26 Nov 2023, Sun, 3pm & 4.30pm
Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
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In the Studio was first organised in da:ns festival 2022, where notable festival artists worked closely with students from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and LASALLE College of the Arts in a one-week creative residency respectively. With da:ns’ transformation to a year-long da:ns focus season, In the Studio continues on. With a strong focus on process, students get a chance to learn movement phrases from an international da:ns focus artist, and co-create a short work-in-progress with them as they get introduced to different creative practices, philosophies and movement styles.
In conjunction with da:ns focus – FL/OW (The FULL OUT Weekend) happening 1 – 3 Dec, students of LASALLE College of the Arts will be working closely with dance artist Kwame Asafo-Adjei (United Kingdom) in a one-week creative residency. Kwame’s creative practice focuses on transforming each individual’s unique life experience to dance and choreography. His works are often “raw and confronting, but full of honesty and thought-provoking”.
This session will be a casual and informal sharing of the creative residency. Audiences will not only be the first to witness the newly created works-in-progress in a studio setting, but more importantly, get to learn more about the process of the residency directly from Kwame and the students before a question-and-answer session with the audiences.
In the Studio with Kwame Asafo-Adjei and LASALLE College of the Arts is part of da:ns focus – FL/OW (The FULL OUT Weekend), which invites you to celebrate the diverse facets of street dance and its culture over three days of exciting performances, workshops, battles and parties! Having grown from its humble beginnings as FULL OUT! street dance showcase in 2019, you won’t want to miss this jam-packed weekend with high-energy showcases and experimental works by world-renowned dance crews, emerging and seasoned local choreographers, all demonstrating what street dance can be beyond the conventional.
See dance artist Kwame Asafo-Adjei in action as he performs his award-winning work, Family Honour, in the triple bill Dance Mixtape.
Artistic Director of Spoken Movement UK, Kwame Asafo-Adjei has been dancing for over 10 years and running his dance company for six years. Kwame acquired many skills and knowledge through a wide range of training over the years. One of his techniques is to pay attention to organic movement. Using the world as a stage, Kwame plays on movement through transitions, formations, concept and narrative.
Kwame has curated many works in both dance and film of varying lengths. Kwame, through his company and creations, allows his artists to play with different elements of hip hop.
With mentors such as Jonzi D (Breakin’ Convention, UK) and Jonathan Burrows (The Royal Ballet, UK), Kwame has developed his artistry through artist development programs such as Back to the Lab, opening his mind to use different creative techniques and pushes his works of hip hop theatre. Kwame aims to create awareness, open conversation and challenge the reality through his works.
LASALLE College of the Arts
LASALLE College of the Arts is Asia’s leading contemporary arts and design institution. It is the highest ranked specialist arts institution in Singapore and joint top in Southeast Asia for art and design (QS World University Rankings 2023).
The College offers 35 diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in contemporary arts and design. LASALLE provides a nurturing, interdisciplinary learning environment to inspire the next generation of forward-looking, globally engaged artists, designers and leaders of creative industries. LASALLE is a founding member of the University of the Arts Singapore.
LASALLE's Diploma in Dance Programme is a holistic programme that provides students with the close guidance of lecturers, a supportive environment and numerous creative and performance opportunities. Students develop versatile dance practices in various pedagogical, collaborative, cultural, social and artistic contexts.
26 Nov 2023, Sun
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