WORKS

STRAWBERRY MOON IN 4 ACTS

16 - 31 Oct 2020  |  The Future Stage

Presented by 

The ARTS FISSION Company

STRAWBERRY MOON IN 4 ACTS is a community outreach performance of the annual Moonstruck Series that marks the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival.  The title is inspired by the last full moon in June coined as the “Strawberry Moon” in reference to strawberry season in early summer.    

Combining Augmented Reality (AR) and choice-based options, Strawberry Moon comprises four modular narratives where viewers can freely enter in and out of each act. The four lunarscapes highlight the elements of water, sand, cloud, and wind with surreal characters in titles like Chang-E’s Mirror(雨湿月), Pavane on Moondust (踏沙行), Rabbit Dreaming (云筑梦), and Lunar Wind Chasers (风逐花).  

GARDEN•UPROOTED

19 May 2018  | 8 PM |  Esplanade Theatre  

Presented by The Philharmonic Orchestra 

The ARTS FISSION Company

The performance is helmed by Cultural Medallion recipients Maestro Lim Yau and Choreographer Angela Liong, and supported by an inter-generational cast comprising senior citizens with dance students performing alongside professional dancers from Arts Fission and musicians from The Philharmonic Orchestra. 

garden•uprooted contrasts the idea of garden as a sanctuary with the upheaval of diaspora in modern times. The performance features works by acclaimed Japanese Composer Toru Takemitsu (1930 – 1996), whose music took great inspiration from nature and the traditional Japanese garden. 


 

FUTURE FEED

17 & 18 March 2017  |  8 PM  |  Victoria Theatre

A multidisciplinary dance performance

on food, land, and collective memories

What to eat?

Not just to feed the body but also fill the soul?

FUTURE FEED reflects the artists’ premonition of depleting arable lands that would ultimately lead to the loss of collective memories and broken human connections.  FUTURE FEED invites you to hear the laments of empty rice bowls and feel the sodden dance steps at the shadow of the paddy fields. 

The performance offers a spread of dance, live music, soundscape, film, and set design to contemplate on the issues of food source and consumption in our modern times.

 
FIRE MONKEY

9 & 10 December 2016  |  Melbourne Arts Centre Lawn  

A Singapore and Australia dance collaboration between The Arts Fission Company and choreographer Victoria Chiu presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria as part of Mapping Melbourne 2016.

Staged at the iconic Art Centre lawn, this site specific piece embraces the energy of Melbourne’s arts epicenter and ties it to the Chinese animal zodiac with 2016 being the Year of the Monkey under the element of Fire. Fire Monkey also involves different communities in Singapore and Melbourne by asking participants to use 3000-year old Chinese oracle bone script to create hand-dyed fabric strips as modern text messages across oceans. The colorful strips made by community members are incorporated in a spectacular installation at the performance site.


IN THE NAME OF RED                            THE SCROLL OF NANYANG INK

4 - 6 December 2015  |  8, 9, 10 PM  |  National Gallery Singapore

Two site-specific performances by The ARTS FISSION Company

For the official opening of The National Gallery Singapore

In The Name of Red is a site-specific performance that takes inspiration and pays homage to the red hues and objects found in paintings under the different Southeast Asian collections of the National Gallery with dancers in red scaling the two grand staircases at the Padang Atrium. 

The Scroll of Nanyang Ink visualized the idea of layering space and time through different movement scenarios along the 36 m long green corridor that serves as the unique performing space in the format of a Chinese handscroll at the Supreme Court Terrace.

 

THE MAZU CHRONICLE (妈祖航志)

Crossing the Maritime Silk Road

The Mazu Chronicle is an innovative symphonic dance-theatre performance featuring orchestral and choral music by Singaporean composers that pays homage to Asian folklore and the maritime pioneers of Singapore.

 

Inspired by real-life stories of early seafarers of the Maritime Silk Road and the legend of Mazu, the patron goddess of the sea, The Mazu Chronicle presents the visual spectacle of a stage transformed into a vessel that traverses the landscape of memory and imagination.

 

This special one-time only performance is helmed by Cultural Medallion recipients, Maestro Lim Yau and Choreographer Angela Liong, the artistic team behind the successful sold-out production in 2013, The Rite of Spring: A People’s Stravinsky.

Presented by The Philharmonic Orchestra & The ARTS FISSION Company

In Collaboration with Esplanade Theatre by the Bay

 

30 August 2015  |  5 PM  |  The Esplanade Concert Hall

 

MAKE IT NEW

30 January - 8 February 2015

National Design Centre  |   The Arts House   |   library@esplanade

Make It New is a 10-day event featuring diverse programmes at different locations. This concept enables Arts Fission to share with the public and let them experience the multi-faceted contemporary dance through Arts Fissionʼs own creative journey in the span of 20 years. 

 

Make It New celebrated and marked 20 years of Arts Fissionʼs presence in the contemporary dance scene in Singapore since its inaugural performance at the Asian Performing Arts Festival in 1995.

