Interview with Performer, Sufri Juwahir

Sufri began dancing hip-hop at 17 years old. Since then he has won numerous dance competition and expanded his dance vocabulary to include ballet and contemporary dance. More recently, Sufri has ventured into a new dance initiative – Soul Signature, with fellow RE/PLAY Dance Edit performer Sheridan.

“I am always finding new ways of expressing myself through performance and pushing my physical and conceptual ideas of dance”.

– Sufri Juwahir, Performer, RE/PLAY Dance Edit

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1 Tell us something inspiring about yourself.

I am always finding new ways of expressing myself through performance and pushing my physical and conceptual ideas of dance.

2 What motivated you to take up the challenge to be part of RE/PLAY Dance Edit?

I’ve never worked with TheatreWorks before and being in this production will challenge me in looking at dance in a new perspective. Every choreographer will bring in their cultural identity and performance background and I will get a glimpse of Japanese works through dancing in his piece.

3 Being part of this Singapore-Japan collaboration, what do you look forward to?

I look forward to making new friends with the Japanese artists and understanding each other’s culture through conversations during and after rehearsal process.

4 By the end of the production, what do you think will resonate in you?

I think the idea of ‘dance/not dance’ in performance will resonate to me. It will definitely push the perspectives of dance and I can bring that knowledge and experience into my practice.


TheatreWorks is having a giveaway contest! Stand a chance to win a pair of tickets to watch RE/PLAY Dance Edit. Check out the details on our Facebook page!

 

 

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