Creative Work Database
Listing of creative work related to Singapore.
Our new Creative Work database is a repository for literary and dramatic works related to Singapore which are written by FASS Faculty and Students, past and present. The contents of this work-in-progress call on the theories and techniques taught and researched at FASS. Some of the creative work links to a sample of the original text. Research is also ongoing and the database will grow as we continue to update it. Items with the symbol “i” indicate that an abstract is available.
To search more effectively, please use the MLA or APA citation style which uses the author’s last name and initials.
1.Bitten: Return To Our Roots, 24-25 Nov and 1-2 Dec, 2018 On-site Performancei<x Embark on a journey into a curious world abuzz with rich Singaporean cultures, the supernatural, and multiple truths as we weave together the collective stories, oral histories and shared heritage of Kampong Bugis which housed the Kallang Gasworks – the industrial pride of Singapore in the 1950s. Featuring Seong Hui Xuan and Masturah Oli, stories of Kampong Bugis from past and present will be pieced together via verbatim theatre and bharata natyam dance inspired movements.Categories: Dance, Play, Site-specific Work
2.Gitanjali [I feel the earth move], 26-28 September 2014i<x Will you fight for freedom knowing the inevitable loss ahead? A mother pins her hopes upon her son, unknowingly hindering his own dreams. A teacher struggles to accept her protégé whose ambitions steers her away from tradition. A writer drawn to his muse faces the reality of their unresolved chapter. These relationships collide in The Necessary Stage's Gitanjali [I feel the earth move], a brand new interdisciplinary and intercultural production inspired by the poetry of Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore. Directed by Alvin Tan and written by Haresh Sharma, this groundbreaking production features movement by French-Laotian choreographer-dancer Olé Khamchanla, Jereh Leong, Raka Maitra, a renowed Odissi classical/contemporary dancer, and Hindustani vocalist Namita Mehta.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Dance, Theatre Event
3.Lion Boy and Drummer Girl, Epigram Books, 2018i<x Lion dancers are the new sensations in Asia, and none are as charming or handsome as US import Ricky Ang. But while the rest of the Leopop boys aspire to be the lion head, Ricky would rather goof around as the big head doll. Ironically, drummer girl Ong Ying Ying is the biggest cynic of this Leopop wave. “Don’t fall for a lion dancer,” her mother had always warned her. “He will break your heart.”Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Novel
4.“Suatu Petang” (One Evening), Trans. Isa Kamari, Fifty on 50, Eds. E. Thumboo et al., Singapore: National Arts Council, 2009, 56-7, Print.i<x The narrator talks about her journeys around Singapore on one Saturday. She sees a Malay cultural performance done by dancers of multiple races in a school, foreign faces in the bus and MRT amongst things. As she travels on the bus, she notices the ever changing facade of SingaporeLanguages: Malay, EnglishDepartments: Malay Studies, SociologyCategories: Poetry
5.Savithri – The Trial, Talking Films, Mediacorp Vasantham, 2011, Singaporei<x "Savithri - The Trial" is inspired by the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "To Kill A Mocking Bird". The drama spans over four decades. The first half of the series is set against the turbulent times of the late 60s in Singapore and Malaysia, filled with arousing cabaret dance numbers and the gritty crimes that plagued this period. The second half of the series bring us to the volatile legal, social and economic climate of present-day Singapore. The gripping story revolves around the trials and tribulations of Roopa, a well known cabaret dancer of the late 60s and her daughter Shakunthala, a feisty lawyer who takes on the law to fight for social justice.Languages: TamilDepartments: EconomicsCategories: Television