re: VERSE 3.0 砸诗烩 (in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil)
More often than not, translated literature conveys solely the content to non-native speakers. However, the translation of poetry, an oral tradition, which places emphasis on sound devices such as rhythm, rhyme, assonance etc., requires more than just interpretation of content. This project seeks to experiment with the distinctive phonetics of multiple languages and offer the audience an alternative way to appreciate literature from different cultures.
This is a multilingual showcase where works will be inter-translated among the four official languages of Singapore.
Join us on a journey of discovery as we unearth and reimagine the hidden gems of local poetry and also get a chance to experience another sphere of poetry as our performers take on spoken word performances based on poems!
Spoken Word inspired by local poetry below:
1. Xinyao and Xinyi - 《只要还有一棵树活着》by 蔡深江 As long as there's one living tree by Chua Chim Kang
2. Yee Kiat and Ci Xuan - Coming Out, Leaving Home by Cyril Wong
3. Shihao - 《醒》、《夜未央》by 华英 Awake and Endless Night by Wang Mun Kiat
4. Mdm Sudha - Mother by Sudha Kasinathan
5. Harini - I Love You by Deborah Emmanuel
6. Harini, Aisyah and Dorothy - The House That Mariam Built by Nurul Amillin Hussain
Spoken Word Performers:
Lim Ci Xuan
Quek Yee Kiat
Rachelle Lee Xin Yi
Click here to check out the above poems!
SESSION 1 - SAT 16 MAR, 6.00PM - 7.30PM
SESSION 2 - SAT 16 MAR, 8.00PM - 9.30PM
SESSION 3 - SUN 17 MAR, 2.30PM - 4.00PM
SESSION 4 - SUN 17 MAR, 4.30PM - 6.00PM
Also, look out for some book vouchers we will be giving out during the show!
Matter.Less is a literary collective founded by a group of Singaporean youths in June 2018. They aim to introduce added dimensions to written texts, through exploring the various forms and mediums in which poetry can be alternatively presented.
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FaceBook: 所谓诗社 Matter.Less
YouTube: 所谓诗社Matter Less
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This event is co-presented with their Malay-speaking and Tamil-speaking peers, headed by Mruthika Raman.
Presented by: Poetry Festival Singapore and Matterless
Organised as part of: BuySingLit
Supported by: National Arts Council
- The event description was updated. Diff#415442 2019-03-05 05:38:42
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Session 1 - 16 Mar, 6.00pm – 7.30pm (Regular) SOLD OUT $10.00 Session 2 - 16 Mar, 8.00pm -9.30pm (Regular) SOLD OUT $10.00 Session 3 - 17 Mar, 2.30pm - 4.00pm (Regular) SOLD OUT $10.00 Session 4 - 17 Mar, 4.30pm - 6.00pm (Regular) SOLD OUT $10.00 Session 1 - 16 Mar, 6.00pm – 7.30pm (Early Bird Until 17 Feb) SOLD OUT $5.00 Session 2 - 16 Mar, 8.00pm -9.30pm (Early Bird Until 17 Feb) SOLD OUT $5.00 Session 3 - 17 Mar, 2.30pm - 4.00pm (Early Bird Until 17 Feb) SOLD OUT $5.00 Session 4 - 17 Mar, 4.30pm - 6.00pm (Early Bird Until 17 Feb) SOLD OUT $5.00
- Venue Address
- 42 Waterloo Street Singapore