Check out this article that was featured in Berita Harian today! Sufri Juwahir, one of the performers in RE/PLAY Dance Edit, talks about his experience from auditioning to collaborating with Junnosuke Tada and the other performers in this production.
“Pengalaman berkolaborasi dengan Tada dan penari lain dalam pementasan ini akan membolehkan saya meningkatkan diri dari segi kesenian dan gerakan.” – Sufri Juwahir
“The experience of collaborating with Tada and the other dancers in this performance has allowed me to improve myself in the aspect of art and movement.” – Sufri Juwahir
RE/PLAY Dance Edit runs from 17 to 20 Feb 2016 at 72-13, at 8pm. We are already sold out for our 17 Feb show! To reserve your tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 6737-7213.
Berita Harian, Gah! 11 February 2016, Thursday by Nurmaya Alias
While Tatsunori Imamura is the only Japanese dancer in this piece, he wanted to challenge himself to interact with a new group of dancers. Having participated RE/PLAY in 2012, this experience is not entirely new to Imamura. However, he still look forward to engaging with the Singaporean dancers and hopefully get new insights from there.
“I look forward to the positive interactions between different bodies, thoughts and people from different background for this creation.”
– Tatsunori Imamura, Japanese performer
We are excited about the presentation of an international work, RE/PLAY Dance Edit by Japanese theatre director, Junnosuke Tada. For this new version of RE/PLAY Dance Edit, Tada collaborates with Kitamari and the piece will be performed by Japanese dancer Tatsunori Imamura and six selected Singaporean dancers. Working with these six dancers for the first time, Tada is looking forward to the production and is excited to share what he has in mind for this production!
“Singapore is a multiracial society with Chinese, Malay, Indian and other races and I hope that my piece will inspire new imaginations from the Singaporean audiences through identifying the differences between dancing bodies and their interpretations.”
– Junnosuke Tada, Theatre Director
RE/PLAY Dance Edit was featured in The Straits Times, Life on the OffStage column today. ST reporter, Nabilah Said interviewed Junnosuke Tada, Director of Tokyo Deathlock and TheatreWorks’ Associate Artist, to find out more about his source of inspiration for works and some interesting past performing experiences he had.
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The Straits Times, Life OffStage 2 Feb 2016, Tuesday by Nabilah Said.
RE/PLAY Dance Edit was first premiered by Junnosuke Tada’s theatre company, Tokyo Deathlock, in Tokyo in 2011. It was well-received by the Japanese audiences and reputable Japanese critics…
RE/PLAY Dance Edit is based on themes such as “unrepeatable” and “interruption” where actors continue their movements without interference from each other -accompanied by pop music- to create a work that express time and life ironically through relentless repetition. Juxtaposing their widely varying physiques, perspectives on dance, and choreography, the performance deconstructs the audience’s perception of dance/movement.
Tada’s idea is to see this scenario with Japanese and Southeast Asian physicality – the Asian physicality – in the upcoming creation in Singapore with TheatreWorks. Each dancer will make their own performance based on their own “dance/not dance” and “movement/choreography”. Creating a space where the dancers as well as the audience will be able to rethink, investigate, and develop their perspective on dance.
Don’t miss your chance to catch this international production right here in Singapore!
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Welcome to the blog for TheatreWorks’ upcoming programme, RE/PLAY Dance Edit !
Junnosuke TADA, a renowned Japanese theatre maker, created Re/Play in 2011 for his theatre company, Tokyo Deathlock. It explores the intent and meaning of reproduction through bodily repetition of physical movement. As a re-making of a theatrical production, the Singapore version sees TADA working with eight Singaporean and Japanese contemporary dancer-choreographers. Using pop music, the performers dance until they collapse in exhaustion – and then they get up and do it again, each choreographer-dancer taking a turn at their own approach to the project. In their collaboration with TADA’s direction, the very foundation and meaning of dance is undermined, theatre as a format is subverted, and a truly fresh perspective on dance and performance emerges.
This is the first time TheatreWorks (Singapore) is collaborating with Offsite Dance Project for an international collaboration that takes the creative energies of Japan’s and Singapore’s new wave performance artists.
RE /PLAY Dance Edit also celebrates the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Singapore.
Dates & Times
17 – 20 Feb 2016 | 8pm
1 hr 30 min
Follow this space for behind-the-scenes looks into the production leading up to the programme. Also, get a closer look at our artist and collaborators as we know them better through conversations!
To book your tickets here now.
See you at the performance!