The Mem’s Servants: 

A Food & Dance Affair

by Project Plait X Artistry

The year is 1921, and the tireless endeavour of building the British Empire is going at full steam. House 18 Temenggong Road, a typical Black-&-white house, was built to house a British serviceman and his family. Plumbing, gas stoves and electricity is not yet available in the house, and housekeeping is an arduous affair. Having servants in the home is absolutely vital to the comfort and prestige expected of the atas European community.

We unearth the untold stories from the back of the house- the servants, in particular the cookie (cook) and the amah (nanny), whose lives play out in close proximities to their European masters (known to the servants as Tuan & Mem, short for memsahib). Their paths, however, couldn’t be more different.

 

Housed in a Black-&-white colonial house restored to its former glory, our story comes alive through Food & Dance. A 5-dish modern Singaporean menu is interwoven with Contemporary Dance into a unique showcase by Chef Nixon Low and choreographer Naomi Tan. Experience the full beauty of this house originally built in the 1920s as you walk through and dine in each of the four interconnected rooms. Expect sensory enchantment as you are immersed in this interactive dining experience, and be part of a special journey that transcends time and space.

Premiered: 24 - 27 July 2019

A Samsui Love Story:

A Food & Dance Affair

by Project Plait X TungLok

It is 1937, and she has travelled long and far to come to Singapore to work as a Samsui woman. He works for the British government as an undercover spy, with a mission to find out if the community of Japanese fishermen in Singapore was providing intelligence for the Japanese military. As part of his mission, he takes on the identity of a satay street vendor. They fall in love, her not knowing his dark secret, and him not knowing what war may bring.

Follow the star-crossed story of the Samsui woman and the Satay man, as their love grows from their first meeting and holds strong through the trials and darkness of war-torn Singapore.

 

The story comes alive through Food & Dance. A 5-course modern Singaporean meal is interwoven with Contemporary Dance into a unique showcase by Chef Nixon Low and choreographer Naomi Tan. Expect sensory enchantment as you are immersed in this interactive dining experience, and be part of a special journey that transcends time and space.

Premiered: 17 - 20 July 2018

Inheritance:

A Food & Dance Affair

by Project Plait X Jiakpalang Eating House

We are often inspired by traditions which we hold close to our hearts, but in today's fast paced society and an ever evolving Singapore, are we losing our identity faster than we are creating it?

A 5-course modern Singaporean meal is interwoven with Contemporary Dance into a unique showcase by Chef Nixon Low and choreographer Naomi Tan. Expect sensory enchantment as you are immersed in this interactive dining experience, and be part of a special journey that transcends time and tradition.

Premiered: 20, 21 & 22 July 2017

Premiered: 9 & 10 July 2016

Premiered: 1 & 2 June 2016

Premiered: 18 & 19 November 2015

Re-run: 2 & 3 February 2016

Selected past works are available for events or group/corporate bookings.