SoftMachine / Choy Ka Fai
A Work-In-Process Presentation

SoftMachine / Choy Ka Fai
A Work-In-Process Presentation
1 & 2 Nov 2013, 8pm
with an Exhibition on 1 Nov 2013, 7 – 10pm & 2 Nov 2013, 2 - 10pm

By invitation only.

Please contact TheatreWorks at 6737 7213 or to request for an invitation.

SoftMachine is a dance research project that studies contemporary dance in Asia and the choreographic process of contemporary dance developed over the last decade. SoftMachine examines what inspires a new series of choreographic experiments and creations in Asia.

SoftMachine is a new project by Associate Artist Choy Ka Fai. The work-in-progress will present performances by 3 choreographers from Singapore, Manipur/India and Banyumas/Indonesia who Ka Fai personally observed and studied. And there is an accompanying exhibition of the research process, interview archive and mini documentaries.

Since 2012, Ka Fai has travelled to 13 cities to meet and interview with Asian dance makers. Through this multi-cultural experience, he has collected an independent archive of video interview with 84 choreographers, dancers and curators from Singapore, Jakarta, Solo, Yogyakarta, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Bangalore, Chennai, Manipur, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

The creation of this project has been made possible with the Arts Creation Fund from the National Arts Council, Singapore and with support from TheatreWorks / 72-13.


Concept, Direction and Multimedia - Choy Ka Fai
Performance - Norisham Osman, Surjit Nongmeikapam and Rianto
Music -  Zulkifle Mahmod
Dramaturgic support – Tang Fukuen
Lighting, Production and Technical Direction - Yap Seok Hui

SoftMachine is supported by
The Arts Creation Fund - National Arts Council, Singapore
TheatreWorks / 72-13

With additional support from
danceBox Kobe, Japan
Kyoto Experiment, Japan
Attakkalari Centre For Movement Arts, Bangalore, India
Living Dance Studio, Beijing, China


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