FIVE MAGICAL THINGS TO DO AT S’PORE NIGHT FESTIVAL

Published on 16 August 2017

Singapore Night Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with a glittering line-up of light art installations, performances and arts activities.

By MELANIE LEE

CONVOLUTIONS

EZ3kiel (France)
National Museum of Singapore façade
18 – 26 August 2017, 7.30pm – 12am

The National Museum of Singapore is transformed into a huge canvas with Convolutions – where architecture, projection, lights, laser and music come together as a visual poem. The heritage building develops new textures with this contemporary technological ballet.

THE FLOWER OF LIFE AND THE INFINITE SELF

The Flower of Life and the Infinite Self (Credit: Starlight Alchemy)

Starlight Alchemy (Singapore)
Stamford Green
18 – 26 August 2017, 7.30pm – 12am

It gets trippy over at this installation by Singapore’s premier Flow Arts collective. There is a geodesic bamboo dome with a tessellated fabric roof that resembles a flower, and its interior walls are mounted with geometrically arranged convex mirrors. Walk around this dome and you’ll get a post-modern meditative high with the dynamic and colourful reflections.

GLOBE

Globe by Close-Act Theatre

Close-Act Theatre (The Netherlands)
Cathay Green
24 – 26 August 2017, 8 – 8.30pm & 10.30 – 11pm

Celebrate the inner child in you with this visual fantasy. Performed in and around a large sphere, GLOBE presents a fascinating spectacle that conveys liberty and the joy of flying. Using circus techniques, pyrotechnics and video projection, a fairytale world is created where you, the audience, become a part of.

NIGHTS OF WONDER

Nights of Wonder (Credit: OneMaker Group)

OneMaker Group (Singapore)
Prototyping [email protected], National Design Centre
18, 19, 24, 25, 26 August 2017, 7.30pm – 12am

Sign up for OneMaker Group’s dazzling workshops where light becomes your palette! You can paint with colourful lights, create your own light saber, explore illusions through infinity mirrors or fill your room with illuminated clouds with an IoT Cloud Lantern. Contact [email protected] to register for any of these workshops (material costs apply).

THE TIME MINDERS

The Time Minders by La Galerie Mobile. (Credit: Averil Yeo)

La Galerie Mobile (Australia)
SMU, National Museum of Singapore, Cathay Green, Armenian Street
24 – 26 August 2017, 7.30 – 8pm, 9 – 9.30pm & 10.30 – 11pm

Look out for the roving Time Minders, who will be performing with real working clock faces on their zany Alice-in-Wonderland-type costumes that come with a nursery rhyme mouse and a cuckoo clock hat. It is an illuminated symphony with the performers moving in time, and urging the audience to take a moment in time with them. This is inspired by Salvadore Dali’s persistence of Memory.

Singapore Night Festival 2017 will be on from 18 – 26 August from 7.30pm to 12 midnight at the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct, Singapore’s arts, heritage and design precinct. Click here for more information.

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