“Millefeuilles” is a magical experience comprising an art installation and performance, during which audiences discover and explore scenery in a dark room on their own with a flashlight. A whole world of paper sculpture in various sizes—placed on the ground or suspended—is revealed through projected shadows created by the simple light source.
When a bell rings, the audience is then invited to gather for a performance of tender and absurd stories without words, featuring an unusual character who invents a world for himself to escape solitude.
Creator Lukasz Areski draws from a variety of techniques for the performance. This includes shadow and puppet theatre, the Japanese art of cutting and folding paper kirigami and the pop-up book. In his stories, he unfolds pages, lifts trap doors and pulls a tab to reveal a setting or to set a character in motion.
Originally from Poland, Lukasz Areski started Compagnie Areski in 2005 in Toulouse, France, where he is now based.
Specializing in puppetry and paper theatre, he has developed a visual language at the crossroads of several disciplines. Through poetic suggestion and reflection, his shows evoke the fragility of beings and substances and the importance of relationships.
Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Address: 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Dates 3 – 5 Jun 2022
Time: Fri: 8pm / Sat: 2pm, 5pm & 8pm / Sun: 2pm & 5pm
45mins (no intermission)
Admission for ages 6 and above. Children below 10 must be accompanied by an adult. The accompanying adult must be aged 16 and above.
Patrons should be dressed comfortably and be prepared to walk around the space. Some areas will be dimly lit.
Patrons will be asked to use their mobile phone flashlights to explore the art installation.
Book tickets here.