“Live performance is about gathering: coming together to reflect, to emote to experience, to meditate in a sacred space and time. However to gather, according to the Cambridge English Dictionary, is also to put your arms around someone and hold or carry them in a careful or loving way. Now in these tough times, we need to sustain a different gathering of arts audiences and artists, to hold or carry them in a careful or loving way.”
– Dr. Ong Keng sen
The continuing COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020 a challenging year but we believe it galvanises our resolve to continue creating during these difficult times. We need to prepare for the new normal which we are about to encounter beyond the pandemic. The performance of the future will be a considered integration of live presence, body, and the virtual – what works when and where.
We have chosen to focus on creating new works – a series of online lectures, consultations and clinics called Curating No-thing as part of The Curators Academy, and a whole new virtual three-week Festival of Women N.O.W. 2020. These events are made available free to the public.
Having been affected significantly by the pandemic, we are struggling to create the works we aim to do. Nonetheless, this is not the time to take a hiatus and we need your support. If you are in a position to give, we’d like to appeal to you to consider making a donation to support our digitalised programmes this year. Your kind donation, in the form of a cheque made payable to TheatreWorks (Singapore) Limited, will enable us to continue preparing for a new stage and our future audiences.
As T:>Works is an Institute of Public Character (IPC), your donation to us will enjoy 250% tax deduction. In addition, your donation will be eligible for the dollar-for-dollar matching under the MCCY Cultural Matching Fund, essentially doubling your support to us.
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