NUS Arts Festival 2021: Shuttle in Time
We are always on the move, sometimes unwillingly when we are caught up in circumstances beyond our control. Set in an old trolley bus as a metaphor of life that is constantly on the run, join NUS Chinese Drama and NUS Chinese Dance as they bring you on two escape journeys – from the past to present – that probe how we make decisions in a state of flux, where we are shuttling back and forth between ourselves and the expectations of others.
NUS Chinese Drama- “Paths”, “殊途”
Set in WWII, a resistant fighter husband and a pregnant reluctant wife. A bereaved woman who witnessed her son’s murder. A sister who wishes to feed her starving brother. A mother trying to prevent her daughters from becoming comfort women. When survival instincts kick in, is anyone truly responsible for their actions?
NUS Chinese Dance- Be”Wildered”
Living in our modern society, where life is packed with never-ending tasks and interactions with other people, we constantly dress to impress and “act” to fit into society. How I wish we could throw away all the doubts, let loose our hair and be wild and free.