Phylogenesis I: Water Story

Water Story (Photography by Melinda Ng)

Date & Time: 1 & 2 June 2001

Venue: Fountain of PARCO Bugis Junction

 

Synopsis

An experimental and refreshing site-specific performance that reveals the mixed feelings humans have towards their dreams.¬†Water Story¬†features unconventional choreography that makes use of various elements of the fountain area such as the sound of the clock bell, the “microshooter” and the”leap frog” fountain sequences. Within a set choreographic structure, the dancers introduce variations in their movements as they react to the surrounding elements.

 

Press Release (1)

Fountain Dreams Are Made of These

Ecnad presents “Water Story” at the Bugis Junction fountain

25 May 2001

Ecnad Project Limited (the former Dance Dimension Project) presents an experimental and refreshing site-specific performance at the PARCO Bugis Junction fountain. Choreographed by artistic co-director Tan How Choon, “Water Story” reveals the mixed feelings humans have towards their dreams.

“Water Story” features unconventional choreography that makes use of various elements of the fountain area such as the sound of the clock bell and the “microshooter” and “leap frog” fountain sequences. Within a set choreographic structure, the dancers introduce variations in their movements as they react to the surrounding elements.

The performance is enriched by video projection designed by Yap Tyng Shiuh, a regular designer with the company. “Water Story” also features original computer-generated music by the choreographer himself.

“Water Story” is a free public performance and is part of Ecnad’s outreach activities to facilitate the appreciation and understanding for the arts. “Water Story” will be performed by Ecnad Team A (E.T. A), the professional division of the company that works on a full-time basis.

Founded in 1996, Ecnad is Singapore’s first full-time contemporary dance group. Its 8 full-time dancers are led by artistic co-directors Lim Chin Huat and Tan How Choon. Both Lim and Tan received from the National Arts Council the Professional Artist Grant in 1999. Lim also received the Young Artist Award in 2000.

Water Story Dates: 1 & 2 June 2001
Venue: Fountain of PARCO Bugis Junction
Time: 8.00pm
Admission is free
(In the event of heavy downpour, the performance will be held back for up to 60 minutes. Performance will be cancelled if the rain persists.)

 

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