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Ke Mana Tumpahnya Tuah… Kalau Tidak Ke Hati

Dalam dunia filem, terdapat pelbagai canggah dan cabang yang membuatkan filem tersebut menarik. Daniyal Kadir meluahkan perspektifnya tentang filem “Spilt Gravy” dengan tumpangan pendapat berkaitan penapisan filem.

Remotes X Quantum: Daring Collaboration Defies Cohesion

Remotes x Quantum, a Singapore-Philippines collaboration, is a daring, experimental work that never quite attains cohesion, which Jennifer Anne Champion finds is on-brand for SIFA 2022’s experimental nature. This performance is a part of the Singapore International Festival of the Arts.

MEPAAN: The Air Bandung Conundrum

Dr Shahril Salleh reflects on the challenges and rewards of intercultural collaboration in the Singapore Festival of the Arts 2022’s opening show, MEPAAN, using a beloved local drink as an analogy.

Podcast 104: Tartuffe: The Imposter

Critics Matthew Lyon, Nabilah Said and Naeem Kapadia discuss Wild Rice’s bold adaptation of Tartuffe: The Imposter by Molière in the latest ArtsEquator Theatre Podcast. In this latest ArtsEquator Theatre Podcast, Matthew Lyon, Nabilah Said and Naeem Kapadia discuss the recent production, Tartuffe: The Imposter, written by Molière and presented by Wild Rice. The cast …

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Podcast 103: The Glass Menagerie

Classic play The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams gets the Pangdemonium treatment. Critics Matthew Lyon, Nabilah Said and Naeem Kapadia discuss more in the latest ArtsEquator Theatre Podcast.  In this latest ArtsEquator Theatre Podcast, Matthew Lyon, Nabilah Said and Naeem Kapadia discuss the recent production The Glass Menagerie, written by Tennessee Williams and presented by …

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Dalam Southeast Asia: At Home in the World

Alex Foo reviews the exhibition The Tailors and the Mannequins, featuring works by Singaporean artist Chen Cheng Mei and Cambodian artist You Khin. The exhibition is part of Dalam Southeast Asia, National Gallery Singapore’s new space that presents perspectives from territorial Southeast Asia, aiming to spotlight lesser-known narratives in the region. Midway through the journey …

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Podcast 101: M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2022

ArtsEquator’s theatre podcast is back in 2022, with critics Lee Shu Yu, Matthew Lyon and Naeem Kapadia in a post-show conversation about three productions at M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2022: The Essential Playlist by The Second Breakfast Company (Singapore), Being: 息在 by 微 Wei Collective and Collaborators (Singapore) and OK Land by Circle Theatre (Thailand). This episode is part of …

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Screen. Shot. at M1 Fringe 2022: Starve a fire, feed a flame

Rebecca G. reviews Bound Theatre’s newest work, which explores the darker elements of our always-connected lives : cancel culture, fake news, and modified behaviours, in an interactive performance that involved the audience to varying degrees of success. Our journey into the all-too-real world of Screen. Shot. starts before any audience member has even stepped foot …

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Critics Live (on Telegram!): M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2022

Critics Live! is a critics-led programme series created by ArtsEquator to give arts audiences an insight into how critics formulate their responses to performances. In this session, join critics Lee Shu Yu, Matthew Lyon and Naeem Kapadia in a post-show conversation about three productions: The Essential Playlist by The Second Breakfast Company (Singapore), Being: 息在 by 微 Wei Collective …

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2021: Singapore Visual Arts at Year’s End

Let’s face it, 2021 in Singapore sucked harder than 2020. The waves of mildly inconvenient restrictions did more to chip away at everyone’s mental health than 2020’s “shut-everything-down” Circuit Breaker. Amidst the litany of changes to safe-distancing regulations though, the museums and galleries have remained open.  Here’s my rundown of the highlights of Singapore’s museums, …

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