Ranice Tay

Ranice is a multi-disciplinary and bilingual theatre practitioner from Singapore. Her artistic practice is rooted in primality, embodiment and surrender. She perceives the body as an open vessel, and always seeks to invite the encounter inside and beyond the self.

Ranice graduated from the National University of Singapore with a BA (Hons) in Theatre Studies, and was a recipient of the NUS CFA Performing and Visual Arts Scholarship (2015-2019). Since then, she has worked internationally as a performer and educator in the field of theatre, movement, and martial arts.

As a key collaborator of Sourcing Within (helmed by Ang Gey Pin), Ranice was invited by the SabinARTi Cultural Association in Casaprota, Italy, to develop Dreamtalk as part of the artist-in-residency program — subsequently staged at LabPerm e L.U.P.A in Italy and the NUS Arts Festival 2020 in Singapore. Her other performances include: That Day That Book That Fell (The Remembering Resource (II), Singapore Art Week 2022), playing the titular role for The Silly Little Girl and The Funny Old Tree (Young People’s Performing Arts Ensemble), A Mouthful of Birds (World-in-Theatre). In her ventures into dramaturgy and directing, Ranice has created work with Intercultural Theatre Institute (The Peculiar Tra La), LASALLE College of the Arts (Antigone), and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Offending the Audience). She is the co-author for ‘Cultivating Vessel and Voice: Embodiment as Wellness in Performer Training’, published by the Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Journal (2022).

Beyond theatre, Ranice is a Taijiquan practitioner. She is a selected athlete for the Singapore Traditional Wushu Elite Team and has represented the country in various international competitions, while performing for local communities.

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