SIFA 2014

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Festival Heart: Into the Wild

  • 19, 20 September
  • 72-13
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Festival Heart: Into the Wild

Initiated with the hope that SIFA should be open and accessible to different audiences, Festival Heart seeks out opportunities for arts to enrich lives in Singapore. Join Swiss company Theater HORA (Disabled Theater) and 36 Singaporeans as they create and present a special workshop performance.

Founded by theatre pedagogue Michael Elber, Theater HORA promotes the artistic development of people with mental and learning difficulties, bringing their desires to creative and artistic fruition. The company’s recognised theatrical training programme has enabled special-needs individuals to present their abilities to the public as artistic professionals.

SIFA 2014 will be facilitating a unique knowledge transfer workshop for 2 weeks between Theater HORA and 36 Singaporeans; inviting these special needs individuals to believe in their dreams of becoming professional artists.

Into The Wild, conceived by Michael Elber and Chris Weinheimer, brings together participants from Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) Centre for Adults, Down Syndrome Association, The Y-Stars and Singapore practitioners to work intensely with Theater HORA artists, emphasising interaction, practical work through supervised free improvisation. The workshops will culminate in two process performances, showcasing to the public the potential for creativity and personal expression for all persons developed through an engagement with the arts.

The performances are free with registration.

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