The Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) will taking place from 6 August to 19 September with an exciting lineup. This year’s festival will offer close to 65 events and shows set to reach out to a wider cross-section of people in Singapore.
Some of the highlights this year include:
Kumar’s Living Together – live stand-up comedy performances rooted in Singapore’s multi-racial and multi-national housing landscape helmed by the witty and biting Kumar and four renowned comedians, Koh Chieng Mun, Zaliha Hamid, Sharulyl Channa and Shane Mardjuki.
Nanyang, The Musical – a stirring performance capturing the spirit and passion of our pioneer artists in an intoxicating world of art, poetry and song. Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles.
dirtsong – Black Arm Band, a collective of renowned indigenous singers, musicians, performers and actors from across Australia will showcase the very best of contemporary Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, culture, experience and identity against a backdrop of stunning images.
Open Homes – neighbourhood residents and artist-mentors come together to present theatre in 25 living rooms of Singaporeans, to bring the arts to your doorstep. A collaboration with PAssionArts, People’s Association.
Hotel – W!ld Rice presents an immersive and multi-generational epic in two parts that trace the story of a hotel over 100 years. Performed in English, Malay, Tamil, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien and Japanese.
The Incredible Adventures of Border Crossers – first commissioned for the opening of Singapour en France at Palais de Tokyo in Paris in March 2015, this performance is at once installation, karaoke and fashion runway, in a stunning combination of music, visual culture, live video, fashion, documentary and performance. It tells a story of past-present-future through the voices of real-life border-crossers who have never acted before. They share their everyday stories as incredible adventures, as they sing, dance and invoke travelers first captured by the Lee Brothers Studio in Singapore, a unique photo salon in 1910. Created by Ong Keng Sen in collaboration with creative talents specializing in design, photography, video and sound. Performed in English, and a variety of Asian and European languages. With English surtitles.
More info and full program on www.sifa.sg
When: 6 Aug - 19 Sep 2015,