Since its first production in 2002, Flare has grown and matured as an ensemble and now more than ever strives to attain professionalism in its performances. Our 6th year is marked with change and recognition within the university community for our development and success. Poise 2007 captured the ensemble's evolving grace, style, attitude, composure and elegance.
The production featured the many talents of our choreographers who brought to the stage everything from street hip-hop to classical ballet; as well as guest performances from the newly formed Flare Dance Company and familiar face Travel Art Company (who also performed in our 2004 production, Rhythmicity).
1. Moi Lolita
2. The Way I Are
3. Paths Crossed
4. Cross Over
5. Svp Séjour
6. Odyssey (Guest Piece)
7. Shapes & Silhouettes
8. Hip Hop, Street Style With My Homies
10. I'm a Little Teapot/Hokey Pokey (Guest Piece)
11. Mirror Image
12. The Other Side of The Shore
13. Cops and Robbers
14. At the Gates of the Citadel
15. The Morning After
Moi Lolita by Su Lynn Ong & Tiffany Dawn Wong
Cast: Su Lynn Ong, Tiffany Dawn Wong, Inggrid Wardani, Winny Wieseno, Daniella Thy, Diana Loo, Suyan Ng, Daphne Loo, Jeissy Koriston, Jo-anne Chan, Vanessa Kwa, Audrey Quek, Rebecca Lee, Shawna Fam, Vanessa Ong, Sharlene Tai, Amabel Lim, Sarah Quek, Rebecca Wong
There's more to life than just studying. Once in a while we just gotta have fun.
The Way I Are by Candice Lester
Cast: Candice Lester, Sarah Quek, Krista Brovendani
Style: Hip hop/jazz
Ever had that beat pulsing through your veins, making you tap your fingers? Or better yet, making you want to get up and dance? That pulse with a little bit of hip hop thrown in shoulder make you want to get up and just 'bust a move'.
Paths Crossed by Daphne Loo & Diana Loo
Cast: Daphne Loo, Diana Loo, Aileen Tan, Jasmine Lau, Su San Kong, Stephanie Choi, Dorothy Ling, Jaclyn Ooi, Vanessa Kwa, Winny Wieseno, Daniella Thy
Very simply, life can be thought of as being made up of a series of rooms and the people we meet in those rooms. Some come and go...but stay just long enough for us to build a meaningful bond with, one which gets stronger over time.
Cross Over by Inggrid Wardani
Cast: Inggrid Wardani, Hailin Jiang, Krista Brovendani, Ayumi Kumagai, Daniella Thy, Emily Chin, Jaclyn Ooi, Sarah Quek, Jess Morrison
Classical and techno as one. Dance to that Jazz...
Svp Séjour by Suzanne Heng
Cast: Suzanne Heng, Shawna Fam, Xiaoyun Yang, Jeremin Mak, Bernard Lee, Vinh Khuu, Aaron Walton, Alex Tai, Bronwyn Francis, Wen Jun Lim, Juliette Alcock, Bena Tan, Rebecca Lee, Mike Chen, Aileen Tan
Style: Classical ballet (with a latin twist)
A sexy contemporary ballet piece inspired by the famous Don Quixote.
Odyssey (Guest Piece) by Jane Khoo
Cast: Flare Dance Company
A journey of self-discovery and growth. Flare Dance Company is a newly established amateur dance company for the alumni of Flare Dance Ensemble and the broader community. Watch out for our inaugural production in 2008. For more details visitwww.flaredancecompany.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Shapes & Silhouettes by Juliette Alcock & Suzanne Heng
Cast: Juliette Alcock, Suzanne Heng, Sharlene Tai, Freya Melville, Freya Kahn, Wen Jun Lim, Bena Tan, Shawna Fam, Vanessa Ong
Dance is simply moving art. It is the formation and morphing of shapes and images designed with the human body. Artists have long used shadows and silhouettes, with their absence of interior detail, as a metaphor for the artistic soul. Similarly, dance can capture a glimpse of the inner-self. Life is a dance floor, so move to your own rhythm.
Hip Hop, Street Style With My Homiesby Irvin Sing
Cast: Irvin Sing, Hong Wu, Vivian Loo, Chantelle Law, Chapman Mong, Derek Wang, Bernard Lee, Richard Moss, Joe Sim, Jun Takahashi
Style: Hip hop
Hip hop dance straight from the ghettos. Choreographed to the song "They Reminisce Over You" by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, the dance moves portrays an array of old school, middle school and new school hip hop all into one single energetic piece.
