2013: As Visual director Kai worked closely with the multi-talented Creative Director Philip Tan to bring the 6-storey high LED screens to life!
A perfect synthesis of sports and art. The images shown on this page are documentation stills of large-scale LED walls Kai created as Visual Director with Creative Director Philip Tan in his critically-acclaimed multimedia show in Singapore handover segment of the Closing Ceremony of the 27th South East Asian Games in December 2013, Myanmar. The performance featured the brave tireless dancers of SOKA, national athletes, and young talents from School of the Arts. The show was commissioned by the Singapore Sports Council.
Press release description
This is a dynamic performance in which sports and art comes together in an explosive mix. It is created by award-winning Creative Director, Music Director and Composer Philip Tan, whose sensational performance at the 20th World Orchid Conference (Olympics of Orchids) was described as ‘a world class event that bears resemblance to what China did for the Olympics’. The performers consist of students and young professionals who are members of the Singapore Soka Association. Also amongst them are young talents from the School of the Arts, as well as athletes, including freshly-crowned Silver Medalist of a Taekwando event at the SEA Games, teenager Chelsea Ann Sim. The performance is an exuberant showcase of the dynamic nature of Singapore and the SEA region. The sounds of Bhangra Dhol are juxtaposed with that produced by the pipa, while hip hop moves are synthesised with karate kicks. It also captures the joys and trials that an athlete undertakes to reach this level of success. This in turn reflects the dedication and passion of the performers, who have trained for almost 60 sessions – fine-tuning, re-strategising and transforming their moves along the way. We also thank our host, Myanmar. The performers sing popular Myanmar songs and dance to moves inspired by traditional and contemporary Myanmar dance forms, as the colours of the Myanmar flag, yellow, green and red, burst out on the large video screens. Celebrate the Extraordinary is Singapore’s unique way to thank the host nation Myanmar for their hospitality, and to welcome the world to Singapore in 2015 as she hosts the 28th South East Asian Games.
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