This November, theatre-makers Thong Pei Qin and Dr. Nidya Shanthini Manokara invite you to BITTEN: return to our roots (BITTEN), a site-specific theatrical journey at Kampong Bugis, to uncover memories and histories buried within the old Kallang Gasworks and the community that once thrived around it.
Poignant and itch-inducing, BITTEN invites you into a curious world abuzz with rich Singaporean cultures, the supernatural, and multiple truths. It looks closer at what fundamentally roots and bonds all of us, in our generation's attempts to reconnect with our cultures and lineage, and to form friendships across cultures, at the mercy of dropping blood platelet counts.
These stories of Kampong Bugis will be told through verbatim theatre and a fusion of bharata natyam and contemporary dance. It will also be performed mainly in English, with a mixture of Tamil and Mandarin.
The play will be brought to life by Seong Hui Xuan and Masturah Oli.