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Tactility Studies: Hold to Reset (Workshop)

Chong Gua Khee and Bernice Lee (Singapore)

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  • Blue Room, Festival House
    15-22 May 2021

    15 May, Sat 10.30am-1pm (Public)
    22 May, Sat 10am-1pm (Arts Practitioner)
  • $20


    • 2.5h to 3h

      Recommended for 16 years and above


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Tactility Studies: Hold to Reset (Workshop)

Chong Gua Khee and Bernice Lee (Singapore)

In the workshops, Gua Khee and Bernice will introduce some of the concepts and exercises they have developed over the years of working on Tactility Studies projects, which invite play but also care for our own bodies. Come and join us to discuss and explore more about touch and consent! 

Workshop: Reset (I) 

Date/Day: 15 May 2021 (Sat) 

Time: 10.30am-1pm (2.5h) 

This workshop is open to the general public  no prior movement experience is needed!  

As this workshop includes exercises that may make contact with your partner, it is recommended to sign up with someone whom contact is safe under COVID-19 regulations.  

If you have any access needs, please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

Workshop: Reset (II) 

Date/Day: 22 May 2021 (Sat) 

Time: 10am-1pm (3h) 

This workshop is intended for performers who have at least two years of professional experience.  

As this workshop includes exercises that may make contact with your partner, it is recommended to sign up with someone whom contact is safe under COVID-19 regulations.  

Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis. To register your interest, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell us a bit about yourself/your experience as a performer, or send us your bio (200 words max). If eligible, you will be given a ticketing link for purchase. We will announce here when slots are filled. 

 Photo credit: Joseph Nair


About the Artists


Bernice Lee 李怡珣 is a contemporary dance artist whose practice extends beyond her field. Her current practice also involves everyday technologies and social media. She sees art-making as a form of social activism and roots her labours in improvisation, playing in connection between thought, feeling, and movement, with time as primary material. She can be found playing as @bleelly on Instagram, an online practice that dialogues with her live works. Her current practice “Ghosting” is a danced research of practicing the Female Gaze, not as one way of seeing but as many ways of seeing. It is also driven by spontaneity and eccentricity, vulnerability and grace. 

From 2011-2017, she performed and created with Maya Dance Theatre and Frontier Danceland. Bernice currently co-directs Derring-Do Dance/Rolypoly Family with Faye Lim. An Associate Member of Dance Nucleus (2018 - 2021), Bernice holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) in Dance from The Ohio State University. For more, visit bernicelee.xyz.

Chong Gua Khee / 张月崎 is deeply interested in opening up space and time for emergent, intimate and joyful conversations, and in her work she seeks to invite others to collectively play with and discover ways of better caring for ourselves, one another, and the worlds we live in. This often manifests in the form of performances or workshops, for which Gua Khee takes on directorial or dramaturgical/facilitative roles, but can also translate as research/writing or organising work.  

Gua Khee graduated from the University of British Columbia, Canada, with a Psychology (Honours) and Theatre (Major) degree, and then joined Drama Box as a full-time staff. She left in 2016 to develop her own practice, but continues to work regularly with the company. She was also an Associate Member with Dance Nucleus from 2018 to 2021. For more, visit guakhee.com.




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