Dance Nucleus will present two different programmes per year. ELEMENT is a curated program with two seasons per year, taking the shape of a long-term residency and mentoring program with priority for Singaporean and Singapore-based independent artists. The emphasis for this residency is on development and articulation of practice-based research.

ELEMENT Season #1 will have two parts: 

Each section deals with a thematic that will relate to the overall dance community in Singapore. They are: “Foreign Languages” and “Post-Colonial Tactics”. Both will take place simultaneously from January to May/June 2018. Each of the two thematic parts will involve two artists-in-residence (AIR), supported by one invited mentor/dramaturge for each subject. Artists Patricia Toh and Hwa Wei-An have been invited to initiate research under the theme of “Foreign Languages” while Chloe Chotrani and Bernice Lee will be developing research on the subject of “Post-Colonial Tactics”.

Each AIR has been invited to work on a proposed project for approximately three weeks, including helping to organise and host a presentation programme for the invited mentor/dramaturge. Within this three-week research platform, each AIR is asked to document their activities and prepare a report for Dance Nucleus by mid-June 2018. Any presentation (e.g.: studio showing) that the AIR conducts can either be a standalone activity within the ELEMENT residency or part of the SCOPE platform.

SCOPE Season #1

SCOPE is our non-curated program, with an open format for artists to propose their activities. A quarterly event, the format of this presentation varies from discussions, workshops, jams, readings, screenings, open studio, work-in-progress showings, feedback sessions, and performances. Each presentation slot lasts up to 90 minutes. We would like to accommodate up to twelve presentations per SCOPE, making a total of forty-eight presentations per year open to the public. The nature of this presentation is self-organised; artists host their events and gather feedback for themselves. For associate members, SCOPE is the platform to present their work. SCOPE is also an open platform for non-associate members to showcase work and projects: research, talks, and performances.