Sifa 2022

Women in the spotlight

Women take centre stage in three edgy new productions at the Singapore International Festival of Arts (Sifa), which returns on May 20. The Straits Times speaks to actress Janice Koh as well as artists Lucy McRae and Tai Shani about social media, the Covid-19 pandemic and their projects for this year's festival

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For her Singapore International Festival of Arts (Sifa) commission, Britain-born Australian Lucy McRae is conjuring up her first performance film.

Delicate Spells Of Mind, which will be available online from May 20, combines the body-conscious exploration the 43-year-old is famed for with a deeply introspective turn inspired by the pandemic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 28, 2022, with the headline Women in the spotlight. Subscribe