Saturday, January 5, 2013

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2013

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival returns for its ninth year from 16 to 27 January 2013! Organised and curated by The Necessary Stage, this year’s line up features an exciting line-up of local and international works across various disciplines. With four works making their world premieres and six works making their Asian premieres, the 2013 edition of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival will present a variety of works yet to be shown in Singapore.

The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2013 will feature 15 international and local works from 10 different countries, including three Festival highlights from Singapore, Japan and Hungary.

From Singapore, Best of will make its world premiere featuring award-winning actress Siti Khalijah Zainal. Created especially for Siti Khalijah by The Necessary Stage's Founder and Artistic Director Alvin Tan and Resident Playwright Haresh Sharma, this one-woman show looks at contemporary issues through a collection of stories and personal reflection.

赤子 Haru & Mina by Osaka-based photographer Hideaki Hamada is a moving and captivating photographic series that captures the journey of his two young children growing up – the curiosity, make-believe, innocence, and comradeship shared between them, through the dispassionate gaze of the artist's – and father's – camera lens.

The third Festival Highlight, 道德 Tao Te by Hungarian choreographer Ferenc Fehér, is an intense physical dance between two men with different characters and attitudes that mirror yet contrast with each other. Making its Asian premiere, this dance explores how their personalities evolve through a series of situations, conflicts and inner struggles.

The 2013 festival will showcase four works from local artists and groups, including three Festival Commissions.

The world premiere of artist Fong Qi Wei’s Brush Strokes of Nature is a photographic series of floral and plant components mixed with digital photography and post-processing. Flowers are disassembled to present them in a different manner, and then re-composed to create familiar icons and images. Through this, viewers are able to better appreciate the beauty of each petal, stamen and pistil, all of which are, in effect, a brush stroke of nature.

C.I.N.T.A by Teater KAMi is an anthology of 5 short stories that delves into the myriad aspects of love and lovers. Reworked for the festival, this anthology is an engaging, candid and bittersweet revelation of the trials and tribulations of love in Singapore.

Re: Dance Theatre presents Revisit the Sunflower, a choreography that examines the way we perceive our surroundings and subject matters from different states of mind. Making its world premiere at the Festival, this multidisciplinary collaborative work seeks to study our urban society and its everchanging landscapes.

Date: 16 January to 27 January 2013

No. of Works: 15 works from 10 countries
Live Performances: 12 works (24 ticketed performances)
Visual Arts: 3 works

Venues: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, National Museum of Singapore and ION Orchard
Public Sales: From now to 27 January 2013

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Ticket Prices: From $19 (Excluding SISTIC fee)

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