Nov 5 - 12

Centre 42
Nov 5 - 12

Southernmost: One Table Two Chairs Project 2019

Centre 42

Nov 5 - 12

  • Tickets Available Now
    Standard: $30
    Emergency Stairs Audiences* (20% off till 22 Oct): $24
    Student** (10% off till 22 Oct): $27
    Group*** (20% off till 22 Oct): $24
    Masterclass Participants (20% off): $24

    # FESTIVAL PASS entails entry to 1 JOURNEY TO A DREAM production + all other Southernmost 2019 single event programmes (by registration only). Upon purchasing the Festival Pass, you will be able to register for all the festival programmes:
    1. Open Rehearsals
    2. Open Forum
    3. Traditional Showcase
    4. Interrupted Dream Screening
    5. Journey to Nowhere Screening
    To find out more about the festival programmes, please visit the Southernmost website.

    JOURNEY TO A DREAM (Production)^
    Emergency Stairs Audiences* (20% off till 22 Oct): $20
    Student** (10% off till 22 Oct): $22.50
    Group*** (20% off till 22 Oct): $20

    ^ Access to only 1 JOURNEY TO A DREAM production. Free Seating.

    ► Standard: 

    To give our Festival Pass holders priority in signing up for seats to our SM2019 programmes, tickets to any single SM2019 programme (excluding Journey to a Dream) will only be available for cash sales at the door only.

    * If you have watched an Emergency Stairs production but have not received a code from us, please request for a discount code here.
    ** Full-time Student with valid student pass.
    *** Group discount is only applicable with 4 tickets and above purchased in a single transaction.

    ► Ticket pricing excludes Booking Fee.

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8 art forms, 6 cities, 1000 years of history
A dialogue through time and space


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


Presented by Emergency Stairs, the third edition of Southernmost features the best traditional and contemporary artists in Asia in a series of dialogues and workshops culminating in a new creation and public presentation: Journey to a Dream.


Southernmost features performing masters and Javanese Classical dancer Didik Nini Thowok (Yogyakarta), contemporary performer Makoto Matsushima (Tokyo), Kunqu Practitioner Shen Yi Li (Shanghai), and Classical Cambodian dancer Rady Nget (Phnom Penh), as well as emerging traditional and contemporary artists Amin Farid (Singapore), Nattapon Wannaun (Hat Yai) and Sabrina Sng (Singapore). It is helmed by Liu Xiaoyi (Singapore), artistic director of Emergency Stairs, who will also be co-directing Journey to a Dream with Danny Yung (Hong Kong), the Artistic Director of Zuni Icosahedron.


Embark on an intimate journey of cultural dialogue between yesterday and tomorrow, traditional and contemporary, in a dream of searching for the festival for the future.


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“the seven featured artists of the festival… embarked on a performance research project, the main thrust of the festival, where they’ve had dramatic encounters and intense conversations with each other. All of them come from performance lineages that we might describe as the “traditional”, but which I’ve come to realise is a reductive and monolithic term for performance forms that are ever-evolving, whose practitioners are experimental, irreverent, slippery, sinuous and

extraordinarily powerful.”


-Corrie Tan, review of Southernmost 2018



“Often lost and without direction as individuals, knowing neither about ourselves nor the future, Journey to Nowhere becomes a call to action for artists to collaborate and chart bold new paths together, its own form a demonstration of the possibilities intercultural exchange offers to imbue the arts scene with new dynamism and ideas.”


-Bakchormeeboy, review of Southernmost Production 2018, Journey to Nowhere



  • Tue, Nov 5 at 10:00 AM

    Southernmost: One Table Two Chairs Project 2018 – Festival Pass

  • Fri, Nov 8 at 3:00 PM

    Journey to a Dream

  • Sat, Nov 9 at 8:00 PM

    Journey to a Dream

  • Sun, Nov 10 at 3:00 PM

    Journey to a Dream

  • Mon, Nov 11 at 3:00 PM
  • Tue, Nov 12 at 3:00 PM

Southernmost Festival Schedule



Click here to find out more about the Physical Masterclass.
Please write in to Emergency Stairs if you would like to know more about/register for the Physical Masterclasses.
Email: [email protected]

Festival Ticketing


1 festival production, 3 open rehearsals, 1 traditional masters’ showcase, 3 screenings, 1 open forum

Join us on the Southernmost journey and follow the creative process of onstage and offstage artistic dialogues.
With the festival pass, you would be able to take part in all the exchanges, and get to know our participating artists and directors and watch Journey to a Dream.

