Venue: Open Stage, Library@Esplanade8 Raffles Avenue, #03-01, Singapore 039802
The Arts & Social Justice is a forum series that aims to feature presentations by and dialogue with artists and practitioners whose works are directed towards or inspired from social issues.
In this session, we feature Maya Dance Theatre (MDT)'s production “Flowers don’t bloom all the time” which explores the social issue of violence against women and children. The production looked at the unflinching stigma and complexities brought upon the survivors who live in constant trauma and fear. The sharing will be coupled with a dialogue session and a video presentation of the production. The video highlights the artists’ personification of the characters in the stories and the creative process of the work that began in Rumah Banjasari (Solo, Indonesia) with Indonesian co -choreographer Danang Pamungkas and two dancers who played a crucial part in this journey to bring awareness to the issue. The speakers will also share the challenges faced in the creative process and the inspirations and impetus for the creation of the work.
Speakers: Kavitha Krishnan (artistic director), Jeremiah Choy (dramaturg) with dance artists from MDT: Eva Tey and Subastian Tan