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M1 Chinese Theatre Festival

Converge and Collide


In every edition since 2011, “M1 Chinese Theatre Festival” has brought to local audiences an eclectic mix of quality local Chinese theatre, and high caliber regional works which no other arts festival will bring.

2016 is no different. Currently into its fifth instalment, the spirit of the festival has always been to “converge” and “collide”.

It converges audiences from all walks of life with artists of all strokes into an intimate space. In this shared space, collisions happen: through debate and dialogue, in which a common resonance is formed. Both sides glean new revelations and insights, some of which are larger than life itself.

It converges diverse works of all genres, only common in their intimacy. From the mainstream to the experimental, from being family friendly to addressing edgy themes and controversies. In this melting pot, collisions happen: through discourse and exchange. This creative chaos inspires new perspectives, through multiple expressions and narratives.

This year, we continue to build upon this spirit. We continue to reach out to audiences of different ages and stratum; we continue to push forth quality theatre with zest and zeal, sharing the charm and magnetism of intimate theatre with everyone.

Art originates from life. Theatre is like a mirror that reflects the people and happenings in life from a different perspective, encouraging us to look within ourselves and to observe the ways of others.

Kuo Jian Hong | Artistic Director