I came at last to the seas
What does it mean to be “Chinese”?
Six individuals in various stages of migration cross paths, reflecting the multiple identities of the Chinese diaspora.
Six stories reflect one journey, woven together as a meditation on displacement.
Six roots of sensation in Buddhist philosophy, searching for a moment of equilibrium.
The phenomenon of uprooting and searching is as old as the human race. I came at last to the seas is a questioning of one’s cultural identity, told through multi-layered artistic expressions where each element has its own distinct journey. Director Kuo Jian Hong paints a spell-binding landscape of cinematic storytelling, as she is joined by a team of Singapore’s most inspiring composers and designers.
Featuring an international team of creatives from Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China, it is the first ever original work by a Singaporean theatre company to be commissioned for Esplanade Theatre as part of the Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts 2018.
Language: Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles
Duration: 2 hours
Recommended Audience Capacity: 1200 – 1500
8 x Cast
1 x Director
1 x Producer/Tour Manager
8 X Creative
16 x Production Crew
“The message – coming at a time of reunions among family and friends – is rich in timeliness, making I came at last to the seas a thought-provoking watch.”