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Three new Singapore commissions at Singapore International Festival of Arts 2019, Arts News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Next yr’s Singapore International Festival of Arts, which runs from May 16 to June 2, will function three new works from native artists.

The Mysterious Lai Teck, created by Singaporean media artist Ho Tzu Nyen, will probably be carried out on the Goodman Arts Centre Black Box from May 17 to 19. It explores the lifetime of the titular character, who led the Malayan Communist Party throughout World War II, but additionally betrayed the get together a number of instances throughout the Occupation of Singapore. Ho blends reality, fiction, puppetry and visible projections on this work.

Another manufacturing, Displaced Persons’ Welcome Dinner by Checkpoint Theatre is about in a refugee camp the place humanitarian staff try to maintain functioning amid disaster. The multidisciplinary manufacturing explores the truth of the help trade and is written by Huzir Sulaiman and directed by Claire Wong, the troupe’s joint inventive administrators. It runs from May 24 to 26 on the Victoria Theatre.

The third Singapore fee is Toy Factory Productions’ A Dream Under The Southern Bough: Reverie. It is the second a part of a trilogy that adapts a 16th century epic Kun opera play, A Dream Under The Southern Bough, by revered Ming Dynasty playwright Tang Xianzu. The first instalment was commissioned for final yr’s arts competition. A Dream Under The Southern Bough: Reverie runs from May 31 to June 2 on the Drama Centre Theatre.

Tickets for all three Singapore works are on sale at Sistic from Dec three, as are these for headline present Dionysus, by Suzuki Company of Toga and Purnati Indonesia. This is a cross-cultural adaptation of the Greek traditional, The Bacchae, during which the god of wine unleashes havoc on a royal courtroom.

It is directed by Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki – whose body-focused Suzuki methodology of actor coaching is internationally well-known – and options Japanese, Indonesian and Chinese performers. It runs from May 17 to 18 on the Victoria Theatre.

The Singapore International Festival of Arts is introduced by not-for-profit organisation Arts House Limited and supported by the National Arts Council. Its competition director is Gaurav Kripalani, inventive director of the Singapore Repertory Theatre.

Tickets for Singapore International Festival of Arts productions can be found from Sistic (name 6348-5555 or go to For extra info, go to

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