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Thinking and Talking about Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia
Sigma Contemporary

27 November – 3 December 2017: Singapore

ANWESHA-Beyond the darkness! by Maya Dance Theatre, 1 – 2 Dec, Drama Centre Black Box

Daily stories of unsuspecting victims crumbling under its consequences increasingly populate the media and social forums. Anxiety, depression and pressure are regular features, yet the awareness and discussion on the extent of their impact on mental well-being is rarely discussed.

Maya Dance Theatre delves into the subject of reduced mental wellness in ANWESHA – Beyond the Darkness.

Drawing experiences from her work as an occupational therapist, Kavitha Krishnan (artistic director-choreographer) uses movement, strong imagery, case studies and real stories, to conceptualise a parallel world created with the character SITA (Ramayana) re-examining her mental state while simultaneously exploring the well-being of many trapped in today’s urban society. Also featured is a special visual works created by the clients of Singapore Association of Mental Health (SAMH) Creative Hub. More information.

 

Insatiable by Sigma Contemporary Dance, Esplanade Theatre Studio, 2 – 3 Dec 8pm

Insatiable explores the concept of choices and their consequences in our media-saturated society where large corporations monopolize the creation, curation, and sharing of information. As we make our choices, whose agenda are we furthering, and how much autonomy are we giving up? In this work, dancers examine their responses to external influences under the lenses of needs and wants. More information.

Save Your Streets: A Walkability Game, The Substation, 1 Dec, 730pm

Save Your Streets: A Walkability Game is a programme from the WORKSHOP series, as part of The Substation’s Discipline The City 2017 programme.

The liveability of our neighbourhoods starts from the design of our streets. Using the Save Your Streets Participatory Planning Toolkit, participants get to be the architect and planner of a neighbourhood for a day. Participants will understand how their streets are planned and, working in groups, use creative problem-solving skills to create better streets.

This workshop is open to all. More information.

Migrant Worker Poetry Competition 2017 Finals, National Gallery Singapore, 3 Dec 3:45pm

Held at the Auditorium of the National Gallery Singapore, the finals for the 4th Edition of the Migrant Worker Poetry Competition Singapore features 20 Shortlisted poets from 107 contestants and a play written, directed, and acted by Migrant Workers. More information.

 

Liberty Fest by Artify Studio, 3 Dec, 12:30 – 9:30 pm

Artify has been known to host workshops, nude figure drawing and, most recently, Liberty Flea. They all come together at Liberty Fest, where you can expect tarot card readings, second-hand clothes & knick-knacks, handmade jewellery and more, at the Arts & Flea Market. If you’re keen to pick up new skills as well, the one-day festival features a series of workshops from songwriting to upcycling T-shirt yarn to urban sketching. More information.

 

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