Tuesday, 20 September 2011

SPORE Art Salon, 10th Edition !

So, we're cutting it a little close this month, but here we are, presenting, the 10th Edition of the SPORE ART SALON... with a line up of crazy artistic wonders - TWO collaborations, a 'MUSIC x SPOKEN WORD' performance, comedy and dance, and a local veteran poet - all charged up for a good night out of sharing n inspiring!!! Do read on for more info on these artists!!

p/s Just a note... ECHOLoft has been renamed to THE LOFT.
Different name, same place!

DATE: Monday 26 September 2011
TIME: 7PM - 11PM
LOCATION: The Loft @ 268A South Bridge Road #02-01 (Corner of Smith Street & South Bridge Road)
There is a ticket donation of $15/person to cover event costs, and proceeds go to efforts of featured artists.
 FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=231373196910164&ref=ts


Christopher Oon



Come by at 7PM to catch 'Lip' in action - a live drawing demonstration of mixed mediums, AND collaboration with sound artist 'Intrigue', plus our model of the night, Becca D'Bus. There will be a short presentation of Lip's past works at 8PM.

Artist bio of 'Intrigue'
Intrigue began his journey as a DJ through hip hop and turntablism. He started exploring into other genres of music for new sounds. He has worked on theatre plays and dance pieces as a sound artist. He incorporates the turntables and Software music as his instruments.


BECCA D'BUS (model)
Eugene Tan is an artist who works in performance, garments and drag. Till recently, Eugene was based in Boston, MA, where he worked he directed A Street Theater Named Desire, a guerrilla AIDS activist performance troupe that did work in gay cruising areas in the middle of the night, he also created Come As You Are: Celebrate Queer Sex!, a performance series that looked at queer sexual values 40 years after Stonewall, versions of Come As You Are were seen in 13 cities across the US, from major gay capitals like San Francisco to cities such as Cedar Rapids, Iowa. As an artist in research at the Berwick Research Institute in 2005, Eugene started an exploration of garments as performing objects, this, he has continued this work with costume design for plays, and also in the creation of Becca D’Bus, his drag persona. Eugene is currently a theater reviewer for The Flying Inkpot.

A performing artist at Voyage de la Vie, Kitty Whitelaw is a (wonder) woman of many hats. She will sing, dance, screech and growl unabashedly... as some of you may have witnessed in previous editions. There is no telling what Kitty will bring to the table on the night of the 26th, we'll have to see what surprises!

BANI HAYKAL (music X spoken word artist)
Bani Haykal writes music + narratives. He is published with one book of poetry (Sit Quietly In The Flood) and has read / presented works in several festivals including The Kuala Lumpur International Literary Festival and Singapore Arts Festival. His work with music includes being the vocalist and songwriter for b-quartet, writer to performance / music collective, mux and a relatively new, unnamed, audio-visual collective. Presently, he is researching on music and culture and is an Associate Artist with The Substation.

Yong Shu Hoong has published three books of poetry: Isaac (1997), dowhile (2002), Frottage (2005), which won the Singapore Literature Prize in 2006, and From within the Marrow (2010). His poems have been included in literary journals like Asia Literary Review (Hong Kong) and Ars Interpres (Sweden), as well as anthologies like Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (W.W. Norton, 2008). His writings have also appeared in The Straits Times and South China Morning Post. Aside from organising readings in Singapore, he has been invited to read at literary festivals and events in Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Australia, England, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden and the United States.

LEA MCGOWAN (performance artist)
A voice from inside an artistic mind... come discover a dancer growing into her dreams through a display of comedic anecdotes, real life experiences expressed through song, ballet and beyond!

Lea was born in Austin, Texas (USA). At the age of ten her family relocated to Dela (where?!) for her mother's job as a pastor. At fifteen she left home returning to Texas to dance with Houston Ballet. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Dance Theater from the University of Tampa (FL-USA) Lea embarked as a freelance performing artist in New York City - dancing ballet, modern/contemporary as well as working in modeling and circus arts. She appeared alongside her acrobatic partner, Rudi Macaggi on Season 5 of America's Got Talent before joining the cast of Voyage de la Vie which brought her to Singapore. Outside of work Lea enjoys riding her bike, voice lessons, playing ukulele, and doing stand up comedy. She loves all the colors of the rainbow but her favorite is red.

ELEMENTS (artists' collaboration)
The first half of 'ELEMENTS', a 4-part dance collaboration between artists, choreographed by Ronald Domingo, will be presented at the 10th Edition! See how Kathy Domingo, Marrion Jeremy M. Quiambao and Faye Wood inspire and harmonize movements with 'AIR', 'WATER', and 'EARTH'!

Artist: Kathy Domingo
Music: Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri
Classification: Contemporary dance
"Air", represents things that grow, expand, and enjoy freedom of movement. Aside from wind, smoke, and the likes, it can, in some ways be best represented by the human mind. As we grow physically, we learn and expand mentally as well, in terms of our knowledge, our experiences, and our personalities. It represents breathing. Mentally and emotionally, it represents an "open-minded" attitude and carefree feeling. It can be associated with will, elusiveness, evasiveness, benevolence, compassion, and wisdom.

Artists: Faye Wood & Marrion Quiambao
Music: "Breathe Again" by Sara Bareilles
Classification: Neo- Classical
"Water", represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in this world. It also represents mental or emotional tendencies towards adaptation and change. It can be associated with emotion, defensiveness, adaptability, flexibility, suppleness, and magnetism.
"Earth", represents the hard, solid objects of the world. It is predominantly associated with stubbornness, stability, physicality, and gravity. In the mind, it is confidence; and emotionally it is a desire to have things remain as they are; a resistance to change.
Earth and water are link together that create an ascending power and an explosion of emotions!

About the artists of 'ELEMENTS':

Ronaldo Domingo (Choreographer)
After dancing for a contemporary dance company in the Philippines for 13 years, he began to focus on choreography and teaching! He was commissioned by different dance companies and dance schools to choreographed for them. Now, he is giving contemporary classes in Singapore for free for the love of the art.

Kathy Domingo (Artist)
Having been trained through classical and contemporary ballet, Kathy became part of Chameleon Dance Company in the Philippines and has toured with the company in Germany, Paris, and Canada. She opened her own ballet school and became the artistic director of PSALMS SCHOOL OF BALLET. She is a certified Australian Conservatory of Ballet teacher.

Marrion Jeremy M. Quiambao (Artist)
Being a Performing Arts (Dance) Scholar, Marrion paved his way to his degree in Secondary Education (major: Mathematics). He had his dance trainings at Sinukwan Kapampangan (where he had the chance to perform original Neo-classical pieces at South Korea), at Ballet Manila and at Singapore Dance Theatre's Adult Ballet Classes.

Faye Wood (Artist)
Faye was interested in performing from an early age. She attended the National School of Arts in Johannesburg South Africa, where she trained in Ballet, Spanish dance and Cotemporary. Her first professional performance was in the Sun City extravaganza Odyssey. Faye has been on tour with Phantom of the Opera, We Will Rock You, performed in Aladdin, Charlotte's Web, Beauty and the Beast, played the lead role in The King and I, and worked with talents such as Bill Flynn. Currently, Faye is performing the role of the sassy Princess Fiona at Universal Studio’s Singapore.


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