French dancer and choreographer Olé Khamchanla is back to Singapore to present "Focus"
Olé Khamchanla is back to Singapore for his latest dance performance "Focus". He will be accompanied by 2 Singaporeans, Chan Sze Wei and Jereh Leong who participated with him to a residency at the famous dance festival, Les Hivernales d’Avignon in France this year.
Three dancers search their dance memories for the moment where memory and technique become the basis for a dance without identity
Accompanied by a soundscape of organic and industrial sound and melodies, three dancers search for the moment where memory and technique become the basis for a dance without identity.
They focus on specific parts of their bodies in order to understand their movements as whole. And as their bodies speak different choreographic languages, tracing a journey of the accumulated dance memories over time, deconstructed traces of hip hop, Butoh, traditional Asian and contemporary dance meld together to reveal a unique new aesthetic—a new dance language born out of intellect and emotion.
Focus is an exploration of dance memories in the conscious and subsconcious mind. It seeks to blend the different dance vocabularies of a multicultural society to create a dance language that is at the same time unique and reminiscent of its origins.
Date: 19 - 20 April 2012
Venue: Esplanade Theatre