Monday, 21 July 2014

SPORE Art Salon: 44th Edition 29 July!

WHERE : Artistry at 17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore
WHEN : Tuesday 29 July 2014
7:30PM onwards
$10 donation / guest
proceeds benefit SPORE Art Salon featured artists



Short act of new play BOOK RIOT
Directed by Claire Devine
Written by Aswani Aswath
Performed by B. Youth Company

Book Riot is set in a post-apocalyptic State where emotions are confined, and speech is not a right but a privilege. Governed by the Black Book, those of an age of malleability are led by the Benefactor to master the art of being a State citizen. Failure to comply may compromise their existence.
Follow them as they challenge the system that structures their lives, dictates their choices and eradicates their souls.

Officially started in June 2014, B.Youth Theatre Company is an independent group made up of aspiring, young arts practitioners who have graduated from various cycles of the Buds Youth Theatre (BYT) programme run by Buds Theatre Company. B.Youth Company primarily stages original work written by or devised by its own members. It aims to be the voice of the youth that challenges and addresses issues relevant to Singaporeans. It also aims to provide a platform for exceptional alum of the BYT to hone their technical, performance and production skills further.

Sarah - Commander (female)
Sheryl - Gayle (Number 587)
Masturah - Kara (Number 155)
Flora - Tessa (Number 9021)


JOEL BERTRAND TAN (playwright / performer)
Joel Tan is a playwright and performer. He is as an Associate Artist with Checkpoint Theatre.
In 2011, he made his debut with W!LD RICE's production of Family Outing at the MAN Singapore Theatre Festival. His other plays have been staged with various young-people's theatre groups such as USProductions, NUS Stage, Takeoff Productions and Yellow Chair Productions. Upcoming productions of his work include Our Lady of Lourdes (Checkpoint Theatre, November 2014) and Mosaic (Take Off Productions, M1 Fringe Festival 2015).
Joel also writes essays on a diverse range of subjects, and his work can be read on and in Esquire Singapore.

I am a guitarist, composer and improviser from Singapore. I started in rock and jazz bands – now I am more interested in noise, but those things are always close by.
I am interested in the formal and mystical boundaries of sound. Mystical: phenomenological or experiential rather than supernatural. Some of my favourite music combines clarity and detachment with hallucinatory intensity. I also like to think about voices; multiple voices issuing from the same body, hydras, and the ensuing confusion, and the ensuing ecstasy.
I am a dedicated student of the discipline of musical improvisation, and I see it, at different times, as a form of procedural music, sound meditation, healing, social corrective or catharsis – when it admits to verbal description.
In addition to a half-baritone guitar, I play (in decreasing order of skill) electric bass, synthesizer, alto clarinet, piano, trumpet, and am an enthusiastic if not skilled programmer in several audio languages. I have written and premiered works for chamber ensembles, solo guitar and electronics.
I got a B.A. from New York University. I studied for a time, while I was there, with Richard Carrick, Joe Morris, Jean-Michel Pilc.
I have premiered works by Marilyn Crispell, Adam Mirza, Ingrid Lee, Kevin Robinson, John Niekrasz and Bani Haykal(as well as my own) in venues in New York City, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Orlando, Florida.

ANJU (performer)
Anju started her dancing career at the age of 5 and never looked back. Dance has become her life since then. She did her Diploma in Classical Dance (Rabindra Nritya - a popular Indian Dancing style) in 1996 and she is also professional in Bollywood dance. As a devoted and passionate instructor, she has been teaching classical Indian dance and Bollywood dance for more than 10 years. Her rich experience in teaching has inspired and helped thousands of students to achieve their dreams and goals in dancing.
Besides her strong profession in dance teaching, she has also professionally performed in various functions and events in Indian for 12 long years in India since little. She moved to Singapore for her family and love in 2009. Her dance passion strives her to continue to teach Indian dance and bring this art form to more ladies who are enchanted by Indian music and dance.
She enjoys teaching Bollywood, Classical and semi classical Dances to one and all, in different levels. Students love her teaching style and are inspired by her passion and selfless sharing in her dance knowledge.


Ozzi is a citizen of the world on a nomads path. From north, central and South America, a little bit of Europe and now Asia. He's passionate about movement of the body, but in this opportunity he's sharing his desire for collective awakening. And with much love and mindfulness, he has some conscious words from the heart to share with all at the SPORE Art Salon.