NUS Arts Festival, the flagship arts event of the National University of Singapore, returns this March with a calendar of performances and creative opportunities that challenge both artists and audiences to realise their own Brave New Worlds.
Running from 10 to 25 March 2017, the Festival includes over 25 events at venues across NUS’ Kent Ridge Campus and at the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay and School of The Arts.
“The NUS Arts Festival is an annual event that champions ideas, collaboration and the importance of academic inquiry,” says Festival Director, Mary Loh, “Drawing inspiration from Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel, artists in this year’s Festival are sharing their visions of the future, and the paths they see that will take us there.”
In line with NUS’ commitment to academic inquiry, this edition of the NUS Arts Festival partners with:
· The Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine;
· The Centre for Quantum Technologies;
· The Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment; and
· The Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
These partners bring a wealth of sociological and technical knowledge; cutting edge information about our place in time and where we are likely to be going. This academic approach and the passion of the student and professional artists involved, create a calendar of festival events with depth, rigour and unique relevance to contemporary Singapore.
“Each iteration of the NUS Arts Festival explores a theme that is important to Singapore’s young people,” says NUS Centre For the Arts Director, Sharon Tan, “Ours is a festival that promotes collaboration between artists, academia and students. By challenging them to envision their own Brave New Worlds, we open up the space for them to fuse the unknown with the endless possibilities of the human imagination.”
Venues: NUS Kent Ridge Campus, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, School of The Arts
When: 10 - 25 Mar 2017,