It is a magical experience of arts and heritage. It’s a nocturnal extravaganza of spectacular aerial performance, mesmerizing music, delightful dance and amazing installation artworks at the heart of Bras Basah in Singapore.
Welcome to the fifth edition of Singapore Night Festival.
“This year’s festival is bigger than ever, stretching from The Cathay building to Armenian Street, transforming our urban cityscape into a dazzling playground filled with awe-inspiring performances and surprises,” says Michael Koh, chief executive officer, National Heritage Board (NHB).
As I went to Bras Basah last weekend, I was enthralled by the spectacular light installation that transformed both the National Museum of Singapore and the Singapore Art Museum buildings into dynamic artworks.
Coming weekend will showcase aerial performances from Argentina blending poetry in dance with gravity-defying feats in the internationally-renowned Fuerzabruta. Some of the best local talents will also join to add glitz and glamour and bring passion and energy to the festival all through night.
The main events take place on the public green spaces of the Singapore Management University.
Those looking for some late night culture, it was a great time at Peranakan Museum. Visitors were treated to a special exhibition, Emily of Emerald Hills: Singaporean Identity on Stage.
This weekend there will be live stage acts and visitors will have a gala time through the night at the Peranakan Museum: contortionist shows, dancing mimes and rhythmic beats of drums and percussion.
The idea behind the whole endeavor of the NHB is to recollect time spent together and to go down memory lanes and reconnect with one another in celebration.