Agreement by Jane Khoo
Cast: Jane Khoo, Lauren Anderson, Juliette Alock, Suzanne Heng, Vanessa Kwa, Xiaoyun Yang, Sharlene Tai, Jeremin Mak, Aileen Tan, Diana Loo, Jo-anne Chan, Sze Ching Lee, Shawna Fam, Vanessa Ong, Su Lynn Ong, Amabel Lim, Freya Melville
Can we see all there is in ourselves that is real? Can we come to an agreement with the different facets of our personality to have trust, faith, and acknowledge the truth in who we are and our relationship with the rest of the world?
I'm a Little Teapot/Hokey Pokey (Guest Piece) by Meah Velik-Lord
Cast: Travel Art Dance Company: Meah Velik-Lord, Rachel Orzech, Haruna Noda, Paul Michaelides, Patrick Kelly
Originally performed in Travel Art Dance Company's "Heads, Shoulders, Knees, Toes" (2006/2007), these two pieces use popular children's dances as the inspiration for the choreography.
Movements sequences of two classic dances are abstrated and combined with choregraphy, improvisation and acrobatics to explore the physical language of our collective memories.
"I'm a Little Teaopot" is a completely improvised piece in which the dancer doesn't know before she goes on stage how the dance is going to take shape. "Hokey Pokey" is a high energy piece that is mostly choreographed.
Mirror Image by Xiaoyun Yang (with special thanks to Junni Lim)
Cast: Xiaoyun Yang,Junni Lim, Shawna Fam, Sindy Kwok, Vanessa Kwa, Amabel Lim, Su San Kong, Daniella Thy, Jo-anne Chan, Tiffany Dawn Wong, Aileen Tan, Juliette Alcock
Mirror mirror on the wall...
When you look into the mirror are you absolutely certain that it is you that is looking back? What happens when the feeling that you are being watched by someone else int he mirror suddenly becomes real and breaks free?
The Other Side of The Shore by Sze Ching Lee
Cast: Sze Ching Lee, Stephanie Choi, Wai Che Woo, Jasmine Lau, Wen Jun Lim, Adeline Elena, Sophie Tingzi Liang, June Tan, Daniella Thy, Min Zhao Lee, Candy Ying, Mike Chen
Style: Chinese Dance
My dreams, hopes and tomorrows are too far out of sight but close to my heart. As I wade through the churning waters of the sea, I know they are there waiting patiently for me...at the other side of the shore.
Cops and Robbers by Amabel Lim & Sharlene Tai
Cast: Amabel Lim, Sharlene Tai, Shawna Fam, Vanessa Kwa, Su Lynn Ong, Tiffany Dawn Wong, Diana Loo, Suzanne Heng, Kelvin Cheah, Xiaoyun Yang, Jeissy Koriston, Jo-anne Chan, Winny Wieseno, Vinh Khuu
Style: Hip hop/theatrical
This dance is rated 'S'. It contains strong, SPASTIC scenes featuring crazy dancers reliving their childhood game of 'cops and robbers' and may be disturbing to serious, technical dancers. Please watch at your own discretion.
At the Gates of the Citadel by Bronwyn Francis
Cast: Bronwyn Francis, Yoyo Chu, Seren Rose, Yian Kim Ko, Cassie Pennicuik, Jaclyn Ooi
Rising over a walking city, beating down on to the rippling sand, dipping behind the houses as shadows flit through the streets; and so another day draws to a close, the sun setting at the gates of the citadel...
The Morning After by Shawna Fam & Vanessa Ong
Cast: Shawna Fam, Vanessa Ong, Yoyo Chu, Diana Loo, Krista Brovendani, Winny Wieseno, Daphne Loo, Inggrid Wardano, Sindy Kwok, Audrey Quek, Rebecca Lee, Su Lynn Ong, Aileen Tan, Bena Tan, Tiffany Dawn Wong
"Maybe I'm a little bit over my head
I come undone at all the things he said
And he's so funny in his bright red shirt
We were all in love and we all got hurt
I sneak into his car's cracked leather seat
The smell of gasoline in the summer heat
Boy, we're going way too fast
It's all too sweet to last."
DISCOgraphy by Jeremin Mak
Cast: Jeremin Mak, Nicholas Ng, Suzanne Heng, Alex Tai, Vinh Khuu, Junni Lim, Kelvin Cheah, Amabel Lim, Xiaoyun Yang, Bernard Lee
Now let's go back to the GOOD TIMES of the seventies and TURN THE BEAT AROUND with a DISCO INFERNO number.
Where retro is in, and inhibitions are outl as YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE and get LOST IN MUSIC.
The crowd cheers like thunder, strobe lights flash like lightening; we've got NIGHT FEVER and there AIN'T NO STOPPING US NOW!
Let Flare's groovy guys and disco divas take you on a trip to FUNKYTOWN to DISCOver your inner HOT STUFF.
YOU SHOULD BE DANCING...yeah- just DON'T STOP TILL YOU GET ENOUGH!