Monthly Archives: January 2013

Start as you mean to go on

Even though I’m not in London anymore and I don’t have the luxury of its sumptuous theatre scene, January has been good to me.

The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival which ran for 12 days this month was a delectable array of local and international productions. They weren’t conventional, and skirted around the mainstream in terms of content and presentation.

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When a picture paints a thousand words…

It means it covers 2 and a half 400-word reviews.

Last night, I was reviewing Xtra Large by Compagnie Irène K. at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. Turns out I really enjoyed the show – it was joyous, laugh-out-loud funny at some points, and stirring.

My experience however was marred by a full Theatre Studio audience. Continue reading

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Resolution! Jan 14, 2012 – A year ago today

If you think these Resolution! reviews came rather quick, you read my a-year-ago-today rookie mind! I was the first Resolution! writer to complete two reviews, and spent the 3 days in between endlessly re-reading my first, thinking about that first show and dreaming up new, illustrative words and phrases.

This triple bill was one of those rare, inspired ones when the review began to take shape (in the form of low-decibel mumbles – imagine a cross between speech and thought bubbles) on the tube home.

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Singapore Arts Festival – What now?

Days after the conclusion of last year’s edition of the Singapore Arts Festival (or Arts Fest as we know it) came this announcement. I was clearly the last person to find out (in September) that 2013, the year I am in Singapore in May/June, would see the Arts Fest in hibernation, under review.

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Resolution! Jan 10, 2012 – A year ago today

This blog has obviously been on the back burner (charred and overbaked) for a long time coming…

A year ago today I wrote my very first dance review, that got published (that is, by someone other than myself)!

I applied for Resolution! Review more to see if I’d be any good – I’m not sure that I know the answer to that yet, a year on. But it’s certainly been a stepping stone to a different world – of wonderful, very clever dance lovers and wordsmiths.

I thought it’d be apt to look back at the reviews I wrote at Resolution! last year (as this blog will also serve as an archive of my past work).

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