Shahrin Johry's -KA- opens in January 2016, featuring an ensemble of artists: Maya Dance Theatre, Star Guo, Gianti Giadi (Indonesia) and his mentors; Kavitha Krishnan and Susan Yeung, with music collaboration by Bani Haykal and Kailin Yong and dramaturgy by Neo Kim Seng.
The presentation is coupled with a photographic exhibition of the process of the production by Photographer, Tan Ngiap Heng.
Trained in Engineering, Tan Ngiap Heng has been a photographer for over ten years. He has shot weddings and corporate portraits. However, it is his love of dance that started his journey into photography. He has won an International Photography Award, and has worked featured in Communication Arts and Photo District News. He was a nominee for Icon De Martell Cordon Bleu 2013. Aside from several group and solo exhibitions in Singapore, including the prestigious Month of Photography, he also exhibited work in Fotoseptiembre USA. He is a founding member of Photovoice Sg, a group that runs photographic workshops for fringe communities in Singapore.
We spoke to Ngiap Heng about -KA- to find out what he has to say about being involved in the upcoming production.
1. How did you first get involved with -KA-?
I am documenting KA for the Work In Process archive at Lasalle.
2. What have your experiences in -KA- been like so far?
It has been great to experience the creative journey of Shahrin and the whole KA team.
This is the longest production process I have documented in Singapore. And it is great to see the amount of ideas being explored for this one production.
3. Can you list some things that you think audiences can look forward to in -KA
I think the audience can look forward to some great dancing accompanied by the music of Bani Haykal.
-KA- (Knowledge Possesses the Soul of Man)
15 January 2016, 8.30pm
16 January 2016, 4pm and 8.30pm
Drama Centre Black Box
Tickets: S$28 (Standard)* and S$23 (Concession)
*Discounts available for OCBC Card members and group bookings.
-KA- (Knowledge Possesses the Soul of Man) is supported by the:
National Arts Council, Apsara Asia Pte Ltd, Singai Tamil Sangam, Arts Fund and OCBC Bank (Official card)
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