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.
Held at Singapore Management University Campus Green, Project: Dome was a showcase of 5 brand new works that were borne out of SNF’s Creators’ Masterclass that taught participants the basic capabilities and tools of projection mapping. The works included The Land Above by State Sensor (Brandon Tay and Safuan Johari), and Huff x Ding Yi Music Company - a music and visual collaboration between Australian visual artist Kenneth A.
Globally-renowned French group Spectacularies animated the facade of the National Museum of Singapore with Keep Dreaming, where three mysterious characters awakened from their deep slumber to embark on a whimsical musical adventure that captured visitors’ attention and hearts.
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.
Globally-acclaimed Argentinean troupe Fuerza Bruta returned to Singapore with an immersive theatre show encompassing suspended ‘stages’, up-close-and-personal encounters, and aerial acts at Cathay Green.
Sweet Tooth by Cake surprised festival goers with another tantalising roving theatrical performance - the MMOs or Mystical Meandering Occurrences, where three ethereal mascots roamed and burst into spontaneous performances along the walkways of Queen Street and National Design Centre.
For this edition that was held in conjunction with SNF, this now-annual programme continued to champion local writing and performance with a showcase of more than 25 bite-sized performances by emerging theatre groups, independent collectives and artists. From dramatised readings of two original full-length plays, an interactive dating simulation game, reinterpretations of Singapore theatre classics to BooksActually’s pop-up store, there was something for both new and old audiences.
The newly-refurbished Stamford Arts Centre delighted festival goers with an evening of thoughtful performances from traditional glove puppetry by Paper Monkey Theatre, to contemporary Malay dance by P7:1SMA and Indian classical dance by Bhaskar’s Arts Academy.