Incarnation of the beast
By Joavien Ng (Singapore)
15-17 October 2015, 7213 TheatreWorks Singapore
Incarnation of the Beast is a collaboration with nine performers who come from diverse backgrounds and body histories: Ali Anwar, Bjorn Lee Varella, Dana Lam, Deborah Emmanuel, Hamzah Alsagoff, Isaac Lim, Ivan Lim, Riley Huang and Tan Liting. Incarnation of the Beast is a visceral confrontation of one’s most intimate demons. Exploring the themes of obsession, ritual and tragedy, Joavien and the nine performers, emotes sympathy with pleasure, discomfort with inexplicable excitement. In this work, Tragedy is seen as a personal and intimate constant in one’s daily living and existence.
"A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself; in appropriate and pleasurable language; in a dramatic rather than narrative form; with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish a catharsis of these emotions.”
TheatreWorks (Singapore) continues its long-established belief in supporting Singapore artists. And at the same time taking risks with these artists like Joavien, who is known for her unorthodox creations that defies categorization, while embracing diversity & otherness.
Full Performance https://vimeo.com/143211886
Concept and Direction by
Performed by Ali Anwar, Bjorn Lee Varella, Dana Lam, Deborah Emmanuel, Hamzah Alsagoff, Isaac Lim, Ivan Lim, Riley Huang and Tan Liting.
Lighting Direction by Lim Woan Wen
Sound Design by Darren Ng