Monday, 26 December 2011

2011 - My year in art

This year has been PACKED with good stuff.  I think I'll have much to digest for 2012. 

Here it is, in mostly chronological rather than any other order!

  1. Model Citizens, a play by the Necessary Stage (Jan)
  2. Getting burned by Louise Burns during my modern dance exam  - well I needed to start asking myself at some point what kind of artist I am... (Jan)
  3. Learning to lenggang and ronggeng with Mdm Som Said (Jan-May)
  4. Dancing Peter Chin's Syncretitude (May)
  5. Dancing Albert Tiong's Checkmate (May)
  6. A dinner at Nahm, Bangkok (May)
  7. Lunch at Iggy's (May)
  8. Dancing in The Hungry Stones by Raka Maitra (May)
  9. SAF (May/June) Out of Context - for Pina, les ballets C de la B and Beautiful Thing 2, Padmini Chettur
  10. The Screw of Thought workshop at Theatreworks (Jun)
  11. A chance meeting with French choreographer Ole Khamchanla - little did I know what was to come, watch this space for 2012 updates... (Jun)
  12. Teaching in the Singapore Schools Programme by TTRP/ITI - Grateful for some crazy adventures and experiments at RGPS and CHIJ-St Joseph's Convent (Jun-Jul)
  13. Contact Improv Festival Kuala Lumpur (Jul)
  14. My first Capoeira Batisado with Argola d'Ouro (Jul)
  15. Cooling Off Day, a play by Wild Rice/Alfian Sa'at (Aug)
  16. Pina, THE dance film of the year, by Wim Wenders (Sep during the Singapore International Film Festival)
  17. Fear of Writing, a play at Theatreworks written by Tan Tarn How (Sep)
  18. Creating PLAY! - a wacky-thoughtful dance/performance experiment with Joavien Ng, Yak Aik Wee, Patricia Toh and Bernice Lee at the ArtScience Museum (Oct)
  19. My first solo dance work out of school - The Always Sea (Oct)
  20. Being a part of the FangMaeKhong International Dance Festival in Laos (Oct)
  21. Performing at and watching the 2High festival at the Brisbane Power House (Oct)
  22. An exhibition of Henri Cartier-Bresson at the Gallery of Art, Brisbane (Oct)
  23. Dust: A recollection by Vertical Submarine (Nov)
  24. Some introspective conversations with Singapore choreographer Nirmala Seshadri - watch this space.  :) (Nov-Dec)
  25. T.H.E Contact dance festival - as a volunteer and a participant, and a witness to many amazing performances (Dec)
  26. Presenting my first live improv score at THE Contact's Open Stage platform with Chen Jiexiao and Sherry Tay! (Dec) 
  27. Walk with Me - an Amanda Heng retrospective at the Singapore Art Museum (Dec)
  28. Wicked at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre - I haven't enjoyed a well-crafted musical so much since West Side Story! (Dec)
And now, time for a real holiday.  :)

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