Nov 3 - 11

Centre 42
Nov 3 - 11

Southernmost: One Table Two Chairs Project 2018

Centre 42

Nov 3 - 11

  • Tickets Available Now
    Early Bird* (10% off): $45
    ► Southernmost 2017 Audience** (15% off): $42.50
    Student*** (10% off): $45
    Senior Citizen**** (10% off): $45
    Standard: $50

    # FESTIVAL PASS entails entry to 1 JOURNEY TO NOWHERE production + ALL other Southernmost 2018 Programmes.

    JOURNEY TO NOWHERE (Production)^
    Early Bird* (10% off): $25.20
    ► Southernmost 2017 Audience** (15% off): $23.80
    Student*** (10% off): $25.20
    Senior Citizen**** (10% off): $25.20
    Standard: $28

    ^ Access to only 1 JOURNEY TO NOWHERE production. Free Seating.

    ► Standard: $12

     Tickets to any single SM2018 Programme (excluding JOURNEY TO NOWHERE) will only be available for cash sales at the door.

    * Early Bird ticket price ends on 3 Oct, 11:59pm. Standard ticket price applies from 4 Oct, 12am onwards.
    ** Ticket price is only applicable when a valid Promo Code is used. This ticket price ends on 3 Oct, 11:59pm. Standard ticket price applies from 4 Oct, 12am onwards.
    *** Full-time Student with valid student pass.
    **** Senior Citizen aged 60 years old and above

    ► Ticket pricing excludes Booking Fee.


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As a theatre festival, Southernmost is conceptualised as Emergency Stairs’ answer to the question, “How do you create an arts festival for the future?”

Southernmost proposes a festival format that focuses more on process and artist. It brings together traditional and contemporary artists to examine the relevance of the past to the present, in a series of open rehearsals and showcases that build up towards a production and forum.

Southernmost invites the audience to closely follow the artistic dialogues that happen both onstage and offstage. Using the process of critique and self-critique, Southernmost is an attempt to develop a long-term vision for how exchange and change can happen in the future.

About Emergency Stairs
Emergency Stairs is an experimental theatre company that walks on the fringe while dialoguing with the centre. By focusing on the processes behind creation, we create self-reflexive and irreverent works that disrupt and challenge existing notions of art-making. Through this, we aspire to become a platform for artistic dialogue within Singapore and beyond.

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  • Sat, Nov 3 at 10:00 AM

    Southernmost: One Table Two Chairs Project 2018 – Festival Pass

  • Sat, Nov 10 at 3:00 PM

    Journey to Nowhere

  • Sat, Nov 10 at 8:00 PM

    Journey to Nowhere

  • Sun, Nov 11 at 3:00 PM

    Journey to Nowhere

Southernmost Festival Schedule

Festival Programmes


1. Journey to Nowhere (festival production)

1 table, 2 chairs, 1 stage. 7 artists, 7 art forms, 4 cities.

How many years of history? How many hours of practice and dialogue? How will it all come together in 1 hour with 7 people on stage?

Southernmost’s festival production Journey to Nowhere is the culmination of a week of intercultural dialogue between the participating artists, as well as the discoveries of artistic director Liu Xiaoyi during this year’s international circuit of One Table Two Chairs festivals and forums.

Don’t miss out on this rare chance to catch 7 local and international artists across different disciplines of performing arts, straddling the traditional and the contemporary, all in one production.

Artists: Andy Chia (Singapore), Didik Nini Thowok (Yogyakarta), Ee Vian Loi (Singapore), Elizabeth Chan (Singapore), Kanji Shimizu (Tokyo), Nget Rady (Phnom Penh), Soultari Amin Farid (Singapore)
Date & Time: 10 November 2018, 3 - 4pm and 8 - 9pm; 11 November 2018, 3 - 4pm
Venue: Black Box, Centre 42

2. Journey to Nowhere Open Rehearsals

7 practices, 7 artists, uncountable centuries of art-making. 1 experimental director, 1 hour-long performance.

