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Sandakan Threnody


Key Words

Asia Pacific History, Asian Theatre, Contemporary Dance, Death March, Documentary Theatre, Documentary Video, East Asian History, Energex Brisbane Festival, Fall of Singapore, Kabuki, Live Art, Melbourne Arts Centre State Theatre, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Music Theatre, Onnagata, Prisoners of War, Sandakan, Singapore Arts Festival, Suncorp Theatre, Transcultural Theatre, Transdisciplinary Theatre, Victoria Theatre, War Crimes Trial, World War II,


About

Singapore’s most noted theatre director Ong Keng Sen takes two personal accounts of the infamous prisoner-of-war camp at Sandakan in Borneo as the starting point for Sandakan Threnody. Son of a survivor, composer Jonathan Mills, has created a haunting soundscape for a production that is highly emotional and provocative.

Sandakan Threnody combines voice, soundscape, video, dance, documentary and personal narratives to tackle one of the most complex and difficult issues of our time: how to think about war and the crimes committed in its name. This cross-cultural collaboration uncovers the very different but nonetheless shared wartime experiences of Australia, Japan and Singapore.

Presented as part of the Energex Brisbane Festival 2004 and Melbourne International Arts Festival 2004.



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Location:>
Suncorp Theatre, Brisbane, Australia
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State Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
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Date:>
16 – 18 September 2004
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14 – 16 October 2004
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People:>
Concept & Director: Collaborators, Performers & Text: Composer: Video: Body Installations: Set Design: Light Design: Sound Design: Conductor: Tenor: Recorded Voices:
Cantillation, Frank Mills, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Consultant:
Lou Weis.
Producer:
Tay Tong.
Associate Producer:
Vivian Lee.
Stage Manager:
Kathryn Hindley.
Technical Management:
Lennie Lee.
Associate Director:
Lok Meng Chue.
Video Technical Manager & Sound Engineer:
Micha Meliani.
Marketing & Publicity:
Eileen Chua, Traslin Ong.
Collaterals:
Melvin Chee, PHUNK.
Dresser (Goju Masanosuke):
Taiji Yashiro.
Tour Manager:
Rosemary Hinde.


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Year:> 2020


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