Excerpted from Svetlana Klimenko (2003) Shakespeare, Chekhov and the Emergence of the Transcultured Self in Denmark, Language and Intercultural Communication, 3:2, 151-157, DOI: 10.1080/14708470308668099 ” I use the term transculture as it was put forward by Russian scholar Mikhail Epstein, who introduces it in the following way: The quality and merit of culture is its capacity […]Read more "On Interculturalism and Transculturalism"
I’ve been wanting to connect with other art and theatremakers in my time here in Lisbon and staying indoors, one does not. So I wandered, and wandering can lead you exactly where you want to be. On my second day here, on my way down from Hangar in Graça, I wandered into an open gate. […]Read more "Lisbon, 2019: Wandering"
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"
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)"
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"