In marking Singapore's 50th year of nationhood, CHOWK's Artistic Director Raka Maitra turns her choreographic focus to the contemporary literary works of migrant labourers in Singapore who are in the construction and shipyard industries. The poems of love, longing and belonging, coming from the displaced and often invisible builders of Singapore's urban environment, create a complex and poignant reflection on ideas of land and nation-building. 

Taking some of these works that were written in Bengali as a starting point, From Another Land is a contemporary dance theatre performance that pays homage to the community of migrant labourers and their role in building Singapore.