- BankART Studio NYK 3F 3C gallery
we have changed the venue from kawamata hall to 3F-C at the same building
- 2.10 Wed19:00
- 2.11 Thu16:00
|Professional (Registration required)||Audience|
*Duration approximate 150min (*Re-entry unlimited)
Artists: Daniel Kok and Luke George
Dramaturgy: Tang Fu Kuen
Lighting design: Matthew Adey, House of Vnholy
Technical / Stage Manager: Ian Tan
Producers: Tang Fu Kuen, Alison Halit
Co-produced by: The Substation (Singapore), Campbelltown Arts Centre (Sydney)
Supported by: the Australia Council for the Arts, Abrons Arts Centre (New York City), the Playking Foundation (Australia),
Singapore International Foundation (Singapore), Tanzfabrik (Berlin)
Supported by: National Arts Council(Singapore)
A performance installation by Daniel Kok and Luke George.
In order to unravel shared lines of connection, to suspend tension and to unleash collective desires, Kok and George look to macramé, sailors’ knots, Chinese knots and rope bondage to weave together an interactive experience of collectivity. “Bunny” is a nickname given to the person being tied in rope bondage. In this work, we ask ourselves this question: What if everyone (in the theatre) is a Bunny?
Daniel Kok/ diskodanny
Daniel Kok is an independent choreographer whose artistic research explores relationality and audienceship in the theatre. He was an Associate Artist of The Substation (Singapore) between 2005 and 2010. In 2008, he was the laureate of the Young Artist Award from National Arts Council (Singapore).
His creation Q&A (2009), commissioned by Singapore Arts Festival, has also performed in Edinburgh, Lisbon, Hong Kong, Berlin, Vienna, Bangkok, Yokohama, Seoul and Moscow. The Gay Romeo (2011), selected as Priority Company for the Aerowaves European Network, has performed in Berlin, Tokyo, Ljubljana, Moscow, Bruges and Singapore. Cheerleader of Europe (2014), supported by Nadine, workspacebrussels and PACT Zollverein, has performed in Zurich, Brussels, Berlin, Sydney, Bobo- Dioulasso in Burkina Faso and the [8:Tension] platform of the ImpulsTanz festival in Vienna. His new creation, PIIGS, which premiere in March 2015, is a cheerleading team performance co-produced by Nationales Performance Netz (Germany), Maxim Gorki Theater (Berlin), and workspacebrussels within the Life Long Burning cultural initiative of the European Commission.
Also an avid pole dancer, he won the SG Pole Challenge 2012 and represented Singapore at the Finals of the International Pole Championships 2013. His contemporary pole dance creation was presented as part of X-Choreografen (2012) in the Tanz Im August / TanzNacht festivals in Berlin. In 2014, he collaborated with Arco Renz (Brussels) and Eisa Jocson (Manila) to create pole duet “ALPHA”, co-produced by Esplanade (Singapore), KobaltWorks (Belgium) and Goethe Institut.
Award winning artist, Luke George is a choreographer and performer. George was raised in Tasmania and is based in Melbourne. George connects with artists and audiences locally and internationally/culturally through residencies, collaborations and performances, with activity currently taking place in Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore, Paris, and New York City.
Luke George creates new performance work borne out of experimental creative processes. In his work, George takes daring and at times unorthodox methods to explore new intimacies and connections between audience and performers. He wishes to offer a space of creative rupture to provoke thought and action around how we can be in the world and with each other. Luke makes his own performance work and collaborated on works with other artists.
George’s works have been presented widely in Australia (Dance Massive, Dancehouse, Arts House, Next Wave, PICA, Campbeltown Arts Centre), and internationally in France (Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine- Saint-Denis, Théâtre de Vanves/Artdanthé-Paris, Festival Parallèle-Marseille), Norway (BIT Teatergarasjen/Oktoberdans-Bergen, Sandnes Kulturhus-Sandnes) and The Netherlands (Noordezon Festival-Groningen), Japan (Kagurazaka Die Pratze-Tokyo), and U.S.A. (The Chocolate Factory eater-New York City, Time Based Art Festival-Portland).