Theatre, Film, Talk/Workshop, Festival

Southernmost Arts Festival

Organised by: Emergency Stairs
  • Date:
    5 - 12 Nov 2019
  • Time:
    5 - 7 Nov: Open Rehearsals 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    8 - 10 Nov: Film Screenings 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    8 - 9 Nov: Journey to a Dream (festival production) 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    9 Nov: Open Forum 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    10 Nov: Journey to a Dream 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    9 - 10 Nov: Masters' Showcase 11:00am - 1:00pm
    11 - 12 Nov: Physical Masterclass 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Venue:
    Centre 42, 42 Waterloo St, Singapore 187951
    Centre 42, 42 Waterloo St, Singapore 187951Centre 42, 42 Waterloo St, Singapore 187951
  • Admission:
    ► Standard: $30
    ► Emergency Stairs Audiences* (20% off till 22 Oct): $24
    ► Student** (10% off till 22 Oct): $27
    ► Group*** (20% off till 22 Oct): $24
    ► Masterclass Participants (20% off): $24

    # FESTIVAL PASS entails entry to 1 JOURNEY TO A DREAM production + all other Southernmost 2019 single event programmes (by registration only). Upon purchasing the Festival Pass, you will be able to register for all the festival programmes:
    1. Open Rehearsals
    2. Open Forum
    3. Traditional Showcase
    4. Interrupted Dream Screening
    5. Journey to Nowhere Screening
    To find out more about the festival programmes, please visit the Southernmost website.

    JOURNEY TO A DREAM (Production)^
    ► Standard: $25
    ► Emergency Stairs Audiences* (20% off till 22 Oct): $20
    ► Student** (10% off till 22 Oct): $22.50
    ► Group*** (20% off till 22 Oct): $20

    ^ Access to only 1 JOURNEY TO A DREAM production. Free Seating.

    ► Standard: $10

    ≈ To give our Festival Pass holders priority in signing up for seats to our SM2019 programmes, tickets to any single SM2019 programme (excluding Journey to a Dream) will only be available for cash sales at the door only.

    * If you have watched an Emergency Stairs production but have not received a code from us, please request for a discount code by emailing us.
    ** Full-time Student with valid student pass.
    *** Group discount is only applicable with 4 tickets and above purchased in a single transaction.

    ► Ticket pricing excludes Booking Fee.

  • Advisory:
    No admission for infants in arms and children aged below 12 years old.


8 art forms, 6 cities, 1000 years of history
A dialogue through time and space

As a theatre festival, Southernmost is conceptualised as Emergency Stairs' answer to the question, "How do you create an arts festival for the future?"

Presented by Emergency Stairs, the third edition of Southernmost features the best traditional and contemporary artists in Asia in a series of dialogues and workshops culminating in a new creation and public presentation: Journey to a Dream.

Southernmost features performing masters and Javanese Classical dancer Didik Nini Thowok (Yogyakarta), contemporary performer Makoto Matsushima (Tokyo), Kunqu Practitioner Shen Yi Li (Shanghai), and Classical Cambodian dancer Rady Nget (Phnom Penh), as well as emerging traditional and contemporary artists Amin Farid (Singapore), Nattapon Wannaun (Hat Yai) and Sabrina Sng (Singapore). It is helmed by Liu Xiaoyi (Singapore), artistic director of Emergency Stairs, who will also be co-directing Journey to a Dream with Danny Yung (Hong Kong), the Artistic Director of Zuni Icosahedron.

Embark on an intimate journey of cultural dialogue between yesterday and tomorrow, traditional and contemporary, in a dream of searching for the festival for the future.


"the seven featured artists of the festival... embarked on a performance research project, the main thrust of the festival, where they've had dramatic encounters and intense conversations with each other. All of them come from performance lineages that we might describe as the "traditional", but which I've come to realise is a reductive and monolithic term for performance forms that are ever-evolving, whose practitioners are experimental, irreverent, slippery, sinuous and extraordinarily powerful."
-Corrie Tan, review of Southernmost 2018

"Often lost and without direction as individuals, knowing neither about ourselves nor the future, Journey to Nowhere becomes a call to action for artists to collaborate and chart bold new paths together, its own form a demonstration of the possibilities intercultural exchange offers to imbue the arts scene with new dynamism and ideas."
-Bakchormeeboy, review of Southernmost Production 2018, Journey to Nowhere

Southernmost Arts Festival