Singapore Arts Festival (Free Stuff)


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Hi,

Feeling down? Well, there's nothing like free stuff to peak you up. Consolidated from the event catalog. Easy reference here.

Hélios II
La Compagnie Malabar (France)

15 – 17 May, 8pm
Marina Barrage
Free
45 mins


flipside Free Performances
Various artists (Japan/Korea/Singapore/Thailand)
Enjoy fun and entertainment for all, with free events along Esplanade’s waterfront
and the concourse! Watch out for a smorgasbord of performances, from J-pop and
mime to rhythmic painting, and much, much more!
21 May – 14 Jun,
from 6.15pm onwards
Various venues around
the Esplanade
Free





“What do you want to be,
Strange.R?”
A project by [+O] in collaboration with
Oforzero with the participation of
Strangers and Friends
An art installation project that seeks to engage with the intricate
relationships and wonders inherent in our daily life; between people,
objects and the environment, through the process of creating.
A chance encounter between strangers in a city,
a conversation, a promise made, leading to the
transformation of an everyday object into something
that seems to obtain a life of its own – a Strange·R.

8 May – 14 Jun
Monday – Thursday, 10am – 8pm
Friday – Sunday, 10am – 10pm
Raffles City (outdoor)
Free



Found & Lost
Osage Singapore
An exhibition featuring the works of eight Singapore
artists concerned with questions of representation
in relation to the act of drawing, Found & Lost serves
as an extension of the ideas previously explored in
Aversions, a drawing publication project curated by Guo-
Liang Tan. With Singaporean artist Cheo Chai-Hiang’s
work as the backdrop for their investigations,
Ang Soo Koon, Cheong Kah Kit, Khiew Huey
Chian, Charles Lim, Matthew Ngui, Shubigi Rao,
Erika Tan and Ian Woo each explore and
respond to the boundaries of drawing within
their own artistic practices, delving into
issues such as peripheral vision,
perpetual delay, the impossibility of
the image, and the fragmentation of
language and memory in relation
to the act of drawing.

23 May – 12 Jul, 10am – 7pm
Daily (closed on Monday)
Osage Singapore,
11B Mount Sophia Road
#01-12
Free



Reminiscient
The Observatory

This sound and visual installation is an extension exhibit of Invisible Room,
an unusual ‘live’ performance by pre-eminent Singapore rock band
The Observatory in collaboration with filmmaker Ho Tzu Nyen.
The highlight, however, will be the revealing of the panoptigan structure
in which musicians of The Observatory had performed, a space that was
concealed during the actual ‘live’ runs of the show.

9 – 14 Jun, every 2 hours between
11am – 8pm (last screening at 7pm)
LASALLE College of the Arts
Flexible Space (Blk F Room 102)
Free



Red
Stalker Theatre Company (Australia)
A unique hybrid piece comprising dance theatre, live music and circus-style arts, Red
forms the second part of a triptych of performances developed by David Clarkson,
Co-Artistic Director of Stalker, a world renowned physical theatre company.
Red explores the end of the world as foreseen by Western science and science fiction:
Imagine the Earth in several billion years, faced with an imminent collision with the
sun. What forms will humans take? What will be our obsessions and desires as we
prepare for the earth to fall into the sun? How do we dance goodbye to the Earth
we once knew?
Exploring the texture and ephemeral nature of falling, suspension and gravity, Red is
an extreme movement work of frenetic beauty portraying a journey to the end of
time, into the remote landscape of the imagination.

22 – 24 May, 8pm
VivoCity, The Plaza
Free
45 mins
Sponsored by
Supported by The Australian
High Commission




The Diamond
The Dream Engine (UK)
Watch the gigantic Diamond come to life. Unfurling like a transparent giant orchid, it
achieves full bloom at a height of 11 metres. Be mesmerised as the solo aerial dancer
within moves and twirls to the crescendos of music and colourful, dancing lights,
suspended on what seems to be nothing but a column of light. After dark, the lights
reflect and refract in crystalline formations, creating ghostly images that mirror the
hypnotic beauty of the dancer.

29 – 31 May, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm
Merlion Park
Free
12 mins


Transports Exceptionnels
Compagnie Beau Geste (France)
A tender love duet for a dancer and a mechanical digger created by French choreographer
Dominique Boivin, accompanied by the dramatic voice of Maria Callas, Transports
Exceptionnels is a witty interpretation of the pas de deux dance tradition. A modern
romance between iron and flesh evoking a playful and rugged poetic industrialism,
Transports Exceptionnels offers a glimpse into an unexpected moment of emotion and
grace between man and machine.

5 – 7 Jun, 4.30pm and 6.30pm
Tampines Open Field (Next to Tampines MRT Station)
Free
20 mins





Feel free to add on to the list. :)
 

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Singapore Arts Festival 2009 Closing Celebration

Crackers?
The World Famous (UK)

Not for the fainthearted. Crackers? is an exhilarating pyrotechnic exprience performed in the round, in a dazzling assemblage of fireworks, multimediaprojection, performance and music.

Come and experience the riotous displays of fire and smoke, spinning wheels, moments of delicate beauty and the cacophony of pyrotechnic sounds.

Crackers? is a rousing celebration of the explosive beauty of fire and fireworks and a unique exploration of our attitudes to risk. What are you afraid of?

Suitable for ages 10 and above.
Standing room only.

13 - 14 June 8 pm
Yishun Open Field behind Yishun Bus Interchange, Yishun Central 1
Free
45 minutes
 

canalrat

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For the Closing Celebration pyrotechnics show, it says "standing room only" so does that mean we cannot set up our tripod there?
 

cssoonhoe

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Singapore Arts Festival 2009 Closing Celebration

For all who are keen on what the set up looks like in Yishun..

There are 3 passage ways into the arena see Pic #1 (RED ARROW)
Each passage way looks something like in pic #2

Guess, all going to experienced the sound, smoke and light real close.
Thats why its only suitable for age 10 and above.

Mod : If pictures are not allow in this thread, please remove them..

#1 (View from Blk 201 9th Floor)


#2 (View in front of Blk 302 Ground Level)


#3 (View from Blk 322 11th Floor)
 

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oh wow. that close? thanks for the images. They might burn down the entire area as well as fry our sensors. :)
 

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so is it a good idea to bring our camera into the area? and most likely we'll come out from the place with a dusty camera and lens :bsmilie:

anybody stay near yishun? is there any high floors around there where we can setup our tripod there to shoot fireworks? :think:
 

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so is it a good idea to bring our camera into the area? and most likely we'll come out from the place with a dusty camera and lens :bsmilie:

anybody stay near yishun? is there any high floors around there where we can setup our tripod there to shoot fireworks? :think:
Plenty of HDB blocks surrounding that area...no problem at all to shoot from the blocks
 

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We can go up the high rise blocks but I believe the residents of the blocks will also be part of the audience so I dun think it's convienent to setup the whole corridors with our tripods and shoot. After all, they are the residents there.

Maybe if there's space then we can just setup there. If not, it's better not to cause unneccesary disturbance to them.
 

Zenten

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Wahhh!! Got Fireworks at Yishun ................. Yippeee!! :bigeyes::thumbsup:
 

cssoonhoe

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Singapore Arts Festival 2009 Closing Celebration

Dark clouds hovering over Yishun now, hope it can clear before 8pm..
 

cssoonhoe

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Yeah.

Super dark. Like a big storm about to start.

Reporting under shelter at the library. Haha!
Of all the days to rain, it had to pick today :(
Anyway there is still tomorrow to look forward to :)
 

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Of all the days to rain, it had to pick today :(
Anyway there is still tomorrow to look forward to :)
Hopefully it will clear if not it will be a drenched no show as I dunno how the people wanting to go in will queue in the rain. It's madness. No shelter at the holding/waiting area. :bsmilie:
 

cssoonhoe

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Hopefully it will clear if not it will be a drenched no show as I dunno how the people wanting to go in will queue in the rain. It's madness. No shelter at the holding/waiting area. :bsmilie:
Yup, the last thing we want is an open field that attract lightning in this kind of weather..:thumbsd:
 

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oh darn it....

Checked the NOWCAST for Yishun.

NOWCAST FROM 5:00 PM TO 8:00 PM 13-06-2009

YISHUN Showers with thunder


Get out of the rain, boys!!! Don't get yourself sick with the flu. It's already causing enough problems. :confused:
 

DiGdUb

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Wow wow wow! What an experience to be right in the midst of fireworks. If shooting from inside, remember to put on the lens hood to minimise the falling fireworks ashes from dropping onto the lens. Tripod inside might be too hard due to the crowd, especially if at the front row.
 

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lasted only 25 min instead of 45
 

reachme2003

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certainly worth the trip if you are into fireworks.
 

cssoonhoe

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Glad you guys enjoyed it, I enjoyed it too :thumbsup:
 

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