The eighth installation of the Singapore Night Festival kicks of tonight! Here’s what you can expect from this year’s festival.
The Bras Basah precinct will come alive at night over the next two weekends, as the Singapore Night Festival for its eighth-year running. Expect to see enchanting performances, light installations, as well as various ticketed acts from all around the world. Here are five things you have to check out when you visit the Festival.
1. Get your Spark! on
August 21-22, School of the Arts (SOTA), SMU, Armenian Street, National Museum of Singapore
Start the night with this electrifying act! Spark! by World Beaters Music presents five fascinating LED light drummers who will be interacting with the audience along the Bras Basah and Bugis precinct, accompanied by high-impact samba-style drumming and thumping music, stunning lighting design, dynamic choreography and dazzling costumes.
2. Peek into A Little Nonya’s Dreams
August 21-29, The Salon, Level 1, National Museum of Singapore
Follow the tale of A Little Nonya’s Dreams, as they are projected to appear as an open book in a dark room. Each dream is told by a different animator, bring you across a myriad of vivid landscapes. Animators include Brandon Tay (a media artist based in Singapore), Stephanie Ronzon (digital illustrator and children’s book author), as well as Fred Multier (children’s illustrator and animator).
3. Catch the scorching Alchemy in action
August 21-22, Front Lawn, Singapore Art Museum
Performance group Starlight Alchemy brings audiences a thrilling combination of multi-disciplinary flow arts, aerial maneouvres, flames and LED performance props. The theme of the performance this year depicts a journey of reconciliation between Apollo from the world of Ethereal Light and Nuri from the world of Eternal Flame. You won’t want to miss out on this act by Singapore’s premier fire and light performance group!
4. Doodle on a Volkswagen Beetle
August 21-30, Festival Village, Singapore Management University
The classic Volkswagen Beetle is stealing the limelight at this year’s festival with a brand new look, featuring updated features such as new bi-xenon headlights and the addition of 18-inch ‘Twister’ alloy wheels. Especially for the Singapore Night Festival, stand a chance drive this sweet ride home for a week simply by taking a photo of the Beetle and sharing it on social media! You can even doodle on a specially prepared car on display in the Festival Village. Tip for those looking to get your own ride: you can now customise your own Beetle by choosing a different roof, mirrors and tailgate designs for a car that is perfectly suited for you.
5. Be mesmerized by the Garden of Angels
August 28-29, National Museum of Singapore
Garden of Angels is an act by Theater Tol, a group of incredibly talented Belgium sculptors, musicians, dancers and actors. For this year’s Festival, the troupe’s predominantly aerial, fairy tale-like performance alludes to the paintings by Russian-French artist Marc Chagall, which often depict figures floating through the sky.