A collective creation inspired by “Simplicity” - a poem of Argentine poet, essayist and short-story writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899 –1986).

Director Guillermo Angelelli, who draws from Eugenio Barba's principles of theatre anthropology, guides actor-students from Intercultural Theatre Institute into creating their own original material from the writings and creative works of Borges and other artists.

With text, dance, music, and the clown as metaphor for the artist, Simplicity conjures up worlds adapted, disassembled and rebuilt into a new one.


An actor, director and teacher, Guillermo Angelelli was one of the founders of Clu del Claun, a pioneering group that defied tradition in the 1980s and gained legendary status in Buenos Aires. In 1986, he began to develop training and research work with Iben Nagel Rassmusen (of Denmark’s Odin Teatret), and is now a member of the Vindenes Bro Group (The Bridge of Winds) managed by Rassmusen.

Angelelli is a multi-award winner for his work in theatre and has received the Harlequin Award for Best Actor and Director for Asterion (1992), GATEA Award and Maria Guerrero Award for Best Actor for The Threepenny Opera (2004) and Hamlet (2004), and Maria Guerrero Award for Best Actor in Woyzeck (2006).

To see more of Angelelli's work, visit The Bridge of Winds livestream.


Presented by Intercultural Theatre Institute
A new work directed by Guillermo Angelelli

Co-created with ITI actor-students:
Anildo Böes (Brazil), Catherine Ho (Singapore), Cerys Ong (Singapore), Elizabeth Sergeant Tan (Singapore), Kady Cheung (Hong Kong), Ramassamy S (India). and Soti Ramapati D. (India)

Assistant Director: Ignacio Monná
Set Designer: Chris Chua
Lighting Designer: Stev.e K

17 - 19 March 2016
Drama Centre Black Box
at The
National Library Building

Duration: 60min


S$25 excluding ticketing fee (Standard)
S$20 excluding ticketing fee (Concession rate for NSF / senior citizens / students)
For group bookings, please contact admin@iti.edu.sg.

Photo: Bernie Ng

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