What I’m finding is that what we’re making is not one play after the next, but that the plays are an expression of ways that we’ve learned to be together, radical new ways of being humans. And what the theatre can do is propose alternate ways of peeling back the barriers, of melting away the assumptions and the constrictions that this particular social moment puts on us.

– Anne Bogart

FALLING & LOVING

Broadcast Premiere October 11 at 8pm Eastern
Streaming on PEAK HD & ALL ARTS through 2020

“A brilliant new dance-theater piece.”

– NJArts

An interdisciplinary production based on the works of Charles Mee, combining the forces of Elizabeth Streb and her company, STREB EXTREME ACTION with world-renowned theater director, Anne Bogart and SITI Company. FALLING & LOVING premiered last fall at Peak Performances at Montclair University. That production was breathtakingly captured with 12 cameras of varying sizes and purposes and will be available to the public via the ALL ARTS Broadcast Channel and Digital Platform.  A radical spectacle featuring a 52-bucket Guck Machine suspended overhead while performers explore the many possible expressions of love through action, FALLING & LOVING is pure joy.

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Three Sisters

May 20-22, 2021
The Drama Centre Theatre, Singapore
Streaming VOD June 5-12, 2021
SIFA

The award-winning ensembles of Singapore’s Nine Years Theatre and the SITI Company from New York join hands to present this hybrid retelling of Anton Chekhov’s classic play Three Sisters. 

Three Sisters, by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, stands as one of the most outstanding plays of his career. Olga, Masha, and Irina – the titular sisters – fritter away their lives in a provincial town, while they dream of returning to the cosmopolitan city where they grew up.   

Chronicling their tangled relationships, ordinary frustrations and search for meaning, the play opens a moving window into the human condition, and reveals Chekhov’s profound understanding of universal themes.   

In this new hybrid work co-created by Singapore Mandarin theatre company Nine Years Theatre (NYT) and the SITI Company from New York, this classic play is re-imagined as a memory-scape of Irina, the youngest sister. The NYT actors will be performing alongside cinematic projections of SITI Company actors that allude to visual memories in the mind. The heart-wrenching story is then told through a juxtaposition of live bodies and virtual presence, heightening the tragi-comedic sentiments of these Chekhovian characters in an absurd world. 

Don’t miss this version of Three Sisters that brings together the creativity of the two companies to share a timeless story, in a way that is also a quirky response to the current global “unnormal.” 

2020年的新加坡国际艺术节将推出契柯夫的作《三姐妹》,由两个获奖剧团——新加坡九年剧场和美国纽约SITI剧团联合演出。 

《三姐妹》是俄罗斯剧作家契柯夫最杰出的剧作之一,故事围绕住在一个小省城里的三姐妹 — 奥尔加、玛莎和伊琳娜。她们各有憧憬却没有实际行动,只能盼望着能重返承载了童年美好回忆的莫斯科,最终在空想中虚度了生命。 

全剧以细腻的笔触描绘了众角色纠结的关系,生活的挫折,以及他们对生命意义的渴望,以此为观众打开了一扇窥视人性状态的窗口,也见证了契柯夫对人性和旷世课题的深刻理解。 

在这个由新加坡的华语剧团九年剧场和美国纽约SITI剧团携手创作的混合媒介演出中,这个经典剧本被重新诠释为三姐妹中最年轻的伊琳娜的回忆世界。SITI剧团的演员将以电影画面投影的方式出现,喻示着人们心里的视觉回忆。九年演员则置身现场,以当下身体和虚拟现实的对峙关系讲述这个扣人心弦的故事,并体现契柯夫笔下人物在这个荒诞世界里的悲喜剧情怀。 

这个版本的《三姐妹》不但演绎了一个超越时代的故事,更集合了两大剧团的创意精神来对现今世界的非常态做出耐人寻味的回应。切勿错过!