31 May & 1 June 2013, Esplanade Theatre Studio, part of The Studios
What does it mean to be on stage with your grandma? Perform with your sister or dance with your child? In Family Duet, a multi-generational cast presents an off-beat mix of life experiences and perspectives of the world.
Reflecting spell#7's intimate and inventive approach to theatre-making, Family Duet highlights the questions that family living answers but rarely asks: What is it to live together? How did I get these eyes? Are we ever too young to fail, or too old to disappoint? Where are the emergency noodles?
Three generations aged 6 to 66 mix conversation, media and dancing toys in scenes that probe the passage of time, the meaning of responsibility and how people overlap. The result is a family autobiography that audiences of all ages will find instantly recognisable, and totally unique.
Programme of the performance available here.
Family Duet was documented as part of Tan Ngiap Heng and LaSalle College of the Arts' performance archive. Photos, interviews can be found here.
Cast: Fiona Rae, Lola Rae, Paul Rae, Summer Rae, Eleanor Song, Kaylene Tan, Music: Zai Kuning, Lights: Low Kee Hong, Floor design: Ling Hao, Stage Manager: Liu Yonghui, Asst Stage Manager: Teo Xuan Xuan, Photos: Tan Ngiap Heng