studio project 1: let’s go! opera, 2018
let's go! opera aims to revive the dying tradition of chinese opera. it does so by revamping the stereotypically "noisy" chinese opera into a fun and quirky look.
after being brought into singapore by chinese immigrants in the 19 century, chinese opera, also known as wayang, became a distinctively imperative identity of chinese culture. this was seen during the seventh month festivities when chinese opera frequented the streets. by 1881, there were over 240 opera performers in singapore. now, this form of live entertainment which used to enthral audiences more than anything else is facing a crisis of endangerment due to the disinterest of the younger audience.
note: this is a fictional project.