Creation

mepaan
Music
MEPAAN

A magnificent performance evoking the sublime rituals of Southeast Asia and its native people.

20 – 22 May, Fri – Sun, 8pm
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DanceMusicFashionEpic Theatre
Ceremonial Enactments

Three Singaporean companies imagine a resplendent tapestry of local customary rituals.

21 – 22 May, Sat – Sun, 7.30pm
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Music
Holly Herndon: PROTO

One of the most intelligent, disruptive musical voices of our age, experimental musician Holly Herndon dazzles in her first concert in Asia at SIFA 2022.

20 – 21 May, Fri – Sat, 8pm
ubin
TheatreSite-specific
ubin

Join an immersive walking tour uncovering the stories and sites of Pulau Ubin.

25 – 29 May, Wed – Sun, 6.15pm | 1 – 5 Jun, Wed – Sun, 6.15pm
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Theatre
Remotes x Quantum

A gripping multi-disciplinary work reimagining life in Singapore and the Philippines on the brink of a dystopian world order.

25 – 27 May, Wed – Fri, 8pm | 28 – 29 May, Sat – Sun, 4pm & 8pm
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TheatreFilm
The Neon Hieroglyph

Take a trip into the unconventional mind of Turner Prize award-winning artist, Tai Shani, in this filmic performance.

27 – 29 May, Fri – Sun, 8pm
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TheatreFilm
project SALOME

An arresting evocation of the enigmatic character Salome from Oscar Wilde's renowned play.

27 May, Fri, 8pm | 28 May, Sat, 2pm & 8pm
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TheatreOperaComedyFantasy
Bangsawan Gemala Malam

This original remake of Midsummer Night’s Dream is inspired by the splendour of Bangsawan opera and Nusantara

2 – 4 Jun, Thu - Fri, 8pm | Sat, 2pm & 8pm
devils-cherry
Theatre
Devil’s Cherry

A fantastical tale of two lost Singapore souls who cross the Devil's path in Australia.

3 – 5 Jun, Fri – Sun, 7.30pm
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MusicFilm
The Once and Future

Experience a coming together of film, laser display and live musical performance in The Once and Future.

3 Jun, Fri, 8pm | 4 Jun, Sat, 2pm & 8pm | 5 Jun, Sun, 2pm
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Installation
Emptiness – An exhibition by Sean Lee

In tandem with SIFA 2022's opening performance, MEPAAN, acclaimed Singaporean photographer Sean Lee showcases a selection of his works depicting a kaleidoscopic universe of flora and fauna.

20 May – 5 Jun, 10am – 7pm daily

Life Profusion

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Little Histories of Big Topics

Ahead of the festival, check out a series of essays that bring contextual colour to SIFA 2022’s performance offerings.

Release from Feb 2022
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Experiments in Reciprocations

These longform creative responses – including text, photo essays, soundscapes, digital illustrations and audio commentary – bring reflection and perspective to the performances and performance spaces of SIFA 2022.

Release from May 2022
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FilmDance
Delicate Spells of Mind

Raw and ambitious, Delicate Spells of Mind is an intriguing performance film by Lucy McRae that dissects the operating system of the mind – where a Seeker contends with ego, the inherited artificial intelligence.

20 May – 10 Jul, Daily
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ritual

Rituals are inherently rooted in repetition.

Online
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Non Breaking Space

A hybrid digital art exhibition and EP release by musician and artist Anise, non-breaking space involves a stellar cast of collaborators including Brandon Tay, Mervin Wong, Sonia Kwek and Amanda Lee Koe.

Online
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ANKI

ANKI, a future human dances his way through time to view the world’s last sunset. The film is accompanied by a new 5 track EP and an NFT.

Online
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Dry Spell

A playful interpretation of the anti-rain ritual, Dry Spell features rising star rapper BGourd's performance of an original rap track.

Online
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+DISCUSS

Facilitating +DISCUSS is a cast of two select individuals – Alfonse Chiu and Chong Gua Khee – whose diverse interests and specialisations deepen and expand the conversation.

Online
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+GROW

+GROW is a set of learning resources offering a contemplative perspective into artists' creative stances and strategies.

Online
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THE PAISEH PIECE: A POEM, I GUESS

The Paiseh Piece is an attempt to represent the mindscape of the chronically paiseh, via a digital experience marrying visuals, poetry and music

Online
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电子脉络 — ETHER

In a world not too different from ours, performers are assimilated into eternal broadcasting systems called 电子脉络 — Ether...

Online
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FAREWELL, ANGEL

An experimental short traversing the worlds of Angel-527, a character developed by Malaysia's leftfield pop maverick Shelhiel for his SUPERSTROBE EP

Online

SIFA X

oneirism-rituals
MusicInstallationsPerformance
oneirism Rituals

oneirism Rituals awakens energy and life in Aliwal Arts Centre by gathering up forgotten pieces and celebrating the things oft taken for granted. 

27 May – 4 Jun | Aliwal Arts Centre
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MusicInstallationsDancePuppetry
oneirism Ceremony

oneirism Ceremony imbues Goodman Arts Centre with transformative energy and life for one special, unforgettable experience of merrymaking.

21 – 28 May | Goodman Arts Centre