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The Vault: Dancing the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Fri 24 February 2017, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time
In a continuing series exploring dance and dramatic text, Singaporean contemporary dance artist Lee Mun Wai responds to three of playwright Elangovan’s works.
Talaq, Smegma and Stoma were banned from performance in the years 2000, 2006, 2013 respectively. Written by Elangovan, these plays are unapologetically stark and provocative in portraying and confronting social tensions and inequalities. Although never publicly staged, the three play-texts were published in 2014 in a collection titled The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
In 2017, Mun Wai responds to the three plays through dance. In a performance that is both structured and improvised, he intends to move past their initial shock value, to facilitate and broaden the discussion of the social issues highlighted.
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About the Artist
Lee Mun Wai is an independent dance artist in Singapore. One of the more notable faces in the Singapore dance scene, Mun Wai was a founding member of prominent dance company The Human Expression Dance Company (T.H.E). He was with T.H.E. from 2008 to 2015, performing in most of the company’s repertoire both locally and internationally. His choreograpic works for T.H.E. were also featured in local dance festivals and events. One of his recent works, Permission to Speak Sir, was performed as part of an international showcase of Singapore’s artistic talents which travelled to Beijing, London and New York in 2015. Mun Wai is a 2014 recipient of the National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award.