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What is choreography?

An inside look at a seemingly abstract process.


Published: 24 Sep 2020

Time taken : >15mins

What is choreography? Can we choreograph process?

Premieres 26 Oct 2020, Mon, 12pm

Three sets of choreographers attempt to answer this question in an experiment that includes tasks, investigations and discussions for over six hours. By tracing and documenting their processes, this video hopes to offer a glimpse into the minds of choreographers, showcasing the nuances of choreography through multiple perspectives and approaches to creating movement and dance.

About the choreographers

Chloe Chua

Chloe graduated as one of the top scorers in the International Baccalaureate Career-related Program from the School of The Arts, Singapore (SOTA) in 2016. As of 2020, she studies at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee under merit scholarship and will earn her degree in the spring of 2021. She has worked with dance faculty members such as Marcus Schulkind, Ruka White, Kurt Douglas, Danielle Davidson and Daniel Pelzig. Chloe has attended dance intensives at The Juilliard School (2016), Batsheva Dance Company (2017/2018) and Nuova Officina Della Danza Summer Program (2019). She is privileged to have had the opportunity to work with esteemed choreographers such as Iratxa Ansa, Catherine Coury and Loni Landon, and to study the repertoire and works of Batsheva Dance Company and Martha Graham Dance Company. In an environment where interdisciplinary possibilities are endless, Chloe enjoys using this to her advantage by building connections and collaborating with artists from other art forms.

Norhaizad Adam

Norhaizad Adam is a dance artist and performance maker based in Singapore. He trained in Malay folk dance under the tutelage of Mr Azmi Juhari. Through contemporary reasoning, he has developed a post-dance artistic practice that observes how concepts of nationalism and traditionalism have affected the Malay body and its behaviour. He continually blurs the rules and transmission of the Malay folk form, thus subverting the way minority identity is constructed and sustained. He explores the strategy of dance performance and its existence within the society and community.

He has presented his works in Venice, Taipei, Paris, Melbourne, Vienna, Bandung and Singapore. Currently he is the Artistic Director of P7:1SMA Ltd, a local dance company centred on agency and pleasure in the social landscape.

ScRach MarcS

ScRach MarcS is the duo Rachel and Marcus, hence the name. They are established dancers in the street dance community in Singapore and constantly push the boundaries of the art form. They aim to make street dance accessible through their unique style and to connect the masses to the genre. ScRach MarcS is a fusion of street dance and contemporary arts that is unlike any other, bringing their audiences the best of both worlds. The duo won Channel 5's The Dance Floor Season 2 and presented to the public a new way of thinking about dance. They are also one of the only robotic/mannequin performing duos in the country. Allow them to bring you into their world through a journey of music and dance.

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