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10 Things You Should Know About: Wayang Kulit

For the latest part of our popular 10 Things You Should Know series, we delve into the world of Wayang Kulit performances that are popular across Southeast Asia. This series on Malay cultural forms is commissioned by Wisma Geylang Serai.

Spectrum of Nature in SIFA 2022

ArtsEquator interviews four artists whose works depict nature in different spectrums, at the upcoming Singapore International Festival of Arts 2022. Singapore International Festival of Arts 2022 is just days away, with a diverse array of programmes, including at the intersections of art and nature. ArtsEquator speaks with four participating artists, each of whose works depict …

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Jit Murad and Harith Iskander.ZSA Productions

“Spilt Gravy Ke Mana Tumpahnya Kuah” Makes Us Consider Time, History and the Prickly Question of Family

After years of waiting, Spilt Gravy Ke Mana Tumpahnya Kuah hits the screens in Malaysia on 9th June. We speak to Datuk Zahim Albakri (director/co-screenwriter) and June Tan (co-screenwriter) on what it took for the film, adapted from a play, to reach this moment. One privilege of being an artist is the experience of creating …

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How Local Government Supported The Arts Sector Amid COVID-19

How Local Government Supported The Arts Sector Amid COVID-19

The arts and culture are vital to a nation – they provide numerous direct benefits to the state, such as creating jobs, generating tax revenues, attracting investments, and stimulating local economies via consumer purchases and tourism. Aside from economic benefits, arts and culture help strengthen the personal identity of individuals and the national identity of …

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Disability Arts — Expanding Ecosystems, Protecting Foundations

Disability arts researcher Yeongmin Mun reflects on ecosystems, access and platforms in response to the online panel discussion, Ground Up: Building Effective Ecosystems for Disability Arts. The full video is also available to watch, with Singapore Sign Language and Korean Sign Language interpretation, and captions in Korean and English. Art has no borders — that’s …

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장애예술 – 장애가 아닌 우리의 예술을 보라

아이삭 림은 장애 예술에 관한 온라인 포럼, 우리가 없으면 우리에 대한 것도 없다: 목소리를 만들어 내는 예술가들에 대한 글을 썼습니다. 싱가포르 수어, 한국 수어, 언어 통역과 한국어와 영어 자막이 제공되는 전체 비디오도 보실 수 있습니다. 지금 이 글을 쓰고 있는 사람은 짧은 머리에 안경을 쓴 플러스 사이즈 남성으로, 티와 반바지 차림으로 편하게 입은 채 집필 …

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장애예술 – 생태계를 확장하며, 토대를 지켜내기

문영민은 생태계와 접근성, 플랫폼 등에 대해서 이야기한 그라운드 업: 장애 예술을 위한 효과적인 생태계 구축에 대한 글을 썼습니다. 싱가포르 수어, 한국 수어, 언어 통역과 한국어와 영어 자막이 제공되는 전체 비디오도 보실 수 있습니다. 예술에 국경이 없다고 했던가. 알레시아 니오, 김원영, 피터 사우 세 작가의 발표를 들으며 장애예술 창작자들의 고민과 시도에도 경계가 없다고 느꼈다. 싱가포르와 한국의 …

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WINDOW by ATTEMPTS: A click away

“You walk into a black room. Right in the middle of that room, a laptop gleams dimly. A voice beseeches you to explore further.” What is WINDOW? WINDOW by ATTEMPTS   Or try clicking ANOTHER WINDOW WhatsApp Video 2022-03-03 at 5.44.45 PM Tags: attempts  Mental Health  online performance  Singapore Theatre  Video

Dalam kenangan: Rahman B.

Shahrul Mizad Ashari berkongsi luahan tentang Tokoh Seniman Negara, Rahman B, seniman bangsawan ikonik yang meninggal dunia pada 2 Mac 2022. “Jadi, Cikgu rasa Bangsawan ni sebenarnya…,” kata-kata ini tidak akan kedengaran lagi setiap kali memulakan bicara. Kata-kata seorang adiguru Bangsawan, setiap kali bermula kelas praktikal di dalam Studio Tari Utama di Akademi Seni Budaya …

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Empathy is of the essence: Order On The Go by Erwin Shah Ismail

Singaporean performer and playwright Erwin Shah Ismail shares stories of food delivery riders in the promenade theatre piece, Order On The Go, which will see audiences moving around Kampong Gelam. Erwin hopes to make people more aware of their experiences, and calls for more empathy for these essential workers.

WINDOW by ATTEMPTS: A click away

What is this show? Rei Poh (Rei): During the Circuit Breaker when we had a sudden lockdown, we decided to start online game nights where we could just play games, and actually give ourselves a reason to check in with one another, make sure everybody is okay. During that period, there were articles and reports …

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WINDOW by ATTEMPTS: A click away

How does the folder game work? I’ve never played it before.  Cheryl: It’s like if you’re not an organised person and your folders are everywhere. And there are many things inside the folder. Sometimes you will have pictures next to official work folders – they don’t actually work together but it’s on the computer and …

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