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INTRODUCTION

International

ABYSS

HOUSE PROGRAMME

by 99 Art Company (KR)


19 May
Fri, 8pm

20 May
Sat, 3pm & 8pm

SOTA Drama Theatre

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Photo credit: Jaehoon Jeong

Message from Chairman

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) 2023. A festival is a space where some people gather to immerse and engage in works of creativity and imagination. It is in this spirit that SIFA 2023 presents a range of works that compel us to contemplate our diversity and uniqueness as people existing in common spaces together.

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Wilson Tan

MESSAGE FROM FD

MESSAGE FROM THE FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

This edition’s title SIFA 2023 The Anatomy of Performance: Some People engages with the idea that the human experience exists on a spectrum. We are the sum of all the narratives that chapter and alter our lives; each trial and transformation, what our ancestors and communities have had to struggle through, our experiences as children and adults, things inherited and circumstances imposed on our lives shape how we move through life and experience the world.
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Natalie Hennedige

Message from Hyerim Jang

Message from Hyerim Jang

 Abyss is about a deep resentment. It looks quiet but waving, void but solid.  
Basically, 'Han' is a feeling of multiple layers of sorrow, sadness. Especially representing how Korean people's lives suffered from wars and colonialism. In order to relieve and resolve the 'Han', we try to talk, laugh and cry together- confront the sadness and let it go – which is the final end of my performance.

99 Art Company believes that Korean traditional dance is not solid but more open to the present that adapts to the changes of the culture, history and society.  I hope that Abyss becomes an artistic medium that connecting you (the audience) to Korean culture, music, dance and society.

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Hyerim Jang
Artistic Director & Choreographer
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Hyerim Jang
Artistic Director & Choreographer

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CREDITS

Credits

Company:
99 Art Company
Artistic Director & Choreographer:
Hyerim JANG
Dancers:
Gowoon Lee
Hyoyoung Song
Hyerim Jang
Seoyi Jang
Seryoung Choo
Seung-A Lee
Sookyung Lee
Writer:
Joohee Lee
Vocalist:
Jinsirl Suh

Musicians:

Keyboard
Youngjo Leem

Violin
Hangeul Kim

Drums
Shinkwon Choi

Project Producer:
Jean Uh
Rehearsal Director:
Seoyi Jang
Vocal Trainer & Chorus Composer:
Jinsirl Suh
Light Designer:
Keonyoung Kim
Music Director & Arranger:
Youngjo Leem
Costume Designer:
Kyoungsul Bae
Scenography:
Jongsuk Kim
Prop Design:
Yujin Kim
Music copyright Jonsi & Alex ‘Howl’

This performance is supported by the “Travelling Korean Arts” project of Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE)

BIOGRAPHIES

Biographies

99 Art Company
Company
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Founded in 2014, 99 Art Company aims to create a new Korean dance that connects tradition and modern times with the motto of "dance that resonates with the soul"...

Hyerim Jang
Artistic Director & Choreographer
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Hyerim Jang is the artistic director of 99 Art Company and a choreographer who tells contemporary stories based on Korean dance. She graduated from...

ABOUT SIFA & AHL

About SIFA

As Singapore's annual pinnacle performing arts festival, the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) presents captivating and diverse works across theatre, music, dance, film and visual arts. First launched as the Singapore Festival of Arts in 1977, the festival has gone through several evolutions and inspired generations of arts lovers and practitioners. Today, the highly anticipated festival is a high point on Singapore's arts and cultural calendar. SIFA continues its festival mission to champion the creation and presentation of Singaporean and international works.

About Arts House Limited

Arts House Limited (AHL) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to enriching lives through the arts.

AHL manages six arts spaces that aim to support our arts sector and bring communities together. These include two national monuments - The Arts House, multidisciplinary arts centre, and Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall, a heritage building that is home to the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

It also runs the performing arts space Drama Centre as well as three enclaves for arts groups and creative businesses - the Goodman Arts Centre, Aliwal Arts Centre and Stamford Arts Centre. It is the cultural place manager of Singapore's Civic District.

AHL organises two national pinnacle festivals – the Singapore International Festival of Arts focused on the performing arts, and the Singapore Writers Festival - a multi-lingual festival presenting the world's leading literary talents. In addition, it manages Our Cultural Medallion Story – the showcase on Singapore's Cultural Medallion recipients at The Arts House.

Arts House Limited is a public company limited by guarantee under the National Arts Council. First set up as The Old Parliament House Limited in 2002, it was renamed Arts House Limited in 2014. For more information, visit https://artshouselimited.sg/

Special Thanks To

Festival Supporters
Programme Partners
Official Logistics Partner
Official Outdoor Media Partner
Official Privilege Card
Catering Partner
Wine Sponsor For Opening Reception

FESTIVAL PARTNERS

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As the world opens back up from the pandemic, SIFA 2023 presents works that compel you to rediscover what it means to be people today, in all our diversity and uniqueness, existing in common spaces together.

