The presentation of 50/50, by our Associate Artist Loo Zihan marked the final leg of our programmes in 2015 with a series of interactive dance classes held over three weeks at 72-13. A Big Thank You for all our “new Lindy-Hoppers”, ambassadors, friends and guests who participated and show their support!
We caught up with our participants after each class, in an attempt to find out what they felt towards the classes. We were glad to have received many encouraging comments through interviews and feedback forms. Many shared with us about how they could relate to the themes explored during the classes in 50/50.
It was interesting because I personally don’t really have a close relationship with Lindy Hop, but after going through all the different themes, I felt really close and I really want to learn more about the dance, because I have such a great appreciation for it.
– Shai, Speech and Drama teacher
I was surprised to learn that Lindy Hop originated from African American culture, and it was interesting to see the different variations of Lindy Hop.
– Sherilyn Lim
Have been dancing Lindy for a year and this is the first time I’ve heard a proper discourse on gender roles.
– Julian Austin
Some expressed how intriguing and refreshing this programme is, presenting a dance class through a unique concept. We were incredibly heartened to see how all of you have been excited for this new, experimental format of dance class, and are supporting Zihan, a provocative multi-disciplinary artist with a unique style.
Dance is something I love, be it in old or new age, and 50/50 makes it even more fun.
– Melissa Chew
I really like the concept of this class, like they started with a bit of Jazz steps, and talk a little bit about themselves, and they move on to contemporary performance, it was very fascinating.
– Marcel, lecturer
Less linear (than usual dance workshop). Less focused on the technique, more on the humanity, stories and memory.
– Zee Wong
During Zihan’s residency at TheatreWorks, along with his three collaborators, Joanna Dong, Sinclair Ang and Jereh Leong, they transformed the space to a classroom and observation area. From 50/50, many shared how 72-13 is spacious and open, yet relaxing and welcoming, offering a unique atmosphere.
I like the way it’s spaced out, it feels so open, feels so free, and yet it’s very relaxing.
– John Li, Drama teacher
The performance space is wonderful and flexible
It’s very authentic, natural and interesting in its form
– Phitthaya Phaefuang, contemporary dancer
Here’s once again, a BIG THANK YOU for supporting 50/50 and experimental artists like Zihan! Your feedback and comments meant a lot to us, and definitely to Zihan and his collaborators too. If you have more comments on the show, do share with us, in the comments section below or on Facebook and Instagram!
We have come to the end of our Main Season Programmes this year! Following this successful run of 50/50, we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events in 2016. Find out more about our upcoming programmes here.
Happy 2016 and see you soon!