SINGAPORE, 26 February 2019 – Tickets to Ryuichi Sakamoto - Fragments featuring two maestros, towering composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto and Japanese multimedia artist, Shiro Takatani has been fully snapped up within the night of unveiling and launch of Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA 2019) on 25 February 2019.
In this concert that celebrates a creative friendship spanning decades, Oscar-winning composer, Ryuichi Sakamoto and is joined by his friend and long-time collaborator Shiro Takatani, one of the founders of Japanese art collective Dumb Type.
SIFA is currently exploring the possibility of adding more tickets for this concert.
Takatani will also explore the idea of silence with ST/LL , an interdisciplinary performance-installation, using lighting, media art, stage design and dance movement to music by Sakamoto, all of which intertwines into a dream-like tableaux. Other luminaries of the performing arts world that audiences can look forward to in SIFA 2019 include the likes of Simon McBurney, Sasha Waltz, Bill Frisell and Tadashi Suzuki.
Commissioned by the National Arts Council and organised by Arts House Limited, Singapore’s pinnacle performing arts festival will be held from 16 May to 2 June. Featuring a line-up of iconic artists from around the world alongside the very best from Singapore, this is the second SIFA to be helmed by Festival Director, Gaurav Kripalani (2018 to 2020).
More information on SIFA 2019’s full line-up can be found on sifa.sg.
About the Singapore International Festival of Arts 2019 (SIFA 2019)
As Singapore’s annual pinnacle performing arts festival, the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) presents captivating and diverse works across theatre, music, dance, film and visual arts. First launched as the Singapore Festival of Arts in 1977, the festival has gone through several evolutions and inspired generations of arts lovers and practitioners. Today, the highly-anticipated festival is a high-point on Singapore’s arts and cultural calendar.
Under the helm of Festival Director Gaurav Kripalani from 2018–2020, SIFA continues its festival mission to champion the creation and presentation of Singaporean and international works. At SIFA 2019, The Arts House will once again be transformed into the Festival House. With meaningful engagement opportunities from artists talks, workshops, discussions and the festival bar—House Pour, the Festival House breaks down the walls between artists and audiences to create unique experiences and inspiring artistic encounters.
About Arts House Limited
Arts House Limited (AHL) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to enriching lives through the arts. AHL manages two key landmarks located in the heart of Singapore’s Civic District – The Arts House, a multi-disciplinary arts centre with a focus on literary programming, and the Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall, a heritage building that is home to the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. It also runs the Goodman Arts Centre and Aliwal Arts Centre, two creative enclaves for artists, arts groups and creative businesses, and performing arts space Drama Centre. AHL presents the Singapore International Festival of Arts, the annual pinnacle celebration of performance and interdisciplinary arts in Singapore commissioned by the National Arts Council.
AHL was set up in 11 Dec 2002 as a company limited by guarantee (CLG) under the National Arts Council and was formerly known as The Old Parliament House Limited. It was officially renamed Arts House Limited on 19 Mar 2014.
About the National Arts Council
The National Arts Council champions the arts in Singapore. By nurturing creative excellence and supporting broad audience engagement, our diverse and distinctive arts inspire our people, connect communities and profile Singapore internationally. We preserve our rich, cultural traditions as we cultivate accomplished artists and vibrant companies for the future. Our support for the arts is comprehensive – from grants and partnerships to industry facilitation and arts housing. The Council welcomes greater private and corporate giving to and through the arts, so that together we can make the arts an integral part of everyone’s lives. For more information on the Council’s mission and plans, please visit www.nac.gov.sg.
(Credits: Arts House Limited)
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Arts House Limited
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