Explore the sensitive web of human relationships with riveting productions by local and international artists

A yearly affair where Singaporean and international artists come together to present fresh expressions of contemporary live art, the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival returns with more cutting-edge and socially engaged programmes come January 2022.

Working around the theme of “The Helpers”, the Festival aims to highlight the importance of human touch and kindness as the world reels from the disconnect brought on by an extended global pandemic.

 


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Currently helmed by Artistic Director Alvin Tan and his team from The Necessary Stage, they draw on their wealth of theatrical experience to propagate the Festival’s fierce spirit of innovation and perspective-altering challenges.

Happening from 12 Jan – 23 Jan 2022, this iteration of M1SFF pays close attention to the examination of support systems across a multitude of long-standing social issues, and their effects on both the helpers and victims.

 


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Catch local productions Screen. Shot. by Bound Theatre, a production on doxxing and cancel culture, and The Essential Playlist by The Second Breakfast Company, which tackles attitudes towards essential workers during the pandemic, and Rindu di Bulan (明月千里寄相思) by Rupa co.lab, which uses the Chinese myth of Chang-E to pit hope and love against biological ties.

International productions include IMAGO, a dance film on the toxic nature of abusive relationships by Travis Clausen-Knight and James Pett of the United Kingdom, the digital premiere of Borderline, a critically acclaimed tragicomedy on the lives of refugees by PSYCHEdelight, also hailing from the UK, and OK Land, an entertaining and sardonic look at Thailand’s current socio-political climate by Circle Theatre from Thailand.

 


For more details and a full list of M1SFF’s line-up, visit their site here.
Book your tickets to M1SFF’s programmes here.