Podcast

Podcasts not only provide excellent entertainment, but they are also a great educational source. Moreover, you can continue to listen to them, even while you are multi-tasking. The time you’re spending on exercising or doing your household chores can also be dedicated to learning more about the theatre scene in Singapore and beyond!

 

ArtsEquator is a non-profit company based in Singapore that is committed to analysing and critiquing Southeast Asian regional arts practices. So if you love theatre, you are sure to love our podcasts! With a comprehensive library for you to choose from and a variety of industry veterans providing their insights on the theatre scene, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

Podcast 22: Open Homes at SIFA 2017

Duration: 31 min Akanksha Raja speaks with Jeffrey Tan, producer of Open Homes, a theatre-in-the-home experience presented as part of the Singapore International Festival of Arts 2017. Audiences are welcomed into the homes of residents where they enter not only into intimate spaces, but lives, hearts and deeply personal experiences shared through creative storytelling. Joining …

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Podcast 21: Masterpiece in Motion 2017; Singapore Dance Theatre

Duration: 25 min Young dancer Adelene Stanley joins Dr Stephanie Burridge to discuss Singapore Dance Theatre’s latest edition of the annual Masterpiece in Motion series, which was a triple-bill of ballet works of a kind that Stephanie describes as “contemporary dance en pointe“. It featured works by George Balanchine, Edwaard Liang and Marius Petipa. Stephanie …

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Podcast 18: Forum Theatre in Myanmar; SDEA Theatre Arts Conference

Duration: 16 min The SDEA (Singapore Drama Educators Association) Theatre Arts Conference took place at Goodman Arts Centre from 30 June to 1 July 2017. SDEA‘s mission is to advance the profession of the drama/theatre educator and advocating for the practice and value of drama and theatre. The conference comprises workshops, panel discussions, masterclasses and other …

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Podcast 16: “The Elements” by Flamenco Sin Fronteras

Duration: 23 min Dr Stephanie Burridge is joined in the studio by choreographer and dancer Bernice Lee to discuss Flamenco Sin Fronteras‘ The Elements, an original flamenco dance production that blends the traditional Andalusian form with the ancient Chinese philosophy of the five elements. This experimental fusion is characteristic of the company’s “without borders” practice, …

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Podcast 15: Theatre Invasion Singapore

Duration: 26 minutes Matt Lyon speaks to Adeeb Fazah and Teresa Zhou, two members of Theatre Invasion Singapore, a passionate team of four final-year undergraduates from NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information who’re on a crucial mission: to promote the magic of theatre among young adult audiences. They share their journey from unearthing …

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Podcast 14: La Cage and Tropicana

Duration: 30 minutes Former Flying Inkpot reviewers Matthew Lyon and Naeem Kapadia get together to discuss Tropicana the Musical and Wild Rice’s La Cage – two glamorous, star-studded, cabaret-themed musicals that opened within a few days of each other within the past month. While one’s a localised version of a Tony Award-winning Broadway original, the other’s a Singapore original that …

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Podcast 12: Theatricality in Dance; “Coppélia” and “Indices of Vanishment”

Duration: 18 minutes Dancer Chan Sze-Wei joins Dr Stephanie Burridge in the studio to consider theatricality in dance, exploring manifestations of theatricality in the classical ballet of Singapore Dance Theatre’s Coppélia and the contemporary form of Raw Moves’ Indices of Vanishment, both of which were staged in the past month. As worlds apart as they are in …

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Podcast 10: HATCH 2017 and Release 6.0

Duration: 27 minutes Dance educator and writer Stephanie Burridge joins Matt Lyon in discussing Dance Nucleus‘ HATCH, a showcase of works-in-progress by the company’s artists-in-residence: Felicia Lim, Wayne Ong & Leia Ang and Yarra Ileto as well as Maya Dance Theatre’s Release 6.0. They share their thoughts on each of the works, also discussing the role …

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Podcast 9: 2016 in Theatre

Duration: 45 minutes Theatre practitioner, manager, educator Noorlinah Mohamed joins podcast co-hosts Kathy Rowland and Matthew Lyon in a discussion about their favourite shows of 2016. Listen in to find out which productions and performances caught their attention and why. Stream Podcast 9: Download Podcast 9 here. (right-click and select ‘Save Link As’ on Windows; …

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Podcast 8: 2016 in Dance

Duration: 50 minutes Podcast co-hosts Kathy Rowland and Matt Lyon are joined by LASALLE School of Dance programme leader Melissa Quek, dance critic and educator Stephanie Burridge, and alumni of LASALLE’s School of Dance, Meta Setiawan, as they recap the past year in dance productions: their favourite shows of 2016, how Singapore audiences have received them, the …

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Podcast 7: The Second Breakfast Company’s Family by Leow Puay Tin

Duration: 30 minutes Michael Ng, who reviewed the 20th Anniversary production of Family for bakchormeeboy joins podcast co-hosts Kathy Rowland and Matt Lyon in a discussion about the staging history of Family, and the relevance of the play today. Opening music by Caspar Productions. Stream Podcast 7:   To download Podcast 7, right-click here and select ‘Save Link …

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Podcast 6: da:ns lab – What You See Is Not What I Meant

Duration: 27 minutes Choreographer and performance makers Susan Sentler and Chan Sze Wei recently participated in the Esplanade’s da:ns lab 2016 workshop, facilitated by daniel kok. Unlike previous workshops, in which processes of making were central, this year’s lab enshrined the viewer’s gaze. We talk with  Susan and Sze Wei about their experiences during the three-day …

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Podcast 5: Rent; Musicals

Duration: 28 minutes Reviewer Karin Lai joins Matt Lyon in conversation about Pangdemonium’s October 2016 production of Rent, the Tony-award-winning Broadway musical by Jonathan Larson about a group of New York City bohemians in the mid-1980’s grappling with love, art, impoverishment, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The discussion touches on the theatre company’s trend of staging …

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Podcast 2: SIFA Review Part 2: The Last Bull: A Life in Flamenco; I am LGB.

Duration: 30 minutes We discuss The Last Bull: A Life in Flamenco and I Am LGB in Podcast 2, the second part of our SIFA special. ArtsEquator’s weekly podcast on arts and culture features co-hosts Kathy Rowland and Matt Lyon chatting about the latest performances, exhibitions and arts news in Singapore and other parts of Southeast …

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Podcast 1: SIFA Review: Five Easy Pieces; Ibsen: Ghosts; Riding on A Cloud

Duration: 29 minutes ArtsEquator’s weekly podcast on arts and culture features co-hosts Kathy Rowland and Matt Lyon chatting about the latest performances, exhibitions and arts news in Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia. In Part 1 of our coverage of the Singapore International Arts Festival 2016, we are joined by performance maker and researcher, …

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