Sep 14 & 15

University Cultural Centre Dance Studio
Sep 14 & 15

NUS Arts Festival 2018: Empire of the Son by Tetsuro Shigematsu

University Cultural Centre Dance Studio

Sep 14 & 15

  • Tickets Available Now

    * Full-time STUDENT with valid student pass

    ► This is a Free Seating event.
    ► Concession holders (STUDENT) unable to produce a valid ID upon admission are required to upgrade their concession ticket to a full-price STANDARD ticket.

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This show is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy.

Empire of the Son is the story of two generations of broadcasters, and the radio silence between them. As father and son, Akira and Tetsuro shared the same profession as public radio broadcasters, for Japan and Canada respectively. Each of them had millions of listeners, but they never spoke with each other. When Akira’s health starts to falter, Tetsuro begins their last conversation. Based on a series of interviews, Empire of the Son combines live cinematography and miniatures to conjure entire worlds: from the ashes of Hiroshima to present-day Vancouver, marshalling the tiniest of objects to focus on life’s biggest questions.



  • Fri, Sep 14 at 7:30 PM

    Doors Open Time: 7:15pm

  • Sat, Sep 15 at 3:00 PM

    Doors Open Time: 2:45pm

  • Sat, Sep 15 at 7:30 PM

    Doors Open Time: 7:15pm

    Duration: Approx. 70 minutes
    Language: English

Admission Policy

1. Admission to show/venue by full ticket only. Printed or electronic tickets must be produced for admission.

2. Infants in arms and children under 6 years old will not be admitted into the performance venue.

3. Adults and children 6 years old and above will each require a ticket for admission.

4. Latecomers will only be admitted during intervals, if any.

5. No photography or videography is allowed during the performance.

6. No eating and/or drinking is allowed at the performance venue.

Exchange And Refund Policy

1. The Organiser/Venue Owner reserves the right without refund or compensation to refuse admission/evict any person(s) whose conduct is disorderly or inappropriate or who poses a threat to security, or to the enjoyment of the Event by others.

2. Ticket holders assume all risk of injury and all responsibility for property loss, destruction or theft and release the promoters, performers, sponsors, ticket outlets, venues and their employees from any liability thereafter.

3. The resale of ticket(s) at the same or any price in excess of the initial purchase price is prohibited.

4. There is no refund, exchange, upgrade or cancellation once ticket(s) are sold.

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