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:
    $38
    Infants in arms or children below the age of 6 shall not be admitted.

Synopsis:

"我头脑中装着庞大的世界。可是如何既解放我并解放它,而又不使它撕裂呢?我宁可让它撕裂,也不愿将它抑止或埋葬在心底..."——弗朗茨·卡夫卡,《卡夫卡日记》
舞蹈与剧场的跨界碰撞。

10位表演者"咔嚓"20世纪最有影响力作家,寻找其当代性的意义。

本地最具特色的现代舞团"舞人舞团",和本地最受瞩目的华语剧团"九年剧场",首次联手合作,剖开卡夫卡笔下的奇幻世界。

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。

卡夫卡被公认为是20世纪最具影响力的作家,其代表作《变形记》、《审判》和《城堡》等作品揭示人性的异化、迷宫般的官僚机制;独特的写作风格还造就了英语词汇"卡夫卡式"(Kafkaesque)。

跨界的碰撞,蜕变的勇气,一场不一样的卡夫卡之旅!

(时长约1小时30分钟,无中场休息。)

华语演出,附英文字幕。

演出结束后将有饮谈会。

"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!



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