REBORN.FULLSTOP.. A Farewell Performance By ECNAD
Singapore, 25 March 2013 – Reborn.Fullstop.. marks local dance company ECNAD’s 17th anniversary celebration as well as farewell performance. This double bill is a special collaboration with The Arts House, a longtime partner of ECNAD.
The dance company, known for its site-specific, cross-disciplinary performances, boasting strong visuals imbued with an innovative creative spirit, was set up by cofounders Lim Chin Huat and Tan How Choon as Dance Dimension Project in 1996. It was renamed as ECNAD in 2001.
Having staged more than 70 productions and dedicating efforts to its education and outreach initiatives to promote dance since 1996, ECNAD’s contribution to the Singapore contemporary dance scene is immeasurable.
Says William Phuan, Director, The Arts House: “ECNAD holds a special place in our hearts and is a part of who The Arts House is. Having partnered with them since we opened in 2004, we are honoured to be able to, for one last time, collaborate with ECNAD before they take their final bow.”
Over the years, ECNAD and The Arts House have collaborated at various occasions to stage ECNAD’s visual choreographic works such as Spy (2004), Ego Flamingo (2004), Fireball (2005), In The Name Of Dance (2008), CampFire (2009), Songs For Gaia (2009) and Bun & Stone (2010).
Says Chin Huat: “It is fitting that ECNAD is staging our final performance at The Arts House. The Arts House has been a great supporter of our productions and we have had many good memories at this iconic venue.”
While Reborn.Fullstop.. is ECNAD’s final public performance, however, a full stop might not necessarily mean the end, but it instead signals a rebirth and a new beginning.
Reborn is choreographed by How Choon and performed by both How Choon and Chin Huat. It explores the journey of new path and metamorphosis of a creative spirit that is situated in an urban setting.
Fullstop, choreographed by Chin Huat, is a glance into his creative world and his process of creating for the stage. This talking dance reflects his signature whimsical and unusual visual sensibility.
Once again and for the final time, both co-founders Chin Huat and How Choon have co-created the show and will perform together. They will be reunited with some associate members and students onstage, as they draw the final curtain down on their company before embarking on their new paths.
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About The Arts House at The Old Parliament
Occupying the almost 200-year-old building that was Singapore's first Parliament House, The Arts House since its opening in 2004 has been offering its visitors a broad spectrum of lifestyle options, while at the same time playing an active role in the Singapore arts and creative scene. Since 2011, The Arts House has been focusing on the development of Literary Arts, while supporting and presenting programmes and festivals that aim to give a wide and multidisciplinary experience to our audiences. For more information, please visit www.theartshouse.com.sg.