It aims to make inroads into the community and general public by making dance accessible, moving out of traditionally
defined performance spaces and meet the people where they are, in hope to generate greater interest, appreciation,
and opportunity to educate our participants/audience about dance.
Goodman Open House 2021- The Digital Edition; Director's Exchange
Meet RAW Moves Artistic Director Ricky Sim and other leading Artistic Directors as they dance through the hallways of Goodman Arts Centre. Come hear their words and watch their movements, opening a window into the richness of the human soul and of our local dance community.
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx2ATVtsmhc&t=1s
Symposium on Provocative Features: Speculation, human body, and medical science - Paul Gong & Kuang-Yi Ku Double Solo Exhibition (Taiwan)
The symposium consisted of 5 sections covering performing arts, visual arts, design, literature and science communication/education. Experts from the different fields were invited to share about their work. RAW Moves' Artistic Director Ricky Sim spoke under the performing arts section sharing about the process of Being, and Organs and the relationship between bio-art/speculative design and the performing arts.
Dance Composition - Learn Leadership through Dance!
Dance composition is an excellent arts programme in delivering movement as an educational exposure through creativity and expression, while stimulating students toward a higher holistic outcome, alongside academic learning. Through this unique syllabus of Creative and Movement exploration, students are introduced, informed and involved in the framework of the central organisers in dance; namely – choreography, performance and appreciation.
Very Special Dance Audition,
RAW Moves in Partnership with Very Special Arts
RAW Moves in partnership with Very Special Arts introduces a dance programme that will develop persons with disabilities (pwd), aged 18 and above, with interest and talent in the dance to achieve excellence. People with disabilities such as those affected by autism, Down syndrome, and/or wheelchair users participated through auditions held on 19 December 2020. Successful applicants will continue with the programme on a weekly basis.
"Where It Ends, We Begin" Holiday Workshop
Where It Ends, We Begin is a creative Movement Parent-child workshop for children aged 5 to 12 years old, facilitated by Wong Wai Yee. This inclusive workshop celebrates and welcomes children with different learning abilities and conditions. Exploring movement concepts, words and texts inspired by poems from Where The Sidewalk Ends written by Shei Silverstein!
Goodman B-Sides (Get Lost in the Arts)
As part of Goodman Arts Centre's open house, RAW Moves conducted an 'A Little Raw' open class and "We Can Dance!" - an integrated Hip Hop and Creative Movement workshop. The open class and workshop allowed participants to try out RAW Moves' studio classes for children.
A Talk with Arts Manager
Ebelle Chong was invited to give a talk based on her experiences the company manager of RAW Moves Ltd. In this guest lecture pitched for Arts Management Students (BA Level 1) at LASALLE College of the Arts, Ebelle shared about the type of skills and characteristics that are pertinent for a company manager in our local arts industry.
Goodman Open House 2019:
The Play-full Edition
Sharing a RAW Moment with You
As part of Goodman Open House: The Play-full Edition, A Little RAW’s main facilitator Ms Wong Wai Yee and mother of three, Ms Adeline Koh, shared about their experiences with our inclusive creative movement programme.
KidsConnect 2019: Playeum
As part of KidsConnect 2019 at Playeum, RAW Moves presented BOUND, an interactive dance performance inspired by zero point, a childhood game of jump rope.
Light to Night Festival:
Asian Civilisation Museum (ACM)
On 26 Jan 2019, RAW Moves celebrated Light to Night Festival - Traces and Echos of Our Past, at ACM. In BOUND (excerpts), the artists of RAW Moves, inspired by the humble rubber band and memories of "zero point", pulled and pushed boundaries within themselves.
Remembering presented by RAW Moves & A Little RAW Company, saw our young performers dance through a kaleidoscopic timeline, capturing a tableau of events and years through movement. We had the honour of having Senior Minister of State Ms Sim Ann with us.
"We Can Dance!" Holiday Workshop
RAW Moves presented a dance integrated masterclass workshop where children explored creative movement and hip hop dance.
