Theatre, Dance, Festival

咔嚓卡夫卡! Cut Kafka!

Organised by: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: T.H.E Dance Company x Nine Years Theatre
  • Date:
    1 - 4 Mar 2018
  • Time:
    Thur & Fri : 8:00pm
    Sat: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
    Sun: 3:00pm
  • Duration:
    1h 30min with no intermission
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Theatre Studio
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  • Language:
    Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles
  • Admission:
    Infants in arms or children below the age of 6 shall not be admitted.





两个艺术团的艺术总监,郭瑞文和谢燊杰的跨界合作,除了是两种艺术体裁的碰撞以外,也会以奥匈帝国作家弗朗茨·卡夫卡(Franz Kafka)的生活与作品为基础,做出当代性的回应。他们将带领一支联合创作团队,玩味剖析卡夫卡变化多端的人性面貌。






"The tremendous world I have inside my head. But how (to) free myself and free it without being torn to pieces. And a thousand times (I'd) rather be torn to pieces than rather it in me or bury it..." - Franz Kafka, Diaries of Franz Kafka

A cross-disciplinary encounter between dance and theatre, inspired by the surreal world of literary icon Franz Kafka.

Singapore's T.H.E Dance Company and Nine Years Theatre come together for the very first time, led by artistic directors Kuik Swee Boon (T.H.E) and Nelson Chia (Nine Years Theatre), in a playful and moving rumination on human nature and its many faces. Join them on a dreamlike journey, as two of Singapore's leading performing arts companies gallantly experience their own metamorphoses.

Regarded as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, Franz Kafka's works, including The Metamorphosis, The Trial and The Castle, have had such an impact that they have also given rise to the term "Kafkaesque", in reference to his signature writing style and poignant depictions of human alienation and absurd bureaucracy.

There will be a Drink and Talk session after each performance.

咔嚓卡夫卡! Cut Kafka!