poppydotdreams: NEW PRODUCTION BY PERFORMANCE
Four people went to sleep last night and woke
up in a dream. They stayed long enough to live their joys, fears and even
poppydotdreams is a visceral, physical,
sometimes zany and often peculiar imaginings of a common dreamscape. The
piece marries physical vocabulary, text and digital media and sound.
Members of the audience are invited to bring a pillow with them should
they be tempted to join the performers for a snooze.
The premise is simple: Living in a city like
ours, we need to dream. 6 artists – 4 performers, 1 playwright and 1
digital sound and image designer begin their trip on this premise. The
emptiness, restlessness, loneliness and urban disenfranchisement drive
them to dream, to escape, to take flight. They can't wait to sleep for
only in their sleep that they get a chance to dive into their dream and
awaken the hunger, the passion and the desire that sleep deep within their
core. They dream, they travel to meet their lovers, to meet their
destinies, to meet themselves, to meet you.
poppydotdreams is a developmental project
conceived by Low Kee Hong and created in collaboration with Norlina
Mohamed, Gani Abdul Karim, Suhaila Sulaiman, Casey Lim and Alfian Sa’at.
Using digital media, club music, story-telling and movement, it promises
to be an exhilarating trip into the fabulous world of dreaming, trance and
PROCESS: PHASE I As it is now, poppydotdreams
is in Phase I. It begins with exploring and constructing a unique physical
vocabulary and score and the body's relationship with digital video and
sound design. It will also include post-production talks to further extend
the exploratory nature of poppydotdreams. These discussion sessions form
an important inter-phase with the audience during the developmental phase
of poppydotdreams. They involve discussions on the process, the conceptual
framework as well as issue of digital media involvement in theatre. The
creative team will eventual go off and develop poppydotdreams into its
second phase scheduled in 2002.
WHAT IS PCA? Performance Collective Asia
(PCA) is an independent performance collective seeking to provide
alternative creative opportunities for artists. It is founded by Norlina
Mohamed, Low Kee Hong, Tang Fu Kuen and Jeremiah Choy. Its mission is to
generate new works either independently or in collaboration with artists
within Singapore and around the region. It also serves as a resource for
intercultural and interdisciplinary research and provides creative,
technical and intellectual support to independent artists.
PCA focuses on movement and text based
performers and performance-thinkers who are inclined toward experimental
interdisciplinary work. These artists have extensive training as well as
performance experience with established theatre companies. With such
experience comes the desire to explore and express personal performance
identities. PCA serves the collective needs of these independent artists
and their desires to experiment and create original works.
'Ashes' was PCA's first production. Noted for
its ‘evocative visual design, astute ideas and consummate performers’
(ST Life!, June 19, 2000), ‘Ashes’ was commissioned by the Singapore
Arts Festival 2000 for its Late Night Series. It was staged at the
DREAM SPACE: THE SUBSTATION, GUINNESS THEATRE
DREAM TIME: 8PM DREAM DATES: 3 – 6 OCTOBER 2001 DREAM CHARGE: $15 AND
$10 (STUDENT CONCESSION) Contact The Substation Box Office at 3377800 or norlina2@y...
or call 90229016(hp) for more information