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Singapore International Festival of Arts offers sneak peek at 2015 line-up

Published on Aug 12, 2014 9:34 AM
(From left) Aundi Marie Moore, Thomas Michael Allen, Suzanna Guzman, Museop Kim and Anne-Carolyn Bird in Facing Goya, the Michael Nyman opera which opens the festival on Tuesday evening. -- PHOTO: SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS

The curtain rises on the Singapore International Festival of Arts (Sifa) on Tuesday and organisers are also offering a weekend-long sneak peek at next year's line-up, billed as the best of local arts.

From noon to 6pm on Saturday and 1pm to 6pm on Sunday, artists and arts companies preparing festival commissions for the 2015 programme will present and discuss their plans and proposals at 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Rd. Attendance is free and members of the public are invited to sit in and give their feedback.

Artists commissioned for next year's festival and who will give presentations include dance pioneers Goh Lay Kuan and Santha Bhaskar; multimedia artist Brian Gothong Tan; comedian Kumar and classical musicians from the T'ang Quartet.

Also on the roster are theatre directors Ivan Heng of Wild Rice, Natalie Hennedige of Cake Theatre, Zizi Azah of Teater Ekamatra, Kok Heng Leun of Drama Box and Wang Chong, artistic director of Beijing-based experimental theatre group Theatre du Reve Experimental.

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