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.
The young and the young at heart will delight in this innovative adaptation of the classic children’s musical fairy tale Peter And The Wolf. Presented by New Zealand’s Silo Theatre, the show heightens the visual dimension of the original work to tell its story through live animation and puppetry. The beautiful symphonic score of the original work also gets an update with a six-piece band on stage instead. These exciting elements bring young Peter’s epic search to catch a wild wolf across the city to vivid new life.
Catch the show from 18 to 20 May at the KC Arts Centre. Tickets start from $30, and a family package of 4 is available at $120.