These were the popular programmes held during the duration of the festival that were sourced through data research, which may include main programmes presented by NHB, as well as programmes that were initiated and driven by BBB stakeholders.
German group PAN.OPTIKUM engaged festival goers with a visually-stunning and electrifying spectacle that started at Singapore Management University Campus Green and ended at the National Museum of Singapore. The dramatic finale used the grand architecture of the museum’s facade as a backdrop for a fiery display of pyrotechnics, acrobatics, live vocals and fireworks.
Local acts took centre stage in this edition, with this spectacular opening show of dance, vocals and music by 80 talented performers. Directed by award-winning dancer and choreographer Aaron Khek, this collaborative effort was inspired by the theme of the childhood song The More We Get Together, and included performances by Cultural Medallion artists Santha Baskar and Som Said, Siong Leng Musical Association and The Teng Company.
These were the noteworthy programmes held during the duration of the festival that added diversity and richness, which may include main programmes presented by NHB, as well as programmes that were initiated and driven by BBB stakeholders.
The National Museum of Singapore charmed festival goers with outdoor screenings of all time local favourites that included P. Ramlee’s Seniman Bujang Lapok and Sumpah Orang Minyak, Royston Tan’s 881 and Glen Goei’s Forever Fever.
To encourage the public to explore the precinct, there were 4 public art installations by award-winning local artists, of which three were specifically commissioned by the National Museum of Singapore for the festival - The Tree by FARM, The Crystal City by Donna Ong and the Golden House Book by Jeremy Hiah. The fourth installation was The Beginning by Sun Yu-Li. Of notable mention is The Tree by FARM. Inspired by the National Museum’s own banyan tree, the installation is a series of interlocking frames and hanging microphones that detect ambient sounds and alter the lighting nature of the installation.