Get To Know the POV Participants

posted 7 May 2018, 02:23 by ADN Admin   [ updated 7 May 2018, 02:28 by Gwen Pew ]

Casidhe Ng

Describe yourself in 5 words.
Hopeful, Inquisitive, Passionate, Silly, Young.

Why did you join POV2018, and what do you hope to get out of it?
I joined POV as it seemed like an excellent platform to learn, grow and better understand the performance writing needs of Singapore. I hope to grow as an individual passionate about the arts as well as a fellow writer and reader, and I hope to have meaningful and productive conversations on what is required of an arts writer, so as to attain growth.

What are you looking forward to most in POV?
I'm looking forward to watching and discussing the SIFA performances, but also the one-to-one clinics, sessions, and lectures by Corrie Tan.




Ethan Chia

Describe yourself in 5 words.
Why here and why now?

Why did you join POV2018, and what do you hope to get out of it?
I don't have a definitive answer to either of these questions. Which I suppose is the best place to start. The unknown factors surrounding a group of people, regardless of background, discipline, experience etc. have thus far proven to be fertile ground for new possibilities. So I'm looking forward to finding out what I don't know to disprove what I think I know. 

What are you looking forward to most in POV?
I travel around quite a lot because of work, and Singapore has more often than not become a rest stop to sporadically catch up with friends who have equally hectic schedules. So POV, by virtue of its own existence, gives me a reason to come home, and consistently be surrounded by a group of people. Even if it's for a short time.




Gabbi Wenyi Ayane

Describe yourself in 5 words.
I had lunch for breakfast.

Why did you join POV2018, and what do you hope to get out of it?
I felt out of touch with the local theatre circuit and really wanted to understand where theatre is right now. I'm hoping to learn lots about art in Singapore and gain a clearer understanding of my relationship with it.

What are you looking forward to most in POV?
Learning from the incredible facilitators and participants! And I won't lie -- the thought of free tickets made me grin to myself on the train.




Ke Weiliang

Describe yourself in 5 words.
"Saikang Warrior of the Arts", or 'SWOTA' for short.

Why did you join POV2018, and what do you hope to get out of it?
I am especially interested in work that challenge the authority of binaries – including (but not limited to) ‘good or bad’, ‘right or wrong’ and ‘male or female’, just to name a few. We live in an increasingly diverse world where people and things (the arts included) can no longer be definitively categorised. Because of this, my philosophy as an arts practitioner is to not only remain open to change,but be bold enough to delve into unchartered territories and navigate grey areas that tend to be oft-shunned due to fear of failure. 

While I primarily work in the theatre scene, I have recently developed an interest in the multidisciplinary as a result of my aforementioned interest in challenging the authority of binaries. The variety of SIFA performances that the POV programme exposes me to will be invaluable in broadening my worldview of the arts. On the one hand, the POV programme will acquaint me with art forms that I may not be familiar with, or even performances that cannot be realistically assigned hard and fast labels like ‘dance’, ‘music’, and ‘theatre’. On the other hand, it will shed light on how these art forms interact with one another to form hybrids that we are subconsciously exposed to, but are not consciously aware of. 

As an arts administrator/manager, I am in a position where I have to wear different hats depending on the context(s) I find myself in, and the demands/needs of the projects I am involved with. Even though I do not see myself writing for a living, I am nevertheless confident that the rigour of the POV programme will go a long way in increasing my versatility in working across art forms.

What are you looking forward to most in POV?
Picking the inimitable Corrie Tan's brain, even if it is only for a day or two.




Nathaniel Tan

Describe yourself in 5 words.
My sentences are short and

Why did you join POV2018, and what do you hope to get out of it?
I reckoned that this was the best way to partake in SIFA, as it is an absolute privilege to enjoy shows and talk about them later. POV2018 offers the best of both worlds: as a theatre student, this was an opportunity I could not pass up. 

What are you looking forward to most in POV?
Meeting and learning from all the people I will be meeting in the coming days, and this includes the artists, the workshop instructors, and the participants! 




Victoria Chen

Describe yourself in 5 words.
Interdisciplinary, collaborative, curious, direct, determined (or are you looking for physical descriptions like short, Chinese, petite, loud, etc?)

Why did you join POV2018, and what do you hope to get out of it?
At the heart of my practice is exchange and collaboration. These are facets of POV, and having these elements tied into intellectual discourse is crucial to deepening my artistic practice. Having spent the past three years in Europe working with artists from various practices and cultures there, I now intend to do the same with Singapore’s artistic community. I believe that the artistic practices in Singapore deserves a space for discourse, and that there are various practitioners who, like me, would value the opportunity to have their perspectives widened and challenged. I believe that POV will also allow me to establish connections with artists here, having been disengaged from the community for so long, and to build a network with those that share the same attitude towards performance creation. I would love to be included and immersed in this discussion, as I would like to contribute effectively to Singapore’s cultural landscape.

What are you looking forward to most in POV?
I'm looking forward to learning from other participants on the program and have my perspective stretched, challenged and enhanced.




Zac Denver Lee

Describe yourself in 5 words.
Versatile artist lusting for knowledge

Why did you join POV2018, and what do you hope to get out of it?
I join POV2018 to extend my learning and understanding of the world of performance arts as an artist. I hope to experience an off book set of learning that will belp make me a better artist.

What are you looking forward to most in POV?
For me I really want to network with wonderful people, gain as much knowledge and definitely put myself out there for people to know me as an emerging artist!



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