Be ready for enjoying Singapore Arts Festival 2010 which is packed with arts activities, events, and cultural spaces and get information about Schedule & Tickets through this article.
Under the leadership of General Manager, Low Kee Hong, the Singapore Arts Festival has embarked on a new phase of development. Singapore Arts Festival is considered as Asia’s leading arts festival, which runs yearly for a 1 month long celebration of cultural variety and creative innovation, gathers internationally acclaimed and Singapore artists. The Singapore Arts Festival has progressed into an international showcase of arts from the west and east. The Festival represents among the best and newest classics to the highly experimental performance in artistic developments around the world. Singapore Arts Festival Chats is also presented by the National Arts Council and NLB Public Libraries in which you can learn more about the shows that will be featuring in Singapore Arts Festival 2010.
About Singapore Arts Festival:
As a national showcase celebrating the local arts of Singapore’s diverse communities, the Singapore Arts Festival was started in 1977. The National Arts Council organized the Singapore festival over the last three decades. In development of the artistic and cultural life of Singapore, this festival has played a symbiotic and catalytic role. It has helped to change the city’s landscape, turning it into one of Asia’s major cultural capitals of today. Generally, this festival organized in mid-year for a stretch of one month that includes theatre arts, dance, music and visual arts, among other possibilities. 70% of international artists are taken part in this event, besides local participants.
Singapore Arts Festival has spawned a growing public demand and influenced the work of artists for the arts, generating new capital platforms, events and movements that help add force to the lively cultural scene in current day Singapore. Nowadays, with an idiosyncratic Asian flavor which is known for its bold and innovative collaborations at the cutting-edge of contemporary arts, the Singapore Arts Festival has become an international showcase. The Singapore Arts Festival’s 33rd edition will run between 14 May and 13 June 2010.
Schedule of the Singapore Arts Festival 2010:
Date: Sat 27 Mar
Time: 3.00 – 4.30pm
Topic: Artists Reflections – Revisiting Local Creations
A panel of local artists will share their creation process. Guest speakers include Haresh Sharma, Resident Playwright, The Necessary Stage and Jeremiah Choy, Director/Producer.
Venue: Ang Mo Kio Public Library
Date: Sat 24 April
Time: 3.00 – 4.30pm
Topic: Contemporary Performances with a Purpose?
The panel will share about the practice of issues/themes driven performance. Guest speakers include Joyce Koh, Composer/Musician/Educator.
Venue: Marine Parade Public Library
Date: Sat 15 May
Time: 3.00 – 4.30pm
Topic: International Collaborations
A panel of both international and local artists will share their experiences working internationally. Guest speakers include Haris Pasovic, Director, East West Theatre Company, Jörg Karrenbauer, Director of Cargo Kuala Lumpur – Singapore and Ho Tzu Nyen, Visual Artist/Film Maker/Theatre Director.
Venue: Queenstown Public Library
Date: Sat 29 May
Time: 3.00 – 4.30pm
Topic: Introduction to Dance Film
What is dance film? Hear the panel share about the challenges of choreography and filming the moving image. Guest speakers include Yuni Hadi & Daniel Kok, Guest Curators, Singapore Arts Festival, Dance Film Series.
Date: Sat 12 Jun
Time: 3.00 – 4.30pmTopic: The Festival So Far… Have Your Say!
Come meet the Singapore Arts Festival team and share with us your festival experience. Moderated by Ms. Audrey Wong, Nominated Member of Parliament.
Venue: Tampines Regional Library
Date: Sat 26 Jun
Time: 3.00 – 4.30pm
Topic: Singapore Arts Festival 2011 – A Preview
Come hear Mr. Low Kee Hong, General Manager of the Singapore Arts Festival share highlights of the 2011 festival.
Venue: Central Public Library
Ticketing Information of the Singapore Arts Festival:
- Buy tickets to 4 or more shows and enjoy discounts of up to 25%!
- Available though all sales channels
Art Fest Club Members (1 – 4 Mar onwards)
- ArtsFest Club members continue to enjoy 10% discount for single show purchases of any value
- Members have to quote/key in ArtsFest Club membership no. upon purchase to enjoy discount.
Early Bird Discounts (5 – 31 Mar)
- 25% discount for 4 or more shows
- 15% discount for 2 – 3 shows
- 10% discount for 1 show
- Not applicable to lowest category tickets
General sales (1 Apr – 13 Jun)
- 15% discount for 4 or more shows
- 10% discount for 2 – 3 shows
Discount will be not applicable for lowest category tickets.
Fulltime students/Senior Citizens/NSFs
- 20% discount for any value purchase from 5 Mar onwards
- Available through all sales channels
- Limited to one ticket per identification pass for each show.
- Discount is not applicable to lowest category tickets for NSFs
- Random checks on concession tickets will be conducted at the point of entry.
- Patrons unable to present proof of eligibility are required to upgrade their concession tickets to full priced tickets.
