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Podcast 46 M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival 2018

Podcast 46: M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival 2018

Duration: 25 mins

Chloe C. Chotrani and Bernice Lee discuss the performances, workshops, technique classes and showcases featured in this year’s M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival, which spread out over three months from 15 June – 4 August 2018, as well as the Festival’s role in the landscape of contemporary dance practice and audience reception in Singapore. Chloe and Bernice are also joined by M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival Manager Athelyna Swee to get an inside glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes of the festival programming and management.

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ArtsEquator Reviews from M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival 2018
Flowing Reflections: “EARTH” at the M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2018” by Jocelyn Chng
Off Stage” at M1 Contact 2018: Communicating Beyond The Stage” by Bernice Lee

“Asian Festivals Exchange” at M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival 2018” by Bernice Lee

“Binary – International Artist Showcase” at M1 Contact 2018: The Colour of the Sun is Black” by Chloe Chotrani


ArtsEquator Features from the M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival 2018

M1 Open Stage + DiverCity: Chiew Peishan and Liu Wen-Chun” by Chan Sze-Wei (video interview)

Astrid Boons: Belgian Choreographer brings “Vestige” to Singapore” by Bernice Lee

Podcast Host Chloe C. Chotrani is a movement artist based in Singapore. She is a project-based dancer for dance companies Chowk and P7:1SMA, and an associate artist with Dance Nucleus. She was an artist-scholar with Romançon Dance Company of De La Salle–Benilde in Manila and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. When she’s not dancing or writing, she is tending to plants in her garden.

Podcast Guest Bernice Lee is a dance artist whose love for language is in its kinetic, felt sense. She sees writing about performance as its own artistic medium, contributing her voice to building positions and perspectives over time. Visit her website here.

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