SCOPE is a quarterly platform for artists' presentations. Associate members of Dance Nucleus as well as non-members may conduct discussions, workshops, jams, readings, screenings, open studio and work-in-progress showings. The showings are self-organised and hosted by the artists themselves.
SCOPE #1 : 24-25.03.18
SCOPE #2 : 21-22.07.18 (in conjunction with M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival. Scroll below.)
SCOPE #3 : 22-23.09.18
SCOPE #4 : 01-02.12.18
21.07.2018 SAT [13:00 - 18:00]
13:00 - 14:00 Contextual Love by Paul Ko Xiao Hu This will be a dialogue session on rediscovering love in Singapore.
14:00 - 15:00 The Problematic Danseuse By Nirmala Seshadri "A reading of my recently published paper ""The Problematic Danseuse: Reclaiming Space to Dance the Lived Feminine"". Followed by discussion on the topic.
16:00 - 17:00 Duet Series By Jason Lim Performance art keeps me humble as it reminds me of the limitation of our body. In some aspects of my work I aimed to demystify art, to bring it closer to the realm of everyday life but in some other aspects, I sought to re-mystify art, returning to it some sense of sacredness that art has lost in recent times.
17:00 - 18:00 The Intimacy Of Corners By Shermaine Heng Investigating small spaces and the intimacies it provides for the performer & viewer, through choreographic methods such as text/writing. This work is based on Gaston Bachelard's philosophy in 'The Poetics of Space'. We allow his perspective of corners to transpire into a physical exploration that involves a play between improvisational work and set movements.
22.07.2018 SUN [12:00 - 19:00]
12:00 - 13:00 The Map By Pat Toh The Map is a work-in-progress that looks at the embodiment of regulated time, space and daily practices that we go through in our day to day existence.
13:00 - 14:00 Honey Bee and the Dandelion By GuoFeng and Chiok In this work, the pair explores the interdependence in any given relationship. How much does one give or take in an intrinsically unequal relationship. Desire, familiarity, companionship, utility, survival - as they question the need to stay together.
14:00 - 15:00 UNDERwarE By Bobbi Hyun There will be a film screening of my work inspired by the ‘comfort women’ of Korea, followed by a dialogue on the work and the themes it explores.
16:00 - 17:00 People Like Us By Shahrin Johry A dialogue session about dance and society. A series of social experiment was conducted and the experience and encounters were brought to a stage performance as a medium to comment and creating social awareness of our choices in humanity in our society. Cultures and physical constructs are the main key points that were looked into. This dialogue session aims to share and discuss of our current situation in our society, to raise awareness and reflect on our actions.
17:00 - 18:00 Wind of Sword By Selina and Dancers A dialogue / lecturer demonstration / performance session about the creative process of a contemporary dance piece." The improvised style, the energy and the integration of Madam Song -the swordplay into awesome movements dancing in the air. The nature combination of the body movements and the physical sword."
18:00 - 19:00 Doesn’t Matter That We Are Strangers By Michelle Chua A work-in-progress performance of original poetry and personal storytelling incorporating music and movement. A post-show dialogue session aims to open up the social themes explored through discussion and exchange. Themes include creativity, midlife transition, volunteering for people living with HIV, suicide bereavement and grief, human trafficking, stigma, gender and sexuality.