She Ain't Heavy, She's Reaching into Space

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She Ain't Heavy, She's Reaching into Space
By Eng Kai Er and Faye Lim

In “She Ain’t Heavy, She’s Reaching Into Space”, Faye and Kai perform discussion and discuss performance using a format they created within the last 6 months. The format requires that they discuss what to perform, perform it, then debrief it after. This brings focus to the integral role of discussion in collaborative performance-making. They debate, agree with, and wait for each other’s feelings and thoughts. Are their arguments compositionally interesting enough to be considered a performance in themselves? Is their decision-making process vulnerable or guarded? How real can their discussion be when it is staged?

Come witness Faye and Kai becoming premier self-referential dancer-discussers as they reveal their creative process and blur the line between studio and stage, rehearsal and performance, process and result.

Performance Details:
28 – 29 July 2016
8pm (approximately 70 min)
72-13, Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007

$25 Standard
$20 Concession for Students, NSF and Senior Citizens above 62

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About Eng Kai Er
Eng Kai Er mostly works in the fields of contemporary performance, dance, and theatre. In 2016 Kai continues as associate artist at TheatreWorks, where she previously created Indulgence (2015) with Bernice Lee and Jereh Leong. In 2013 Kai participated in The Substation’s Directors’ Lab, creating Fish (2014) with Vincent Chia, Alvin Koh and Jey Lim Jun Jie.

Prior to that, Kai worked on numerous collaborations with Sviatlana Viarbitskaya, including House Hole (2010) and The Pleasure of Eating Oranges (2013). The latter was performed in Singapore, Toulouse, Berlin, Brussels and Stockholm in 2013 and 2014.

Kai also created a solo performance, The Prayer (2012), commissioned by the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2012. The Prayer was performed in Singapore, Stockholm and Prague, and was shortlisted for the Outstanding Performance Award at Prague Fringe Festival 2012.

Kai started dancing Contact Improvisation (CI) in 2007 and has been organising, facilitating, and occasionally teaching CI since 2014.

About Faye Lim
Faye Lim is based in Singapore where she continues her movement practice in improvisation and aikido. Her body is drawn to cyclical patterns and rhythms, from which her movement and art-making extend.

She directs the Strangeweather Movement Group, a collective that creates and performs improvisational and cross-disciplinary dance works at off-stage venues around Singapore. Spooky Action (at a Distance) (2013), created in collaboration with quantum physicists at NUS Centre for Quantum Technologies, was featured in filmmaker Karol Jalochowski’s documentary Reality Lost and was performed at the ArtScience Museum in November 2015. Other commissions and invitations include Say That Again (2012) and Port of Call (2013) for curator Tang Ling-Nah’s exhibitions at FOST Gallery and SMU Arts Festival respectively, and Hot Spotch! (2012) for Ground-Up Initiative’s Heritage Kampung Festival.

As part of the Contact Improvisation (CI) community in Singapore, Faye has facilitated jams and workshops in Singapore and dance festivals in KL. She has also taught very young dancers and mentored youth dancers at the Little Arts Academy.

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