Conceived and curated by TheatreWorks’ Ong Keng Sen, the worlds of entertainment will be evoked though a revue of circus, dance, drama and art! A setting of shining colours, unique patterns and enchanting music is set to delight Night Festival goers. The heart of the night life, ‘Putho!’, a novel circus show created by Cambodian artists, will amaze using a variety of forms such as contortions, acrobatics, juggling and balancing while accompanied by live musicians.
Groundbreaking art collectives from Southeast Asia, featuring The Propeller Group from Vietnam, Manila’s Green Papaya, Forum Lenteng from Indonesia and Singapore`s very own Vertical Submarine, will infuse the night sky with a stunning amalgam of performances, street art, video projections and edgy art installations.
With a diverse lineup of activities and offerings for families and urbanites, expect to be startled by roving acts plying the festival grounds, dance with the taxi-girls synonymous with the 1960’s fairgrounds, and groove along to the musical numbers from TheatreWorks’ iconic productions. Cultural offerings are aplenty for those craving the traditional, from shadow puppetry theatre to a Mak Yong troupe from the Riau Islands.
Explore the museums and art venues at night for a wholly different experience! The possibilities are limited only by the imagination. Come and be sumptuously entertained by New World 2010!
This is a commission by the National Museum of Singapore.