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Singapore International Festival of Arts 2019
Dionysus by Suzuki Company of Toga & Purnati Indonesia (JP & ID)
Synopsis

From the hands of visionary director Tadashi Suzuki comes a masterful, cross-cultural adaptation of Greek tragedy, The Bacchae, featuring an impressive cast of Indonesian, Japanese and Chinese actors.

Written near the end of his life, The Bacchae has been hailed as one of Athenian playwright Euripides’ greatest dramas. Dionysus – the God of wine – unleashes his plot to punish Pentheus, King of Thebes, for denying Dionysus’s divinity. Madness ensues as Dionysus lures Pentheus to his death, torn to pieces by feverish worshippers, including his own mother, Agave.

One of the most revered voices in theatre today, Suzuki is an eloquent interpreter of Greek tragedy for the contemporary stage. In a unique collaboration with art production house Purnati Indonesia, Suzuki continues to break new ground as he re-envisions this ancient conflict of madness and reason through an intriguing Pan-Asian lens.

Dionysus will showcase costumes by Indonesian designer Auguste Soesastro and Suzuki himself, along with a musical score featuring Indonesian instruments composed by Takada Midori. Following several years of intense training in Suzuki’s world-renowned acting method, Dionysus’ impressive cast of Indonesian, Japanese and Chinese actors is set to dominate the stage with their potent presence.

Performed in various regional Indonesia languages, Japanese and Mandarin with English surtitles.    

Start Sales Date

Early Bird Sales
All Sales Channels:
3 Dec 2018, 12pm

Public Sales
Internet:
26 Mar 2019, 12am

Other Channels:
26 Mar 2019, 10am

Language

Performed in Batak, Japanese, Javanese, Madurese, Manado, Mandarin, Sundanese, Rejang with English Surtitles

Duration

Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
(with no interval) 

Promoter Name
Arts House Limited

Rating / Age Limit

  • Rating: To be advised
  • No admission for infants in arms and children below 6 years old.
  • Children 6 years and above must purchase ticket for entry.
  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.

Late Seating Advisory:

  • Please be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
  • There will be no admission into the venue once the performance has commenced.
  • Admission may only be permitted during a suitable pause, depending on the nature of the performance.

Photography / Video Recording Rules

  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is permitted for this event.

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20% Discount for Early Bird
[Applicable to Cat 1 only]
[Applicable from 3 Dec 2018 - 25 Mar 2019]

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[Valid from 3 Dec 2018 onwards]
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S$10 Tickets for Student Front Row Special
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[Limited tickets available]
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Event Date
Fri, 17 - Sat, 18 May 2019

Fri: 8pm
Sat: 3pm & 8pm

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