Technology takes centre stage at Singapore arts festival

This year's Singapore International Festival of Arts features Toy Factory Productions' reworked Kun opera, A Dream Under The Southern Bough: Reverie (left), and ST/LL (below), an interdisciplinary performance installation by Japanese art collective Dumb T
This year's Singapore International Festival of Arts features Toy Factory Productions' reworked Kun opera, A Dream Under The Southern Bough: Reverie (left), and ST/LL (right), an interdisciplinary performance installation by Japanese art collective Dumb Type, set to music by composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. PHOTOS: ARTS HOUSE LIMITED, YOSHIKAZU INOUE

Technology takes the stage at the Singapore International Festival of Arts (Sifa) this year.

Theatre that is part virtual reality (VR) and part live performance, free dance-offs against your recorded self, and Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto improvising a musical duet to moving images were among the headline acts announced yesterday at The Arts House.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2019, with the headline 'Technology takes centre stage at Singapore arts festival'. Print Edition | Subscribe