10 Oct 2017, 9am
10 Oct 2017, 10am
An army of quirky characters, as colourful as the assortment of ladies' high heels they brandish, questions female transgressions, aggressions and negotiations within a patriarchal society.
Step Outta Line is a rich collage of texts adapted from prolific playwright Ovidia Yu's selected writings, layered with movement, soundscapes and visuals in response to Amanda Heng's works. It is devised by Thong Pei Qin, her band of designer-collaborators, and performers from the BA (Hons) Theatre Arts course at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
Through rhythms created from footsteps and movements in high heels, this theatrical piece explores how individuals can lay claim to different sorts of identities, by subverting clothing, tools and embodied ideals which conspire to keep them in line.
Co-presented with Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
With a penchant for transgressing disciplinary and cultural boundaries in exploring the human condition, theatre director Thong Pei Qin seeks truthful shared experiences which connect diverse peoples, spaces and beliefs.
Approximately 70 minutes
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- No admission for infant in arms and child aged below 13 years old
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DIRECTOR – THONG PEI QIN
A theatre director, Thong Pei Qin's interests lie in creating conversations and negotiating spaces for alternative voices within the trappings of a larger society. She holds two theatre degrees, namely a BA Honours in Theatre Studies from the National University of Singapore, and an MA Distinction in Theatre Directing from the University of Essex. With a penchant for transgressing disciplinary and cultural boundaries in exploring the human condition, Pei Qin seeks truthful shared experiences which connect diverse peoples, spaces and beliefs. Her directing portfolio can be found at thongpeiqin.wix.com/livingtheatre.
NANYANG ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
Established in 1938, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) is Singapore’s pioneer arts education institution, well-known for grooming diverse artistic talent. Through its practice-led and industry-based curricula, NAFA’s Theatre programme introduces students to a wide range of international and Singaporean theatre practices. A team of international conservatoire-trained faculty and local professional practitioners guide students to develop their own creative voices as theatre makers. NAFA’s Theatre alumni have gone on to work with leading theatre companies and media organisations.
COSTUME DESIGNER – LOO AN NI
Loo An Ni is fascinated with the tactility of objects and spaces. This brought her into theatre where possibilities are limitless. She has taken various roles in costuming, from design and construction to wardrobe management. Costume design credits include The Orange Production: Drip & Whale Fall—A Double-Bill (The Necessary Stage), Fundamentally Happy (Nine Years Theatre and Esplanade’s The Studios), Nine Songs (Siong Leng Musical Association) and Returning (Assistant Designer, Singapore International Festival of Arts 2015 commission).
SOUND & SET DESIGNER – JING NG
Awarded with a National Arts Council scholarship, Jing graduated with first class honours from Rose Bruford College (UK) specialising in Performance Sound. He has a keen interest for sound design in theatre and dance; and enjoys collaborative, devised and experimental works. His Singapore credits are: Silly Little Girl and The Funny Old Tree; Titoudao; A Fleeting Moment; Grind; Lord of The Flies; Red Sky; Prism; Fundamentally Happy; Dragonflies. Jing was nominated for Best Sound Design in the 2014 Off West End Theatre Awards for Outfox Productions’ Corpus Christi (UK).
LIGHTING DESIGNER – GENEVIEVE PECK
Genevieve graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London in 2012 with a BA(Hons) in Theatre Practice, specialising in Lighting and Projection/ Video Design. She has worked with companies such as Pangdemonium, The Theatre Practice, Toy Factory, Frontier Danceland, Sing’Theatre, Drama Box, The Arts Fission Company, Siong Leng Musical Association, Singapore Repertory Theatre, Apsaras Arts and Sightlines Productions. Genevieve has also worked on events such as the ASEAN Para Games 2015's Opening and Closing Ceremonies and Kit Chan’s Spellbound concert.