Step Outta LineOrganised by: M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2018
Performed by: Thong Pei Qin & Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
An army of quirky characters, as colourful as the assortment of ladies' high heels they brandish, questions female transgressions, aggressions and negotiations within a patriarchal society. Step Outta Line is a rich collage of texts adapted from prolific playwright Ovidia Yu's selected writings, layered with movement, soundscapesand visuals in response to Amanda Heng's works. It is devised by Thong Pei Qin, her band of designer-collaborators, and performers from the BA (Hons) Theatre Arts course at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Through rhythms created from footsteps and movements in high heels, this theatrical piece explores how individuals can lay claim to different sorts of identities, by subverting clothing, tools and embodied ideals which conspire to keep them in line. This production contains some mature content, which may require audience discretion.