the raw emotional connection with the audience.

As part of Media Literacy Council's Better Internet Campaign 2021, Ghost Call is a short film that reflects on online falsehoods.

Click here to view the Educational Kit for more fun activities and insights into online falsehoods.

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W Fleet


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

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