Crossings 2016, I am thrilled to be working with such a talented and creative cast of dancers.
For the last two months, I have been working and enquiring what makes one dance?
Amongst a diverse cast of ten dancers from different countries around the region, the investigation led me to conclude that what makes one dance is actually hope.
Hope became centre point to our research in the studio, it guided me and my dancers to develop dance material that explores the sentimental and physical value of hope, of believing in an abstract future but working tirelessly in the present to become better, stronger, insightful and determined. Hope led these dancers into the dance studio instead of a library or a café; hope is their daily mantra. In this instance, dance allows this mantra to become a process, a creative one in which we make choreography, with the premise of hope I have choreographed ONWARDS with music by Trentmoller and Cliff Martinez.
I am eternally grateful for the tremendous amount of work my group of dancers invested in our rehearsals and creative process.
Crossing 2016 A diploma in Dance presents a collection of new dance works choreographed by Kevin Wynn, associate professor from Purchase Conservatory of Dance, State University of New York, Gillian Tan, NAFA Senior lecturer, as well as brand new works from independent dance artists Ezekiel Oliveira and Lee Mun Wai in addition to Emily Kessler ( Purchase exchange student) presenting a dance piece from the Composition Final Works module.
An eclectic evening of contemporary dance, showcasing the creative talents of students from NAFA Dance diploma – advancing the inquiry into contemporary dance choreography into new territories.
Crossings 2016 – A diploma in Dance is on at Lee Foundation Theatre on the 22 and 23rd of April at 8 pm.
Tickets available at $15 each ( $10 – students, Senior Citizens, and NSF).
For booking and enquiries please press here.