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“Garden Uprooted”: Fluctuations of Silence

By Chloe Chotrani (990 words, 4-minute read) Garden Uprooted is a performance work drawing from nature as the source, a collaboration with The Philharmonic Orchestra Singapore and The Arts Fission Company. Subtle tonalities slowly seep into the theatre, and contradicting…

“Salt”: Perjalanan Tubuh Eko Supriyanto

By Michael HB Raditya (1112 words, 10-minute read) Read this review in English. Baca review ini dalam Bahasa Inggeris. Lima tahun belakangan, Eko Supriyanto, seorang koreografer terbaik yang dipunya Indonesia, telah menyita perhatian publik baik domestik ataupun mancanegara. Kerja koreografi yang dilakukannya…

ANWESHA – Beyond the Darkness!

By Ezekiel Oliveira (524 words, 5-minute read)  Maya Dance Theatre tackles mental health in a mashup of dance and theatre that gives us a quartet of characters all struggling with depression and social anxiety. There is Shazam, an artist struggling…

“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…