Singapore International Festival of Arts 2024: Sun & Sea

Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė & Lina Lapelytė (Lithuania)

30 May 2024, Thu, 6pm, 7pm & 8pm

31 May 2024, Fri, 6pm, 7pm & 8pm

1 Jun 2024, Sat, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Theatre

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Photo credit: Arts House Limited
Photo credit: Arts House Limited
Photo credit: Arts House Limited

"I can’t stop thinking about this work" – Adrian Searle, The Guardian
"Surreal as it is profound" – Kelly Grovier, BBC
"Subtly unnerving" – Artnet


Sun & Sea takes place on an artificial beach crafted through light, architecture and music. Vacationers in colourful bathing suits are lying next to each other on sandy ground, while the audience observes them from above, as though from the point of view of the sun.


In the heat of a summer day, characters begin telling their stories. Frivolous micro-stories slowly give rise to broader, more serious subjects and grow into a global symphony, a universal human choir addressing planetary-scale climate breakdown. In the work, the physical finitude and fatigue of the human body becomes a stand-in for an exhausted Earth.


The setting, a crowded beach, instinctively evokes laziness and a breezy holiday mood. In this context, the message follows suit: serious topics unfold easily, softly-like a pop song on the very last day on Earth.


An ecological work at its very core, Sun & Sea is concerned with the way in which we-our human species consistently fails to recognise those planetary-scale threats and urgencies we ourselves are the cumulative cause of.


Supported by Embassy of Lithuania in Singapore.


Best Exhibitions of 2019 – The Guardian
Best Art of 2019 – The New York Times
Best Classical Music of 2019 – The New York Times
Golden Lion for Best National Participation - 2019 Venice Biennale

Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content)


Please note this show is standing room only.

Admission Age:
13 and above.
Language: English
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Date & Time

30 May 2024, Thu


Esplanade Theatre


Esplanade Theatre


Esplanade Theatre

31 May 2024, Fri


Esplanade Theatre


Esplanade Theatre


Esplanade Theatre

1 Jun 2024, Sat


Esplanade Theatre


Esplanade Theatre


Esplanade Theatre
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Students, NSFs & Seniors

Price $68 $57.80

Early Bird Specials: 15% off

Valid from 20 Feb – 31 Mar 2024.


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Bundles Special

Valid from 1 Apr – 2 Jun 2024.

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Bundle of 3: 10% off

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