Singapore Arts Festival - I Want to Remember


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THREE hundred guests, including President S R Nathan, caught a sneak preview of the Singapore Arts Festival's opening show on Thursday evening at the Festival Village at Esplanade Park.

The three-week long annual event opens to the public on Friday and will lay on a buffet of performances and food stalls until June 5.

The outdoor production When A Gray Taiwanese Cow Stretched, by Japanese troupe Ishinha, was performed on an 8m tall wooden stage built partly by the 26 actors on stage.

The venue will be used for other productions during the festival, including fusion jazz performances from Australian groups Loops and Topology. After June 5, Ishinha will tear the stage down.

Following the show, guests toured the Festival Village, a 7,000 sq m space dotted with tents where artists and members of the public can mingle and snack at food stalls stocked by local operators such as Tung Lok and Shiraz.

The village will also host free and paid performances, exhibitions and post-show dialogue sessions over the next few weeks.

From Straits Times, "Singapore Arts Festival launched".

THE Singapore Arts Festival opens on Friday at the Festival Village at Esplanade Park, laying on a buffet of performances and food stalls until June 5.

Yesterday, 300 invited guests, including President S R Nathan, caught a sneak preview of the festival's opening show, an outdoor production by Japanese troupe Ishinha.

Titled When A Gray Taiwanese Cow Stretched, the Japanese-language production about immigrants carving out a new life on foreign shores is performed on a 972 sq m wooden stage partially built by the Ishinha cast and crew.

The venue will be used for other productions during the three-week festival, including fusion jazz performances from Australian groups Loops and Topology.

The two-hour show soldiered on in spite of overcast skies and muggy weather. After the show, guests toured the Festival Village, a 7,000 sq m space dotted with tents where artists and members of the public can mingle and snack at food stalls stocked by local operators such as Tung Lok and Shiraz.

The village, back after a 10-year hiatus, will also host about 30 events, including both free and paid performances, exhibitions and post-show dialogue sessions. A new feature is the Kids Arts Village, a space managed entirely by children and hosting works of art catering to those aged 15 and under. Adults are allowed to enter only if accompanied by a child.

From Straits Times, "Arts Fest opens at Esplanade Park".


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