Bhumi Collective’s “dead was the body till i taught it how to move”

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Date(s) - 11/07/2018 - 13/07/2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Aliwal Arts Centre


Bhumi Collective is back with a new production called dead was the body till i taught it how to move this July, an original and biographical work that brings together b-boy and text to tell Dom’s story.
This one-man, theatre-dance production examines what it’s like to “keep it real”, in dancing b-boy and in life – Dom discovers that while it’s simple enough to do so in street culture, it’s not as easy in real life. It is about adversity, about fathers and sons and the desire to teach – but something keeps happening and Dom needs to talk about it.

“Just months ago I was sleeping over twelve hours a day. I don’t know if you’ve ever, but it’s like your brain and everything, everything’s perfectly awake, every other thing in the world is moving except this. The key is in the moving.”

The unexpected death of his father while he’s away at university and b-boying. Later, a quest into the Bronx in New York City to meet the grandfather of hip-hop before returning home to begin a career as a teacher, like he’s some sort of Singaporean posterboy-superhero.

That’s Dom’s story. Or not.

Something keeps happening and he needs to talk about it.

Performance and story by Dominic Nah, written by Edward Eng, with stage direction by Adeeb Fazah and dramaturgy and movement direction by Michael Ng.

Venue: Aliwal Arts Centre Multi-Purpose Hall
Dates & Times:
11-13 July 2018 / 8pm
14 July 2018 / 3pm & 8pm
Ticket Price: $35
Tickets available here.