Jointly organised by LASALLE College of the Arts and Singapore Tourism Board (STB), the popular multi-disciplinary arts festival ARTWALK Little India 2021 returns this year in a hybrid format for the first time, featuring both digital and on-site programmes.
In Spite Of the pandemic, the public arts festival returns in conjunction with Singapore Arts Week to celebrate the rich heritage of the Little India precinct from 22 January to 6 February 2021, demonstrating how art continues to fuel and inspire even in challenging times!
Visitors can expect exciting performances, interactive workshops and a virtual walk that will take them through new murals and places of interest.
Highlights of the event include:
- Jigri Yaar Bhangra, which commemorates its 35th year in the industry with a special performance. Filmed around iconic spots in Little India, viewers will witness the powerful energy of this dance reverberating through their screens when they tune in via Facebook.
- Bollywood Zumba with Theeya, a live Zoom class that promises an intense workout to popular Bollywood tunes.
- Spiced Up Motifs, for child-friendly fun, a workshop that includes stencils and cooking spices, families will create motifs used in Indian textiles in this sensory play.
- Master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran who will recount tales tied to the old cattle industry at Serangoon Road and the Thaipusam procession of Little India.
- Monster Day Tours will take audiences on a virtual walk to discover the many murals and places of interest in the precinct.
- For those who prefer to stretch their legs, visitors can take a walk to view six new artworks in the heritage precinct, including a community wall along Upper Dickson Road by artist Khairulddin Wahab.
- This year also sees ARTWALK’s first international collaboration between Indian artist Bhajju Shyam, a recipient of the Padma Shri (one of India’s highest civilian awards), and Singaporean urban artist Sam Lo. Brought together by the St+art India Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in India that works on public art projects.
When: 22 Jan - 6 Feb 2021,