Theatre, Festival

The Golden Record 2.0 (NUS Arts Festival 2018)

Organised by: NUS Centre For the Arts
Performed by: NUS Stage, Directed by Edith Podesta, Written by Corrie Tan
  • Date:
    21, 22 Sep 2018
  • Time:
    7:30pm
  • Duration:
    1h 10min
  • Venue:
    NUS University Cultural Centre Theatre
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  • Language:
    English

Synopsis:

"In our time, we have sifted the sands of Mars, we have established a presence there, we have fulfilled a century of dreams!" - Carl Sagan

Inspired by the 40th anniversary of the 1977 NASA launch of Voyager I and II, the interstellar crafts that carried two 'Golden Records' deep into space. Part one of The Golden Record (NUS Arts Festival 2017) opened this 'cultural Noah's Ark' and examined its interstellar contents in the new light of the 21st century.

The Golden Record 2.0 now shifts the focus: from the local to the universal. Given the chance to select the sounds, images and greetings that portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, what message would Singaporeans choose to communicate with the universe? NUS Stage gathers these tokens of our world's sights, "our science, our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings" and presents this ambitious time capsule to a live audience before it is sent to the stars.

There will be a post-show dialogue following the 21 Sep performance.


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