I came at last to the seas
What does it mean to be "Chinese"?
Six individuals in various stages of migration cross paths, reflecting the multiple identities of the Chinese diaspora.
Six stories reflect one journey, woven together as a meditation on displacement.
Six roots of sensation in Buddhist philosophy, searching for a moment of equilibrium.
The phenomenon of uprooting and searching is as old as the human race. I came at last to the seas is a questioning of one’s cultural identity, told through multi-layered artistic expressions where each element has its own distinct journey. Director Kuo Jian Hong paints a spell-binding landscape of cinematic storytelling, as she is joined by a team of Singapore’s most inspiring composers and designers.
Featuring an international team of creatives from Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China, it is the first ever original work by a Singaporean theatre company to be commissioned for Esplanade Theatre as part of the Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts 2018.
Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles
1200 – 1500
8 x Cast
1 x Director
1 x Producer/Tour Manager
8 X Creative
16 x Production Crew
Rather, the production seems to invite a rumination about truth - the ones others tell us, and the ones we tell ourselves ... Perhaps the external face we present to the world merely glosses over much of the internal splits and tensions within our individual subjectivities.
And maybe arriving at finding out who one truly is not the primary objective here. Instead, it may be the process that matters most - the constant questioning and self-reflection that might finally give one meaning.