Almost 90,000 enjoy an Exciting, Exhilarating and Exotic Night Festival: New World 2010
For the third time, the annual Night Festival has captivated the hearts and minds of nearly 90,000 who thronged the National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Management University (SMU), the Singapore Art Museum and SAM at 8Q, The Peranakan Museum, The Substation, Fort Canning Park and Dance Ensemble Singapore to soak in the carnival-like atmosphere and enjoy the exciting range of performances and activities over the last weekend.
Presented by the National Museum of Singapore, and conceived and curated by Ong Keng Sen of TheatreWorks, Night Festival: New World 2010, was held over two nights on 16 and 17 July, from 7pm to 2am each night, and featured some 40 performances, films, roving acts and activities. Highlights included the world premiere of Paraboles 2.0 by French performance group Compagnie Off and local video artist Victric Thng, and the exotic circus antics of Putho! from Cambodian group, Phare Ponleu Selpak. The crowds were kept entertained by performers from South East Asia and our very own local artistes including Vertical Submarine who put together a visually stunning display of horror street art and games. The festival also featured video projections and interactive art installations that celebrated Singapore and the region’s talent and showcased its way of life.