Our associate artist, Eng Kai Er in collaboration with Faye Lim, have been working hard the past weeks on their performance She Ain’t Heavy, She’s Reaching into Space.
Today, they were featured in LianHe Zaobao. Initially starting off as a piece of contact improvisation, their performance has evolved, moving away from just Contact Improvisation, into what Kai hopes to be a new type of art form -a blend of improvisation, rehearsal and dance.
“As the subjects of the performance as performers, we are trying to also objectively judge our work from another viewpoint,” Kai said. “Therefore, we always feel that as performers, it is inherent that we have a blind spot, no matter how we view our performance. For this performance, we want to emphasize the attitude of exploration. While incorporating improvisation and rehearsal in our production, we want to discover, observe and experience the ways of art.”
Independent Dancer Eng Kai Er and TheatreWorks are working together to present her latest work, She Ain’t Heavy, She’s Reaching into Space. Just like her previous works, Eng Kai Er’s latest presentation cannot be classified under the genre of dance theatre, but one thing is for sure– it is filled with experimentation and unconventionality. When Kai spoke of where the idea for this production stemmed from, she attributed a large part of it to her prolonged interest in contact improvisation, but the lack of opportunity to bring it into her performance. She hopes that this performance will serve as platform to blend improvisation and rehearsal, and hopefully, to emerge as a new type of art form.
But exactly how real do the discussions get? We hope you’ll come down and see it for yourself. Happening at 8pm, on 28-29 July 2016 at 72-13! Do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 6737-7213 to get tickets today!