- 15% discount for a minimum purchase of 20 tickets to one production from 5 Mar onwards
- Available through the Festival Ticketing Office. Call +65 6837 9575 (Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm)
- Heavily discounted student tickets, art appreciation workshops and talks catered specially to schools available for booking. Limited availability.
- Call +65 6837 9541 (Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm)
Special Groups (1 Apr onwards)
- 10% discount for any value purchase for:
- OCBC Credit and Debit Cardmembers
- SMAUOB Platinum Card (SMA Members)**
- PAssion Card Members
- SAFRA Card Members
- SDA Members
- TCC Connoisseur Card Members
- NTUC U Card or Uplus Card Members
- NUS AlumNUS Card Members
- Facebook Fans***
- Kinokuniya Privilege Card Members
How to book ticket of Singapore Arts Festival?
Tickets of Singapore Arts Festival are available for booking via SISTIC unless otherwise declared. For more information about ticket booking, you can call at SISTIC Hotline number +65 6348 5555.
Performances in the Singapore Arts Festival:
- In the Mood (27 – 30 May)
- Invitation to Dream – A Fire Garden Installation (14 – 16 May)
- Mega Line-Dance (13 June)
- The Hood (4-6 June)
- Trois (4-6)
- Zapin D’ Muara (28-30 May)
- 11 and 12 (26-28 May)
- Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Joshua Bell (UK) (12 & 13 June)
- Acoustic Evening (28 May)
- Atsuhiro Ito ft. Zai Kuning & the Analog Girl (5 June)
- Cargo Kuala Lumpur – Singapore (14 May – 12 Jun (except Sundays)
- Cool 酷 (12 & 13 June)
- Dance/film (5 & 6 Jun)
- Dance/film: Masterclasses & Forum (5 – 6 June)
- Dance/film: Screening 1 – Fantasy (M18) (5 Jun)
- Dance/film: Screening 2 – Dance: Asia (NC16) (5 Jun)
- Dance/film: Screening 3 – Experimental (PG) (5 Jun)
- Dance/film: Screening 4 – With Grace & Intent (PG) (6 Jun)
- Dance/film: Screening 5 – Without Borders (PG) (6 Jun)
- Emily of Emerald Hill (11 – 13 Jun)
- Eonnagata (4 & 5 Jun)
- Football! Football! (20 & 21 May)
- Gatz (21 – 23 May)
- Heroine (5 & 6 Jun)
- I, Malvolio (5 – 29 May)
- I, Peaseblossom (25 – 27 May)
- Lady Macbeth (29 & 30 May)
- Maybe Forever (11 & 12 Jun)
- Nijinsky Siam (26 & 27 May)
- O Sounds (29 May)
- On the String (4 & 5 Jun)
- OPEN-STUDIO 共作室 (10 & 11 Jun Free entry to studio showing on 29 & 30 Apr)
- Platform Campus (3 & 4 Jun)
- Red Demon (8 & 9 Jun)
- Sound System (29 May)
- Street Revolution JAM! (5 Jun)
- The Carnival of Animals and Peter & The Wolf (21 – 22 May)
- The Manganiyar Seduction (19 – 21 May)
- Those Who Can’t, Teach (19 – 21 May)
- Wind Shadow 风‧影 (5 & 26 May)
- Y O’Clock (19 & 20 May)
ConversAsians: Making History – A Visual Arts Symposium (27 May)
Imagine a World without Arts (Ongoing)
International Museum Day 2010 (14 – 23 May)
Night admission at the Asian Civilisations Museum (14 – 16 May)
Cantonese Opera Showcase from Nanning (8 – 13 June)
CONVERSASIANS (Various dates)
Esplanade Flipside (Various dates)
Great For All:
Festival Chats, Festival Goes Green, Festival Insights, Festival Mobile Library & Festival Lucky Draw, Festival Resource Kits, From Screen to Stage – Costumes Exhibition, Getting to Know Your Performing Arts Library, Learning Workshops – Arts Writing, Learning Workshops – Esplanade’s BiteSize, Learning Workshops – People’s Association, Memories of Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall Photo Exhibition, The Great Gatsby Video Challenge, Tweet & Win Contest, Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall Tours.
Great For Corporations:
Festival Day Out
Great For Participation:
Festival Ambassadors and Volunteer Performers Wanted!
Great For Primary School & below:
Kids Advisory Panel! And Spin an Asian Tale – Storytelling Competition
Great For Secondary School & beyond:
Dance/Film Symposium Learning Workshops – Digital Film Making & Photography, Learning Workshops – Zapin 101, Physical Theatre Workshop, Youth Arts Camp.
Great For Teachers & Artists:
Creative Skills Share – Have Fun With Costumes!, Festival Master Classes – heroïne Workshop, Festival Master Classes – Kim Itoh, Festival Master Classes – Playwriting for Young Audiences , Festival Master Classes – Shakespeare: Understand and Enjoy!, Festival Master Classes – Theatre for Social Change , and Learning Workshops – Likay 101.