Intrusions lives within the realm of dreamland cluttered with remorse and ardor satisfaction Jean Ng and Joavien Ng leave no stone unturned in a speculation of dance and theatre.
In this surreal latitude; the set is overloaded with objects from far and near, a bathtub, phones, a fish tank and a sewing machine, wedding dresses and foods adopt new meaning, these objects are manipulated as a choreographic game, mirroring the impossible and unforeseeable destination of dreams.
The clutter in the room lets you imagine the subconscious mind; it is lawless but charming – inspiring the performers to behave like in dreamland.
Intrusions is an exquisite theatrical expedition into utopia
Suven Chan creates a magnificent underworld with lighting, multiplying the space on stage into pockets of bewilderment and fascination for the stories to unfold. ‘What does a Portuguese ghost look like’ brings me back to my youth leading me to imagine more and getting lost in my own dream analysis. Jean Ng inquiries into the open space ‘what is infinity plus 1?’ leaving us hanging with no resolution.
Classical Portuguese guitar, 90’s pop songs and drilling blocks of stone on stage are just some of the few wonderful sounds that Sergio Cardoso articulates in a deeply enticing soundscape. The collaborative team in Intrusions articulates a genre new to Singapore and the fantasy feels real, absorbing the audience into an idiosyncratic and surreal adventure.
Intrusions by Jean Ng and Joavien Ng is commissioned by The Studios an Esplanade Presents series that develops, produces and presents local theatre productions. I am certainly looking forward to seeing more work commissioned by this initiative.
Don’t miss this great performance at The Esplanade Theatre Studio from 31st of March to the 2nd of April at 8 pm.
Photo by Jack Yam, Lime Pixels courtesy of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
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