72-13 is the new home of TheatreWorks. A converted rice warehouse, the new space is flexible enough to be a gallery, a cinema and a theatre (capacity of 250). Its primary purpose will be to encourage collaborations, house residencies from artists around the world and to encourage hybrid creative expressions from young Singaporeans. In line with the move, TheatreWorks expands to include the International Centre of Asian Arts (ICAA) and Singapore Creative Arts Nucleus (SCAN). In its new premises, TheatreWorks continues its important Eduction and Outreach (E & 0) as well as its Writers Lab.
like the cat sitting on the edge of an ocean of milk, hoping to lap it all up (15-17 September)
… for we are all outsiders…
This first-time collaboration between Benoit LaChambre and Ong Keng Sen challenges the parameters of contemporary dance by working with narrative, the grand epic, a personal response to parallel dream universes, the identities of a revered Asian text, and the outsider. like the cat… was conceived by Ong as an experiment of culture where LaChambre and the audience, who know only fragments of the original story, enter into an abstract landscape vibrating with fleeting characters and intense dream states. With LaChambre singularly suggesting the major characters, our landing pad is far away from any preconceived space, time, or identity.
Exhibition (15-17 September)
On the ocassion of the opening of 72-13, Little Ong curates an exhibition of works by various contemporary artists and designers, including fFurious, Chris Tan, and Junkflea.
Talk on Contemporary Dance by Daisuke Muto (17 September)
Daisuke Muto is a dance scholar, independent dance critic and choreographer. His research interests lie in the history of artification of dance in the global modernity with a focus on the 20th century Asia, and theory of choreography and participation.