Graduation performance of the third batch of ARTivate
Dancing with Fish in the Midnight Zone
Presented by Drama Box in collaboration with ARTivate
24 & 25 June 2021, 8pm
26 June 2021, 3pm & 7pm
Practice Space @ The Theatre Practice
IMDA Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content)
Online Screening (Vimeo)
30 & 31 July 2021, 8pm
Each screening will be followed by a post-show conversation
English, with English subtitles
IMDA Rating: NC16
[Content Warning: mentions of suicide and depression]
A mother, a sister, and a friend go about their everyday living, but something feels off. Be it an extra ritual before a meal, or making sense of life in a virtual world, they each are trying to heal after the death of a dear someone by suicide.
An unexpected relationship forms between a seemingly outsider and the mother-daughter dyad, setting them forth on a journey to confront what’s been long suppressed, learning what it means to grieve, and to face the baggage.
A journey where they have to negotiate through a space that makes them wonder - is there really a space for them to grieve? What form does healing take?
While they find solace in each other’s company, some truths are bound to hurt, threatening their own beliefs about what they know about the person.
At the end of the day, what does it take to heal?
This production is supported by Tote Board Arts Fund, Mind the Gap 200: Mental Health and Our Singapore Fund. Special thanks to PleaseStay. Movement and Singapore Association for Mental Health.