Tag: Arts Scene in Singapore

2018: From disappearing “independent” PAP MP to the IMDA

What or who to look out for in 2018? Here’s a quick list as we see out 2017: Under spotlight The GST people Feverish work going on as we approach Budget Day in March. “One per cent, 2 per cent or 3 per cent? Start with 2...

Cancer, lack of money didn’t stop young film-maker from fulfilling his dream

By Laura Zhang Chiak (Hokkien for "eat") a local movie with a budget less than $2,000, won the GV25 Film Shorts competition. Golden Village, host of the film competition funded this film, according to Joshuah Lim, leader of the three-person team. Each team member and cast was given less than $200. The 8-minute...

Oh change, how will it come?

By: Tan Tarn How/ Yesterday, a meeting of four of us. Another discussion, another depressing conclusion: Singapore had become even less liberal in the last three, four years. The question is whether there is hope for the future and where that will come from. First, the...

At odds over street art

  By Boshika Gupta In Delhi’s Shahpur Jat area, I stopped frequently on a personal walking tour more than two years ago. There was so much to see: a boy smiling at me, a lady in a red saree with a haunting gaze and a trapped...

Cultural Medallion winner explains how MDA kills the arts scene in Singapore

O.P.E.N. a Singapore International Festival of Arts' (SIFA) pre-festival event kicked off today with an exhibition of award-winning Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian work, I Know Why The Rebel Sings. Her works movingly shows the terror of human conflicts as well as the oft-forgotten realities of those forced...

Canceling of Les Misérables kissing scene is not victory over LGBT but of hysteria

~Republished from playwright Alfian Sa'at's Facebook page~ In a Straits Times report, it was mentioned that MDA removed a a 'same-sex kissing scene' from the musical Les Miserables because of complaints from ‘members of the public’. The report stated that "Facebook user Alvin Ng posted in...

Sound Bytes – Sonny Liew, art and Mulan Gallery exhibition

By Howard Lee Let's be honest - too few in Singapore would have known who Sonny Liew was, if not for the National Arts Council withdrawing the grant for his graphic novel The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye last year. The book depicted an alternative perspective of Singapore's...

Kok Heng Leun proposed to represent the Arts sector as Nominated Member of Parliament

Artistic director and co-founder of the bilingual theatre company Drama Box, Kok Heng Leun, has been put forward by peers and members of the arts community for the position of Nominated Member of Parliament to represent the arts and cultural sector. A prominent figure in...

Cultural Medallion winner Ivan Heng and his husband censored from Today newspaper's special Valentine's Day feature

A newspaper owned by Mediacorp, Today, ran a special Valentine's Day feature on office romance and of couples "who cohabit the work space, do the same things, or simply share the same passions". The newspaper spoke to several couples from the local arts scene, and those...

NEW INTERCULTURAL THEATRE METHODS, TECHNIQUES AND STRATEGIES OF MAKING CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

Intercultural Theatre Institute
Asian Intercultural Conference (AIC) 2014 is a global gathering of actors, writers, directors, scholars and researchers with an interest in the “Asian Intercultural”. Within Asia’s diversity are societies, histories and communities that constantly feed theatre; from its teeming transnational cities to regional townships and local villages. The...