Large Theatre

Duryodhanan

(Singapore's first bilingual AR and VR theatre production)

details

 

National Gallery Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium

Saturday 20 February 2021, 1.30pm

Presented in Tamil and English 
Duration - Launch is approximately 1 hour with no interval and guests were ushered to experience the VR and AR performance (7min each)

SYNOPSIS

 

Duryodhanan was the first virtual/augmented reality theatre production of Singapore Tamil theatre. The launch was graced by Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law, Mr Edwin Tong on 20 February 2021 at National Gallery Singapore.

Key invited guests included Deputy CE, Sector Development, National Arts Council, Head ( Indian audience) MediaCorp, Indian Heritage Centre GM, Director (Head of Community programming) Esplanade, Justice of Peace and SIET Chairman and many more.

 

Duryodhanan had added value to its strong contributions to Tamil theatre’s recent advent in digital productions. Duryodhanan was the maiden Tamil theatre production that leveraged on the use of volumetric capture / augmented reality technology. Partnering with Vostok VR- an award-winning VR technology and motion capture company, AGAM took the leap of faith in turning this new venture into a new norm in the realms of virtual performances and challenged the notions of traditional theatre. This has allowed us as an organisation to push the boundaries of conventional theatre-making and allow us to use this opportunity that COVID-19 has presented to us to test the potential of a new technology in theatre. This project has been supported by the National Arts Council and Tamil Language Learning and Promotion Committee.

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key creative personnel

 

Exec Producer and Director 
Producer
Co-Producer

Playwright 
Technical Director 

Production Manager
Head of VR AR Post pdn

Original background score
FOH manager
Collateral design 
Title poster design

Motion poster animation
Making Video
VR equipment support

Technical team
House management
Costume design
Make up design
Photography support
Videography support

Emcee for the Launch
Special thanks 

Ganesh Subramanian 
Shanmuga Sundram

Nallu Dhinakaran

Dr Elavazhagan Murugan

Vitaliy Che, Vostok VR 

Durga Devi 
Alex Surkhocv

Raghu Sounderarajan

Mathangi Narayanan, Vijay

Vinith Kumar 

JS Sasikumar 

Lawrence Xiao

Srinath Ramalingam

Nina, Fantasium Group

Sai Hoong
Raveena Siva
Durga Devi 

Norehan Fong
Damian Vault

Curious Productions

Karthikeyan Somasundram

MCCY

AGAM Board of Directors

PIXEL Studio

THE MAKING

AUDIENCE RAVES

PRESS AND NEWS

SPH STRAITS TIME LIFE! on 18 February 2021

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TAMIL MURASU on 28 February 2021

MEDIACORP TAALAM INDIAN BEAT on 12 March 2021 

MEDIACORP VANAKKAM SINGAI on 25 APRIL 2021 

GALLERY

 

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