The Singapore Arts Festival 2010: Between You and Me


14 May to 13 June

Titled Between You and Me, the Singapore Arts Festival 2010 organised by the National Arts Council, is an annual celebration of the local arts activity of the local diverse community. This year, audiences will be treated to more than 34 premier productions from 20 countries and regions.

Aptly named Between You and Me, this year's festival, which is held from 14 May to 13 June, aims to draw closer the relationship between art and its audience. Besides the month-long festival, a year-long education and outreach programme, titled com.mune, is also introduced to sustain arts engagement with the public.

The festival will grandly open with an enchanting fire garden installation created by Compagnie Carabosse - more than 7,000 pots of fire burns for three hours - at Empress Place just by charming Boat Quay. Visitors will also enter a dreamscape, surrounded by a chorus of 200 recorded voices of Singaporeans reflecting on the meaning of life as well as other structures.

Other notable mentions in the line-up include a colourful Indian performance The Manganiyar Seduction by more than 40 musicians and graceful dance ensemble Nijinsky Siam by dance maverick Vaslav Nijinsky, as well as new initiatives such as Between Traditional and Contemporary, OPEN-STUDIO, Solo Projects, dance/film, Re/visit/create/imagine/mix, Platform Campus and After Dark.

Lastly, learn much more about the creative process by going hands on with the various workshops, talks and competitions organised. This weekend, close the distance between art and you; visit the Singapore Arts Festival!

Related links: Singapore Arts Festival 2010 official site, National Arts Council website

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