Night Festival 2010

Played with brightness & contrast of the photo published in the same ST article below.

So take note of the 2 dates: 16 & 17 July. And let's hope the nights would be cool & breezy ones. I bet there will be a lot of worthy photo moments for the event. Night Festival. I wonder I didn't hear about it last year.

THIS year's Night Festival will transform the Bras Basah arts precinct into a gigantic amusement park. The free annual outdoor festival, which has been wildly successful in its past two editions, is inspired by the New World Amusement Park, a nightlife destination in Singapore in the 1960s.

The event will take place over two nights on July 16 and 17. Visitors can expect to see more than 40 performances ranging from street theatre, circus acts, burlesque shows and video projections and edgy art installations.

The festival is curated by TheatreWorks artistic director Ong Keng Sen, 46, who envisioned the New World theme. He says he is inspired by the vibrant nightlife of 1960s Singapore's amusement parks such as New World, Great World and Happy World.

He adds: 'I'm trying to create a retro theme park to revisit and reimagine what Singaporean entertainment means today.'

This year's festival is bigger than in previous years, sprawling over eight locations: the National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Management University (SMU) Campus Green, Singapore Art Museum (SAM), SAM at 8Q, the Peranakan Museum, the Substation, Dance Ensemble Singapore and Fort Canning Park - with the last two venues joining in for the first time.

Working with a $700,000 budget, Mr Ong has alluded to the international acts that used to perform in Singapore's various theme parks. The first edition of the Night Festival had an international focus and the second one featured mostly Singaporean performers.

From Straits Times, "Circus comes to Night Fest".


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