Festival House of Singapore International Festival of Arts

As Singapore’s annual pinnacle arts festival, the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) presents captivating and diverse works across theatre, music, dance, film and visual arts. First launched as the Singapore Festival of Arts in 1977, the festival has gone through several evolutions and inspired generations of arts lovers and practitioners. Today, the highly-anticipated festival is a high-point on Singapore’s arts and cultural calendar.

Under the helm of Festival Director Gaurav Kripalani from 2018–2020, SIFA continues its festival mission to champion the creation and presentation of Singaporean and international works. At SIFA 2019, The Arts House will once again be transformed into the Festival House. With meaningful engagement opportunities from artists talks, workshops, discussions and the festival bar—House Pour, the Festival House breaks down the walls between artists and audiences to create unique experiences and inspiring artistic encounters.

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PROGRAMME LINEUP


WEEK 1

Singular Screens
18 May – 2 Jun 2019, Daily | Screening Room, Festival House | Free

Plunge: New Ways to Talk about Theatre
16 May - 2 Jun 2019, Thur – Sun | Various Timings | House Pour, Festival House | Free

100 Keyboards Installation by ASUNA (Japan)
16 May – 19 May 2019, Thur – Sun | Sat: 10am – 10pm, Fri & Sun: 10am – 5pm, Sat: 10am – 4pm | Gallery II, Festival House | Free

100 Keyboards Performance by ASUNA (Japan)
17 May – 20 May 2019, Fri – Sun |Fri: 8pm, Sat: 7pm & 10pm, Sun: 8pm, Mon: 3pm | Gallery II, Festival House | Tickets available here

Culture, Theatre, Body: The Works of Tadashi Suzuki
18 May 2019, Sat | 1.30pm – 2.30pm | Living Room, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix

In Conversation with Tadashi Suzuki (Japan)
18 May 2019, Sat | 4.30pm – 6pm | Blue Room, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix

An Overview of Ming Dynasty Drama: Focusing on Tang Xianzu and His Plays
19 May 2019, Sun | 11am – 1pm | Living Room, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix

In Conversation with Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore)
19 May 2019, Sun | 2pm – 3.30pm | Blue Room, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix

Sound – A Mutual Tuning
19 May 2019, Sun | 4pm – 5pm | Living Room, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix

Hierarchy-free Work Ethic: What it means to be a collective by URLAND (The Netherlands)
19 May 2019, Sun | 6pm – 7.30pm | Blue Room, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix


WEEK 2

Singular Screens
18 May – 2 Jun 2019, Daily | Screening Room, Festival House | Free

Plunge: New Ways to Talk about Theatre
16 May – 2 Jun 2019, Thur – Sun | Various Timings | House Pour, Festival House | Free

From Traditional to Contemporary – A Producer's Insight by Restu (Indonesia)
20 May 2019, Mon | 11am – 12pm | Blue Room, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix

Producing Art & Technology – The YCAM Model by Akiko Takeshita & Clarence Ng (Japan & Singapore)
22 May 2019, Wed | 7.30pm – 9pm | Blue Room, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix

The Nameless & The Name
23 May - 2 Jun 2019, Daily | 10am – 10pm | Gallery II, Festival House | Free

A Screening of Bill Frisell: A Portrait
23 May 2019, Thur | 7.30pm – 9.30pm | Screening Room, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix

One Day We'll Understand by Sim Chi Yin (Singapore) 
24 & 25 May 2019, Fri & Sat | 7.30pm | Play Den, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix

A Legend Reimagined by Chong Tze Chien, The Finger Players (Singapore)
25 May 2019, Sat | 11am – 12pm | Living Room, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix

In Conversation with Shiro Takatani (Japan)
25 May 2019, Sat | 2pm – 3.30pm | Living Room, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix

Talking about Three Sisters by Nelson Chia, Nine Years Theatre (Singapore)
25 May 2019, Sat | 5pm – 6pm | Living Room, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix

Critics Live: A Post-Show response to Displaced Persons' Welcome Dinner by Arts Equator (Singapore)
25 May 2019, Sat | 10pm – 11pm | Living Room, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix

Oreste by Ifigenia by Tan Shou Chen & Ng Tian Hui (Singapore)
25 & 26 May 2019 | Sat: 8pm, Sun: 5pm | Chamber, Festival House | Tickets available here

Asian Dramaturgs' Network Conference 2019: Dramaturgy and The Human Condition by Centre 42
25 & 26 May 2019, Sat & Sun | Various sessions between 9am – 6pm | Blue Room, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix


Week 3

Singular Screens
18 May – 2 Jun 2019, Daily | Screening Room, Festival House | Free

Plunge: New Ways to Talk about Theatre
16 May – 2 Jun 2019, Thur – Sun | Various Timings | House Pour, Festival House | Free

The Nameless & The Name
23 May - 2 Jun 2019, Daily | 10am – 10pm | Gallery II, Festival House | Free

VR_I by Cie Gilles Jobin and Artanim (Switzerland)
28 May - 30 May, Tue - Thur | Various Timings | Play Den, Festival House | Free

In Conversation with Bill Frisell (USA)
30 May 2019, Thur | 7.30pm – 9pm | Living Room, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix

But...is it Dance? (Moderated by Melissa Quek)
1 Jun 2019, Sat | 11am – 12.30pm | Living Room, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix

In Conversation with Sasha Waltz (Germany)
1 Jun 2019, Sat | 2pm – 3.30pm | Blue Room, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix

Anticipating The Year of No Return: An Insight into the Creative Process by The Necessary Stage (Singapore)
1 Jun 2019, Sat | 4pm – 5pm | Living Room, Festival House | Free with registration at peatix

Impulse by Varsha (Singapore)
1 & 2 Jun 2019, Sat & Sun | 8pm – 9.30pm | Play Den, Festival House | Tickets available here

 

 

 

 

 

 




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