“Sometimes, we must communicate without words and do it with energy.” Tadashi Suzuki • Perhaps one of the most primal of the ancient Greek gods, #Dionysus was the god of fertility, wine, ecstasy, religious madness. With his world-renowned Suzuki acting method, the legendary theatre director Tadashi Suzuki life’s work has revolved around enabling actors to access their own primal “energy” to play powerful, magnetic characters. • What happens when actors across Asia are put through Suzuki’s demanding training, to perform one of ancient Greece’s most imaginative and demanding plays? Don’t miss Dionysus by Suzuki Company of Toga and @bumipurnati when it performs at #SIFA2019.
Blending fiction and espionage, agency and treachery, #SIFA2019 festival commission The Mysterious Lai Teck is a thrilling snapshot of the shifting face of Southeast Asia in the Age of Treason, and of a man caught between the ruthless forces of history. • But who is Lai Teck? Watch this space for more.
You may not have heard of him, but Tang Xianzu, the Ming Dynasty playwright, is considered by many the Shakespeare of the East. Like #Shakespeare, he wrote plays about romantic, epic love, dreams, and the human condition. Surrounded by the rigid structures of feudalism，Tang discovered a world of his own in writing plays about dreams. • Tang’s play, A Dream Under the Southern Bough - Reverie, comes to life in an ambitious staging by acclaimed director, Goh Boon Teck from @toyfactorysg in #SIFA2019. Get your early bird tickets today to this unique festival commission. @titoudao #dream #tangxianzu #ant #mingdynasty
With numerous refugees crises unravelling around the world, what is it really like to work and fight from within the chaos? • Displaced Persons’ Welcome Dinner by @checkpointtheatre takes a brave, clear-eyed look at this hidden world. Says Director @claireclwong in a @straits_times interview: The humanitarian aid world is one that the average person only has a general idea of... I was curious about the people who chose this work, who they are, why they do what they do, and what personal and professional stories they might tell. • Get your Early Bird tickets to this powerful #SIFA2019 festival commission. For more: https://www.sifa.sg/programmes/displaced-persons-welcome-dinner/ • 📷: Photo courtesy of Checkpoint Theatre. Photo credit: Joel Lim @ Calibre Pictures.
🎉#NEWSFLASH: Today we launch four #SIFA2019 programmes: • ❶ Dionysus by Suzuki Company of Toga and @bumipurnati • ❷ A Dream Under The Southern Bough - The Reverie by @toyfactorysg • ❸ Displaced Person's Welcome Dinner by @checkpointtheatre • ❹ The Mysterious Lai Teck by Ho Tzu Nyen • Early birds enjoy 20% savings. Get your tickets now! For more info, visit link in bio. #SuzukiCompanyOfToga #HoTzuNyen
#Repost @goodmanartscentre • • • • • Join us at Checkpoint Theatre's Play Station where you’ll be assigned a role to read under the guidance of Joint Artistic Director Claire Wong and Associate Artist Lucas Ho. Experience firsthand how actors and directors breathe life into a script on the rehearsal floor! _ Admission is free, so hurry and sign up now at bsides-playstation.peatix.com! _ #GoodmanBsides #goodmanartscentre
Happy Deepavali to all our Hindu friends. Enjoy your time spent with family and loved ones, happy holidays!
Today, we look back at the smooth performance of 24 Hours in Lapa by Tamil Rogeon. The lush symphonic harmonies was by Singapore’s very own @metropolitansg - a professional ensemble which shares a rich history with SIFA as it first started out as the resident orchestra for the Singapore Arts Festival in 2007. • The performance also featured emerging Singaporean rapper @omarkenobi123 , Australian Doug de Vries guitar and cavacou, Ben Vanderwal on drums, electronic sampling by Dan West and vocalist Bobby Valentine . #TB #sifa2018 • Give this track (The Splendor) a listen: https://open.spotify.com/track/08cI54CR6MQSV2tEqUAaGk…
We have been around for over 4 decades, can you believe it? In 1977, Singapore launched its first national festival aimed at celebrating the arts scene that had grown from independence. • Swipe left to glance at some of the festival's key visuals over the years. • FUN FACT: The festival name has been changed from Singapore Festival of Arts to Singapore Arts Festival and now, Singapore International Festival of Arts. • #sifa2018 #sifa2019
In human history, politics and religions have always had an uneasy coexistence... And I think the themes of this play is relevant all around the world right now – in Japan, in Europe, everywhere. - Tadashi Suzuki • Read the full article on Dionysus (coming up in #sifa2019) at @businesstimessg. • #TadashiSuzuki #dionysus #SuzukiCompanyOfToga #BumiPurnati
Coming up in #sifa2019: DIONYSUS by Suzuki Company Of Toga & @bumipurnati (Japan & Indonesia) . The legendary Tadashi Suzuki directs this visually arresting and gripping adaption of the Greek tragedy The Bacchae, featuring a formidable cast from Indonesia, Japan and China. . More information to follow. Join our mailing list at www.sifa.sg to get the latest festival news! #TadashiSuzuki #comingsoon #greektragedy #dionysus #thebacchae
🌴 With only 60 hours in a weekend, here's our suggestion on how to make the most of it. How will you spend your weekend? • #WeekendVibes #breathe #chillax #Fri6pmGO #sifa2018 #sifa2019
Don’t fight the years, grow with them. Shabana Azmi Today, we celebrate the birthday of renowned performer & tireless activist @azmishabana18! Thank you for being an inspiration to us all. #TB to Rhymes of Love at #sifa2018 where we had the pleasure of having both @javedjaduofficial & Shabana share the stage, bringing us an enchanting evening of poetry and discussion.
It don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing). Duke Ellington 😎🎵 . Wise words of the legendary musician to herald us into the weekend. Most of us sure got into the groovin' mood when the amazing Duke Ellington Orchestra performed at the Singapore Botanic Gardens during #sifa2018. . To further get us into the swing, check out this track by Duke Ellington: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDQpZT3GhDg #DukeEllington #DukeEllingtonOrchestra #singaporebotanicgardens
Wishing the fabulous @mashdeez of @dorrancedance a very Happy Birthday🎂! Thank you for showing us the world of tap possibilities at #TheBluesProject with your passionate & powerful performance. We're grateful to have learnt more about tap over the workshop and talk during #sifa2018 too. #tapdance #happyfeet