The NEXT

Synopsis

HANDS is no stranger to musical collaborations, bizarre performances, unconventional styles and music. Despite this, there are instances when a performance is not quite what is hoped for. They continue to work to create the ultimate blend.

Inspired by popular South East Asian traditional dances and music, THE NEXT showcases a fusion of movement and music. Exploring and incorporating these traditional art forms are part of HANDS journey to create their own brand. Movements are merged, expanded and stylised, creating something new. In a fun filled celebratory atmosphere still rich in tradition, the first half of THE NEXT hopes to stir feelings of fulfilment and oneness.

In its futuristic tinged second half, HANDS continues to push compositional and visual boundaries. It gives you a turnaround theatrical experience. Drums are set in physically challenging places, and played to thrilling music. Gongs are played in bizarre yet stunning style. HANDS is heading towards its future, challenging their creative strength.

Awards

10th BOH Cameronian Awards (2013)

  • Nominated for Best Solo Performance (Instrumental) – Jack Wan for Chapter 2: Mechanics – The Duet in The Next, musical direction by Susan Sarah John
  • Nominated and awarded Best Solo Performance (Instrumental) – Jimmy Ch’ng for Chapter 2: Mechanics – The Duet in The Next, musical direction by Susan Sarah John
  • Nominated and awarded Best Group Performance (Instrumental) – Hands Percussion for Chapter 1: Flesh & Bone in The Next, musical direction by Susan Sarah John
  • Nominated for Best Group Performance (Instrumental) – Hands Percussion for Chapter 2: Mechanics – Gong Trilogy Part 1” in The Next, musical direction by Susan Sarah John, presented by Hands Percussion
  • Nominated and awarded Best Musical Direction – Susan Sarah John for The Next, presented by Hands Percussion
  • Nominated for Best Original Composition – Jimmy Ch’ng & Bernard Goh for Chapter 2: Mechanics – Gong Trilogy Part 1 in The Next, musical direction by Susan Sarah John
  • Nominated and awarded Best Original Composition – Jimmy Ch’ng & Jack Wan for Chapter 2: Mechanics – The Duet in The Next, musical direction by Susan Sarah John
  • Nominated for Best Original Composition – Susan Sarah John & Bernard Goh for Chapter 1: Flesh & Bone in The Next, musical direction by Susan Sarah John
  • Nominated and awarded Best Production Values – The Next by Hands Percussion, musical direction by Susan Sarah John

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