A puppetry performance told from the point of view of a stray cat that tells the story of an elderly couple struggling to make end-of-life choices.
When the husband is diagnosed with cancer, he has to plan for the care of his wife who suffers from dementia, as well as confront his own fears about dying.
We hope this touching and heartwarming performance opens up the space for us to talk about a difficult but important topic – our end-of-life choices. Each performance is followed by small-group conversations led by our volunteer-facilitators.
* Drop by from 6.30pm onwards to check out other activities, short film screenings and community singing!
Both Sides, Now is a community engagement project about what it means to live well, and leave well. Dying is a natural part of life, but many of us are afraid to talk about it. How can we get closer to this topic, regardless of our age? How should we plan for this chapter of our journey with our loved ones?
We first started exploring these questions in 2013, with an immersive arts experience at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. In 2014, we continued our journey in Khatib and Toa Payoh, where we reached out directly to the community by creating new participatory arts experiences in public heartland spaces. From 2014 to 2016, we also visited 50 senior activity centres across Singapore, staging puppetry performances and facilitating conversations on end-of-life matters with seniors.
The Wind Came Home will kick off the third edition of Both Sides, Now.
Date: 18 – 21 Oct
Venue: Next to Blk 104 Chong Pang Market
18 Oct: Mandarin
19 Oct: Malay
20 Oct: Mandarin
21 Oct: English
Date: 25 – 29 Oct, 1 – 5 Nov
Venue: GoLi – the Moving Theatre, next to Blk 11 Telok Blangah Crescent Market
25 Oct: Mandarin
26 Oct: Malay
27 Oct: Mandarin
28 Oct: English
29 Oct: Tamil
1 Nov: Malay
2 Nov: Tamil
3 Nov: Mandarin
4 Nov: Mandarin
5 Nov: English