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Workhorse Afloat


Key Words

Archive, Asian Theatre, Collaboration, Colonization, Contemporary Dance, Diaspora, Documentary Film, Documentary Theatre, Festival Of Asian Performing Arts, Foreigner, Hybridity, Live Art, Marginalized, Migrant Workers, Migration, Music Theatre, Neoliberal Economies, Rickshaw Coolies, Short Film, Singapore History, Singapore Writing, Southeast Asia Studies, Transcultural Performance, Transdisciplinary Performance, Victoria Theatre,


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The lives of yesterday’s Chinese rickshaw coolies and today’s construction workers from India is the central theme of TheatreWorks’ Workhorse Afloat.

Under the artistic direction of Ong Keng Sen, Workhorse Afloat explores how circumstances in Singapore have come full circle by juxtaposing the lonely world of Chinese rickshaw coolies dating back from 1880 to 1940, with the Indian workers presently here.

Although most of us have seen these Indian workers in large groups at Little India on weekends, few of us ever wonder about the world they live in. Workhorse Afloat will change that as you are taken on a journey of discovery through a mosaic of real life accounts.

Presented as part of the Festival of Asian Performing Arts 1997.



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Location:>
Victoria Theatre, Singapore, Singapore
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Date:>
25 – 26 June 1997
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People:>
Concept & Director: Collaborators & Performers: Video: Writer: Choreographer:
Wenhui
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Set Design: Light Design: Musicians: Video Performers: Production Director:
Tay Tong.
Production & Stage Manager: Technical Manager:
Lee Cheng Heng.
Stage Manager:
Jerome Ng.
Associate Stage Managers:
Esther Tan, Roziah b Abdul Rahim.
Lighting:
Choo Chang Joon, Erik McDaniel.
Sound:
Paul Chan.
Stage Team:
Eric Loh, Gail Perera, Low Su Ming, Mervyn Quek, Valerie Oliveiro, Yong Shuh Ying.
Production:
Elvan Ong.
Collaterals:
WORK
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, Leslie Lee.
Administrator:
Michele Lim.


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