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The House

When:

Sat Mar 23 2013, 3:00pm
Sat Mar 23 2013, 8:00pm
Sun Mar 24 2013, 7:00pm

Where: SOTA - Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, Bras Basah, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Mar 23rd 3pm & Mar 24th 7pm: $35.00
  • Mar 23rd 3pm & Mar 24th 7pm: $45.00
  • Mar 23rd 3pm & Mar 24th 7pm: $55.00
  • Mar 23rd 8pm (Proceeds donated to the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund): $45.00
  • Mar 23rd 8pm (Proceeds donated to the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund): $65.00
  • Mar 23rd 8pm (Proceeds donated to the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund): $85.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: farandouri

Title: The House

Presented by: Flamenco Sin Fronteras

Venue: SOTA Drama Theatre

* Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Straits Time School Money
Pocket fund

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

The House spins a tale of the matriarch Bernarda Neo and her grip over her five daughters – of the drama behind inherited wealth that unleashed a series of events that ends with the youngest daughter Adela’s suicide. Did Adela die a virgin or is it just a decree that no one is to cry? In the end, it is the universal story of family repression and truths hidden for the sake of the family name.

Making it relevant to the local fabric of family and its web of domestic drama, Flamenco Sin Fronteras, or dance without borders, draws parallels to the Peranakan hierarchal structure of the domineering matriarch and the ‘secrets’ hidden in the name of family.

The dance drama is adapted from the original play The House of Bernarda Alba by Garcia Lorca but set in a Peranakan household in modern times. the audience will enjoy the discipline that is Flamenco, but in an Asian setting with a multiracial cast and an infusion of Asian cultural influence.

Local award-winning playwright Joel Tan gives just the right dose of local flavor with his deft adaptation of a century-old play against an original musical composition involving both local and foreign musicians blending east and west cultures.

“We take a tradition out of its rigid confines and add a fresh interpretation that is at once familiar yet inspired,” says artistic director Antonio Vargas, with a result of a winning groundbreaking choreography of flamenco, modern dance and drama set against the pulsating Flamenco rhythms and sounds.