This one reveals the rehearsal time for one past production of the company I am working with now.
When I came to Singapore and started working with this company, I was introduced to the concept of site specific performance. It was very new for me at that time. I was .. WOW! Theatre was not necessary anymore. We could actually dance anywhere, and more, we could let the space’s condition play a part in our dance making process and have fun with it. And after that I have become a big fan of site specific work.
For me, what I love most about site specific work is the challenge it put on us and how well we can response to the challenge of the space. And I remember a lot of mosquitoes flying around. eeeeeh! But it was fun anyways. (And every time I smell OFF mosquito repellant spray, I would think of this show.)
What about you? Have you watched or participated in the site specific work? Do you like it? Please share with me.
(This rehearsal was for Folly of the Garden II by the Arts Fission Company (Singapore) 26-29 July 2012)