Witness firsthand this rare combination of Chinese dance, Japanese Noh theatre, ruan and liuqin, traditional Malay dance, Chinese flute (both experimental and traditional), Javanese cross-gender dance, and Cambodian male masked dance, all within one rehearsal room.

Explore with us how artists of vastly different practices can get to know each others’ forms, and build a common understanding across time, space and culture to collaborate and co-create an original work together.

Artists: Andy Chia (Singapore), Didik Nini Thowok (Yogyakarta), Ee Vian Loi (Singapore), Elizabeth Chan (Singapore), Kanji Shimizu (Tokyo), Nget Rady (Phnom Penh), Soultari Amin Farid (Singapore)
Date & Time: 4 & 7 November 2018, 2 - 6pm (both days)
Venue: Rehearsal Studio, Centre 42


3. Traditional Noh Showcase

“He has been standing there for 700 years.”

Kanji Shimizu is a Noh master practising the Kanze style of Noh theatre. In 2014, he was recognised as an Important Intangible Cultural Heritage of Japan.

Join Shimizu in this rare public showcase of Noh theatre in Singapore, for the chance to observe how 700 years of Noh history has been distilled into forms and movement of the body through preceding generations of masters.

Artist: Kanji Shimizu (Tokyo)
Date & Time: 3 November 2018, 7.30 - 8.30pm
Venue: Black Box, Centre 42

4. Bodies in History: Physical Masterclass 2018
Masterclass Students’ Presentation

Nget Rady and Didik Nini Thowok are but individuals within the centuries-long traditions of the Cambodian male masked dance form, Lakhaon Khaol, and classical cross-gender Javanese dance respectively. Their art forms have been passed down to them through generations of masters, but what is the future of their forms? 

How do we relate these masters’ classical training to that of contemporary artists today? How do we relate their traditional concepts of theatre and performance to ours in the present?

Over the course of this 5-day intensive physical masterclass, participants will explore and find their own answers to these questions. By breaking down the traditional training into its component elements, and learning the core methods and philosophies behind the form.

Join us for a public Students’ Presentation at the end of the Masterclass, where participants will present a piece that they have crafted using what they learned and discovered through their training.

Artists: Participants of Bodies in History: Physical Masterclass 2018
Date & Time: 9 November 2018, 7.30 - 8.30pm
Venue: Black Box, Centre 42
Contact: [email protected]

5. Traditional Javanese & Cambodian Dance Showcase

“Through their body, you can perceive their art forms. Through their art forms, you can gain insights into their culture.”

After going through the process of breaking down their classical training over the course of a 5-day physical masterclass, Nget Rady and Didik Nini Thowok will be presenting a showcase of their respective art forms as informed by their own learnings gleaned through the teaching.

Expect an insightful evening with these two masters’ presentation of Cambodian masked male dance form, Lakhaon Khaol, and classical cross-gender Javanese dance originating in multiple traditions across Indonesia.

Artists: Didik Nini Thowok (Yogyakarta), Nget Rady (Phnom Penh)
Date & Time: 9 November 2018, 8.30 - 9.30pm
Venue: Black Box, Centre 42


6. Open Forum

The Open Forum is an attempt to critique the structure of Southernmost as an arts festival, including the forum itself, in relation to other arts festivals and other forms of cultural exchange in Singapore.

Following the One Table Two Chairs format and spirit, the Forum will be a series of 4 dialogues with 1 table, 2 chairs, 2 speakers and 20 minutes each. Various voices within the Singapore arts scene will come together to discuss the ideas and conversations that have arisen during Southernmost 2018.

Be part of the discourse and critique, and contribute to the continuing process of experimentation and development of theatre and the arts in Singapore.

Speakers: Ang Gey Pin (artist), Beto Ruiz (theatre practitioner and educator), Corrie Tan (arts critic), Lim Wah Guan (academic), Michael Earley (dean of performing arts, LASALLE), Tan Tarn How (playwright and researcher)
Date & Time: 11 November 2018, 10am - 1pm
Venue: Black Box, Centre 42

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

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7. Photography and videography might be taken by organisers for publicity purposes.

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

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