7 Must-See Performances At The Singapore International Festival Of Arts 2019

SIFA returns with ground-breaking acts by artists from Singapore and beyond

Our local arts scene is thriving, and the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) is here for it. The annual festival, now in its 42nd year, returns from 16 May to 2 June 2019. It showcases some of the best emerging Singapore artists and their works, putting them on an equal distinguished level as various renowned artists from around the world. Three new works from Singapore artists are commissioned specially for SIFA 2019, to debut at the festival. This year's program also extends beyond the traditional forms of music, theatre and dance, to include more multidisciplinary acts, as well as ground-breaking acts that blend art and technology. One quick scan of the full program tells us immediately that it is packed with exciting performances set to broaden and stimulate our minds! So don't wait long to get your tickets for your favourites - one show was sold out within the same night that tickets were launched!

Out of the 17 different shows in the program (there are also plenty of talks with the featured artists), we've picked seven that we are excited to catch and think you should not miss.

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3. Bedtime Stories

Think of the fantastical tales your parents used to read to you in bed when you’re a kid, and then imagine them coming to life in the enchanting outdoors. That’s the innovative experience that Urland, a performance collective from the Netherlands, aims to create for guests at Bedtime Stories. From a secret outdoor location, join actor Thomas Dudkiewicz on a physical and imaginative journey full of bizarre and magical creatures that will get you laughing and gasping in excitement.

Catch the show from 21 to 26 May at a secret venue (meet at Level 1 of the National Library). Tickets are $35.

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