Coffee Chats - Som Said on History of Singapore Malay Dance (Session 1)
Want to know how choreographers think when creating a dance piece? What challenges do these artists have? How do you run a dance company? What is dance all about? A new event at Esplanade's da:ns festival; Coffee Chats is a rare opportunity to have an intimate conversation with a dance artist or practitioner.
In each session, up to three people get 20 minutes to ask questions and dialogue with artists and practitioners. Due to the limited slots available, please be at the venue 10 minutes before the event. In the situation that you are not present, we will give your slot to another on the waiting list.
To be placed on the waiting list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Conversationalist
Som Said was born in Singapore on 3 Jan 1951. Growing up, she quickly learned and absorbed the folk music and dance traditions of her community, putting her preciously acquired traditional knowledge to good use eventually in a successful career as teacher, choreographer and impresario.
After two decades of teaching and leading the choreographic efforts of the Sriwana cultural troupe, Som Said founded her own performing arts company, Sri Warisan, in 1997.
The group has since put together important folk performances and dance-drama tableaus to be showcased at state, tourist and cultural-promotion events in Singapore and abroad.
Lim Fei Shen, Neila Sathyalingam, Som Said and Santha Bhaskar are among the arts pioneers profiled on Tribute, an initiative by Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, and you can read their full profiles at www.tribute.sg