The two of you are the winners for my Singapore Arts Festival exclusive tickets giveaway.
Darren won a pair of tickets to Ciudades Paralelas [Parallel Cities] Hotel – Hotel Maids [20th May, 7.30pm] while Jessie won a pair of tickets to [兰芳记] Lan Fang Chronicles [20th May, 3.30pm]:
Parallel Cities (Hotel) is one of three programmes that showcase a side of Singapore not often noticed. In Hotel, you’ll be at Ibis Novena and will get to visit several installations within the rooms of the hotel, giving you some perspective on the hotel’s hidden workers – its chambermaids. This is the first time this project has been carried out in Asia and I am very much looking forward to experiencing this performance myself!
Lan Fang Chronicles explores the stories behind the little known country called Lan Fang (perhaps better known now that our Minister Chan Chun Sing has made reference to it during his election rally). It will be held at Ying Foh Kuan/Shuan Long Shan, a small ancestral hall complete with graveyard located in the midst of HDB flats at Commonwealth. There will be installation exhibitions, making for pretty interesting photo opportunities and a comparison between Singapore and this eerily similar ancestor.
This year’s Singapore Arts Festival is spread over 16 extraordinary days, inviting everyone to encounter a stunning array of performances that will hopefully be close to our heart.