Esplanade Presents


Creating accessible performances for young people


17 Mar 2023, Fri, 6.30pm


(Intermission: None)

The Artground - A Curious Place to Be

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Join us in a gathering to discuss, exchange and explore how we can create better performances for and with neurodivergent and disabled young people. Facilitated by Faye Lim (co-artistic director, Derring-Do Dance), we invite participants to share about their discoveries and journeys in the spirit of generating and inspiring new approaches and learnings through dialogue. The session will also include members of Second Hand Dance from the UK, presenting We Touch, We Play, We Dance at March On 2023 by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.


By-invitation only


No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Admission Age:
21 and above
Language: English
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Artist Information



ASSITEJ Singapore is a network of members and not-for-profit organisation that aims to:


• Drive the spirit of professional development within the A4YA (Arts For Young Audiences) sector

• Build a shared space for all interested practitioners and deepen our Community of Practice

• To introduce and encourage pedagogical / embodied practices within the artistic practises

Second Hand Dance

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Second Hand Dance produce joyful, inspirational performances and digital dance films for children and adults. We collaborate with dancers, film makers, animators, musicians and our audiences in a co-creation process that places the audience experience at its centre.  


Based in England, our work has a growing international profile as well as local and regional impact. We have toured the globe from the UK to Europe, China, Canada, the USA and Japan. Last year our double bill Grass Films were seen by nearly 6500 people, and so far in 2022 we have performed We Touch, We Play, We Dance over 60 times at 18 venues across the world. 


Established in 2013, we are a disabled-led dance company driven with care by Artistic Director Rosie Heafford and Executive Producer Claire Summerfield. 

Faye Lim


Faye makes, mothers, dances, choreographs, facilitates, improvises, and performs. Her artistic practice is rooted in movement improvisation and in the examination of how power, agency and care affect the ways one experiences freedom while dancing. In her recent performative works, she explores questions about the "personal persona" - how does she show up as herself, performing her desires, fears, unknowing, and personal history in improvised performances?


Faye makes works alone and collaboratively. Her choreography and direction (for performance and for camera), collaborations and commissions have been presented in schools, community places, public spaces, stages, galleries, and exhibitions in Singapore, internationally and online.


As co-director of Derring-Do Dance, Faye makes body-based artworks and programmes, eg. Body Smarts Through Movement Arts and Rolypoly Family, for diverse children and their families. She has facilitated and taught dance improvisation and contact improvisation to adults, children, families, and college students in Singapore and regionally.


Faye holds a B.A. in World Arts and Cultures (Dance) from UCLA and an M.F.A in Dance (Performance & Choreography) from Tisch School of the Arts. Her training and experience span the fields of the arts, inclusive education, sexuality education, and non-profit impact research.

Date & Time

17 Mar 2023, Fri


The Artground - A Curious Place to Be

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