The Vault: Becoming Mother

About “Playing Mothers”

About “Playing Mothers”

Synopsis Playing Mothers is an exploration of the concept of motherhood. The play follows seven characters, both female and male, and all mothers in their own way. In a Straits Times article dated 10 Jan 1996, playwright Ovidia Yu said “anyone can mother a…
About “The Lunar Interviews”

About “The Lunar Interviews”

Synopsis The Lunar Interviews is a series of seven monologues in which moon goddesses Chang Er, Diana, and Hina – from Chinese, Roman, and Polynesian mythologies respectively – recount tales of both divine creation and mundane loneliness. The stories touch on themes…
The Vault: Becoming Mother

The Vault: Becoming Mother

      The Vault: Becoming Mother is the third and final presentation in a series dedicated to exploring dance and Singapore play-text. Grounded in their dance practices of bharata natyam and ballet respectively, Shanthini and Jocelyn respond to themes of creation and creativity…
(Documentation) Becoming Mother

(Documentation) Becoming Mother

The Vault: Becoming Mother was presented on 19 March 2017. Dance practitioners and researchers Dr. Nidya Shanthini Manokara and Jocelyn Chng presented the findings of their research into motherhood, dance and text, in a devised performance, and an exhibition. A 60-minute recording of the…