Dance preview: New Vision is triple the fun

Dance preview: New Vision is triple the fun
Jeffrey Tan's work, Command Pattern, examines the relationship between man and technology.

SINGAPORE - T.H.E Dance Company's annual New Vision series will be launched this Friday, with a triple bill of multi-disciplinary works by Jeffrey Tan, Kuik Swee Boon and Zhuo Zihao.

Artistic director Kuik says: "New Vision is an experimental platform, a platform for us to take risks. We're looking for something fresh, something new."

Tan's work Command Pattern harnesses motioncapture technology and startlingly life-like projections to examine the symbiotic relationship between man and technology.

The choreographer says of people's dependency on the electronic world: "We can't say we don't need it, it's already in our bodies. In some ways, we've created a monster."

In the 20-minute piece, an alphabet soup of jumbled letters sweep across the stage, coagulating to form a menacing silhouette, to a soundtrack created by composer Tze Toh.

In Zhuo's Felt Sense, the Singaporean choreographer teams up with musician Bani Haykal to deliver a wordless riposte to the notion of trauma.

Audience members will each don a pair of 3-D glasses to watch a video of the dancers which will be beamed onto a translucent scrim.

As the actual performers move behind the projections, their physical and digital bodies begin to blend into one.

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