CultureLink will enable the participation of Singapore artists at the Mapping Melbourne festival, an annual cross-cultural and multi-artform festival held over two weeks across major cultural venues and public spaces in the heart of Melbourne city. The festival celebrates Australia’s unique Asian identity and its global creative connections.
Beyond performances, creative encounters through workshops, discussions, and collaborative sessions with local artists and communities help bind new friendships and networks.
Mapping Melbourne 2019
One of Singapore’s newest dance companies, P7:risma celebrates contemporary Malay identity, embodying traditional and contemporary practices that radically shifts the perspective of Malay culture and dance through intimate and innovative performance experiences.
P7:risma performs BELON, working with inflatable objects to explore notions of equilibrium between conventions and challenges. Artistic Director Norhaizac Adam also led workshops for Melbourne-based dancers.
Mapping Melbourne 2018
SAtheCollective presents a unique blend of sounds and sonic-inspired visuals that reflects a Southeast Asian sensibility. Growing up in post-colonial Singapore, the artists explore their identities through an inquiry into sound and visuals.
For SAtheCollective, their exploration of sound begins with each instrument, be it the chinese flute, Indian tabla, or the cello. Their music is a culmination of their diasporic roots, innovative process and sonic exploration. Spontaneous at every turn, each performance is a risk that the band takes as they delve into the question of identity.
SAtheCollective’s spends a week in Melboure, collaborating and jamming with Melburnian musicians, culminating in its debut performance at MPavilion.
Supported by the National Arts Council
Belon by P7:risma
30 Nov 2019
16 Dec 2018, Sat
MPavilion @ Queen Victoria Gardens