Creating Oreste by Ifigenia was an experiment of sorts for me. Almost a month later, after sorting through my own thoughts, stewing in the joys and disappointments, the praise and the putdowns, sit I must to reflect on an experiment that I am not completely confident of. And with candour I proceed. As with all […]Read more "About Orestes by Ifigenia"
George Friederich HandelOreste by Ifigenia Singapore International Festival of the Arts Arts House, Chamber, May 25 8pm, May 26 5pm, 2019 Directed by Tan Shou ChenMusic Direction by Ng Tian Hui Stage Management by Justina KhooLighting Design by Alberta WileoMultimedia Design by Irfan Kasban Ifigenia————-Cherie TseOreste————– Chan Wei EnDancer————– Billy Keohavong Oboe I—————-Hu QiuziOboe II—————Leow Rui […]Read more "Oreste by Ifigenia Program Notes, A Draft"
I have this memory of my grandfather and I. On a Thursday, I was about to leave early from the family’s weekly dinner at my grandfather’s house on Wolskel Road. My grandfather asked where I was going, and for what. I was either performing or rehearsing for a show. Which show was inconsequential, but the […]Read more "Reflections: Liao Zhai Rocks《聊斋》 (2019上海国际音乐剧节)"
In my thirty years of work with actors’ speaking voices I have focused on breath as the vital active ingredient for physical sound-making as well as for the expression of ideas. “Inspiration” denotes both the physical act of breathing in, and the mental act of creating a thought. The expiration (breathing out) or expression of […]Read more "Inspiration as Breath"
I will show you where the planes only fly at night, where they pierce through cloud broken sky. I will show you where teenage girls dance, as if everyone is watching, when really no one is. (We will have an excellent laugh) I will show you where to ride, the best views, seen only when […]Read more "Pasir Ris Beach, Jan 2018"