Before Stillness: An Exhibition Response in Dance

Witness the language of abstraction translated into motion and stillness when suspended within time and space. Join us for a sensorial experience of dance, with four performers responding to the subtleties and flair of Jason Martin’s works through their physical bodies.


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About the performers:
Wendy Toh is a Singapore-based performer whose numerous acting credits span both screen and theatre. She has acted in award-winning films and regional television dramas such as HBO Asia’s “Serangoon Road”. She is also a core member of Tapestry Playback Theatre, and trained and worked with Jinen Butoh School under Atsushi Takenouchi. Wendy also practises a wide range of fine art and is currently in her final year at the Intercultural Theatre Institute. After graduation, Wendy hopes to deepen her Butoh practise and to further explore physical theatre.


Salif Hardie is of Australian and Malay descent, born and raised in Singapore. He began his professional career as part of the FIRST STAGE! Kids in Wild Rice’s 2005 production of OI! Sleeping Beauty! He also starred in the Kids Central TV Series Kids Rock and OKTO’s The Seekers. He received his formal training at LASALLE College of the Arts in the BA(sons) Acting programme. Most recently, he was seen playing Prentiss in Pandemonium’s Peter and the Starcatcher.


art naming (fka adam l.) makes work across media but from a base of performance. they/he recently made and published a book called “I AM HERE FOR YOU” which blends autobiographical writing and art criticism to comment on performance art and daily performativity.


Caroline Chin is an independent artist whose work seeks to expand notions of language in its many forms. Her work is informed by her different artistic practices- namely in dance, theatre, and music. As a dancer, her fascination with Contemporary Dance as a form was lost to both the rawness in Butoh and the contrasting classical rigour of Odissi. Combined with her actor-training at the Intercultural Theatre Institute, she seeks to create work that can create subtle, nuanced experiences for an audience. Caroline also plays the violin, though in less conventional ways, and publishes her photography and writings on her website: