Monday, 28 June 2021, 8pm *
Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 8pm
Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 8pm

*With post-show dialogue.

Sunday, 18 July 2021 – Saturday, 31 July 2021


In-venue: Esplanade Annexe Studio

Video-on-Demand: SISTIC Online Stream


Standard $28
Concession $20
Mezzanine $12+

SISTIC Online Stream $12+

(All prices excluding SISTIC booking fee)

+General Discounts are not applicable

Programme Booklet

Estimated Duration

Approximately 90 minutes

In light of the latest safe management advisories, the in-venue shows will proceed as planned. A video-on-demand of M1 Open Stage will also be made available through SISTIC Online Stream from 18 – 31 July 2021.

All patrons are required to do SafeEntry check-in at the venue via the TraceTogether app or token only. Other modes of SafeEntry check-in will not be accepted from 24 Apr 2021. To ensure a smooth entry, please download the TraceTogether app ahead of the performance if you have not already done so. We regret that patrons who do not have the app or the token will be denied entry.

Curated from a global open call attracting more than 150 applicants from 48 countries, M1 Open Stage spotlights exciting contemporary voices emerging from Southeast Asia and beyond. This year, the Festival probes into the local psyche with 4 highly personal works.

Hasyimah Harith’s return to her ongoing series Nak Dara takes on a heightened necessity. In this solo rendition, she self-soothes and communes with her audiences over the celebration of ‘nafsu’ – the Malay word evoking insatiable appetites, that aims to uncover various perspectives on who owns and claims ownership over our bodies.

Topography of Breath evinces a different mode of mastery over our bodies: sports culture, and the intense focus on endurance and productivity. Structured to resemble high intensity interval training, Pat Toh maps the corporeality of exhaustion on a kinetic terrain of muscularity and breath.

Turning the gaze inward, Aiden Tan’s offering 10-6 into the SKIN reveals the mortal desire to dive into the unfathomable in search of greater depths.

Inspired by the eponymous biblical account, the work Lazarus Parable Movement by Wayne Ong and Leia Ang offers a visceral interpretation of its chasmic consequences.

General Discounts

Only applicable to shows held at Esplanade and selected events held at T.H.E Dance Company’s studio.

25% off

Friends of T.H.E (Emanate)

20% off

Friends of T.H.E (Embrace)

15% off

Friends of T.H.E (Embark), Esplanade&Me Black Cardholders, PAssion Card Members, OCBC Arts Platinum Card Members

10% off

Esplanade&Me White Cardholders, OCBC Credit Card Members

5% off

Esplanade&Me Discover Cardholders

Concession Perks

NAC-AEP Tote Board Arts Grant

Secondary schools, JCs, CIs & ITEs that have opted in during the opt-in exercise for 2020 conducted by the National Arts Council (NAC) may use the NAC-AEP’s Tote Board Arts Grant to apply for a subsidy of up to 50% of concession ticket costs for all ticketed shows held at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay in due course.