As we know, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought international touring to a complete standstill until recently. So it is with great excitement that Performing Lines WA welcomed their Singaporean collaborators on Noongar Country last week for the premiere of Hu木an, one of the first in-person international collaborations to resume in Perth since the borders have re-opened.
The Australian premiere season has been co-produced by Performing Lines WA and The Artground. It will be presented at the WA Museum Boola Bardip as part of the AWESOME Festival, 26 Sept – 1 Oct, 2022.
The project has been made possible through the generous support from the WA Museum and the Australian Government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the AWESOME Festival.
Hu木an (which means forest in Malay and 木<mu> is the Chinese character for ‘wood’) is a partnership between the National Museum of Singapore, Sensorium Theatre (Australia), and The Artground (Singapore), exploring ways to make heritage accessible to children with disability through the arts.
The live performance is based on the Museum’s William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings, which comprises 477 drawings of the flora and fauna of the Malay Peninsula in the early 19th century.