Theatre, Visual Arts, Festival


Organised by: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: Compagnie Areski
  • Date:
    3 - 5 Jun 2022
  • Time:
    Fri: 8:00pm
    Sat: 2:00pm, 5:00pm & 8:00pm
    Sun: 2:00pm & 5:00pm
  • Duration:
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Recital Studio
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  • Admission:
    Limited concessions for students, PWDs, NSFs and seniors: $16


Millefeuilles is a magical experience comprising an art installation and performance, during which audiences discover and explore scenery in a dark room on their own with a flashlight. A whole world of paper sculpture in various sizes—placed on the ground or suspended—is revealed through projected shadows created by the simple light source.

When a bell rings, the audience is then invited to gather for a performance of tender and absurd stories without words, featuring an unusual character who invents a world for himself to escape solitude.

Creator Lukasz Areski, draws from a variety of techniques for the performance. This includes shadow and puppet theatre, the Japanese art of cutting and folding paper kirigami and the pop-up book. In his stories, he unfolds pages, lifts trap doors and pulls a tab to reveal a setting or to set a character in motion.