8-12 June 2009. Made in collaboration with Bodies in Flight for the Singapore Arts Festival, 7-22 May 2010. Presented at Mayfest, Bristol, UK.
"... coherent and grounded, and its three performers were recognisable extensions of the Singapore landscape." - The Flying Inkpot
"... the pieces were magical. The players created transcendental moments in the midst of an everyday landscape: fragments of songs in the stairwells and Chinese opera movements on the steps of banks, the music of a pen tapping the railings of an overpass." - Life! The Straits Times
From dreamtime to realtime: a two-part work exploring our daily journey from the private to the public and back again.
Every working day millions of us get up still half asleep, look in the bathroom mirror and start the daily task of putting on a public face. This is Dream-Work. Then, as we clock off for the day, we slough off our workselves and fleetingly entertain other options. Our destination is Dream-Home.
Dream-Work and Dream-Home are two walking performances that take the form of journeys to and from a job in the city. Following performer-commuters during the a.m. and p.m. rush hours, audience members listen in on personal receivers to the sounds, speech and songs that make up a life in the morning; and that unmake it again, as night draws in.
Text: Simon Jones, Choreography: Sara Giddens, Performer: Polly Frame, Sound: Sam Halmarack, Sound Artist: Duncan Speakman
Text: Paul Rae and Kaylene Tan, Choreography: Sara Giddens, Performers: Anjana Srivasen, K Rajagopal, Tony Yeow, Sound: Evan Tan
spell#7 reworked Dream-Home for Mayfest (2010) in Bristol, UK.
Cast: Janice Koh, Paul Rae, Director & Co-writer: Paul Rae, Co-writer: Kaylene Tan. Singer: Anjana Srinivasan, Music and soundscore: Song-Ming Ang