Guide Us
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Guide Us

Guide Us “Guide Us” is a dance-film / music video directed by Ler Jiyuan, choreographed and performed by veteran dancer and theatre practitioner Lim Chin Huat, and inspired and based on singer-songwriter Leslie Low’s original song of the same name. Artist: Leslie Low Song: Guide Us Album: Beyond the Mountain Bandcamp: https://leslielow.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-the-mountain Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leslielowmusic/?hl=en Starring: Lim Chin Huat Dance Choreography: Lim Chin Huat Producer: Li Huanwen DOP: Wan Man Lighting Director: King Li Editor: Lim Yen Directed by: Ler Jiyuan 1st AD: Gina Tan AD Runner: Shandelyn Ang Head Production Assistant: Lim Siew Rong Production Assistant: Tay Yu Ting BTS/Social Media: Aleesha Rane 2nd Cam Op: Ong Boon Kok, Zen Yeo 1st CA (Cam 1): Jeremy Chua 1st CA (Cam 2): Richmond Soh, Cecilia Wee 2nd CA (Cam 1): Fiona Wong 2nd CA (Cam 2): Cecilia Wee Ronin Tech: Lee How Chuen Key Grip: Dickson Chua Grip: Koh Swee Kheng Junior Grips: Low Jia’Er, Teo Zhi Xian, Yew Shi Min, Abdul Rashad Art Director: Wendy Toh Art Assistant: Yap Tengwui Art Assistant: Ng Yuan Ci Art Helpers: Sharma Akshay, Sampath Kumar Karthik Film Equipment: Gorilla Cinema Force https://www.instagram.com/gcforce.sg/?hl=en Post Production: Thunk https://www.instagram.com/thunkstagram/?hl=en Teaser Editor: Zen Yeo Colourist: Cheong Ying Sien “Guide Us” Instrumental Version: Joe Ng Sound Recordist: Joe Ng Sound Design: Joe Ng With the support of: NAFA Collaborative Lab Special Thanks: Abundant Productions Chowk Productions Intercultural Theatre Institute Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts RadioQuip Communications Pte Ltd Special Thanks: Andy Tseng Angie Pay Anthony Chu Ben Siow Glenn Chan Ham Jae Yeon Lim Chin Huat Munesh Varadaraju Michelle Cheong Ng Yuwei Ryan Wong Jun Kit Tan Jia Yu Tiffany Ng Uncle “Guide Us” music video is produced by birdmandog Website: www.birdmandog.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/birdmandog/?hl=en Contact: info@birdmandog.com
Kalaa Utsavam 2020 | Pallavi through Abstractions (20 - 29 Nov)
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Kalaa Utsavam 2020 | Pallavi through Abstractions (20 - 29 Nov)

A “pallavi” is both a repeated refrain in carnatic music and a category of classical odissi that is pure dance, stripped of story and characterisation, accompanied only by music. At first slow and graceful, a pallavi in odissi gradually builds in tempo and intricacy, blossoming as the music unfolds. Pallavi through Abstractions is the final outcome of the Pallavi Series (2016-2018), a three-part choreographic exploration of the grammar of the odissi dance form. It explores odissi’s relationship to space, time and stillness, offering lines of increasingly complex movement, placement, stillness, and shifting balances extrapolated from odissi’s repertoire. In this film, Pallavi & Space navigates the relationship between the performance space and the abstract space inhabited by dance using odissi’s “chowk” position; Pallavi in Time contemplates the body moving to rhythm with the “tri-bhang” stance; Pallavi with Stillness seeks to deconstruct odissi by isolating and accenting torso movements. A digital premiere by Singaporean contemporary Indian dance company, Chowk, this filmed performance is a unique collaboration between dancer-choreographer Raka Maitra and local filmmaker Ler Jiyuan whose dynamic camera lens frames the pallavi to tell a riveting story of a dance form that transcends borders. Chowk, rooted in odissi, seeks to create an Asian contemporary dance expression that dissolves the dichotomy between tradition and modernity. Choreographer: Raka Maitra (Artistic Director, Chowk Productions) Dancers: Raka Maitra, Sandhya Suresh & Caroline Chin Music arranged by Bani Haykal Musicians: Uma Katju, Lakshman K.P, Caroline Chin & Saran Jith Film: Ler Jiyuan Production Manager: Elizabeth Tan http://www.esplanade.com/kalaautsavam