When The Bough Breaks
by Tammy L Wong
Tammy L Wong is devastated by the horror of September 11 2001, and finds herself at a crossroads with her dance career in Singapore. Unable to function in her personal life, she begins obsessing about war heroine Elizabeth Choy. In 2003, she embarks on a search for Mrs. Choy, hoping to find the answer for moving on in the face of tragedy, and in so doing, find for herself, a more gratifying place in Singapore society.
When The Bough Breaks is an intimate expression of Tammy’s encounter with Mrs. Choy, as well as a glimpse of Tammy’s dance life. The dancer meets the war heroine. The war heroine is surprised and prompted by the dancer. What follows is a mesmerising tale of their indomitable spirits, of hope and longing.
About the Author
Singapore-born Tammy L Wong is an award-winning dance artist whose works have been presented at festivals in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Korea and the United States. The recipient of the 2001 Montblanc Businesswoman of the Year Award, the 2002 National Arts Council Young Artist Award (Dance) and the 2003 Chancellor’s Fellowship (University of California, Irvine), Tammy has also received choreographic commissions from Blurred Borders International Dance Festival, The Esplanade Theatres on the Bay and the Singapore Dance Theatre. From October 2006 to May 2010, Tammy was appointed Head, and subsequently, Artistic Director of Dance at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. In 2010, she stepped away from dancing to write. Her first book ‘A’ is for Achar, ‘L’ is for Love, was published in September 2011.
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Dimension: 130mm x 200mm