An Un-Tea Party
This performance is part of Performing Home
19 NOVEMBER, 6.30PM - 10PM
"The table was a large one, but the three were all crowded together at one corner of it: 'No room! No room!' they cried out when they saw Alice coming. 'There's PLENTY of room!' said Alice indignantly, and she sat down in a large arm-chair at one end of the table."
When there is a space that is as open and porous as the Substation, how does one negotiate the collision/interruption/interventions that are bound to happen between ideas and people? How much do we understand about the boundaries or social contracts that are constructed around spaces and places, and how often do we play around with them?
Invite yourself (or not) to this tea party with three 'aunties' from different disciplines - you don't have to talk if you don't want to, we promise.
About Chong Gua Khee
Gua Khee graduated from the University of British Columbia, Canada, with a Psychology (Honours) and Theatre (Major) degree. While in Canada, she trained in Theatre for Living with David Diamond, as well as created Changing the Lens: A UBC Forum Theatre Project. After graduation, she was at Drama Box until 2016. Now, as a freelancer, recent credits include: International Friendship Day by The Necessary Stage (facilitator), and Red Sky by Nine Years Theatre (assistant to the director). Gua Khee is fascinated by the idea of interdisciplinary ‘jamming’ and workshopping, and is thus currently collaborating with practitioners from different backgrounds.
About Bernice Lee
Bernice is a Singaporean dance artist who enjoys risk-taking collaborative process. Since 2014, Bernice forms part of Maya Dance Theatre’s main creative team, developing distinctive dance theatre, touring and performing internationally. Bernice formulated a role for “Retrospective” by Xavier Le Roy (France), and collaborated with Eng Kai Er (Singapore) on "Indulgence", both presented by 72-13 Theatreworks (2014-2015). She was part of the interdisciplinary project "Loop Theory" at The Substation (2011). For her project initiative "Laisse Moi Etre” with Olivier Tarpaga (USA/Burkina Faso), she presented a duet in CDC La Termitiere, Ouagadougou. Supported by the National Arts Council, Bernice graduated with a B.F.A. in Dance from The Ohio State University (2010).
About Tan Wei Ting
Tan Wei Ting graduated from ARTivate, a three-year youth theatre training program under Drama Box in 2012 and Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media in 2014, specialising in Digital Filmmaking. Her graduation works “Passenger” and “The Longest-Distance Relationship” won Best Jury Award and Best Documentary respectively at the 6th Singapore Short Films Award. “My Father After Dinner”, which she edited, was awarded Best Singaporean Short Film at the 26th Singapore International Film Festival, Silver Screen Awards. In 2015, she won Best Screenplay at the cINE65 short film competition with the film “VOTE”. This year, she revisited her passion for theatre and wrote her debut stage play “Split Up”.
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