For two weekends in August, Singapore Night Festival transforms the Bras Basah and Bugis heritage precinct into an exciting adventure, with a line-up of riveting performances and provocative installations for all festival goers.
Themed “Bring on the Night”, the highlight of this festival is its myriad of talents from a diverse range of backgrounds. On top of a series of interactive light installations, festival goers can also look forward to a wide selection of festival food and an eclectic mix of local acts. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect.
Art meets technology meets fashion with the World of WearableArt which features eight designs from the internationally renowned New Zealand-based design competition. You can also get a closer look at works created by designers behind the outfits of Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J.
To create a more immersive experience, the festival has revamped the way in which the programmes are presented. Over at Cathay Green, visitors can hop on and have a quick workout with the installation, titled Ember Rain, by pedalling the bicycle attached to it to create a downpour of sparkling embers.
FierS à Cheval
Festival goers will be in for a surprise when they bump into the giant horses let loose by Company Quidams! The troupe will present the mesmerizing roving act, FierS à Cheval or ‘Proud Horses’, a playful dream-like spectacle which features larger-than-life luminous horse strutting, dancing, and leading festival revellers around the precinct.
As always, the Singapore Art Museum’s main building will also feature a regular backdrop for light projections such as Arnaud Pottier and Thimothee Mironneau’s Odyssey.
Promising a one-of-a-kind experience and #selfie opportunity that cannot be replicated, visitors can immerse themselves in an experience inspired by the solar system and space. Located at Dhoby Ghaut Green, this installation uses a light source to bring out the retroreflective material that creates different patterns.
At the back alleys of Armenian Street, festival goers will get to see the alleys through fresh eyes, as graffiti art and technology collide at Graffiti Alive. The installation utilises motion sensors and lights to bring local street art to life and turn the Armenian Street alleyway into an intriguing night time streetscape.
Beyond the stunning displays, kick back and relax at the ever-popular Festival Village held at the SMU Campus Green where visitors can find an array of food options, sustainable shopping goods and a diverse pool of local acts – a perfect oasis after an exciting night around the precinct.