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SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS 2017 Art Studio [Creation]
August 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until August 19, 2017
17 – 19 August, 2017
Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) is proud to open its 2017 edition with Art Studio, a Singapore-Mandarin theatre commission performed with English surtitles. Set against the backdrop of Singapore’s changing landscape from the 1960s to the new millennium, Art Studio begins with the story of a young school drop-out, Ji Zong, who is coerced by his friend to become a model for life drawing by a group of artists.
From that point on, the narrative branches out, weaving the lives of these wildly disparate artists into a web of intriguing stories during the tumultuous years of Singapore from the 1950s to the 1980s: An aspiring singer gives up everything she has to travel alone to India and pursue her love for Indian classical singing; a communist fighter disappears into the thick Malayan jungle for the rest of his life; an middle-aged woman returns to her old flat, which has remained unchanged after 30 years of self-exile, only to find the man she loved dying.
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