SOFTMACHINE: Rianto


Performance Space presents

SOFTMACHINE: RIANTO
CHOY KA FAI

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Thursday 27 October, 8.30pm (Auslan Interpreted Performance*)
Friday 28 October, 8.30pm
Saturday 29 October, 8.30pm
Sunday 30 October, 6.30pm

 


“The show makes you think, question, believe and change. I could write realms on SoftMachine and not be able to do true justice to all the ideas that a 70 minute piece talks about.” – Anandita Kakkar, And All That Dance, New Delhi


 

A performer of remarkable precision and intelligence, Rianto is an Indonesian-born dancer living in Tokyo. His mastery of both traditional and contemporary styles includes extensive training in Lengger: an erotic dance that crosses the boundaries of gender. Rianto’s performance for SoftMachine explores the pull between the traditional and the contemporary; urban gentrification and rural provinciality; and a blurring of masculine and feminine. His command of gesture and precision of movement highlights the complexity of these ideas in an increasingly globalised Asia.

SoftMachine is an internationally-celebrated series of live performances and video portraits exploring contemporary dance across the breadth and diversity of Asia. To create the series, Singaporean artist Choy Ka Fai interviewed over eighty choreographers to uncover the complex histories and tensions within Asian dance cultures. The performances fuse live choreography with documentary film and theatrical elements to create intimate and revealing portraits of four extraordinary Asian artists. Performance Space is thrilled to present two of these performances for Liveworks.

 

Access:
*The Auslan Interpreted performance of SoftMachine is produced by Auslan Stage Left.

For more information please contact Performance Space on 02 8571 9111 or admin@performancespace.com.au
Or get in touch with us via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 660 (free from landlines)

 

Company:
Concept, Direction,and Documentary: Choy Ka Fai
Performance and Choreography: Rianto
Dramaturg: Tang Fu Kuen
Sound Design: Zulkifle Mahmod
Lighting Design: Andy Lim (Stage “LIVE”)
Technical Manager: Yap Seok Hui
Production Manager: Stephen Kwek
Tour Manager: Mara Nedelcu

 

SoftMachine was commissioned by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore for da:ns festival 2015. The development of the project is funded by National Arts Council, Singapore. With support from TheatreWorks, Singapore – danceBox, Kobe – Kyoto Experiment – Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore and Living Dance Studio, Beijing.
SoftMachine Digital Archives are created with the support of deSingel International Kunst Campus, Antwerpen

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