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     (Scroll  below  for    full schedule ).

SCOPE #2    :    21-22.07.18    (in conjunction with M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival)

SCOPE #3     :    21-22.09.18

SCOPE   #4    :    01-02.12.18

21.07.2018 SAT

21.07.18 - SATURDAY



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.


13:00 - 14:00

Contextual Love

by Paul Ko Xiao Hu

This will be a dialogue session on rediscovering love in Singapore.


22.07.18 - SUNDAY


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


By Bobbi Hyun

There will be a film screening of the work inspired by the ‘comfort women’ of Korea, followed by a dialogue on 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 experiments were 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 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.



24.03.2018      SAT


15:30 - 16:30        

Singapore Contemporary Dance Fitness Training Programme Dissertation

by Isabel Chua

Testing out the a contemporary dance fitness training programme for Singaporean dancers based on the Laban Dance specific aerobic fitness test.


16:30 - 17:30

Greener Grass

by Sabrina Sng

Greener Grass explores ambition, professionalism and evolution. Examining the performative and material components that leads us to (not) believe that we are enough.


17:30 - 18:30

Rhythm Sections

by Hwa Wei-An

Drawing an idea from freeride mountain biking, Wei-An explores the idea of a rhythm section under the mentorship of Arco Renz as part of the Dance Nucleus ELEMENT residency programme.


18:30 - 19:30

The First Spectacle

by Shanice Stanilaus

This will be a pre-studio investigation sharing about the basic elements that underpin my project “La Mariposa Borracha” and the research around the sick body. Expect some clowning and confetti!


25.03.2018     SUN


10:30 - 11:30

Exploring Movement Through Sound

by Cheryl Ong

For a musician, kinaesthetic movement is of second nature. We hardly pay attention to movement during a musical performance as it is simply used as a tool to produce sound. The whole exploratory process involves a musician developing an awareness of body movement in space and seeing if that can be translated into a language that can be used to interact with other players.


11:30 - 12:30

In Plain Site - Testing Ground

by Chong Gua Khee & Bernice Lee

Gua Khee and Bernice will be sharing 2-3 short improvisations using strategies and scores they have been working with, and they would like to get some observations and feedback about the effect of these scores. This is part of their development for the piece 'In Plain Site', an invitation to slow down and pay attention -- a meditation on the mundane, ubiquitous intrusions around us, both physical and intangible.


12:30 - 13:30

The Map

by Patricia Toh

This project looks at the regulation of time, space and daily practices that we go through in our day-to-day existence. Under such metronomic conditions, would individual bodies gradually surrender to sameness or difference?


13:30 - 14:30

Somatic Dance and Improvisation: A Score on the Main Learning Principles

by Joao Gouveia & Petra Vossenberg

Joao and Petra share their understanding of somatic dance and their thoughts on principles that are important for improvisation, especially in a workshop context.  


14:30 - 15:30

说不出的法儿 (Mandarin) I can only show you (English)

by Elizabeth Chan & Zheng Long

In this one hour workshop, Zheng Long and Elizabeth will explore certain difficult-to-coordinate Chinese dance movements that are usually taught through mimicry and repetition, rather than verbal description. Through teaching and learning by the body only, we then seek to find ways of articulating these movements and the corresponding mental and experiential processes that we go through. This exercise is one of the methods we use in our project Exploring Collaborative Relationships in order to understand each other through  body and movement.


15:30 - 16:30

Drawing Out Time

By Adam Lau

My research has let me to the hypothesis that what pulls apart or together drawing from performance is time. For this presentation, I invite the audience to test out this hypothesis with me.


17:30 - 18:30


By Chloe Chotrani

Softness as a tactic to confront hybridity, ambiguity and nativity of the present. Part of her embodied research as an Artist-in-Residence of the ELEMENT programme at Dance Nucleus.  


18:30 - 19:30


By Bernice Lee

I would like to invite you to come in and be haunted. We will spend some time moving and we will spend some time talking and making marks on paper.