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Walking into the past and present

It is medically proven that walking delays memory loss. That may be a reason for the surge of promenade performances this year that aim to reconnect present-day viewers to the overlooked or forgotten past.

In January, Drama Box asked ticket-holders to take a walk down memory lane with Missing: The City Of Lost Things. Inspired by artist Han Xuemei's nostalgia for her old school, the experience was devised to send participants on a personalised sentimental journey to a place of their own choosing.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 13, 2018, with the headline 'Walking into the past and present'. Print Edition | Subscribe