The performance of Under The Volcano ended successfully last week and we would like to thank everyone who came down to show your support.
We managed to catch up with some of our audience members to find out more about their thoughts towards the performance. We also got to hear some of the thoughts and questions raised during the post-show talk on the first night.
“I think the performance really captured the emotions of awe and wonder and I think it’s intrinsic respect for nature and I really appreciated that from the performance”.
– Karanina Suryadinata, Administrator and Production Assistant
“I’ve never seen physical work that risky, that captivating on stage before, and I’ve never seen something that combines a sense of traditional side with contemporary movements so effectively and seamlessly”.
– Jacyntha England, Drama Theatre
“I think it was a very powerful performance, the usage of performers, props, and songs are effective and on point. I get what they’re trying to portray”.
– Maggie Sun, Student
Our audiences also shared their thoughts on their appreciation towards the Minangkabau culture.
“I appreciated how the plate dance, the silat and the ladders were all virtuosic and seamless. I liked how there were no boundaries between traditional forms and contemporary movement”.
– Eng Kai Er, Artist
“The music and choreography was beautiful. Through the movement, the emotion and the story could be felt”.
– Priya Selvakumak, Lawyer
“The movements were amazing, energy was great. I’ve always been a fan of artists using the body as a main tool for storytelling”.
– Ali Anwar, Artist
On Saturday, we also held a workshop for Under The Volcano as part of our engagement programme. Focusing on Minangkabau’s martial arts and movements, participants had the opportunity to learn from three of the performers. Here are some our participants’ thoughts.
“I got to experience a different style of traditional culture. It reminds me of a combination of Balinese dance, Kalaripayattu and Dikir Barat which I am exposed to”.
– Serina Sng, Participant
“The workshop was friendly and accessible. A lot was taught in a short time”.
– Chan Sze Wei, Participant
“I feel like I can understand an aspect of their culture that isn’t seen in Singapore”.
– Sebastian Tan, Participant
Thank You to everyone for making Under The Volcano a success! Your feedback and response means a lot to us and the artists. If you have any other comments or feedback, do feel free to express them in the comments section below or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
We look forward to seeing you again at our upcoming events. For more details about our upcoming programmes, do head to our main blog here to find out more!