Wednesday, 17 October 2012

SPORE Art Salon 23rd Edition : 30 October !

WHERE: BluJaz Cafe, 3rd Storey (12 Bali Lane)
WHEN: Tuesday 30 October 2012, 7:30PM onwards
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Janette Maxey was born in California and raised in Connecticut. She holds a BFA in painting and a minor in western Art History from Hartford Art School where she was awarded a scholarship to study painting in Italy. She has studied with renowned artists Richard Baker, Stephen Brown, Christopher Chippendale, Emily Eveleth, Catherine Kehoe and Stewart Shils. Maxey moved to Singapore in 2009 where she continues to reside and work.
Her pieces have been on view in a variety of group exhibitions most recently including The French Bookshop and The Fullerton Hotel Heritage Gallery in Singapore and New Britain American Art Museum in the USA. Among her awards include a residency at the Vermont Studio Center funded by the Urban Artist Initiative. Her works are part of public and private collections in Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, France, New Zealand and throughout the United States.

GHAZI ALQUDCY (filmmaker)
Ghazi Alqudcy is a Singaporean filmmaker whose works have been screened in many countries, such as Australia, UK, Germany, Indonesia, as well as, galleries like the Valentine Wille Gallery, Singapore. In 2007, Ghazi had a retrospective screening of three of his films - Laskhmi, Serah Diri and Block 46 at The Substation's Guinness Theatre. In late 2011, Ghazi was also invited to attend the Asian Producer's Lab at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in Korea. This inaugural session is organized by the Network of Asian Fantastic Films. 2012 marks the year that Ghazi graduated with a BFA in Digital Filmmaking under the Temasek Endowment Fund Sunburst Scholarship. He was also previously awarded the Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award Scholarship in 2008. His current motto is "Buy less T-shirts and make more films".

He will screen 'Block 46' (15 minutes) at the 23rd Edition of the SPORE Art Salon.



SYV BRUZEAU (dancer)
Born in France, Syv Bruzeau went to Japan after university to explore Asia and its culture and never left this part of the world. Following her passion for food and travel, she and a friend opened a vegetarian restaurant in Vietnam and subsequently in Thailand. She always found food as a pathway to provide joy and bonding between people. This passion enlightened her interest in healing therapies and led her to movement healing. She discovered Butoh while in Japan and studied it in the Himalayas, in New York City and in Japan. She was mainly trained by Japanese Butoh master Lee Rhizome and learned as well from Eiko and Koma, Katsura Kan,Tetsuro Fukuhara and Natsu Nakajima.
Syv believes that movement is self-healing, self-discovery and creation. Through Butoh and movements, she wants people to reconnect with themselves and with their true potential. 
By going beyond our limitations, we can re-pattern our self-perception, re-discover the infinite possibilities, freedom and joy of movements, and create new pathways in life.

Syv will be dancing to the music of Jacopo Gianninoto at the 23rd Edition of the SPORE Art Salon.

 Maestro Jacopo Gianninoto is a guitarist, lutenist and composer from Italy.
He is the creator and director of multidisciplinary projects such as “Baroque Me Baby”, "Renaissance Redux", "Romance is a Hoax", "The Praise of Folly - Tarantule Tarantate" and many more. His portfolio include several recordings and books, and he gave recitals, concerts and master classes in many countries around the world. He is currently a Full-Time Lute and Guitar professor for Assumption University of Thailand, while also collaborating with several international music institutions such as Fondazione Levi and Opera Siam.
His composition work is mostly focused in the creation of sounds and music for Dance, Theatre and various performances, including collaboration with Cretacon (Italy), MK-Danza (Italy), Bel Teatro (Italy), Alessia Garbo (Italy), Syv Bruzeau (France), Mie Ito (Japan) and Urban Bones Dance (France-Thailand), with works presented at the "Biennale of the Mediterranean" (Sarajevo) and the "Biennale Di Venezia".

Isa Kamari graduated with B.Arch (Hons) from the National University of Singapore (1988), and M. Phil in Malay Letters from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2008). He is currently Manager, Architecture with the Land Transport Authority of Singapore.
He has written seven novels in Malay: Satu Bumi, Kiswah, Tawassul, Menara, Atas Nama Cinta, Memeluk Gerhana and Rawa. Three were translated into English. He has also published two collections of poems, Sumur Usia and Munajat Sukma, a collection of short stories, Sketsa Minda and a collection of theatre scripts, Pintu. Isa also writes song lyrics and scripts for television drama serials and documentaries.
Isa was conferred the S.E.A. Write Award (2006), the Cultural Medallion, the highest arts award in Singapore (2007), and the Anugerah Tun Seri Lenang, the highest malay literary award in Singapore (2009).

"Live, Love, Laugh ... Dance!"
Dancers from the Jitterbugs Developing Artiste Programme (DAP) will perform "YO", one of the pieces choreographed by Bernard Phua, KC Yong and Goh Phei Ling for the upcoming DAP graduating show. This 'showcase teaser' will feature Salsa, a popular street latin dance taught at Jitterbugs Swingapore.
About "Live, Love, Laugh ... Dance!"
"Live, Love, Laugh ... Dance!" is the Jitterbugs Swingapore® Developing Artiste Programme 2011/12 Graduation Show featuring 6 graduating artistes, a showcase of 13 dance items consisting of various genres, including a special beatbox performance. It is guaranteed to be an exciting concert showing the versatility and unity of seven talents to create a memorable, impactful and inspiring show for the audience and the artistes themselves. Tickets at $18 and $25 available at Jitterbugs Swingapore®. For more information, visit
Salsa "YO" Dance Item is -
Benny Lee Jung Thai, Marrion Jeremy Quaimbao, Yong Mei Lien, Nadia bte Abdul Malek (dancers)
Bernard Phua, KC Yong, Goh Phei Ling (choreographers)
Fen Tonge, Cindy Zhuang (directors)

FIONA JEREMIAH (featured model)
A freelance Drama Teacher in both Primary and Secondary schools, lead female vocalist in retro pop and rock band, Retro Groove, as well as freelance actress, Fiona is a very cheerful and happy-go-lucky girl. Happily married, she lives with her husband, Calvin, a fiesty Singapura, a fat cross Persian and a timid Jack Russell Terrier.

MARC NAIR (host)
Marc Nair has been writing poetry for more than ten years. He has published two books, the latter one a volume of travel poems. He has also set numerous poems to music with his band, Neon and Wonder, and  gigs at various places around Singapore. Marc is also active in the poetry slam scene, and slams regularly at Blu Jaz Cafe. He also had the opportunity to represent Singapore at the World Event of Young Artists in Nottingham in 2012. Marc is currently a project manager with Word Forward and does photography on the side.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

22nd Edition - PHOTOS !!

T'was a wonderful evening, t'was an evening of artists in collaboration, in modes of sharing... let's have a set of photographs beautifully taken by Christopher Oon do the describing -

Thanks to all who made the evening amazing!