NAC-Commissioned Training Programmes

Course List

  Digital Technology  

1. Cinemovement Digital Talks and Workshop Series: Digital Transformed Body

Organiser: Cinemovement
Course Facilitator: Elysa Wendi
Target Participants: Practising artists in dance, film, video, sound or theatre who have an interest in interdisciplinary audio-visual work or dance filmmaking
Mode: Online
Dates: To be confirmed

Transitioning from dance to film, from body and movement within the frame to the re-organisation of film and dance language, dance films and videos are currently developing beyond collaborative processes between the two different mediums, in which each art form is challenged and transformed to offer new ways of communicating and experiencing for performers and audiences. This talk provides participants with an insight of Wendi’s transition from live to filmic creations.

To register for this course and for more information, please email cinemovement.sg@gmail.com   

 


2. Cinemovement Digital Talks and Workshop Series: Film Market Mechanics

Organiser: Cinemovement
Course Facilitator: Jeremy Chua
Target Participants: Practising artists in dance, film, video, sound or theatre who have an interest in interdisciplinary audio-visual work or dance filmmaking
Mode: Online
Dates: To be confirmed

 

More performing arts companies are creating new and bold audio-visual works to increase the portability and audience outreach of their projects. As the reality of online distribution presents many challenges, familiarity and understanding of the audio-visual market are essential to ensure that your audio-visual work has the best chance on the international market.

To register for this course and for more information, please email cinemovement.sg@gmail.com 


3. Cinemovement Digital Talks and Workshop Series: Cinemovement Digital Workshop for Project Development

Organiser: Cinemovement
Course Facilitators: Cinemovement, Tang Fu Kuen, Liao Jiekai
Target Participants: Independent/Freelance practitioners from different performing arts fields who have been working professionally for at least 1‐3 years or with a professional practice of their own
Mode: Online
Dates: To be confirmed

 

This is a workshop and mentorship programme for artists and art companies interested to develop their performing arts content into the audio-visual format. Through collaboration and interdisciplinary encounters to provide insights into the filmmaking process of adaptation, conceptualisation, proposal writing, understanding cinematic language and dramaturgy, participants will engage in group discussions and one-on-one consultation with various film and art practitioners who have experience in developing and making content for international distribution.

To register for this course and for more information, please email cinemovement.sg@gmail.com 


  Entrepreneurship  

1. Writing, Planning and Budgeting for Artists

Organiser: Dance Nucleus
Course Facilitators: Daniel Kok and Mok Cui Yin
Target Participants: Dance Nucleus Associate Members, Independent Artists and Fresh Graduates
Mode: Online

Dates:

  1. 20-22 April 2020 for Dance Nucleus Associate Members [Completed]
  2. 18-20 May 2020 for Independent Artists [Completed]
  3. 15-17 June 2020 for Fresh Graduates

 

This 3-day workshop aims to help independent artists edit and review various texts, proposals and applications that they have had to write as part of their on-going work including how to negotiate the funding system, plan practical timelines and draft workable budgets.

 

To register for this course and for more information, please email cuiyin@dancenucleus.com


  Audience Engagement  

1. Chinese Review Writing Workshop

Oragniser: Liu Xiaoyi

Target Participants: Writers with experience in arts reviews and critical writing in Chinese Language for local platforms, as well as theatre-goers with interest in developing review writing skills

Mode: Online

Dates: 19 June 2020 – 3 July 2020

This workshop aims to develop local Chinese reviewers, provide systematic training for Chinese reviewers to develop critical writing skills, develop a set of methodology of training for Chinese review writing, engage and encourage writers to constantly contribute arts reviews in future.

 

To register for this course and for more information, please email workshopwithxy@gmail.com

  Art-Form Specific  

1. Online Play Writing Workshop

Organiser: The Necessary Stage

Course Facilitator: Haresh Sharma

Target Participants:

• 16 years old and above.

• Have a keen interest in playwriting.

Mode: Online

Dates: 30 May 2020 – 11 July 2020

 

This six-session playwriting workshop will guide participants through the elements of playwriting, character creation, and research and development. The course will incorporate lectures, discussions and sharing sessions, with an emphasis on practical work—writing. Each participant will also have a one-to-one clinic with Haresh on the script they are working on. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a deeper understanding of various aspects and styles of theatre and playwriting, and would have created short plays through research into a social issue of concern and relevance to them.
 

[Registration for this Course is Closed]


2. Cinemovement Digital Talks and Workshop Series: Moving through the Blink of an Eye

Organiser: Cinemovement
Course Facilitator: Liao JiekaiTarget Participants: Practising artists in dance, film, video, sound or theatre who have an interest in interdisciplinary audio-visual work or dance filmmaking
Mode: Online
Dates: To be confirmed

This talk draws reference from the titular text on film editing by Walter Murch to examine the new aesthetic possibilities that arise when a filmmaker encounters a dance artist, when cinema encounters dance. Through a sharing of excerpts, reflections and production experiences from The Mist (2016) Till Then Awakening in a Dream (2019) and Faraway My Shadow Wandered (2020), three dance films that Liao made under the Cinemovement platform over the past five years, the talk attempts to bring forth new ideas and starting points for both dancers and filmmakers who are keen to collaborate or utilise elements of dance or film in their own artistic practice.

To register for this course and for more information, please email cinemovement.sg@gmail.com 


3. Rethinking Practice and the Practitioner: Pandemic Purpose

Organiser: Centre 42

Course Facilitators: Chong Gua Khee, Corrie Tan, Charlene Rajendran

Target Participants: Independent/Freelance practitioners from different performing arts fields who have been working professionally for at least 1‐3 years or with a professional practice of their own

Mode: Online

Dates: 17 June – 12 August 2020

 

In this time of COVID‐19 when performing arts events across the world are disrupted, where productivity as we know it is in question, it is important to find ways to (re)look at practices in order to (re)orientate as practitioners in a mid to post‐COVID‐19 world. This course invites participants to further develop their critical questioning and reflecting skills, as well as to seek out how to better approach critique as care. Throughout the course, participants will be encouraged to collectively reflect on their experiences, so that they are not just learning, but also building more and/or stronger connections with one another, contributing towards an ecology of independent practitioners and future communities of practice.

 

[Registration for this Course is Closed]


Updated as of 18 June 2020