It gives me great pleasure to welcome Five Arts Centre to perform in Singapore. This is not their first performance in Singapore; neither is it our first cultural collaboration. However, Alter Art is our first project with such diverse Malaysian artists – choreographers, dancers, actors, singers, video artists, visual artists, installation artists, performance artists. Their voices and directions, different as they are, represent a new sensibility among the younger generation. They have something urgent to say – to rebel against the dominant visual and performance ideology; to exert their multi-disciplinary difference, their contemporary and changing values.
Alter Art, as the name implies, explodes established definitions of dance and visual arts. For two weeks, Fort Canning Park will be turned into a hive of performances and a labyrinth of unexpected surprises.
(Ong Keng Sen)