A collaborative effort led by Veshnu Narayanasamy, Project transit: Echoes of Waterloo is an interdisciplinary exploration of cultural memories centred on the Waterloo Street area, a precinct where early migrants
A collaborative effort led by Veshnu Narayanasamy, Project transit: Echoes of Waterloo is an interdisciplinary exploration of cultural memories centred on the Waterloo Street area, a precinct where early migrants of different ethnicities and religions have partly left their mark, while much is also rapidly forgotten in the fast-changing urban milieu. The vocabulary created in this work is through a combination of various Asian dance techniques with the amalgamation of interactive theatre development.
Sights and sounds of the multicultural environment in everyday life today, along with personal recollections of the past, are interwoven with video projections, dance and body movements that serve to capture a pervasive sense of transience and impermanence despite a steadfast holding on to familiar rituals. The project has a troupe of 9 performers from a diversity of dance and drama background: Veshnu Narayanasamy, Beverly Yuen, Bernice Lee, Eleanor Ee, Lavanya Dave, Mumtaz Maricar, Neo Yan Zong, Subastian Tan and Xie Shangbin.
Project Transit: Echoes of Waterloo is a visual and audio treat to the mind and senses with a blend of traditional and contemporary dance and movements, re-choreographing of traditional work, multimedia images, ancient chants and modern tunes. The characters and chorus recite and dance to localized dialogues which tell the story of a place we call “home” with a tint of humour.
24 & 25 Oct, 7.30pm
Stamford Arts Centre (site-specific), 155 Waterloo Street, meet at Block C lift lobby
Admission is Free (by invitation only)
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invitation.
(Photo Credit: Megan Chia)
(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Stamford Arts Centre (site-specific)
155 Waterloo Street