Use this wall to share an experience which made you discover the best in people!

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

SIFA Advisory Panel
Chairman
Lynette Pang
Members
Sushma Soma
Magdalene Ew
Nelson Chia
Norhaizad Adam
AHL Programming Committee
Chairman
Adrian Tan
Members
Zulkifli bin Mohamed Amin
Yasmin Hannah Ramle
Eugene Lim Yingjie
Kenneth Kwok
Management
(Acting) Executive Director
Yeow Ju Li
Festival Director
Natalie Hennedige
Director, Venue Programmes / Covering Director, Programming and Producing  
Sim Wan Hui
Director, Marketing and Communications
Jasmine Gan
Director, Placemaking and Partnership Development
Lee Mun Ping
Director, Human Resource and IT
Isniati Ali
Director, Asset Management and Leasing
Rachel Chu
Director, Finance
Wee Siok Hoong
Director, Corporate Facilities Management
Stephen Oh
Group Facilities Management
Security Manager
Shri Ram
Assistant Manager
Ahmad Adli
Finance
Senior Manager
Lim Si Wei
Manager
Samantha Chua
Assistant Manager
Amanda Koh
Senior Executive
Jill Lau
Executives
Chris Tay
Lyn Yeoh
Nurulhuda Najib
Siti Nur Jazeerah
Programming and Producing
Deputy Director, Festivals
Ye JunMin
Assistant Director
Lisa Marie Lip
Senior Producers
Christie Chua
Mervyn Quek
Producer
Fezhah Maznan
Intern
Ong Xinchen
Education
Assistant Director
Geraldine Cheang
Production and Technical [SIFA]
Senior Manager, Production [Festival]
Victoria Lim
Festival Production Coordinator
Cristabel Ng
Festival Technical Manager
Kailash
Festival Senior Production Assistant
Wee Nee
Festival Technical Coordinators
Melvin Lee
Xiangbin
Executive, Administration [Technical Production]
Izyan Nooraini Binte Ramlee
Festival Production Managers
Celestine Wong
Melissa Chin
Marketing and Communications
Deputy Director
Elizabeth Wong
Assistant Director
Valerie Koh
Project Manager
Aimee Karman
Senior Executive
Megan Lee
Executive
Kimberly Kou
Senior Designer
Mohammad Firdaus Bin Wari
Festival Designer
Mylin Soh
Copywriter and Social Media Specialist
Akanksha Raja
Ticketing Specialist
Jayden Tan
Lia Tan
Video Editor
Amelia Su
Interns
Celestine Tay
Yeo Wei Jiang
Event Operations Management
Assistant Director
Emma Tagoe
Front Of House Management
Jess Chiang
Mufidah Sapari
Sandhya Silva
Vaishnavi Pumynathan
Artist Logistics and Hospitality 
Luc Toh
Natalie Wong
Sharon Wang
Secretariat and Manpower Management
Sarina Sahari
Placemaking and Partnership Development
Assistant Director
Emmanuel Paul Ng
Senior Executive
Michelle Choy
Production and Technical [Venue]
Assistant Director, Production and Technical
Mohamad Fazil Bin Sulaiman
Assistant Manager, Production and Technical (System Specialist)
Muhammad Hannan Bin Mohd Khusni
Assistant Managers, Production and Technical
Hisyamnudin Bin Shariffudin
Muhammad Asraf Bin Kadir Sharip
Production Co-ordinators, Production and Technical
Alexandra Chan
Haironissa Karim
Lee Kong Shen
Muhammad Noh Bin Sapari
Nur Hidayah Binte Esa
Riley Tan
Senior Technicians, Production and Technical
Abdul Rashid Bin Abdul Rahman
Anwar Bin Razi
Joanne Ng
Muhammad Nurhaizad Bin Johari
Muhammad Ilyas Bin Anhar
Muhammad Isyaffi Bin Mohd Isah
Mohammad Razali Bin Abdul Rahman
Muhammad Ridzwan Bin Sekimin
Muhammad Sufian Bin Mohamed Ishak
Salim Bin Sairi
Asset Management and Leasing
CENTRE MANAGEMENT

Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall / The Arts House

Centre Manager
Sophie Sham

Senior Operations Support (Tech)
Asokkumar Kannan
Muhamad Asri Bin Abdul Rahman
Muhammad Zulhilmi Bin Abas
Sharohan Bin Othman
Syafiq Bin Mohamed Yatim

Senior Manager, Facilities Management 
Muhammad Farid Bin Abdul Rahim

Technicians, Facilities Management
Mohamed Adiyat
Mohammad Helmi Bin Sajat

Operations Executive (Tech)
Muhammad Sufri Bin Azman

Stamford Arts Centre

Centre Manager
Rina Chan

Senior Manager, Facilities Management
Cindy Liew

LEASING
Manager
Racel Yee
Assistant Managers
Razak Bin Hussein
Human Resource
Senior Manager
Regina Hong
Senior Executives
Andrea Wong
Jeffrey Yeo
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