adjective: tacet
1. performed with the voice or instrument silent.

Latin, literally 'is silent’, from tacere 'be silent’.

It is a musical term to indicate that an instrument or voice does not sound in a composition.

In vocal polyphony and in orchestral scores, it usually indicates a long period of time, typically an entire movement.

An out-of-work cello repeats the same boring routine every single day, just waiting for the chance to perform onstage again. Uninspired and lost, she tries to break out of her rut and ventures outside the house.

What will she see on her walk? Will she be able to find joy in music again?

In this presentation, three Singaporean artists, Bright Ong, Isabella Chiam, and Vick Low, came together to 'pressure cook’ an idea for Pesta Boneka together with Papermoon Puppet Theatre via Zoom over a week, as part of The Artground’s EPIC programme. To find out more about EPIC, please visit https://theartground.com.sg/epic/

Team Profile

Isabella Chiam
is an actor, puppeteer & theatre maker based in London & Singapore. Trained at RADA, Isabella's varied credits include Four Horse Road (TTP) & Snow Queen (Polka Theatre, UK). Isabella was also twice-nominated for and won the 'Best Ensemble' at the Life! Theatre Awards, and is a National Arts Council (SG) Arts & Heritage Scholar. She is a part of theatre collective Five Stones Theatre, and also Associate Artist with The Theatre Practice.

Bright Ong
An alumni scholar of the Singapore Repertory Theatre’s (SRT) Young Co., Bright also graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree in Geography with a Minor in Theatre Studies. As a performing artist, Bright has a keen interest in physical and puppet theater. He has worked on Esplanade’s PLAYtime! series for seven years and running. He is also an adjunct lecturer at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore, where he teaches puppetry.

Vick Low
is an electronic musician and sound designer. He is also a cellist who makes use of contemporary techniques to create a diversity of sonic textures. He has worked with The Artground on several occasions and is very interested in working with children with additional needs. He actively attempts to seek art programmes to perform for these kids.