17 Sept 2023
Decadance Co (Singapore)
Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
Decadance Co presents “No Corners”, a full length contemporary dance work developed from the first edition which premiered in 2015. This work re-examines the boundaries of comfort and negotiates the psychological space surrounding that highly sought after quality of life we tirelessly navigate towards. How comfortable are we with ourselves as individuals to leave a mark in society and how do we alter the idea of comfort for others to feel included?
In collaboration with film artist Khairulhakim, “No Corners” dives deep into the in-between state of comfort and discomfort by using the medium to further push the idea of transporting and stimulating emotions.
Fri 15 Sept 2023 | 8 pm – 9 pm
Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
Sat 16 Sept 2023 | 8 pm – 9 pm
Entry is completely free!
It’s first come, first serve and we are expecting to fill out fast so get down early!
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Choreographer: Rachel Lum
Lighting design: Liu Yong Huay
Dance: Rachel Lum, Stephanie Rae Yoong, Joanne Seow
This performance was made possible at IDEA festival with the support of:
Surviving and thriving as small young arts companies
As traditional grants for emerging young artists are often scarce, creative young people are coming up with their own ways to raise money.
The brilliant young artists and art managers of this production, Edwin Wee and Rachel Lum, used online fundraising technique to raise money to purchase flight tickets to come to perform in Jordan for the first time in their lives.
Behind their successful crowdfunding stories is a significant investment of time and effort.
They will share their stories thriving as a not-for-profit collaborative contemporary dance company in Singapore, as performance makers, also as change makers, at our Round Table during the festival.
They will also give a Contemporary Dance Workshop on Wednesday 20 Sept, 4 – 6 pm.
Decadance Co is a not-for-profit collaborative contemporary dance company aimed at pursuing a highly inclusive process of art making, quality driven presentations and meaningful applications to communities. Founded by Edwin Wee and Rachel Lum, they are always looking to develop multidisciplinary works that challenge both artists and audiences. They also reach out to work with youths and seniors, as the company’s vision is to be intergenerational, all-inclusive and ageless in all aspects of their work. Decadance Co’s previous work include performances at Goodman Arts Centre, Design Orchard, Miaja Gallery and Esplanade – Theatre by the Bay, with participation in festivals such as part of M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival, Voilah! French Festival and Istanbul Fringe Festival.
Edwin Wee is the co-founder, joint artistic director, and creative producer of Decadance Co, with over 15 years of performing, choreographing, designing and producing a wide range of different projects and productions. His most recent work, NUNO, a full length collaboration between him and his old friend, Shirley Wong, premiered at the Esplanade in 2023 and performed to a full house for all 3 shows.
Edwin is also well known for his work with the senior community, where he designs, trains and facilitates Decasilver, a high energy, rhythmic, movement-driven programme, to many senior care centres and homes in Singapore.
Rachel Lum is the co-founder, joint artistic director and choreographer of Decadance Co, with over 12 years of performing and choreographing dance works. Her works have premiered in local festivals like M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, M1 Contact Festival and Singapore Night Festival. Beyond the shores, it has also travelled to festivals such as Lift Off Dance Festival in Bracknell, United Kingdom, DANCESTAGES in Shanghai, CDE Springboard Dance Festival in Macau, and Istanbul Fringe Festival.
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