Toy Factory Productions Ltd presents Poetry under the Southern Bough, a multi-disciplinary performance through the dreamscapes of 20 selected poems from A Dream Under The Southern Bough written by revered Ming Dynasty playwright, Tang Xianzu.
Helmed by creative director Goh Boon Teck, directed by Timothy Wan, lighting designed by Gabriel Chan, audiovisual engineering by Sandra Tay, and makeup by Zennie Casann - Poetry under the Southern Bough features a stalwart cast of stage actor Li Te, Peking opera actress Zhang Manxi, dancer Ryan Ang, percussionist Eugene Toh, and cellist Huang Ting-Yu.
Unravel the elegant poetry depicting the peaks and valleys of disgraced naval officer, Chunyu Fen who falls into a deep slumber; drifting away on a seemingly fantastical dream in the great Sophora Ant Kingdom.
The voices of the Peking opera singer and the actor flutters in perfect harmony, while a dancer bends and moves into the rhythm fervently struck by the percussionist, and a cellist longingly bows for a dream that never ends.
Poetry under the Southern Bough is an odyssey of high aspirations, glorious dreams, and fallen reality juxtaposed by a spiritual awakening of artistry performed in the theatre where the arts converge into introspective dreams.
Creative Director Goh Boon Teck,
Directed by Timothy Wan,
Lighting designed by Gabriel Chan,
Audiovisual Engineering by Sandra Tay
Makeup by Zen Makeup Team
Poetry under the Southern Bough Cast
Stage Actor Li Te,
Peking Opera Actress Zhang Manxi,
Contemporary Dancer Ryan Ang,
Percussionist Eugene Toh
Cellist Huang Ting-Yu.
创意总监吴文德，导演温伟文，舞台剧演员李特，京剧女演员张曼熙，舞蹈演员洪正恒，打击乐手卓开祥以及大提琴手黄亭语一同跨艺术界合作，联合灯光设计师陈伟文，音像工程师郑吉钦，妆发设计师 Zennie Casann 共同赴往诗的旅程。
妆发设计：Zen Makeup Team
This programme is part of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and the National Arts Council’s trial for the progressive re-opening of Singapore’s arts and culture sector. This trial will help NAC, the arts and culture community, and the public gain confidence and experience in implementing the necessary Safe Management Measures (SMMs), and demonstrate ways to resume live performances safely. For more information, please refer to https://www.nac.gov.sg/whatwedo/support/sustaining-the-arts-during-covid-19/Arts-and-Culture-Sector-Advisories.html#LivePerformancePilots