Singapore Arts Festival 2011 - The path to the Outdoor Theatre

Singapore Arts Festival 2011 Kicks Off 13 May till 5 June 2011

 

Singapore Art Festival 2011 - Festival Village
Singapore Art Festival 2011 - Festival Village

 

13 May 2011, Singapore – The Singapore Arts Festival is back and kicks off today with 35 ticketed and 27 non-ticketed productions by 81 artists and art companies, based on the curatorial theme, I Want to Remember.  As you get involved during the 3 week celebration of the arts, hopefully you can recollect both personal and public memories of Singapore and the region, from what is depicted in the selected and commissioned works.

First chartered in 2009, the festival’s direction was to evolve into a Creation and People’s Festival, with a strong focus on developing and showcasing Asian works in the first installment of a trilogy Between You and MeI Want to Remember is the second installment.

In the 2011 Festival, the works are grouped into five curatorial threads comprising:

  1. Dance Greats – Out of Context – For Pina, Flip Book, Kuu
  2. Histories – The 1955 Baling Talks, Singapore, HERstory, Airwaves, The Wright Brothers
  3. Lost Languages and Memories – Tempest: Without A Body, As It Fades, A Heritage Journey: Elegance of Nanyin, Soul Capture
  4. Personal Memories – Memory II: Hunger, Life & Times – Episode 1, 2, Radio Muezzin, Beautiful Thing 2, Inhabitants Singapore, Internal, A Game of You, Crack
  5. Sites.Sights.Sounds – Academy of Ancient Music with Sumi Jo, Nitin Sawhney conducts A Throw of Dice, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Li and Sa

 

Festival Village @ Esplanade Park

Visit the Festival Village at Esplanade Park at Connaught Road.  It makes a grand return after a 10-year hiatus.  This is the key gathering point for artists and audiences, where free and ticketed performances that are extensions of the Festival’s thematic threads are enjoyed over food and drinks.   The Festival Village is walking distance to the theatre venues of the Arts Festival in the vicinity.

For the first time, the Kids Arts Village is introduced to the Festival Village.  Be sure to check out the not-to-be-missed experience curated, performed and managed entirely by children.

Singapore Arts Festival 2011 - Kids Arts Village
Kids Arts Village
Singapore Arts Festival 2011 - Kids Arts Village
Some of the Kids behind the Kids Arts Village

When A Gray Taiwanese Cow Stretched (Japan), opens The Festival.  This exquisite outdoor performance by Ishinha is timed for the spectacular transition between daylight, sunset, dusk and night.  This is the first time this unique performance is debut outside Japan.  It may get hot or rain, and since the programme at the Festival Village goes on regardless of rain or shine, prepare yourself with a fan and umbrella.

Singapore Arts Festival - Festival Village Staging
Check out the Stage at The Festival Village

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvx6M_-l3FQ

Singapore Arts Festival 2011 - The path to the Outdoor Theatre
The path to the Outdoor Theatre
Singapore Arts Festival 2011 - When A Gray Taiwanese Cow Stretched
Singapore Arts Festival 2011 - When A Gray Taiwanese Cow Stretched

Singapore Arts Festival 2011 - When A Gray Taiwanese Cow Stretched

Singapore Arts Festival 2011 - When A Gray Taiwanese Cow Stretched

Singapore Arts Festival 2011 - When A Gray Taiwanese Cow Stretched

Singapore Arts Festival 2011 - When A Gray Taiwanese Cow Stretched

Singapore Arts Festival 2011 - When A Gray Taiwanese Cow Stretched

Other programmes at the Festival Village include:

  • The Conference of the Birds
  • Javanese Moonlight Intertwined
  • Mother India 21st Century Remix
  • Choral Association
  • Yesterday – Mobile Karaoke

Unleash your singing potential with YESTERDAY – MOBILE KARAOKE where you can hop onto a mobile lorry outfitted with blaring speakers (somewhat bringing back the campaigning period of the recent General Elections in Singapore), select your song from a list of tunes at least 20 years old, and perform.  The lorry will drive through various neighbourhoods and to the Festival Village, and play host to a “choir karaoke-thon” on the final day of the festival.

Ticketing Information

Tickets can be purchased from SISTIC .  There is also a Blackberry and iPhone app that you can download.  Visit www.SingaporeArtsFest.com for more information.


 

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