Ong Keng Sen’s thoughts in which he shared as one of the cultural expert speakers at the Culture|Futures: The Transition to an Ecological Age 2050 held at Copenhagen Denmark
7-9 December 2009
"I believe in artistic processes as a means to engage the world. Admittedly this is not the interests of all artists but it has been a guiding light in my own choices of work and of priorities. I want to continue to see artists playing vital roles in key issues of the world and of course, increasingly we have to engage with sustainability. However, towards environmental sustainability there has been considerable stasis from the artistic community. I cant say why, for all artists but for myself climate change is still a fairly abstract notion. It is about carbon emission, ozone depletion, deforestation....."
The Flying Circus Project 2009/2010: an update!
The Flying Circus Project (FCP) 2009/ 2010 has been ongoing, we started with expo zéro on 7 and 8 November, which was the first of three platforms for this current edition of the FCP.
TheatreWorks / 72-13 presents Flying Circus Project Platform 02 Kutlug Ataman
Internationally renown filmmaker and contemporary artist, Kutlug Ataman will be hosted by the Flying Circus Project. Ataman will present his newest film Journey to the Moon and a special artist talk on his critically acclaimed works. Journey to the Moon: 18 November 2009 at 8pm. Artist talk - 19 November 2009, 8pm.
TheatreWorks / 72-13 presents Flying Circus Project Platform 01 expo zéro by Musée de la Danse
7 & 8 November 2009, 1pm – 6pm daily
The first-ever dancing museum in Singapore hosted by the Flying Circus Project, expo zéro is a unique exhibition without objects conceived by acclaimed French choreographer, Boris Charmatz and Musée de la Danse. expo zéro is only opened on two days: 7 & 8 November at 72-13, 1pm – 6pm daily.
TheatreWorks Writers’ Laboratory goes to South East District.
A new initiative in the partnership between TheatreWorks Writers’ Laboratory and the South East Community Development Council (CDC) is a series of dramatised readings held at interesting and definitive locations within the South East District. This event will run from October 2009 to February 2010.
The Good Person of Sezuan
October 2009 - February 2010
Artistic Director Ong Keng Sen’s production, Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Sezuan, will premiere on 26 September 2009 in Linz at Landestheater, Kammerspiele for Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture. He reflects on his production in the following interview.
Keng Sen on
"What will the next 2 years bring for the arts?.."
Ever popular 24-Hour Playwriting Competition
Make a splash with us on the 18 to 19 July 2009 for 24 hours at the Marina Barrage!
Come 14 and 15 May 2009, the Istanbul International Contemporary Dance & Performance Festival (iDANS) will showcase a TheatreWorks classic, The Continuum: Beyond The Killing Fields.
TheatreWorks / 72-13 presents
23 - 25 April 2009,Thursday to Saturday
8pm nightly / 3pm on 25 April 2009
Book your tickets now to experience an intense moment in time!
Annual Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) Conference
9 - 11 April 2009 Washington, D.C.
Come 10 April 2009, Keng Sen will be part of a Plenary Session at the SAA Conference in Washington DC. He will be doing a keynote speech on Shakespeare in Conversation with Asia: A Platform for Cultural Dialogue, Negotiation, and Reflection. Alongside this will be the screening of Lear, directed by Keng Sen in 1997, a transcultural, transdisciplinary, collaborative reinvention of King Lear, bringing together artists from Japan, Thailand, China, and Indonesia.
Write Here / Write Now
14 / 15 March 2009
TheatreWorks Writers' Laboratory, in collaboration with South East Community Development Council (CDC), presented this one-day playwriting camp for teens, to provide an opportunity for young people to express themselves with writing using playwriting techniques and skills. All the participants had a fun day with members of the TheatreWorks Writers’ Lab - prize-winning playwright Ovidia Yu & TheatreWorks Associate Director (Writers’ Lab) Robin Loon.
Look out for Writers’ Lab upcoming collaborations with South East CDC - dramatised reading tour (six weekends in twelve months) and the ever popular 24-Hour Playwriting Competition (scheduled for July 2009).