2GETHER AS 1 With Technology

An anthology of 5 short dance films that explore the co-dependence of mankind and artificial intelligence. SMU dancers will perform alongside their robotic counterparts in this groundbreaking collaboration with NUS Advanced Robotics Centre. Conceptualised and choreographed by Singapore’s award-winning street dance duo, ScRach MarcS.

A world run by automatons is so ingrained in our everyday lives that we do not pause to question its existence. Meanwhile, in a parallel universe, the robots are discovering and studying the human race for the first time…

With the advancement of neuroscience and intelligence enhancement, will robots one day be teaching us how to be humans? Will they develop their own consciousness and become indiscernible from us? SENTIENCE weighs in on the similarities, differences, areas of displacement and co-existence between man and machine.

You may start your experience by clicking on any hotspots on the human anatomy.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

ScRach MarcS

ScRach MarcS

Formed in 2008, ScRach MarcS has won many international dance competitions (L.A, Canada and Asia). They have performed in China and the US, and judged competitions like Destructive Steps in Australia. The dynamic duo pursues new ideologies to evolve street dance and is all about creative movement and treating dance as an art form without boundaries or labels. They are constantly on the lookout for new and exciting works that push the creative mind and elevate their artistry as creators, innovators and artists.

www.scrachmarcs.com

 

PRODUCTION PARTNER

ARC

Advanced Robotics Centre, National University of Singapore

The NUS Advanced Robotics Centre (ARC) was established in 2013 with support from both NUS Faculty of Engineering and NUS School of Computing. The goal of ARC is to lead and support robotics research in Singapore, and over time, gain international recognition as a peak of excellence in robotics research. One core research theme of ARC is human-centred collaborative robotics, with the goal of developing the scientific foundations, technologies, and integrated platforms that enable symbiotic human-robot interaction and collaboration.

arc.nus.edu.sg

DANCERS

CREDITS

 

PROLOGUE

Dancers:
Elizabeth Wong
Jeff Lim Shen Jie
Joshua Lee
Leong Kit Yee
Lok Ying Cheng Sheryee
May Chan
Nicolette Ang
Owen Goh
Phyllis Khoo Xin Ni
Teo Ting Wei
Wilson Teh Yang Jie
Wong Woan Woei

COGNITION

Dancers:
Elizabeth Wong
Leong Kit Yee
Nicolette Ang

 

SENSES

Dancers:
Jeff Lim Shen Jie
May Chan
Teo Ting Wei

 

JUDGEMENT

Dancers:
Wilson Teh Yang Jie
Wong Woan Woei

FUNCTIONALITY

Dancers:
Elizabeth Wong
Jeff Lim Shen Jie
Joshua Lee
Leong Kit Yee
Lok Ying Cheng Sheryee
May Chan
Nicolette Ang
Owen Goh
Phyllis Khoo Xin Ni
Teo Ting Wei
Wilson Teh Yang Jie
Wong Woan Woei

PRODUCTION TEAM

 

PRODUCERS  Christopher Goh, Gloria Chee

NUS FACULTY OF ENGINEERING 
DEAN  Professor Aaron Thean
DIRECTOR (ADMINISTRATION)  Shireen Lian
ASSISTANT MANAGER, DEAN’S OFFICE  Ong Hui Tian

ADVANCED ROBOTICS CENTRE, NUS FACULTY OF ENGINEERING 
DIRECTOR  Professor Marcelo Ang
RESEARCH ENGINEERS  Isaac Ng Xian Yao, Liu Zhiyang 
SENIOR MANAGER  Cheah Kok Keong
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING STUDENT  Zhou Lei

PRODUCTION COMPANY  AMOK  amok.tv

VIDEO EXECUTIVE PRODUCER  Nick Guan

VIDEO EXECUTIVE PRODUCER  Zheng Jiaxin

VIDEO PRODUCER  Ng Weng Yao

VIDEO DIRECTOR  
Zon Chan  www.instagram.com/zzonzz

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY  Tim Goh  midnightpossefilms.co

CAMERA ASSISTANT  Justin Faith Ng

GAFFER  Xie Fengmao

GRIPS  Zhang Jiapei, Mary Ma

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS  Irish Gayle, Sherelle

TRUSS OPERATOR  Kishi Rahmat

EDITORS  Koh Min Yi, Leanne Chan

COLOURIST  Zon Chan

COSTUMER  Grace Wong  awesomecostumes.com.sg

MAKEUP ARTISTE  Marcus AC  www.instagram.com/_marcusac_

SMU PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
Faith Lim
Kodumudi Sridhar Indumathi
Regina Chua
Vania Ng
Victoria Wong

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Head
Heart
Hand
Leg

SMU CLUBS

Ardiente

SMU ARDIENTE

Ardiente is SMU’s Latin Ballroom club which specialises in 5 genres - Chachacha, Rumba, Jive, Samba and Paso Doble. We boast a membership of over 50 dancers along with a strong community of committed alumni. Ardiente members attend weekly training sessions and have numerous opportunities to perform and compete in internal and external events.

Emix

SMU EURHYTHMIX

SMU Eurhythmix, or affectionately known as EMIX, is SMU’s premier hip-hop dance club. Known for its creative signature productions - Timeless and RAW for carrying strong and relatable messages with a tint of humour. In 2018, the club was crowned the tertiary champion in Super 24. EMIX also finds time to give back to the society through its community service initiative – Youth-Rhythmix [Y-MIX]. 

FM

SMU FUNK MOVEMENT

Established in 2013, SMU Funk Movement (SMUFM) is a street style dance club that specialises in funk styles, Popping and Locking. SMUFM believes in grooming its members into a close-knitted community of self-motivated dancers and has about 60 members typically. Members of SMUFM attend regular training and are provided with opportunities to develop their craft through University-wide events, club events, productions and participation in external dance battles.

SMU indancity

SMU INDANCITY

Founded in 2006, SMU INDANCITY is SMU's official contemporary dance club. Under the guidance of artistic director Hong Guofeng and technique master Andy Benjamin Cai, the club strives to uphold high standards of technique and professionalism. Besides its annual production – BEYOND, SMU INDANCITY is also regularly involved in school performances and holds classes for the public to encourage appreciation of the contemporary art form.

2GETHER AS 1 SUPPORTS
THE SMU RESILIENCE FUND

The programmes you have watched are a labour of love from over 300 youths over the last 8 months. They have come 2GETHER AS 1 to pursue their common passion in the arts, while juggling the commitments from other aspects of their lives. For some students, this includes shouldering financial difficulties during the pandemic. You can help ease their load by donating generously to SMU Resilience Fund, a university-wide effort established in 2020 to provide timely and much-needed relief for SMU students. We look forward to receiving your support during this festive season.

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