Singapore International Festival of Arts 2019: VR theatre, multimedia dance-offs

Frogman by UK company curious directive is a virtual reality theatre experience in which viewers watch a murder mystery solved.
Frogman by UK company curious directive is a virtual reality theatre experience in which viewers watch a murder mystery solved.PHOTO: RICHARD LAKOS
Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto will perform an improvisatory work, Fragments, on May 28, 2019.
Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto will perform an improvisatory work, Fragments, on May 28, 2019.PHOTO: SKMTDOC

SINGAPORE - Tech takes the stage at the Singapore International Festival of Arts (Sifa) this year. Theatre that is part virtual reality and part live performance, free dance-offs against your own recorded self, and Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto improvising a musical duet to moving images were among the headline acts announced on Monday (Feb 25) at The Arts House.

The annual event returns from May 16 to June 2 and is helmed by festival director Gaurav Kripalani (whose three-year term began last year). Sifa is presented by not-for-profit organisation Arts House Limited (AHL)and commissioned by the National Arts Council.

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