An Introduction to Contact Improvisation
RAW Moves conducted an Introduction to Contact improvisation workshop as part of Goodman B-sides (2018). The workshop allowed beginners to experience what touch, counterbalance and weight dependency is all about, introducing contact improvisation and redefining movement through artistic innovation and research.
Where It Ends, We Begin:
A Poem-Inspired Movement Workshop by RAW Moves
Singapore Writers Festival 2018
1) Where It Ends, We Begin: A Poem-Inspired Movement Workshop
2) Where It Ends, We Begin: A Poem-Inspired Movement
Workshop for Children with Different Needs
Walk down interesting and imaginative pathways with us! In this movement workshop inspired by Shel Silverstein’s timeless collection of poems and drawings, “Where the Sidewalk Ends”, children will stimulate their imagination and develop creativity through movement. This session will promote learning and cognitive development through physical movement.
Jurong West Secondary School:
RAW Moves Artistic Director Ricky Sim was invited to speak at Jurong West Secondary School Arts Conversation 3 @ The Book Room. Excerpts from RAW Moves' company dancers Matthew Goh's and Stephanie Yoong's Tapping out and Fragments were shown respectively, and students were encouraged to ask questions relating to the works and to the arts industry as a whole.
PAssion Arts Festival
25 Parent-Child participants from 3 PCF centres were invited to participate in a one-day workshop to discover the joys of bonding through craft making, dance exploration and composition to create their own "Star Dance", which was performed as part of BOUND (excerpts) at "Arts of Wonder 2" - PAssionArts Festival 2018, Nanyang CACC, 28 July 2018. Guest-of-Honour Mr Yeo Chia Hsing, Grassroots Advisor to Nanyang GROS, MP for Choa Chu Kang GRC was invited to grace the occasion.
Dance Workshop for Jurong West Secondary School:
‘Bonding through Dance’
Got To Move Spotlight!
RAW Moves presented Sounding Body (Excerpts) in this year's GTM Spotlight at The Esplanade Park. (29 October)
In Partnership with Pat Toh
A Map of Scars, Bruises and Broken Bones conceived by Pat Toh in partnership with RAW Moves. The Substation presents this performance as part of the Discipline the City Exhibition.
In Collaboration with Singapore Association for the Deaf
RAW Moves in collaboration with members from Singapore Association for the Deaf for their dance concert 'Deaf Unique Moves II'. We were privileged to have Guest of Honour Ms Ho Ching with us.
Held in Goodman Arts Centre, 19 June 2017. A sharing session by RAW Moves' Resident Dramaturg, Dr. Nidya Shanthini Manokara on 'Reflection of a Dance Dramaturg' as part of Dance India Asia-Pacific orgranised by Apsaras Arts.
Photo credit: Dr. Nidya Shanthini
Re-thinking Dance II Workshop
Creative Movement Workshop
in German European School
Got To Move: BOUND
Held in conjunction with Tanjong Goodman Weekend Market and Got To Move 2016, RAW Moves presented BOUND in our studio where we invited audiences to join us in an old school game of 'Zero Point'!
Photo credit: Ning de Guzman
Got To Move: pARTicipate
RAW Moves in collaboration with TheCameraBank presented pARTicipate as part of Got To Move 2016, a nationwide movement organised by National Arts Council, to celebrate dance and to get everyone in Singapore moving.
pARTicipate is a community initiative, which aims to assemble the neighbourhood to take part in simple expressive games suitable for families and members of the society.
Watch it here https://vimeo.com/rawmoves/partcipate
Photo credit: TheCameraBank
Singapore Garden Festival
Held in Gardens by the Bay on 31 July 2016, A Little RAW debuted their first public performance with 1 2 3, 3 2 1 Lets go! choreographed by Wong Wai Yee.
BOUND was also restaged with a twist of interactive element, of which we challenged the audience to an old school game 'Zero Point'!
