M1 Singapore Fringe Festival


The Immortal Sole

Edith Podesta (Australia, Singapore)
17 – 20 Jan 2018 Wed – Sat
Wed – Fri: 8pm
Sat: 3pm & 8pm
17 – 20 Jan 2018 : 8pm
20 Jan 2018 : 3pm
1hr (no intermission)
Esplanade Theatre Studio
Admission for ages 13 and above.

There will be a 20min post-show discussion with the artists.
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Limited concessions for students, NSFs, seniors and persons with disabilities: $19

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''It was refreshing to see Podesta…bring in elements that are seldom seen in local contemporary dance.'' Lee Mun Wai, The Straits Times Life!, on Indices of Vanishment, choreographed by Edith Podesta
''B*tch itself…has the potential to become a legendary work of theatre. It is a simple story with a complex heart.'' Akshita Nanda, The Straits Times Life!, on BITCH: The Origin of the Female Species by Edith Podesta

Choreographed by award-winning theatre maker Edith Podesta, The Immortal Sole is a piece of dance theatre reimagining Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Little Mermaid.

Featuring performers Dapheny Chen, Koh Wan Ching, Ma Yanling and Yarra Illeto, the piece looks at patriarchal notions of female stereotypes, and how these proliferate within the social and cultural fabric as a contemporary girl “grows up” into a woman.

In The Immortal Sole, the Sea is a world of carefree abandon in which a young girl connects to her body; the Land is a world where etiquette, morality, and accepted behaviour hamstring a woman and her ability to stand on her own two feet.

Using supplementary material from ancient folklore on mermaids, to observations by fashion icons like Christian Louboutin, to the transformation of Miley Cyrus from the wholesome Hannah Montana to the hyper-sexualised siren in Wrecking Ball, The Immortal Sole explores the transition from girlhood to womanhood and what is gained and lost in becoming a woman.


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