Flipside takes over Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay for 10 days of circus, comedy, physical theatre and puppetry. From 26 May to 4 Jun 2023, the festival presents a bumper crop of international artists from seven countries, performing alongside artists from Singapore.
Puppetry takes centre stage with two theatre productions that debunk the idea that this art form is ‘just for kids’. Chimpanzee (USA) and Famous Puppet Death Scenes (Canada) are made for adults and youths. Both works imbue inanimate objects with such convincing humanity in very different ways. Puppets appear outdoors along the Esplanade Waterfront too in the form of roving Seagulls (Australia).
Flipside also celebrates the wonderfully imaginative world of circus, clowning, physical comedy and street arts. In Circus Park (Taiwan), a group of acrobats will improvise games with everyday objects and invite you to re-imagine play that transcends age and rigid functionality. Be inspired by the creative absurdity of street artists in My Dream (South Korea), Circus Olympics (South Korea) and Bakeke (France), as they find the most complicated ways to do the simplest of tasks. In Control Freak (Israel), we meet a quirky character who will invite audiences onto his stage to be part of his hilarious, self-orchestrated show.
Venue: Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay
When: 26 May - 4 Jun 2023,