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Archive of arts rehearsals goes online

Arts photographer Tan Ngiap Heng worked on project for three years with support from Lasalle College of the Arts

Published on Jun 3, 2014 12:00 PM

Performing artists often choreograph dance movements or test their lines in rehearsal studios away from the public eye.

But well-known photographer Tan Ngiap Heng, 48, is now shedding new light on these oft-mysterious processes of creating art by way of a new digital archive.

Over the past 15 years, he has captured thousands of publicity and production photographs for home-grown performing arts groups, and these evocative images have graced the pages of numerous programme booklets, newspapers and magazines.

Last week, together with Lasalle College of the Arts, Tan unveiled a personal project three years in the making: Work In Process, an online archive which aims to document the rehearsal process of local arts groups through photography, videos and interviews, as well as scans of documents such as programme booklets.

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