Learning to Make Fire
By Haseena Abdul Majid (Singapore) & The Migrating Troop; Theater Alliance (Indonesia)
Friday 4 May 2012, 8pm
The Substation Theatre
Admission: $20, for booking please contact email@example.com
This is an OpenHouse event
Learning to Make Fire is a dance interpretation based on Pussyfoot, a collection of poetry by Haseena Abdul Majid (Singapore). In this physical exploration of text, director Citra Pratiwi (Indonesia) responds with sheer manic improv. Pussyfoot is about the desperate delay of catastrophe in love, in life. A heightened awareness of sensuality and obsessive focus on the body, on violence, on manipulation, is substituted over and over again in this dance. The intense confessional tone of text becomes an obsessive destruction in dance.
Learning to Make Fire is an extension of a visual poetry and installation exhibition of similar name in June 2010 at Kedai Kebun Forum Yogyakarta by Haseena Abdul Majid & Indrani Ashe.
The Migrating Troop is led by Artistic Director, Citra Pratiwi, and it is a theater company that works with multi-discipline artists. They have been together since 2009, and their works have been presented at Museum de Oriente Lisbon-Portugal, Three-O (2009), Centre Culture of France- Yogyakarta, Soda Untuk Citra, (2010), and The Judith Wright Centre Queensland -Australia, The October Poem.www.themigratingtroop.blogspot.com