Created by Susan Sentler in collaboration with and performed by LASALLE College of the Arts, School of Dance & Theatre, Diploma in Dance Level 2 Students.
This intervention is a durational structured improvisation, a performance exercise, that involves
selected readings from the books within the space, coupled with bodily scores inspired by works
on view from Siah Armajani’s Tomb series. Performers will work in twos or threes, each taking on
the role of reader or mover at specific timings, inspired by Dora Garcia’s The Sinthome Score.
Choreographically, the structure will allow variations such as the changing of roles or performers,
sculpted via, and anchored in, the activities of reading and movement. This creates an
architectural performative landscape that invites visitors to experience and expand in their
associations with and between text, objects, space, and body.
Susan Sentler (United States/United Kingdom/Singapore) is a dance artist working as
choreographer, teacher, researcher, director and performer. She has taught and worked globally
in the field of dance for over 30 years. She engages in a multi-disciplinary practice which is
anchored by a honed somatic relationship to image; working in gallery and museum contexts to
create “responses” or “activations” for specific visual artworks as well as generating durational
installations consisting of still and moving image, objects, sound and live performance. She is a
lecturer with the School of Dance & Theatre at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.
Image: Siah Armajani: Spaces for the Public. Spaces for Democracy., 20 July – 3 November 2019, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. Courtesy Susan Sentler.