- Vertical Road by Akram Khan Company
1 & 2 June, 8pm
$20, $30, $50, $80, $100
This contemporary dance draws inspiration from the Sufi tradition and Persian poet and philosopher Rumi. An ensemble from across Asia, Europe and the Middle East come together in Anglo-Indian choreographer Akram Khan’s interpretation of the vertical connection between heaven and hell.
- The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Stephen Earnhart
25 May, 8pm; 26 May, 3pm & 8pm
$20, $30, $50, $80, $110
Based on Haruki Murakami’s novel of the same name, this visual, epic staging uses a wide mix of art forms including bunraku-style puppetry, shadowplay, film and live music.
Photo: National Arts Council
- LEAR DREAMING by Theatreworks
31 May & 1 June, 8pm
School Of The Arts Drama Theatre
Based on Ong Keng Sen’s acclaimed Lear, it features a juxtaposition of different Asian cultures, languages and art forms, distilling the Shakespearean tragedy on patriarchy and succession through the purity of Japanese Noh theatre.
- Ciudades Paralelas (Parallel Cities)
18 – 20 May, 24 – 26 May, 31 May – 2 June, 6.30pm, 8pm & 9.30pm
A series of projects that brings audiences to unconventional theatre spaces. Upon entry, audiences are immersed in environments that are familiar, yet often overlooked. Real life is blended with art and theatrics to give a new perspective to the way audiences see reality.
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