Petra Vossenberg and Joao Espinha are currently residing in Singapore and engaged with the local arts scene. 

Besides performing on local performing arts platforms such as Make It Share It (non-curated Open Stage led by Kai Eng) they are sharing their knowledge through workshops in somatic dance and improvisation.

Their intention is to contribute to the development of somatic dance and instant composition in Singapore through engaging with local artists and groups as well as continuing their own exploration and practice. They are currently associate members of Dance Nucleus, a platform funded by Singapore’s National Arts Council to support the dance artistic development within the country. Their current work/research entitled Encounters of Dancers and Musicians in Instant Composition can be found here.

Photo credits: Ujjwal Patil

Performances and workshops:

  • ‘Underwater stories’ (performance @ MISI – June 2017)
  • ‘From the spine into space’ (performance @ MISI – August 2017)
  • ‘I dial you wing’ (performance @ MISI – October 2017)
  • Introduction to somatic dance and improvisation (workshop @ HomeTeamNS Studio – November 2017)
  • Somatic Dance & Improvisation: Spine (workshop @ MISI – January 2018)
  • ‘Tun Tun the Explorer’ – dance improvisation and storytelling for children (interactive performance @ ‘The Artground’ – February 2018)
  • SCOPE#1 Introduction to Somatic Dance & Improvisation (presentation @ Dance Nucleus – March 2018)
  • Voice and movement (workshop @ Dance Nucleus – May 2018)
  • ‘Tun Tun the Explorer’ – dance improvisation and storytelling for children (interactive performance @ ‘The Artground’ – July 2018)
  • Somatic Dance & Improvisation artistic process and journey documentation in FUSE#1 (Dance Nucleus publication – June 2018)
  • Somatic Dance & Improvisation: Heart and Lungs (workshop @ Dance Nucleus – September 2018)
  • SCOPE#3 Installation in resonance of the Heart and Lungs workshop (presentation @ Dance Nucleus – September 2018)
  • ‘What’s for dinner’ (performance @ MISI – October 2018)
  • Somatic Dance & Improvisation: Blood circulatory system (workshop @ Dance Nucleus – October 2018)
  • Somatic Dance & Improvisation: Pelvis (workshop @ Dance Nucleus – December 2018)
  • Encounters of Dance and Music in instant composition (Lab sessions @ Dance Nucleus – February 2019 – ongoing)
  • SCOPE#6 Encounters of Dance and Music in instant composition (performance @ Dance Nucleus – May 2019)