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M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2020: Mak-Mak Menari by Bhumi Collective (Singapore)

Mak-Mak Menari explores the role of the modern Malay mother in Singapore today, and how dance continues to play a part in their lives. While marriage, motherhood, cultural and traditional taboos, and growing older have impacted their dancing days, the Mak-Mak Menaris have only grown stronger. They continue to find pleasure in dancing together and this project is a tribute to their resilience, told in part by their junior, Soultari Amin Farid, whose own dance career has been shaped by watching and dancing alongside these women.

Mak-Mak Menari is a documentary theatre work with text, Malay dance and videography, curated from the real-life stories and experiences of these Malay Muslim women in Singapore.

Start Sales Date

1 Oct 2019, 5pm

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1 Oct 2019, 5pm


English & Malay, with English surtitles


1 Hour (no interval)

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Rating / Age Limit

  • Rating: General
  • No admission for infants in arms and children below 13 years old.
  • Children 13 years and above must purchase a ticket for entry.
  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.

Photography / Video Recording Rules

  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is permitted for this event.

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Bhumi Collective


Bhumi Collective is a producing and multidisciplinary performing arts company. We are a point of convergence for artists embracing intercultural, intersectional, multidisciplinary and transnational practices to address, explore and are curious about issues surrounding deconstruction, disruption and decolonisation. Our name, Bhumi, meaning earth/soil in both Sanskrit and Malay, reflects our belief that human potential and diversity are fertile ground for collaborative artmaking in a borderless world.


Co-Director/Performer – Soultari Amin Farid


Soultari Amin Farid is a choreographer, arts educator and researcher currently pursuing his PhD at the Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the c-ofounder of Dian Dancers and Joint Artistic Director of Bhumi Collective. His recent choreographic credits include: yesterday it rained salt (M1 Singapore Fringe 2019), Ikan Girl (Singapore International Festival of Music), bhumi (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), (Mis)fits (Footprints Festival, UK); Maa, What If… : The Mother in Tagore’s Poems (Mora Ferenc Muzeum, Hungary) and Unity in Diversity (University of Szeged, Hungary).


Co-Director/Dramaturg – Grace Lee-Khoo


Grace Lee-Khoo is the Founder and Creative Development Director of Access Path Productions. A United Kingdom-trained applied theatre practitioner, she completed her Master’s Degree in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2016. In 2017, Grace was an international artist-in-residence at Graeae Theatre Company (London)–UK’s flagship disability-led inclusive theatre company. Grace works internationally as a performer, director, dramaturg, researcher and educator. Visit www.graceleekhoo.com for more information.


Film-maker/Video Designer – Yusri “Shaggy” Sapari


Shaggy is a professional kepo using the medium of recorded video to explore stories of people. He makes videos for social initiatives and arts groups with Paradise Pictures, and in theatre as a multimedia artist. Shaggy was mentored by Brian Gothong Tan under The Necessary Stage’s The Orange Playground Lab. He has worked for countless theatre productions as a Multimedia Designer. His latest work includes Building a Character as part of W!LD RICE’s Singapore Theatre Festival 2018. Shaggy also does technical consultation for companies that are looking into adapting artwork into projection mapping installations.


Producer – Mohamad Shaifulbahri


Shaiful is a creative producer and arts educator with an MA in Creative Producing from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He founded Yellow Chair Productions and is currently Joint Artistic Director of Bhumi Collective. His recent credits include: yesterday it rained salt (M1 Singapore Fringe 2019), Last of Their Generation and bhumi (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), everything that rises must dance (Resolution 2016 for Sasha Milavic Davies and Lucy Railton), The Bunker Without Borders Festival with The Bunker Theatre, UK), Ikan Girl (Singapore International Festival of Music), and Lord of the Flies and Every Brilliant Thing in Singapore.

Early Bird School Bookings
$16 student tickets are available for bookings made before 24 Nov 2019.

NAC-AEP Tote Board Arts Grant
Selected works may be eligible for the NAC-AEP Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy.

Complimentary ticket for teacher
We offer a complimentary ticket for the teacher accompanying each group of 20 students.

Please email us at info@singaporefringe.com for bookings and more information.

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Event Date
Fri, 17 - Sun, 19 Jan 2020

Fri & Sat: 8pm
Sat & Sun: 3pm


NAFA Studio Theatre

Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$27