SMU Literati and SMU INDANCITY co-present a multi-disciplinary experience that combines the art of written words and contemporary dance. In this collaboration, SMU Literati has created 4 sets of poems, each exploring a stage of human emotion felt with the onset of COVID-19, from ‘Isolation’ to ‘Frustration’ to ‘Uncertainty’, and finally to ‘Hope’. Each stage is set against the backdrop of HDB blocks to symbolise the universality of these emotions through our communal living and collective experience. SMU INDANCITY took reference from either an individual stanza or a full poem, to express these emotions through the expansive language of dance.
This programme is part of A-PART, SMU Arts Festival 2020.