In futile pursuit of Utopia

Ang Xiao Ting (in black, on floor) and Sini Rautjoki (in orange) react to an audience member speaking into the microphone in Ming Poon's The Pledge at Project Utopia.
Ang Xiao Ting (in black, on floor) and Sini Rautjoki (in orange) react to an audience member speaking into the microphone in Ming Poon's The Pledge at Project Utopia.PHOTO: THE THEATRE PRACTICE

Utopia - the realisation of the perfect world - may be impossible, but five artists from around the world decided to try to define it anyway.

The collective, which hail from Singapore, Germany, Indonesia and Finland, have created an immersive, if inchoate, experience that has audiences wandering through the surreal spaces of The Theatre Practice's Waterloo Street building.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 24, 2019, with the headline 'In futile pursuit of Utopia'. Subscribe