#THEATRE is a site-specific conversation between design collective INDEX and the Esplanade Theatre. The stories and memories of the theatre space drift invisibly within the room—hanging in the air, lingering on the walls and settling in the crevices. Seeking to unravel these hidden textures, #THEATRE is a personal dialogue with the theatre itself, made with the ephemeral language of light, sound and space.
Helmed by lighting designer Lim Woan Wen, alongside spatial designer Lim Wei Ling and sound artist Darren Ng, the work by these award-winning artists is an ode to the Theatre, following the unprecedented closure of performance spaces earlier in 2020. A poignant response to these strange times, #THEATRE is a poetic meditation on a place of assembly that has been isolated in a liminal pocket of solitude.
Seated on the empty Esplanade Theatre stage and dwarfed by the contrast in scale, the audience will experience the quiet magnificence of the architecture, immersing themselves in a grand yet intimate journey that evokes the histories and energies that live in the theatre space.
Fri: 6:00pm, 8:00pm & 10:00pm
Sat: 3:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm & 10:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm, 3:00pm & 6:00pm
More information here: www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/the-studios/2021/theatre-by-index