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宿 (STAY)

World Premiere – Sydney Festival January 2022
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Sydney Festival and OzAsia Festival in association with Kurinji and SAtheCollective present
宿 (stay)

written by S. Shakthidharan
Music composed by SAtheCollective and Kurinji

Part concert, part story, part ceremony

Thwayya faces the loss of her family farm after five generations of tending the land. Violet’s ancestors were custodians of that land for over 75,000 years, but she left home long ago. Meanwhile, Tsuet-Cheng is returning from Sydney to Singapore for “Tomb Sweeping Day”, a ritual in which families visit cemeteries to talk with their ancestors. These three women don’t know each other – but when two skeletons are discovered in the dried-up creek bed of a remote Queensland farm, their fates become deeply intertwined.

A hauntingly beautiful blend of music, dance, film, design and dialogue, 宿 (stay) is built on the real-life experiences of the artists. From a densely packed Singapore housing block to the vast Tagalaka country of outback Australia, 宿 (stay) delicately unearths buried trauma and fragile connections that lie at the heart of contemporary life.  


Sydney Festival and OzAsia Festival in association with Kurinji and SAtheCollective present
宿 (stay)

Music composed by SAtheCollective and Kurinji

Associate Writers: Aimée Falzon, Jasmin Sheppard, Natalie Alexandra Tse

Supported by:
Australia: Australia Council for the Arts; Create NSW; and The Australian Government’s International
Cultural Diplomacy Arts Fund (ICDAF) Program
Singapore: National Arts Council, Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth

Kurinji (Sydney)

Writer/Director S. Shakthidharan

Performers: Aimée Falzon (Thwayya, Selene; Vocalist, Piano); Jasmin Sheppard (Violet, Daisy; Dancer/Clapsticks); Charles Wu (An Hoo; Vocalist/Guitar/Bass)

Set & Costume Design: Dale Ferguson
Lighting Design: Karen Norris 
AV Design/Operator: Elias Nohra 
Movement Director: Jasmin Sheppard
Production Manager: Barry Searle 
Stage Manager: Jen Jackson 
Producer: Fenn Gordon for Tandem

Thank you:
Wesley Enoch, Louise Gough and Shakira Clanton.

SAtheCollective (Singapore)

Co-artistic Director / Producer / Music Director – Andy Chia
Assistant Producer / Production Stage Manager – Chong Jeannette 
Dramaturg – Felipe Cervera

Performers: Andy Chia (An Hoo, Uncle; Flutes, Vocals), Natalie Alexandra Tse (Tsuet-Cheng; Guzheng), Govin Tan (Desmond;  Drums, Percussion, Tabla), Vick Low (Victor; Cello)

Audio Recording and Mixing – Dirk Stromberg
Sound Recording Assistant – Daryl Michael
Sound Assistant – Titus Lemuel
Sound Assistant – Ernst Chua
Assistant Stage Manager – Cindy Sng

 A Potocol 2021 Film (Singapore)

Film Producer – Jeremy Chua (Potocol Pte Ltd)
Film Assistant Producer / Unit Production Manager – Sam Chua Weishi (Potocol Pte Ltd)
Film Production Coordinator – Pek Jia Hao (Potocol Pte Ltd)

Film Director – Giselle Lin
Director of Photography – Clyde Kam

A Cam 1st Assistant Camera – Harris Saifudin
B Cam Operator – Leong Wei Ching
B Cam 1st Assistant Camera – Regine Yeow
Data Wrangler – Ernest Lee
Gaffer – Song Zhi Yi (Dan)
Grip – Afiq Aris
2nd Assistant Camera / Grip – Harrison Bo Born
Location Sound Recordist – Nikki Koh
Assistant Director – Faraz
Art Director – Javeus Toh
Art Assistant – Cheery Ng
Editor – Shannen Mok

Film Special Thanks:
Equipment – True Colour Media Pte Ltd
Location – Gateway Arts and Gateway Theatre 
Costume Styling – The Supper House – Ashley Chiam
Makeup – Tinoq Russell Goh using MAC Cosmetics & HABA Skincare
Hair – Dylan Chan using Virtue Labs


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