Paper Boat

22 04 2012

by TheatreStrays
Conceived and Devised by Elizabeth de Roza and Shelly Quick
Participatory Performance and Installation
Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience Museum
27, 28 & 29 April 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Photo courtesy of TheatreStrays

Photo courtesy of TheatreStrays

For the closing of the Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition at the Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience Museum, the audiences will have the chance to set sail in a participatory performance and installation, Paper Boat.

Paper Boat is an attempt to create theatre in which true human connection can transpire. It is a journey of collective excavation, an invitation to listen and be listened to. Inspired by the childhood game of making paper boats and floating them down canals and drains, both artist and audience will anonymously make and write “confessions” on paper boats, sharing their hopes, dreams, desires, shames and secrets. Each person’s ‘confession’/’gift’ will transform into a part of the performance and physical space.

Earlier versions of Paper Boat took place in communities within Myanmar and Brazil and demonstrated the transformative power of performance. Recently, it was co-presented by Esplanade Theatres on the Bay as part of their Studio Series.

This performance is free for all museum ticket holders. To secure your tickets to the last weekend of the Titanic, click here

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