Milestones

2016

Nov-Dec  After several meetings, the four founding members made the decision to establish Emergency Stairs

29 Dec  Emergency Stairs applied to National Arts Council Seed Grant Scheme

2017

1 Feb  First logo design finalised; designed by Huang Suhuai

10-12 Feb  Esplanade commissioned Emergency Stairs’ first production, Offending the Audience in Huayi- Chinese Festival of Arts 2017

1 April  Emergency Stairs received the National Arts Council Seed Grant from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020

20 June  Emergency Stairs Ltd incorporated as a company limited by guarantee

1 July  Emergency Shelter assembled- year one

9 Sep-9 Dec  Emergency Stairs embarked on its first international exchange programme, One Table Two Chairs International

12-24 Dec  Emergency Stairs presented the inaugural Southernmost Project in the Arts House

2018

1-4 Mar  Esplanade commissioned Emergency Stairs’ production, Einstein in the Carpark in Huayi- Chinese Festival of Arts 2018

1 May  Emergency Stairs moved into its first space, STAIRCASE located at Soon Wing Industrial Building, #06-14

30 May- 3 June  Emergency Shelter’s first production, OFFSTAGE presented in STAIRCASE

16 July  Emergency Shelter assembled- year two

29 Aug- 29 Oct  Emergency Stairs embarked on its second international exchange programme, One Table Two Chairs International

2-11 Nov  Emergency Stairs presented the second Southernmost Project (Journey to Nowhere) in Centre42

29 Dec  Liu Xiaoyi submitted his proposal for the Young Artist Award Grant for an experimental art project that traverses both the arts and technology, “No More Theatre” series.

2019

19- 23 Feb  Esplanade commissioned Emergency Stairs’ production, Four Four Eight in Huayi- Chinese Festival of Arts 2019

22 Apr- 8 Jun  Emergency Shelter opened the creative processes behind OFFSTAGE 2.0 to audiences in STAIRCASE

8 July 2019  Emergency Shelter assembled- year three

12 Jun- 25 Nov  Emergency Stairs consolidated its international exchange programme, One Table Many Chairs Project, supported by the NAC Capability Development Partnership

5-10 Nov 2019

Emergency Stairs, together with Zuni Icosahedron (Hong Kong) presented the third Southernmost Project (Journey to a Dream) in Centre42

2020

25 Mar  Emergency Stairs moved out from STAIRCASE to Xiaoyi’s residence after the three year lease ended.

31 Mar  Emergency Stairs left the National Arts Council Seed Grant Scheme

3 May  Emergency Academy batch one (2020-2022) started.

6 Jul – 24 Aug  Trialogue- a three city, three artists online dialogue series started during the COVID19 pandemic. The conversations taking on a free-flowing and sharing of ideas format was initiated by Xiaoyi in a bid to build new friendships and to deepen dialogues about art-making in the contemporary mores.

Artists- River Lin, Taipei/ Paris, Wang Chong, Beijing and Liu Xiaoyi, Singapore

17 Nov  Emergency Stairs updated its logo designed by Feral

20 Nov  Emergency Stairs produced “Southernmost- Crossing Boundaries”, a video project capturing the first three instalments of its intercultural festival, the Southernmost Project

23 Nov  Emergency Stairs produced “The Postdramatic Series- Pushing Boundaries”, a video project capturing the three Huayi commissions

2021

29- 30 Jan  Emergency Shelter will present OFFSTAGE 3.0 under the M1 Fringe in venue as well as online (in response to COVID-19 social distancing rules)

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