In the Twine: A Tapestry of Stories
DATE / TIME
9 Nov, Fri
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
VENUEThe Arts House (TAH), Play Den
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This session is in English
How do stories shape one’s identity? Performance poets, Charlene Shepherdson and Cheyenne Alexandria Phillips, explore diverse, colourful histories which influence their roles as Singaporean Eurasians, (grand)daughters and women. Reflecting the intricate, interlaced connections of our human DNA, this interdisciplinary performance intertwines different art forms – the two will perform new and original poems inspired by stories passed down through generations amid actual weaving.
The performance will be followed by a 30 min post-show dialogue.
Charlene Shepherdson’s work includes interactive narratives, visual poetry, and the intersection where environment, heritage and education meet. She uses language in written, performative and visual forms to bridge communities and empower voices. She co-founded the Singapore’s oldest interdisciplinary open-mic, destination:INK, hosting the event from 2012 to 2017. Her words have been published in various anthologies, including From Walden to Woodlands and A Luxury We Cannot Afford.
Photo credit: The Arts House
Cheyenne Alexandria Phillips
Cheyenne Alexandria Phillips is an environmentalist by day and a performance poet by night. And on occasions, she hangs out in the control rooms calling cues. She is currently working on Poetic Science, a long-term project dedicated to merging poetry, art and science, creating work both highly factual and deeply meaningful.
Photo credit: Jerrica Tan