Family Duet

Rae, Paul and Tan, Kaylene and Song, Eleanor and Rae, Summer and Rae, Lola and Rae, Paul and Tan, Kaylene and Low, Kee Hong and Liu, Yong Huay and Teo, Xuan Xuan (2013) Family Duet. [Production]

Item Type: Production
Title: Family Duet
Synopsis:

Duets is a series of pseudo-autobiographical performances about a power of two in a world of many. They have been presented in Singapore and internationally, in theatres and on audio. Over the years, Paul and Kaylene have duetted together (Duets, 2004-2005), alone (Duets 2, 2006), with trees (Tree Duet, 2007-2010) and with the sky (Sky Duet, 2008). Family Duet is the latest addition.
(Synopsis and Theme) 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 on the world
Two weeks before their first child was born in 2004, Kaylene Tan and Paul Rae performed Duets. Described by The Straits Times as ‘stylish, quirky’ and ‘enigmatic’, the show was an attempt to mark what it meant to be two in advance of becoming three.
Now they are four. Time for some new home truths.
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 both instantly recognisable, and totally unique.

CAST
Performer ................ Eleanor Song
Performer ................ Fiona Rae
Performer ................ Kaylene Tan
Performer ................ Lola Rae
Performer ................ Paul Rae
Performer ................ Summer Rae

PRODUCTION
Writers .............. Eleanor Song, Kaylene Tan, Lola
Rae, Paul Rae, Summer Rae
Directors ............... Paul Rae & Kaylene rae
Directorial Advice ....... Claire Devine
Floor Design ....... Ling Hao
Lighting Design .......... Low Kee Hong
Music ................ Zai Kunning
Production/Stage Manager ..Liu Yong Huay
Assistant Stage Manager ..Teo Xuan Xuan
Photographer ..........Tan Ngaip Heng, The Pond

Subjects: Performing Arts - Theatre
Divisions: Work in process
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2013 01:43
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2014 03:48
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/129