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Uproot

Date:5 - 9 October 2016

Venue:The Theatre Practice Rehearsal Studio

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Where did we begin?
Where do we go from here?

Look in the mirror, what do you see? Is that you in the present, from the past or the future? You smile into the mirror and your reflection smiles back, and your past and future vanishes along with it.

Last year, The Practice Lab members dug deep within their personal experiences, setting off a series of improvisation, and revisiting their existential present in the process. That was our last performance staged in our old space, Stamford Arts Centre.

This year, The Practice Lab, led by Lab Director Liu Xiaoyi, presents a collaborative work incorporating physical theatre elements. From a rigorous year-long training with devising and discussion, comes a journey to the past and into the future. Uproot is the first Lab production to be staged in The Theatre Practice’s new premises.

Creators

Liu Xiaoyi with The Practice Lab members

Director & Designer

Liu Xiaoyi

Cast

Members of Actor’s Lab 2016
Gloria Ang Xiao Teng
Chanel Ariel Chan 
Chang Ting Wei
Chong Woon Yong
Darren Guo
Hao Wei Kai
Zachary Ho
Hung Chit-Wah, Felix 
Zee Li
Neo Hai Bin
Ng Mun Poh
Theresa Wee-Yenko
Benjamin Wong 
Jasmine Xie Hui Lin

Actors' Lab 2016 Members' Biography 

Director's Message

Exhibition Highlights

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Reviews

"十四位演员以肢体动作,交替组合出各种变化,在宽敞的空间与狭窄的门内外,在灯亮灯灭与城市声光之中,有限的形体带来无限的余意。表演有极简的韵律,应是每个演员回顾自身、反复思辩后,一句最凝练的表达。而观看是有趣的。"

随庭,众观 Re-Viewers,7 October 2016


"再一次,刘晓义把硬梆梆的建筑物弄活了。. . . 刘晓义都让观众感受表演空间的脉搏和呼吸,让我察觉到建筑物与四周环境的生命力。《到此一游》里有许多演员的故事,但对我来说最棒的演员是那经过岁月洗礼的墙壁、外面的街灯与车声、那道开合时快时慢的门,以及门外面时亮时暗的走廊。"

任骏之,众观 Re-Viewers,7 October 2016

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Art originates from life. Theatre is like a mirror that reflects the people and happenings in life from a different perspective, encouraging us to look within ourselves and to observe the ways of others.

Kuo Jian Hong | Artistic Director