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I Am Ding Chai

I am Ding Chai
Performer Tony Yap
Musician Rueben Lewis
Part of Traces of Becoming: Three Stories of Movement
Presented by Immigration Museum as part of Asia TOPA 2017

Ten Square Foot – new work in development

New work in development by Tony Yap with long-term music/sound collaborators Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, outside eye Robert Meldrum, and new collaborator, lighting designer Jennifer Hector.

Ten Square Foot derives from the Japanese Hōjōki (1212), meaning“square-record’ , translated as The Ten Foot Square Hut. It depicts the concept of impermanence. Its opening sentence says:

‘The current of the flowing river does not cease, and yet the water is not the same water as before … So, too, it is with the people and dwellings of the world.’

 

Ten Square Foot will consist of the concepts of trance possession, verticality, luminosity and performativity.

We plan to create a potent, distilled trio of disciplines – body, sound, light – to be performed live by Yap, Flynn, Humphrey and Hector.