Interview With The Painters: HERO Producer & Cast [May 2016]

The Painters: HERO
The Painters: HERO

The Painters: HERO are also coming back to Singapore for another performance run with new content at the Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa on 10 – 11 June 2016.

The Painters: HERO is a mind-blowing innovative non-verbal art performance that couples 3D video art together with action-filled performances of dance and comedy. The Painters: HERO reached over two million international audience with 7,000 shows within five years in Seoul and Jeju theatres. The show focuses on re-creating all-time favourite superstars such as Michael Jackson, Bruce Lee and even Superman through their own interpretation in art form.

In an email interview with the producer and cast of The Painters: Hero, they shared some very interesting facts about the show that you can look out for and appreciate during their performance.

What are you guys looking forward to see/do when coming to Singapore?

We do want to look around tourist spots in Singapore and try nice local foods, but above all we can’t wait to meet the enthusiastic audience once again. We have really great memory of our first tour in Singapore in 2011.

Given that none of the cast majored in Art, how were they casted and what is the most challenging part about casting non-art majors for the roles of The Painters?

When choosing the cast, we keep an eye out for those who are passionate and have a good attitude for the show. The Chaplin Team, who are performing in Singapore this year, all majored in acting instead of art. The challenging part for the cast, even art majors, is when they have to go through at least six months of rigorous training to master the skills of painting and acting at the same time. Thus, the cast should also have endurance and patience to endure through the training to deliver great performances to the audiences.

Dust Painting
Dust Painting

What is the biggest challenge for the cast when they are painting on stage? Which is the most complex drawing technique live on stage?

While performing, the paint stain will add up on the actors’ costume and they can actually weigh quite a lot. This is rather challenging for the cast as they have to move around a lot on the stage during the performance while maintaining high energy at the same time. Complex drawing technique largely depends on art medium.

Spectacular cupid Light Drawing
Spectacular cupid Light Drawing
Superb demonstration of Light Scratching
Superb demonstration of Light Scratching

For example, light and water is hard to control for detailed expressions. However, with sufficient training and practice, the cast are able to take on the challenge and accomplish this feat. Nothing is too big of a challenge as long as we are able to bring joy to our audiences. We hope that our audiences will love the show as much as we love performing The Painters: HERO.

Finally, is there anything new in the 2016 show that the Singapore audience can look forward to?

Magnificent tiger done using Speed Drawing

Other than the mind-blowing skills of live drawing combined with incredible visual effects all throughout the performance, we have also prepared a special exclusive segment with brand new content for our show in Singapore. To find out what it is, come catch our performance at Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa from 10-11 June 2016!

The Painters: HERO will be performing at Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore from 10 – 11 June 2016.

Tickets are priced at $138 (premium), $118, $98 and $68. There are some restricted view tickets priced at $48 but seriously, you’re watching a visual arts performance so these seats are a no-no. Get the $68 ones at the very least.

All prices are in Singapore dollars and does not include the $4 SISTIC booking fee.

Click here to check the exact show times and grab your tickets to The Painters: HERO.

Just so you know, there’s a 30% package deal if you buy tickets to both NANTA (Cookin’) and Painters: HERO. Check the official SISTIC event pages for more details on the discount package.

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