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Preview: M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2017 – Art & Skin (Week 2)

After bringing you a preview of week 1’s offerings (hyperlink here), here’s week 2’s list of shows at the 2017 M1 Singapore Fringe Festival!
Pretty Butch by Tan Liting
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Director Tan Liting takes on portrayals of gender in this ensemble performance featuring five characters grappling with living on the edge of masculinity and femininity in a society that harasses them for it. Pretty Butch explores the possibility of masculinity in females, often hidden away from judgmental eyes and the spectrum that all gender has to offer, defying the norms and finding the space between male and female.

Pretty Butch plays at the Centre 42 Black Box. Tickets are sold out.

Under My Skin by Alessandra Fel
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Singapore-based Italian director Alessandra Fel has developed a new physical theatre piece, exploring the relationship between a mother and son. 65-year old Emily reflects on how 30 years ago she went into labour with her son Ray, and the post-natal depression that followed. Starring Catherine Sng, Rizman Putra and Pat Toh, Under My Skin promises an immersive experience of a compelling tale of a woman coming to terms with her past.

Under My Skin plays at the Esplanade Theatre Studio from 11-12 January. Tickets available from SISTIC
Skin Tight by Ah Hock and Peng Yu
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Skin Tight marks the return of Singapore contemporary dance company Ah Hock and Peng Yu. In collaboration with performance-maker Andrew Ng, the performance will feature three dancers investigating the act of anonymity, and how it might just be the key to liberation from labels and categories. Donning zentai suits and inspired by taichi and butoh, the dancers come alive with their stylised movements, almost as if escaping their identity altogether.

Skin Tight plays at the Esplanade Theatre Studio from 13-14 January. Tickets available from SISTIC 

That wraps up our preview for the 2017 M1 Singapore Fringe Festival: Art and Skin. We’ll be bringing you detailed reviews of each performance featured in January, so  hold tight and get ready to kick off the 2017 arts season with a bang!

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