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Sun & Sea

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Sun & Sea

by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė & Lina Lapelytė (LT)

Opera
30 & 31 May 2024, Thu & Fri
6PM, 7PM, 8PM & 9PM

1 June 2024, Sat
2PM, 3PM, 4PM & 5PM
Esplanade Theatre
$68

Please note this show is standing room only

Sun & Sea takes place on an artificial beach crafted through light, architecture and music. Vacationers in colourful bathing suits are lying next to each other on sandy ground, while the audience observes them from above, as though from the point of view of the sun.

In the heat of a summer day, characters begin telling their stories. Frivolous micro-stories slowly give rise to broader, more serious subjects and grow into a global symphony, a universal human choir addressing planetary-scale climate breakdown. In the work, the physical finitude and fatigue of the human body becomes a stand-in for an exhausted Earth.

The setting, a crowded beach, instinctively evokes laziness and a breezy holiday mood. In this context, the message follows suit: serious topics unfold easily, softly-like a pop song on the very last day on Earth.

An ecological work at its very core, Sun & Sea is concerned with the way in which we-our human species consistently fails to recognise those planetary-scale threats and urgencies we ourselves are the cumulative cause of.


Supported by Embassy of Lithuania in Singapore.


CALL FOR ON-STAGE VOLUNTEERS! 

Sign ups to be our beach buddy at Sun & Sea are now closed.


AWARDS AND MENTIONS

Best Exhibitions of 2019
The Guardian

Best Art of 2019
The New York Times

Best Classical Music of 2019
The New York Times

Golden Lion for Best National Participation
2019 Venice Biennale


REVIEWS & PRESS

"I can’t stop thinking about this work" – Adrian Searle, The Guardian

"Surreal as it is profound" – Kelly Grovier, BBC

"Subtly unnerving" – Artnet

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1hr

13 years and above
No admission for infant in arms and persons below 13 years old
Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content)
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