As Associate Artist with TheatreWorks (Singapore), Joavien creates Incarnation of the Beast, which exemplifies her signature blend of dance-theatre, embodying simplicity amidst injections of dark humour.
Incarnation of the Beast is a collaboration with nine performers who come from diverse backgrounds and body histories: Ali Anwar, Bjorn Lee Varella, Dana Lam, Deborah Emmanuel, Hamzah Alsagoff, Isaac Lim, Ivan Lim, Riley Huang and Tan Liting. Incarnation of the Beast is a visceral confrontation of one’s most intimate demons. Exploring the themes of obsession, ritual and tragedy, Joavien and the nine performers emote sympathy with pleasure, discomfort with inexplicable excitement. In this work, tragedy is seen as a personal and intimate constant in one’s daily living and existence.