As creative producers, we bring together collaborators across different sectors to design and implement community-based arts projects, showcasing the possibilities of the arts to create positive social change.
M1 PEER PLEASURE YOUTH THEATRE FESTIVAL (2015 – 2017)
M1 Peer Pleasure is a platform that mentors youths aged 13-25 in the craft of theatre-making, providing opportunities for them to collaborate with peers to stage productions with important social themes, and performed for all ages.
There is also a series of engagement programmes related to drama, theatre-making, and issues presented at the festival.
This year, we look at what it means to be The Other. Catch a play about refugees, examine the influence of social media, be immersed in crowdsourced stories about mental health, and explore the struggles of interracial relationships and identities in modern-day Singapore. Happening from 22 July – 5 Aug 2017. Presented by ArtsWok Collaborative, in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Click video icon above to watch a short clip. Visit peerpleasure.org for more details.
BOTH SIDES, NOW (2014)
An exploration into the topic of end-of-life issues, this time bringing the conversation into the heart of community in both Khatib and Toa Payoh. This civic engagement project created an interactive and safe space for drama performances, photography, film, art installations, as well as talks and workshops. A puppetry engagement programme for seniors was also toured to senior centres in conjunction with the main immersive arts experience. Presented by the Lien Foundation and Ang Chin Moh Foundation, produced by Drama Box and ArtsWok. Click video icon above to watch a short clip. Visit our microsite for more details.
BOTH SIDES, NOW (2013)
A multi-disciplinary immersive arts experience that aimed to create awareness, encourage reflection and provoke conversations around end-of-life issues among healthcare professionals, caregivers and the general public. Presented by the Lien Foundation and Ang Chin Moh Foundation, produced by ArtsWok and Drama Box, the arts experience involved art installations, short films, soundscapes, verbatim theatre and community singing, and was installed and staged at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Click video icon above to watch a short clip. Visit our microsite for more details.
EVERYDAY WALTZES FOR ACTIVE AGEING (2014 – 2015)
A creative movement programme that takes inspiration from everyday actions to stimulate cognition and physical mobility of seniors in senior centres and nursing homes. This programme further extended its reach through the training of care staff as facilitators. Everyday Waltzes for Active Ageing – pilot programme and training resources for care staff was commissioned by Agency for Integrated Care with the support of National Arts Council in 2014. Curriculum and learning resources developed and facilitated by The ARTS FISSION Company. Project produced by ArtsWok. Click video icon above to watch a short clip.
THE MAZU CHRONICLE: CROSSING THE MARITIME SILK ROAD (2015)
An innovative symphonic dance-theatre performance that featured orchestral and choral music by Singaporean composers, paying homage to Asian folklore and the maritime pioneers of Singapore. Helmed by Cultural Medallion recipients, Maestro Lim Yau and Choreographer Angela Liong, it incorporated the creative energies of seniors and youth from the community, with professional dancers from The ARTS FISSION Company and musicians from The Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) and the award-winning Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Presented by The Philharmonic Orchestra & The ARTS FISSION Company, in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Produced by ArtsWok Collaborative.
THE RITE OF SPRING: A PEOPLE’S STRAVINSKY (2013)
To mark the centennial year of Stravinsky’s iconic work, this sold-out performance was the first collaboration between two Cultural Medallion recipients – Maestro Lim Yau and Choreographer Angela Liong. The staging highlighted people from the community in dramatic roles, incorporating the creative energies of the young and old with professional dancers and musicians, making it an exciting inter-disciplinary and multi-generational artistic endeavor. Presented by The Philharmonic Orchestra & The ARTS FISSION Company, in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Produced by ArtsWok. Click video icon above to watch a short clip.
IPS PRISM (2012)
IPS Prism was a process with a bold vision – to engage the people of Singapore to reflect on how we will govern ourselves as a people, for a future we desire. Through forum theatre, multimedia installations and interactive exhibits, the public immersed themselves in alternative versions of Singapore ten years into the future and asked the question, “How will your choices today shape your life, community and country tomorrow?” Presented by Institute of Policy Studies, co-produced by Drama Box and ArtsWok. Click video icon above to watch a short clip.