 

Not intending to just dwell in the past and present a retrospective, Make It New is forward-looking in spirit by re-examining past works of Art Fission: the themes, ideas, concepts, and performance stagings in order to recreate new dance inspirations, initiate stimulating dialogues, reconnect with past collaborators, and engage with new audiences from there.


INDEX OF PAST PERFORMANCES

2020

Where The Wild Beasts Feed

4 -31 Jan 2021

SISTIC Live

Strawberry Moon in 4 Acts

16 - 31 Oct

The Future Stage

The Secret Room of Bestiary

5, 6, 12 & 13 September

The Great Summons

7 July - 10 Aug

National Museum of Singapore

2019

Moon Musing

6 - 15 September

Jurong Lake Gardens

Curious Fish

4 - 8 November 

Drama Centre Black Box​​

Infinite Octagon

29 September

ArtScience Museum

2018

Garden Uprooted

19 May

Esplanade Theatre

2017

FUTURE FEED

17 & 18 March

Victoria Theatre

2016

Fire Monkey 

9 & 10 December

Art Centre Melbourne Lawn

 

 

Mirror of Clandestine Blooms

29 September

ArtScience Museum

2015

In The Name of Red & The Scroll of Nanyang Ink

4 - 6 December

National Gallery Singapore

The Mazu Chronicle

30 August

Esplanade Concert Hall

The Sandbox

23 & 24 April

ARTS FISSION's Garden Studio

Make It New

30 January - 8 February 

National Design Centre

 

 

2014

Follies for the Bird

22, 23, 29, 30 August

National Museum of Singapore's Fashion Gallery

To Beat The Butterfly's Wings

17, 18, 19 April

artspace@222

2013

The Locust Wrath

27 & 28 September

Artspace @ Helutrans Gallery

The Rite of Spring: A People's Stravinsky

22 June 

Concert Hall, Esplanade Theatres by the Bay

 

7 Dance Fictions in an Ice Room

15 & 16 March 

School of the Arts, Studio Theatre

 

 

2012

Eat a Bitter Bloom

7 & 8 September 

Drama Centre Black Box, National Library

 

The Folly of a Garden

13 & 14 January 

Drama Centre Theatre, National Library

 

2011

Flowers of Lamentation 2: Petals in the Crowd

19 & 20 August 

National Museum, Gallery Theatre

 

The Last Lumiere

4 & 5 March 
Esplanade Theatre Studio

 

 

2010

Flowers of Lamentation: Poppy Tears

19 - 21 August 
Drama Centre Black Box @ National Library

 

 

Graffiti of the Celeste

5 & 6 March 
Esplanade Theatre Studio

 

 

2009

Interview with Palace Ghosts (Feb 2009)

27 & 28 Feb 
Esplanade Theatre Studio

 

 

2008

1000 Camels 

​21 & 22 March

Esplanade Theatre Studio

 

 

2007

Bleu En Rouge 

​31 August & 1 September 

Esplanade Theatre Studio
 

Dreaming of Kuanyin Meeting Madonna

in collaboration with Mark Chan

1-2 June 

Victoria Theatre
Singapore Arts Festival 2007

 

 

Ghost Exchange

23 & 24 March

Esplanade Theatre Studio,  Singapore

World Premiere

 

30 & 31 March 

European Premier at MU Theater, Budapest, Hungary

 

 

2006

Touch-Me-Not

9 & 10 June 

Esplanade Theatre Studio

 

A Flower Appointment

24 & 25 March 

UCC Theatre National University Singapore
In Partnership with NUS Arts Festival 2006

 

 

2005

Scarlet’s Room

A Co-Production Of The ARTS FISSION Company (Singapore)
and Yvonne Ng/tiger princess dance projects (Canada)

21 & 23 July 

Esplanade Theatre Studio

In Collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay as part of THE STUDIOS series

 

12 SMS Across The Mountains

14 & 15 June 

Victoria Theatre

Singapore Arts Festival

 

Intimate Letters

6 - 8 May 

Guinness Theatre Substation

 

 

2004

Shadowhouses

9 & 10 July 

Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel
 

Little Lee II : “ Is today really yesterday”

​13 & 14 February 

Jubilee Hall – Raffles Hotel

 

 

2003

Siau Ling - Timeless Living

​3 & 4 December 

Esplanade Theatre Studio

 

Little Lee I : “ The Forgotten Journey Home”

​11 & 12 January 

University Cultural Centre (Theatre) National University of Singapore

 

 

1996

Flower Eaters Tetralogy

19, 20, 21 April 

Guiness Theatre, Substation

 

1, 2, 3 June 

Singapore Art Museum

 

25 July 

Graha Bhakti Budaya – Taman Ismael Marzuk, Jarkata

 

27, 28, 29 October 

Alliance Francaise

 

 

1995

Mahabharata - A Grain of Rice 

4 & 5 June 

The Drama Centre

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