Celebrating 35 years of the Singapore Arts Festival!
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In its 35th year, the Singapore Arts Festival comes full circle with a programme line-up that celebrates communities in Singapore through a re-discovery of their untold stories. The Festival will see Singaporeans of all ages and walks of life, and local companies, contributing to the festival in different ways. Through stories, legends and myths, the 2012 Festival will bring audiences on a journey of self discovery through recollections of their past and interactions with their communities.
From 18 May to 2 June 2012, the Singapore Arts Festival will present 14 ticketed and 66 non-ticketed productions presented by more than 500 artists and groups from Singapore and across the globe. The Festival will showcase local and international acts, collaborations and projects that take audiences into exciting new venues, pushing the boundaries of traditional performance. This year’s festival completes this trilogy with the theme “Our Lost Poems”, which began two years ago with “Between You and Me” in 2010 and “I Want to Remember” in 2011.
The Festival programme line-up this year boasts a strong repertoire of contemporary works rooted in Asian history and culture by local artists and groups. Performances such as The Flight of the Jade Bird by Mark Chan and LEAR DREAMING by TheatreWorks employ a multi- disciplinary approach through the infusion of various traditional arts forms with modern pop culture.
The Festival Village is a key emphasis of the Festival this year. It will feature 8 performance spaces and play host to more than 300 free performances. Audiences will enjoy free performances from a wide range of artists and arts groups, ranging from the T’ang Quartet and Budak Pantai, to special showcases by professional traditional arts groups as well as children. A key highlight at this year’s Festival is the strong community involvement. Projects such as Bridge Café Project by Japanese artist, Kim Itoh, and Dream Country by Marion d’Cruz will bring a strong local community participation component to its programme, which audiences will enjoy.
The Village will also be home to the second edition of the Kids Arts Village, a not-to-be- missed experience curated, performed and managed entirely by children.
The Festival Village is located at Esplanade Park and opens daily during the festival from 4:00pm – 12:00am on weekdays and 4:00pm – 1:00am on weekends.