To Beat the Butterfly's Wings

a site-specific dance performance

To Beat the Butterfly's Wings


A Site-Specific Performance Project with dance, sound, and art installations

Date: 17 - 19 April 2014

Venue: 222 Artspace, Queen Street

Show time: 17 April 8pm / 18, 19 April 3pm & 8pm

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Choreographer Angela Liong collaborates with composer Joyce Beetuan Koh, sound designer Yong Rong Zhao, visual artists Sai Hua Kuan and Wang Ruobing, and lighting designer Genevieve Peck to present this multi-disciplinary performance at Queen Street 222 Artspace. The performance is staged in four small adjacent gallery rooms to present an immersive theatre experience for an intimate capacity audience (only 40 audience for each performance).

The artists play with the ideas of change inspired by the Butterfly Effect and Chaos Theory. They start a chain reaction in a process that compressed sounds, lights, movement, and sights into intense performing pockets that shift around in different gallery chambers. These fragments of dramatic narratives engage the audience with simultaneous happenings that soon have them moving from room to room. This free milling generates similar dynamics as in the Chaos Theory and is unleashed within the rooms.

The performance alludes to spiraling changes of the fragile environment caused by human callousness. In the confine of four small chambers, we glimpse the peril of humanity if we continue with our oblivion at present rate.


The theme of butterfly effect is inspired by Artistic Director Angela Liongs long time research on climate change that was initiated in 2006 with performance projects reflecting on the effect of climate change on culture and the people.

The initial project began in 2007 with Angela Liong leading the Arts Fission dancers together with Indonesian performing artists to scale mountains and comb beaches in central Java, gathering sounds and sights for their on-location cultural expeditions. Already a 4-series performance project entitled The Locust Wrath has just been completed in September 2013.

Recent company cultural expedition (Dec 2013) to the island of Bali contributes new perspective to the fragile balance of human and nature, resulting in the creation of this poignant performance based on the idea of the butterfly effect.

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Apr 17 - Apr 19, 2014
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8:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
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222 Queen Street #02-03 Singapore 189550 Singapore
The Arts Fission Company