Tumasik revisits Singapore's social history in the late 13th century during the majestic Sriwijaya era and the glorious century of the Kingdom of Singapura. Even much earlier, Tumasik was already known as an active trading port where among the goods exchanged or bartered were red gold, cotton prints, blue satin, lakawood, iron rods, iron pots, porcelain and fine hornbill casques. The narrative of this ethnic contemporary dance drama production will be gleaned from the combined research work of experts in oral and written history both locally and regionally. Tumasik's strong focus on exploring one's social roots and identity will hopefully encourage Singaporeans to reflect more meaningfully on their citizenry contribution towards the nation.
We are pleased to have the support of our institutional partner, the Music and Performing Arts Faculty of Sultan Idris Education University in Perak, Malaysia for this production.