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It’s a MadWorld out there…

By 21/11/2010 9 Comments

Life, as they say, is unpredictable. One day, you could be traveling to work, as usual, stopping by the local bakery to buy your favourite muffin, and the next day, a tragedy like 9-11 happens. In a world where catastrophe happens on an almost daily basis, how are we to make sense of it all? Have we become numb to the things that are going on out there?

Or do I only care about where I will be having dinner tonight… sushi or Italian? Whether to buy Coach or LV? Which movies to watch, what to do after work…?

I know that it’s impossible to lead a completely self-less life, but I am constantly challenged to do things that matter in life. Whether it is volunteering to take photos at a HIV institution, cleaning people’s homes after the tsunami, or just feeding an old lady in a home… I believe that every action counts.

And so, the message in MadWorld really resonates with my soul. This amazing dance & song choreography, performed by talented individuals is the joint production between two churches – SIBKL & DUMC. The production raises this long debated question… “What indeed is the worth of our souls?”

The energy and passion that is in this production is truly inspiring. I know for a fact that the performers have sacrificed hours and hours of their time practicing for this production, debuting this 3rd of December in DUMC. The event is open to all and entrance is free.

A month ago, the performers, creative team, band members and many others gathered in an abandoned house in KL for a photo shoot. It was a challenging shoot for me, as I had to evoke the right kind of emotion through the images, which would be used for all marketing materials and brochures. Check out the poster below for the performance times, or visit the official MadWorld website.

The singers

The dancers

The four main cast – Adam, Lucas, Pearly and Sinister

Recently, I was invited to a special bloggers’ preview of the production. I was just awestruck at this visual feast before my eyes as the music, dance and acting melded together perfectly. My main gripe? I wish the production was longer. Enjoy these sneak preview photos taken by myself and my husband Alex. (on a side note, if you want to view some of his amazing video and editing work – ahem, trained by me… you have to visit the official MadWorld site! Click here for promo 1 and here for promo 2)

Three projection screens will be showing different videos to enhance the storytelling.



Join the discussion 9 Comments

  • Grace the pix are just gorgeous! :p

  • rebekah says:

    hahaha. the sweat details on k&d’s faces! :P

  • Say Li says:

    wow, I like your bokeh pics.. seeing the emotions upclose!!

  • Grace Tan says:

    Thanks everyone! Hope it will draw people to the show!

  • Rui Di says:

    AMAZING i so wished that i can be there during your christmas, probably some learning program over there :)

    and tri-screen! Matrox? or how do you do video across 3 screen? i always wanted to do it but not sure how….

  • […] Grace Tan from Stories.my needs little introduction. She has been passionately supporting MadWorld since the start and provided the stunning photos for our marketing endeavours and programme book. Excerpt: Life, as they say, is unpredictable. One day, you could be traveling to work, as usual, stopping by the local bakery to buy your favourite muffin, and the next day, a tragedy like 9-11 happens. In a world where catastrophe happens on an almost daily basis, how are we to make sense of it all? Have we become numb to the things that are going on out there? […]

  • Grace Tan says:

    Hey Rui Di! Wish you could have been here too! I am not sure how to achieve that 3 screen effect. You would have to ask Choon Ean on that!!

  • Sara Pang says:

    AWESOME pics :):) thanks Grace for your awesome work! love love :)

  • Choulyew says:

    hi ! just went for the first show. it was spectacular. amazing performance. can really see the effort that was put into this show.

    and i’m definitely sure it did open hearts, if not all, at least a few. and that’s all that counts.

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