Theatre, Festival

六根不宁 I came at last to the seas

Organised by: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: 实践剧场 The Theatre Practice
  • Date:
    23, 24 Feb 2018
  • Time:
    8:00pm
  • Duration:
    1h 45min
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Theatre
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  • Language:
    Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles.
  • Admission:
    $38, $58, $88, $118
    Concessions for students, NSFs and seniors: $27, $41

Synopsis:

六根感觉
漂移中的人
无止境的旅程

游走时间与空间
放眼过去、现在与未来

离乡背井的盲人;能与机械沟通的学生;遇见中年小王子的男孩;渴望替换身体部位的女人;带着祖父骨灰回乡的指挥家;尝试建造能解读华人情感机器人的工程师。

六个迁徙旅程的交集,六个故事的编织,体现侨民的多重身份,引发移民与身份的反思。实践剧场艺术总监郭践红带领来自中国、香港、台湾和新加坡的表演者与知名设计师,创作这场极具野心的艺术旅程。

《六根不宁》由滨海艺术中心委约创作,吴熙编写,参与演出的表演者包括新加坡的董姿彦、潘嗣敬;香港的韦罗莎、台湾的韦以丞,以及冯蔚衡、王维(香港话剧团支持);昆曲演员赵于涛(江苏省演艺集团昆剧院支持);鼓手黄裕庭(台湾优人神鼓支持)。

导演- 郭践红(新加坡)
编剧 - 吴熙(中国)
形体指导 - 潘伟明(新加坡/荷兰)
舞台与服装设计 - 陳似鳳(台湾/ 美国)
投影设计 - 白静怡,刘晋旭(新加坡)
平面设计 - 刘晋旭 (新加坡)
灯光设计 - 萧丽河(中国)
音响设计 - 郑吉钦(新加坡)
音乐创作 - 黄有杰(新加坡)
发型设计 - 林 忠 华(新加坡)
化妆 – The Make Up Room(新加坡)

Six roots of sensation
Man on the move
An infinite journey

Transgressing time and space
Offering perspectives from the past, present and future

A blind man journeying from his hometown; a student who can communicate with machines; a young boy meeting a middle-aged Le Petit Prince; a woman desperate to replace a particular body part; a conductor returning home with his grandfather's ashes; and a robotics engineer attempting to build a robot which understands Chinese sentiment.

Six individuals in various stages of migration cross-paths, reflecting the multiple identities of the Chinese diaspora. Six stories reflect one journey, woven together as a meditation on the impact of displacement and the six roots of sensation in Buddhist philosophy.

I came at last to the seas is an Esplanade commission directed by Kuo Jian Hong, written by Wu Xi, starring talented actors Joanna Dong and Sugie Phua from Singapore, Rosa Maria Velasco from Hong Kong and Ethan Wei from Taiwan, Fung Wai Hang and Wang Wei (both with the support of Hong Kong Repertory Theatre), as well as Kun Opera actor Zhao Yu Tao (with the support of Jiangsu Performing Arts Group, Kun Opera Theatre) and drummer Huang Yu-Ting (with the support of U-Theatre).

Director- Kuo Jian Hong (Singapore)
Playwright - Wu Xi (China)
Movement Director - Ming Poon (Singapore/Netherlands)
Set & Costume Designer - Szu-Feng Chen (Taiwan/ USA)
Projection Designer - Genevieve Peck, Ric Liu (Singapore)
Graphic Designer - Ric Liu (Singapore)
Lighting Designer - Lea Xiao (China)
Sound Designer - Sandra Tay (Singapore)
Music Composer - Julian Wong (Singapore)
Hair Designer - Ashley Lim (Singapore)
Make Up Designer – The Make Up Room (Singapore)



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