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Spectrum of Nature in SIFA 2022

ArtsEquator interviews four artists whose works depict nature in different spectrums, at the upcoming Singapore International Festival of Arts 2022. Singapore International Festival of Arts 2022 is just days away, with a diverse array of programmes, including at the intersections of art and nature. ArtsEquator speaks with four participating artists, each of whose works depict …

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Master Conversations: Costume Design with Catherine Kodicek and Lyn Gardner

Costume designer and supervisor Catherine Kodicek shares about her practice and process, and issues around costume awareness and advocacy within the UK theatre context, alongside UK theatre critic Lyn Gardner. This session took place on 25 May 2021 as part of the Asian Arts Media Roundtable at SIFA 2021. The inaugural Master Conversations series focuses …

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SDEA Theatre Arts Conference Keynote Interviews: Drama lessons in a pandemic (Part 2)

SDEA is holding its first fully online Theatre Arts Conference this year, since its inaugural run in 2011. Expanding from the traditional weekend format to an 8-day event, the conference will feature 70 presentations, workshops, and masterclasses by 64 practitioners from 14 countries. [Read our highlights here, and Part 1 of our Keynote Interviews here] …

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SDEA Theatre Arts Conference Keynote Interviews: Drama lessons in a pandemic (Part 1)

SDEA is holding its first fully online Theatre Arts Conference this year from 22 to 30 May. Expanding from the traditional weekend format to an 8-day event, the conference will feature 70 presentations, workshops, and masterclasses by 64 practitioners from 14 countries. [View some highlight events here] ArtsEquator catches up with two of the conference …

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Diasporic Dispatches: “The Cardboard Kitchen Project” by FK Co-Lab

We step into the dimly-lit theatre of The Lion & Unicorn, a soft, almost dream-like blue wash over the noticeable emptiness of the stage – save for a skeletal cardboard cut-out resembling a door frame, carefully set stage left. There was nothing, yet everything to expect. Researching about The Cardboard Kitchen Project had been a …

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“Binary” at M1 Contact Festival 2017: Dream States

By Chloe Calderon Chotrani (870 words, 8-minute read) Culminating the M1 Contact: Contemporary Dance Festival 2017 at Esplanade was Binary: International Artist Showcase. It featured two exquisite pieces Broken Lines by husband and wife, Dimo Kirilov and Tamako Akiyama of Kirilov-Akiyama Dance Projects (Spain) and Zero by Humanhood (U.K) that transported the audience from the black box into …

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Empire Strikes Back: “Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies”

By Akanksha Raja (1500 words, 15-minute read) There is a distinctive break made between the modern, sans-serif typeface of the word “Artist” and the classical serif typeface of the word “Empire” in the title/publicity material of the National Gallery Singapore’s reinterpretation of the 2015 Tate Modern’s exhibition “Artist and Empire”.  The typographical split signifies a …

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