Date & Time: 5-10 Nov 2019, various times
Venue: Centre 42
Price: $30*

Get closer to the artistic journey of Journey to A Dream. Observe the process as the artistic team piece together a new work in a creative collaboration.

Date and Time:
5 Nov (Tues) 2pm-6pm
6 Nov (Wed) 2pm-6pm
7 Nov (Thurs) 2pm-6pm


Journey to a Dream stems from a continued evolution of Liu Xiaoyi's Journey to Nowhere (2018) and Danny Yung's The Interrupted Dream (2018 and 2019).

Do not miss the rare opportunity to watch the recordings of these plays during the festival.

The Interrupted Dream is a reimagination of the classical text, The Peony Pavilion by various Asian performing artists from different backgrounds.

Directed by Danny Yung, a pioneer of cross-cultural experimental theatre practice, The Interrupted Dream was first presented in 2018 and would be further developed in 2019’s One Belt One Road Experimental Theatre by Zuni Icosahedron this September.

Have the chance to revisit The Interrupted Dream through these screening sessions.

Date and Time:
8 Nov (Fri) 530pm-730pm
10 Nov (Sun) 530pm-730pm

Centre 42

Rating: Parental Guidance 13
Consumer Advice: Some sexual references

Last year, Liu Xiaoyi directed Journey to Nowhere, the culmination of a week of intercultural dialogue with the participating artists- Andy Chia (Singapore), Didik Nini Thowok (Yogyakarta), Ee Vian Loi (Singapore), Elizabeth Chan (Singapore), Kanji Shimizu (Tokyo), Nget Rady (Phnom Penh) and Soultari Amin Farid (Singapore), presenting an artistic response to our larger cultural environment.

Have the chance to revisit Journey to Nowhere through this exclusive screening.

Date and Time:
9 Nov (Sat) 530pm-730pm

* Rating to be advised


Beside looking at the traditional form this year, the festival will also feature two masters who have successfully traversed between artforms.

Makoto Matsushima is a contemporary dancer and choreographer who channels playfully between visual art, object design, dance, music, voice art and theatre, while Rady Nget is a celebrated classical and contemporary dance artist and choreographer.

Date and Time:
9 Nov (Sun) 11am-1pm


Both Kunqu and Javanese Dance carry with them hundreds of years of history. Their bodies are treasures, shaping the development of various traditional arts in Southeast Asia and Asia.

Witness our masters, Didik Nini Thowok and Shen Yili present their craft in the purest form, in a rare public showcase that will astound and awe.

Date and Time:
10 Nov (Sun) 11am-1pm

The Open Forum is a platform for intercultural dialogue. Importantly, it also serves as a means to reflect upon some of the ideas and creations that have sprung from the exchanges in Southernmost.

For more information, click here.

Date and Time
9 Nov (Sun) 3-5pm


1 table, 2 chairs. 7 artists, 8 art forms, 6 cities.
2 experimental directors, 1 festival production.

Journey to a Dream is a collaboration between artists of different backgrounds, a cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary new work of the traditional and the contemporary. Co-directed by Liu Xiaoyi (Singapore) of Emergency Stairs and Danny Yung (Hong Kong) of Zuni Icosahedron. This new work is an artistic collaboration and a continued evolution of Liu's Journey to the South (Southernmost 2017), Journey to Nowhere (Southermost 2018) and Yung's The Interrupted Dream (2018).

It features performing masters and Javanese Classical dancer Didik Nini Thowok (Yogyakarta), contemporary performer Makoto Matsushima (Tokyo), Kunqu Practitioner Shen Yi Li (Shanghai), and Classical Cambodian dancer Rady Nget (Phnom Penh), as well as emerging traditional and contemporary artists Amin Farid (Singapore), Nattapon Wannaun (Hat Yai) and Sabrina Sng (Singapore).

Date & Time: 8- 9 Nov 2019, 8pm and 10 Nov 2019, 3pm
Venue: Black Box, Centre 42
Price: $25

* before booking fee


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2. No admission for infants in arms and children aged below 12 years old.

3. Adults and children 12 years old and above will each require a ticket for admission.

4. Possession of a ticket does not reserve a specific seat position, unless otherwise stated on the ticket.

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

6. No professional photography or videography is allowed during the event. IPads and tablets are not allowed.

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

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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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