SCOPE is a   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 #6     :    3   -   4   May 2019    

SCOPE #7     :   

 

SCOPE #6   

 

03.05.19  FRI

 

13:00 - 14:00

Reclaim by January Low

 

Form . Identity . Tradition . Culture .

How does one affect the other? What if one’s tradition is completely separate from culture?

What is my culture? What is borrowed? What is taught? What is inherent?

Where do I belong?

 

14:00 - 15:00

Navigating Living by Lee Renxin

 

I will share about my "neighbourhood project" sited in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. It started off, more than a year ago, as a daily walking ritual and dance ritual--as ways of thinking, research, and observation.

 

15:00 - 16:00

Delay (Work in progress) by Norhaizad Adam

 

A reflection on a cultural deficit and the state of under-attainment.

 

[16:00 - 17:00 BREAK]

 

17:00 - 18:00

Dialogue by Jereh Leung

 

In performing gender roles of a film, I hope to highlight the ridiculousness of the amount of stress society lays on a person to fulfill patriarchal expectations.

 

18:00 - 19:00

Organs #2 by Kornkarn Runsawang (Gade)

 

After introducing her Vagina Dance Technique in 2017, Gade reflects on the foundation of her cultural and traditional background in which vagina is a taboo. Recently, she created Organs #2 performance, which utilizes the Vagina Dance Technique by bringing herself into a high blood pressure state and to reach her limit, in order to have endorphin released.

 

19:00 - 20:00

Realness by Chan Sze Wei & Sun Phitthaya  Phaefuang

 

A lecture demonstration on vogue realness based on our research for our dance documentary "I am walking".

 

04.05.19   SAT

 

13:00 - 14:00

An Attempt to Study Spaces  (The In-betweens) by Goh Shou Yi

 

The Japanese concept of Ma (間) is a treasured "in-between" pause in space and time, that carries within it a sense of considered mindfulness and serenity. This started out as a personal interest in the state of in-betweens (spaces), where I set out to discover potentialities existing within these in-betweens. Fascinated by how my initial idea on in-betweens was very much similar to MA 間, I began to draw inspirations from it. By using the bodies and movements with reference to the Japanese concept of 間 (Ma); this research is not about MA 間 but an attempt in studying these spaces.

 

14:00  - 15:00

Presence and Transformation by Adele Goh 

 

The research is centred around elevating/bringing awareness back to the body's status by unlocking its potential for transformation through the melding of forms, invoking the body’s presence and then feeling its absence. This is a work-in-progress.

 

15:00 - 16:00

The Focus of Falling by Hwa Wei-An

 

Falling; it can be fun to watch, possibly more fun to do, but normally it's just scary. In this session, Wei-An will be conducting a series of experiments on falling that you can take part in, both as an audience and a participant. Wei-An will fall on his face; it'll be fun!

 

[16:00 - 17:00 BREAK]

 

17:00 - 18:00

Phonate (Work in progress) by Wayson Poon

 

When breath becomes language...

 

18:00 - 19:00

TADA! The teaching artist /dancing artist is here... what now? by Faye Lim

 

Faye identifies as a TADA and has been creating dance formats and works for children and families, along with her son Ollie and frequent collaborators, Bernice Lee and Felicia Lim. For this presentation, Faye and researcher-writer Jill Tan, will share their documentation, questioning and research into the role/s of adult TADAs in child-centric spaces of dance and play.

 

19:00 - 20:00

Encounters of dance and music in instant composition by Joao Gouveia &   Petra Vossenberg

 

The project brings dancers/movers and musicians together to create dialogues through their specific artistic language. With this project, we aim to initiate a new level of investigation on the relation between dance and music based on the independent art form of instant composition.