Neon Lights Festival: Street Culture

Local artists dance and draw

Singapore rapper Shigga Shay (left) will be performing at Easy Street, a showcase of street culture.
Singapore rapper Shigga Shay (left) will be performing at Easy Street, a showcase of street culture.PHOTO: ERIC CHEN

Singapore rapper Shigga Shay, B-boy and B-girl dance battles, live graffiti art - these are some of the highlights at Easy Street, situated at the northern end of Neon Lights' festival grounds at Fort Canning Park.

It focuses on street culture in Singapore and festivalgoers can wander over to the stage to check out graffiti artists, urban dance crews and deejays in action.

Visual artists such as ClogTwo, ANTZ and AshD will be colouring wall panels and creating graffiti murals.

B-boy and b-girl crews will be popping, locking and breaking during dance battles and there will be open jam sessions for the audience.

Besides Shigga Shay, Singapore DJs KoFlow and Rattle along with DJ Spydamonkee from Thailand will also be spinning tunes .

The line-up is curated by Felix Huang, director of dance studio Recognize Studios, and Tom Kelly, creative director of alternative events planner Sideshow.

Says Kelly, 38: "The name Easy Street reflects the atmosphere we hope to create - a place for artists to jam together and the audience to get up close to the action."

Huang, 34, lauds the Neon Lights team for including the various local arts communities.

He says: "Other festivals usually just focus on the big international names, so it's great that the Neon Lights team have given us this platform."

Gurveen Kaur

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 20, 2015, with the headline 'Local artists dance and draw'. Print Edition | Subscribe