A Late Night Filled With Performances


Museums are often closed at approximately 6 p.m. But several Art museums in Singapore are challenging this by staying open till 2 a.m. Why’s that? Because of the Night Festival event that was recently in town!

Credits: hodachrome

Night Festival, as implied by the name, is a nocturnal event! What’s included is music, dance, installation artwork and even dramatic aerial performances! Main events were held in the public, green spaces of the Singapore Management University and with the late night openings of the National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum and other museums, the public was able to enjoy different performance regardless of the time of day!

Credits: morning-rain

Though the festival has attracted many foreigners, it aims to focus on local acts. More than 90% of the participants are Singaporean! The only school that teaches Circus Arts, Circus Swingapore, has joined this event as well! Light installation, experimental film and busking competition can be found in this festival!

Pictures are taken from Flickr , Penny's Daybook and Voice Of America

Let’s take a look at the pictures for the Night Festival last year. Different performances entertained the viewers a lot!

If you weren’t able to join the event this year, no worries! You’ll still have chance of allowing yourself to enjoy a series of diversified shows, all in one night, next year! Or you can check the museums’ website frequently to keep yourself updated with the latest art-related happenings such as the photographic exhibition that’s on till today – The Places We Live: A Photographic Journey from Rochor to Bras Basah.

This article was inspired by an Channel News Asia entry.

written by heiwa on 2012-09-03 #news #art #night #festival #circus #singapore #performance #exhibition

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