Singapore, 13 July 2021 — With the easing of restrictions in Phase 3 (Heightened Alert), the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) will be opening ticket sales for 4 previously announced programmes for the public to enjoy this August. These include:
- The Rhythm of Us by Singapore Dance Theatre and Singapore Symphony Orchestra (7 – 8 Aug, 8pm, Esplanade Theatre)
- A Thousand Ways Part III: An Assembly by 600 HIGHWAYMEN (5 – 6 Aug, 7pm & 7 Aug, 2pm & 7pm, SOTA Drama Theatre)
- The Invisible Opera by Sophia Brous (6 – 8 Aug, 6pm & 7pm, Funan Mall atrium steps)
- play+GROUND: Closer Apart by MySuperFuture Theatre Productions (6 – 8 Aug, 11.30am & 4pm, The Artground WhiteBox at Goodman Arts Centre)
More performances and immersive experiences
Ticket sales will launch at noon 13 July with ticket prices starting from $30. The Invisible Opera is free with registration via sifa.sg.
From 5 to 8 August, patrons can take part in the final instalment of 600 HIGHWAYMEN’s A Thousand Ways trilogy in A Thousand Ways Part III: An Assembly. This immersive installation allows participants to explore the fine line between distance and proximity.
The world-premiere of The Invisible Opera in its remote version along the Funan Mall steps features immersive sound design, electroacoustic orchestration and vocal performance beamed live from Berlin and invites participants to take a closer look at the city we inhabit.
Parents with young children can look forward to play+GROUND: Closer Apart. This delightful non-verbal programme tells the story of a father trying to raise his daughter under harsh conditions and the value of small everyday acts.
Classical music and dance fans will finally be able to catch The Rhythm of Us live on stage. This highly-anticipated collaboration between the Singapore Dance Theatre and Singapore Symphony Orchestra will take audiences on a lyrical three-part journey of music and dance, and features original choreography by Janek Schergen, Pam Tanowitz and Christina Chan. It also showcases a newly commissioned piece composed by jazz pianist, organist and arranger Chok Kerong. Pre-Event Testing (PET) will be required for this performance.
For more information, please contact:
Senior Account Executive
M: +65 8163 4662
Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications
Arts House Limited
M: +65 9326 1219
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About the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA)
As Singapore’s annual pinnacle performing arts festival, the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) presents captivating and diverse works across theatre, music, dance, film and visual arts. First launched as the Singapore Festival of Arts in 1977, the festival has gone through several evolutions and inspired generations of arts lovers and practitioners. Today, the highly anticipated festival is a high point on Singapore’s arts and cultural calendar. SIFA continues its festival mission to champion the creation and presentation of Singaporean and international works.
About Arts House Limited (AHL)
Arts House Limited (AHL) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to enriching lives through the arts. AHL manages two key landmarks located in the heart of Singapore’s Civic District – The Arts House, a multi-disciplinary arts centre with a focus on literary programming, and the Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall, a heritage building that is home to the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. It also runs the Goodman Arts Centre and Aliwal Arts Centre, two creative enclaves for artists, arts groups and creative businesses, and performing arts space Drama Centre. AHL presents the Singapore International Festival of Arts, the annual pinnacle celebration of performance and interdisciplinary arts in Singapore commissioned by the National Arts Council.
AHL was set up in 11 December 2002 as a company limited by guarantee (CLG) under the National Arts Council and was formerly known as The Old Parliament House Limited. It was officially renamed Arts House Limited on 19 March 2014. In 2020, AHL was appointed cultural place manager of the Civic District.
About National Arts Council (NAC)
The National Arts Council champions the arts in Singapore. By nurturing creative excellence and supporting broad audience engagement, our diverse and distinctive arts inspire our people, connect communities and profile Singapore internationally. We preserve our rich cultural traditions as we cultivate accomplished artists and vibrant companies for the future. Our support for the arts is comprehensive – from grants and partnerships to industry facilitation and arts housing. The Council welcomes greater private and corporate giving to and through the arts, so that together we can make the arts an integral part of everyone’s lives. For more information on the Council’s mission and plans, please visit www.nac.gov.sg.