By Japanese playwright Hideki Noda and Singaporean director Ong Keng Sen
In the hands of director Ong, Noda's adaptation of Richard III was Shakespeare for the South-east Asian Japanophile.
The visuals wowed with Harajuku fashion and gender-bending from the traditions of kabuki and Takarazuka musicals, while shadow puppets and dialogue in Bahasa Indonesia brought in an eerie element of wayang.
Talking Point Award
FIVE EASY PIECES
By Swiss dramatist Milo Rau and his International Institute of Political Murder, with Ghent-based arts centre Campo
This oddly uplifting play had child actors learning about theatre and real-life issues as they replayed key scenes in the arrest of a known paedophile.
It was developed for audiences aged 12 and older, but received an R18 rating here from the Media Development Authority, provoking a conversation about what is appropriate theatre for the young.
Brightest Star Award
RON ARAD'S 720°
This voluptuous construction, which shone like a glorious white hole at night, breathed new life into the films it showed through its scale, design and sophisticated technology.
TIME BETWEEN US
By Argentina's Fernando Rubio, performed by Singapore's Oliver Chong
In idea and execution, this exhibit encapsulates impermanence - a cooled cabin made of wood from long-gone houses, that has travelled the world and been inhabited by many different actors and those they let into it.
And yet, these actors' brief meditations with each guest was a moment shared - forever. Brilliant.
Sonic Tapestry Award
By Wu Man and Master Musicians From The Silk Route
This combination of Chinese pipa music and Uighur muqam (suite involving poetry, singing, instrumental music and dance) had the drawing power of a muezzin's call to prayer, heady aroma of freshly burnt incense and earthly pleasures of a seraglio.
Akshita Nanda, Chang Tou Liang, Cheong Suk-Wai, Huang Lijie