Visual Respiration Press Release
International theatre group Visual Respiration, presents Re:play, a performance inspired by Traditional Indian Games in Singapore at Goodman Arts Centre. The performance was initially showcased in London, after which it was presented across India.
Re:play crafts Traditional Indian Games into a Theatre performance
- Experience traditional Indian Games through rhythms, stories and colours of Indian games
- Find out interesting links that Indian games have with Mythology and History
- Be part of a devised performance duet inspired by the elements of Indian games like Paramapadham(Snakes & Ladders), Pallanguzhi (Mancala), Pacheesi (Ludo) and Kabaddi
- Immerse yourselves in this performance that asks the audience to be more than a passive spectator
How have board games and outdoor games shaped human behaviour through time? How have games helped formulate strategies of war? How have games of today kept alive the stories of the past? Re-play, a performance duet inspired by traditional Indian games, explores the dimensions of game play, through powerful storytelling, movement and contemporary theatre.
Re:play crafts an experience for the audience, inspired by the sounds, rhythms, patterns, structures, colours and narratives that traditional Indian games lend themselves to.
The performance explores games and their relevance through a journey that evokes themes of mythology, history, contemporary events, personal memory and Indian folklore.
From the concept of deceit in a game of dice, to the context of war through a game of chess, from the physical struggle in a game of Kabaddi to the quick wit in a game of Tigers & Goats, the performance explores themes, moments and slice of life events based on games popularly played across India.
This 80 minute journey asks the audience to be present in unique ways, in ways that are immersive, interactive and intimate. The audience become part of the performance and in their doing, the performance gains a new meaning.
Experience an original piece of devised theatre with Re:play this March in Singapore.
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About Visual Respiration
We are an international performance company, based out of Singapore and India. We design performance that is visual and visually-led. We strive to create performance that will be an experience for participants. Through visual performance, we want to enable shared experiences for participants and audience members. We are focused on a rigourous process of creating performance. We constantly look to collaborate with inter-disciplinary practitioners from around the world to make work that is fresh and exciting.
Visual Respiration started as a performance idea. It was an idea to make performance out of photographs. The first show, titled ‘Visual Respiration’ premiered in London at the Round House in May 2013. This experience of devising original work with visuals as a starting point inspired the idea of Visual Respiration as a performance company.
About Aruna Ganesh Ram
Aruna is a performance director, deviser and designer. She holds a Masters in Advanced Theatre Practice from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, United Kingdom. She is also a graduate in Communication and Design. Aruna is interested in engaging with audiences in unique ways and creating performance experiences. She is interested in making work that is visual, through a combination of elements that are aural, gestural and digital. Aruna has been involved in theatre for the last 10 years as a Director and Facilitator. Her previous work includes Visual Respiration, the performance (2012), Swami and Friends (2011), Kingdom of Fools (2010) and Rumpelstiltskin (2009) across India and London. (www.arunaganeshram.com)
Quote by Aruna Ganesh Ram, Artistic Director, Visual Respiration
“Re:play is about the performers and audience getting into a relationship with one another. In each other’s actions, the performance develops. From passive spectator to a co-creator, the audience go through an experience of sharing, creating and deciding.”
“What is unique about Re:play is the technique of storytelling. The performance uses movement and intimacy in communicating the story to audiences in an intimate setting.”[divide]
- 14th March (Friday) – 7.30 pm
- 15th March (Saturday) – 3.00 pm and 7.30 pm
- 18th March (Tuesday) – 3.00 pm and 7.30 pm
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre, Black box, 90, Goodman Road, Singapore 439053
Duration: Approximately 75 minutes
Ticketing Agent: SISTIC – http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/play0314
For further details, contact: +65 8349 8156 or write to: [email protected]