Reflections post Saltwater at AusAsia

  Image from Walking Borders, courtesy of Scotia Monkivitch “I would also like to remember that while we gather here today to share in a meal over a migrant’s story, another group of people are gathering in front of Lady Cilento Hospital in solidarity with asylum seekers. I carry a red passport from the country… Continue reading Reflections post Saltwater at AusAsia

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He said, she said…

One thing that has surfaced in the conversations so far that has left me pleasantly curious is our perception of time. "I think that 5 years is a really long time in this world..." "5 years doesn’t seem that far away…" In context, the question I actually do ask is: Do you think that in… Continue reading He said, she said…

In residence / leaving things behind

Some months ago, an Uber driver told me about the greenhouse he was building in his backyard so he could grow bananas here in Melbourne. It wasn’t the bananas he was after, no, not exactly. It was the banana leaves. Having moved here from Chennai with his wife, they have a young child. He works… Continue reading In residence / leaving things behind

a living reflection

Preface // I wrote this reflection at the end of of my postgraduate year at VCA in 2010. It was a play on the vocabulary that I've picked up then - namely "I don't know (pronounced "noy")" and "I reckon." I chanced upon this today, and find it most relevant still, and thought to kickstart… Continue reading a living reflection

saltwater week two day one

We are in the second week of rehearsals. Today, I did a sketchy run with the team - with food - and the new stories - and it was good. I mean it was rusty, but it was good. It was good to hear the words roll out of my mouth, and laughter from my… Continue reading saltwater week two day one

changing gears

Things have been quiet on the site - but it certainly hasn’t been quiet off site. Over February and March, I hosted 2 of the 3 Taiwanese dance artists at my home. They were here in Melbourne as part of eXchange 2015 - a residency between 3 Taiwanese dance artists, and 3 Melbourne-based Australian dance… Continue reading changing gears

coming back to the centre

time-place-space: coming back to the centre. It’s five more days to the end of Time_Place_Space: Nomad, and only now do I find the headspace to put the thoughts down in writing. The thoughts are many. Bec Dean is diarising the events as best as she can - but time is a strange one when you’re… Continue reading coming back to the centre

Saltwater / 11 days in at Metro Arts We had eight audience members in yesterday, and I had a great lot of feedback from them. But here’s a sharing of the things I have learnt over the two runs so far: 1. Transitions! In this sketch, I played with various distances/dimensions of my performing -… Continue reading

Saltwater / 9 days in at Metro Arts Today, we did a trial audience run with 6 audience members. It was by no means a run of the actual work. It was a run of what the work could be. A sketch of some experiments of how to move an audience of more than one… Continue reading