The emergence of Avant, Singapore was timely as there was a strong desire to expand and explore the theatre craft in South East Asia with many collaborative partnerships. Steadfast in its artistic direction and realising many opportunities for artistic exploration in this region it was a lucrative and commercially viable move to set up Avant Theatre & Language Limited in Singapore on 2nd March 2011 as a Public Company Limited by Guarantee under the Non-Profit Organisation entity.
Avant, Singapore is new, fresh and is willing to take on exciting ventures to promote multicultural art forms in Australia. Having the best of both worlds, east and west, Avant wants to be a hybrid production company carving its name in Melbourne’s contemporary theatre scene. Avant, Singapore aims to be a professional creative platform showcasing commercially appealing productions and an artistic exploratory platform working in partnership with local arts organisation in supporting the Singapore Global Arts hub identity.Avant, Singapore endeavours to promote the creation of hybrid performance environment that is commercial, educational and entertaining.
Avant is proud to celebrate its 10th Anniversary in Singapore with two unique ground breaking production. Bhishma the Grandsire & Bhishma the Pitamaha was a duologue in English & Tamil by the same artiste within an interval of 15 minutes in September 2011 and also another first ever in Singapore a Total Theatre Concept presented with the text from William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet which was transcreated in Tamil as Romz & Julz, with audience having the choice to view the process and/or the narrative of a performance for holistic appreciation of theatre. This productions together with the touring production concluded Avant’s 10th Anniversary celebration.