Re-thinking Dance Workshop
The Body Speaks Series:
Dance Movement Psychotherapy
Dance workshops in
RAW Moves 2016
Held at library@esplanade for the month of February, the exhibition shares RAW Moves' new vision, mission and 2016 season's spotlight on Singaporean artists near and far.
Tanjong Goodman 2016
As part of Goodman Arts Centre Open House, RAW Moves invites the public for a class observation of A Little RAW, open rehearsal for R.e.P 2016, and Families of SG photo exhibition by our Official Video House, TheCameraBank.
with Nine Years Theatre
Dance workshops in schools and dance community
Got To Move: Masterclass and The Fleeting Moment Open Rehearsal
As part of Got To Move 2015, a nationwide movement organised by National Arts Council to celebrate dance and to get everyone in Singapore moving, free Contemporary dance masterclasses (both beginner and professional level) were conducted by Italian artist-in-residence, Teresa Ranieri.
The open rehearsal for The Fleeting Moment presented excerpts of the creation and engaged audience in an intimate dialogue session where creative approaches and insights were shared by the creative team.
Got To Move: Creative Movement for Children
RAW Moves introduced its first children’s programme in partnership with Moving Arts in Got To Move 2015, a nationwide movement organised by National Arts Council to celebrate dance and to get everyone in Singapore moving!
RAW Moves Photography Exhibition
The photography exhibition held at library@esplanade for the month of March captures the vibrant and exciting art of four-year-old RAW Moves, who has been hailed as “quickly proving to be one of the most interesting one to watch” among emerging dance companies.
Repertory Platform (R.e.P) 2015 Pre-Performance Sharing
Held in conjunction with the company’s Repertory Platform (R.e.P) season, the pre-performance sharing at library@esplanade features an excerpt from Taiwanese choreographer Chang Chien- Hao’s thought-provoking Floating Box that explores the transformation of personal relationships through a series of tableaux, while Ebelle Chong shares her work process on her intriguing SSLD: 7 through facilitating a session with RAW Moves dancers as well as with the audience.
Dance workshops in schools and dance community
library@esplanade Insider Series: Can Dance be a Career?
Organized by National Library Board, Insider Series: Can Dance be a Career? features Ricky Sim (Artistic Director, RAW Moves) and Kuik Swee Boon (Artistic Director, T.H.E Dance Company), and Cheah Mei Sing (Head of Dance, SOTA), as they share their journey and career in Dance, as well as their views on the dance scene in Singapore and how it has evolved over the years.
Run Another Way 2014 Pre-Performance Sharing
Held at library@esplanade, the pre-performance sharing of Run Another Way 2014 features highlights of past creative explorations under RAW Moves’ Run Another Way platform, and intimate reflections by Run Another Way 2014 artists of their interests and motivations, experience of the creative process, and challenges faced in crafting their choreographic ideas.
Dance Workshop in schools and dance community
Dance Workshop in schools and dance community
Dance Appreciation in schools
CHIJ SJC — R.e.P 13
An adaptation of the production of R.e.P 2013 - Triple Bill was brought to CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent. Unlike the conventional mode of presentation of performances, the students were introduced to concepts of dance appreciation and the choreographic insights behind the creation of the three dance works, namely Helix, S.P.E.A.K.I.N.G, and Tease, before watching excerpts of them. There was also a post-performance dialogue between the students and RAW Moves dancers to facilitate an enhanced understanding and appreciation of the experience.
Arts in the heartlands
RAW Moves partnered with Bishan Community Club to bring the arts to the heartlands at a convenient location and affordable prices. The event took place at the Bishan Community Club on 2 and 3 November 2012. The programme catered to a diverse group of participants, ranging from school children of primary to tertiary education levels, senior citizens and also parents with children. Part of the programme was made up of a performance platform, Raw Artistic Platform, which showcased original works choreographed by RAW Moves dancers, thus carving out a space to nurture the next generation of choreographers.