Despite the cancellation of performances all around the world, some arts companies have managed to find innovative ways to combat quarantine and circuit breakers, by taking their performances online. And for local dance company Sigma Contemporary Dance, they’ll be premiering their brand new online performance Survei:ance on 30th May.
Directed by Hong Guofeng, Survei:ance explores the idea of watching and being watched, examining how surveillance has been justified or condemned. Audience members are invited to watch the live stream of this performance on Facebook Live, as we catch glimpses of the performers moving in their homes.
In reimagining the digital space as a stage, Survei:ance marks Sigma’s first online performance, created entirely online through Zoom meetings with their dancers. The performance will be pre-recorded in a single take and streamed live on Facebook Live. In going digital, the company had to rethink conventional ideas of dance composition, lighting specials, framing techniques and movement creation, exploring ways to work them into Zoom, while still being able to bring the theatre to audiences in the comfort of their homes.
Featuring choreography and performances by Chan Wei Chee, Chen Wanxin, Chua Chiok Woon, Goh Shun Min, Hong Guofeng, Melissa Ng, Nicole Yong, Ozy Cheah and Tit Xiu Yi, come enjoy a taste of a new digital art form, as Sigma goes beyond physical interactions and boundaries to present Survei:ance and celebrate the end of the circuit breaker.
Survei:ance will be streamed live on 30th May 2020, 9pm on Facebook Live Interested audience members must register here to receive necessary information regarding the performance. The performance is donation-based, and audiences can make donations via PAYNOW to: UEN no. T15SS0027G (indicate “surveiance” in the comment box for tracking purposes).