Les AquamenS by Machtiern Company (FR)

  • 19 Aug & 20 Aug
  • 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM, 9:30 PM – 10:00 PM, 11:00 PM – 11:30 PM
  • Various locations, Various locations in the festival precinct
  • Free Admission

An absurd, poetic and disturbing image of two men whose heads are stuck inside a jar of swimming goldfish. They wander about town, questioning passers-by who thus become participants in this comical yet disconcerting act. Dressed in suits, they could be ordinary tourists if not for the bowl around their heads, rendering communication next to impossible. The question asked is a fundamental one – how do we connect with each other when barriers are up?

8.00 PM – 8.30 PM: National Museum of Singapore to SOTA to SAM
9.30 PM – 10.00 PM: Festival Village at SMU
11.00 PM – 11.30 PM: Armenian Street to National Museum of Singapore

About Machtiern Company

Founded in 1990, the Machtiern Company unites artists with experiences in street theatre. The company was formed through the networking of musicians and actors involved in its projects and creations over the years. The artists in Machtiern Company hope to promote street theatre without the need to follow conventional theatre practices, seeking expression instead through poetry, dreams and burlesque humour.

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