Art festival events you MUST-GO by this weekend!




The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is an annual festival of theatre, music, dance, visual arts and mixed media created and presented by Singaporean and international artists. Did you know that the M1 Fringe Festival has been held annually for 12 consecutive years from 2005 till today?

And majority of Singaporeans still have a misconception that Singapore is largely lacking in the Arts sector – this is definitely not true!

This year, with  19  events  from  12  countries,  the  theme  Art  and  the  Animal  will  be  explored through  a  variety  of  mediums,  art  forms  and  languages. The festival features a total of four commissioned local works, five world premieres and eight Asian premieres.

As we are nearing the end of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, we wanted to share about the Live Fringe shows that are absolutely worth catching! Here are a few exciting picks that you might find interest in!

BITCH: The Origin of the Female SpeciesBITCH 05

Photo Credit: Crispian Chan 

The Origin of the Female Species is a theatrical reclamation of one of the most complex insults in the English language.

In reversing the roles of ‘woman’ and ‘dog, BITCH will compel the audience to interrogate their own assumptions of the fundamental qualities of the human, within a human, as they witness the ‘dog’ impounded in the image of ‘woman’. By illuminating the human/animal divide, BITCH seeks to unshackle perceptions of ’nature’ from the constructs or ‘culture’.

21–23 January 2016, 8pm
Esplanade Recital Studio

La Loba

La Loba 10

Photo credit: Viktor Kronbauer

La Loba (Wolf Woman) is inspired by a story passed through generations of storytellers in many different locations: A woman wanders through the countryside for years, building creatures out of the bones she carries around, bringing animals back to life. She encompasses both life and death.  However, no one can understand how difficult and unbearable her destiny is for her. What if her powers last forever?

A performance that brings the intimate relationship between animals and humans to live, La Loba also portrays the cruel side of humankind where animals are ruthlessly tortured and exterminated for our pleasure. This would definitely touch the hearts of many, also giving us a new perspective on the lives of animals. Definitely not for the faint-hearted!

22 – 23 January 2016, 8pm
Esplanade Theatre Studio

Apart from Live Fringe, the festival also encompasses other events such as Fringe Activities and Fringe Highlights. Amongst other productions, a particular one caught our attention – When Bitch meets Butch. This is a talk show that discusses the experiences of Singapore-based female theatre makers, analyzing their works on what it means to own, perform or reject these labels. If you are interested in getting a better insight on the arts industry, this is definitely for you!

Be sure to check out ticket prices from SISTIC!

Sweet deals!

Here are some perks:

All M1 staff and customers can enjoy an exclusive 20% off regular-priced tickets when you present your M1 bill or mobile phone when booking your tickets at SISTIC Authorised Agents. This discount will not apply for purchases via the SISTIC website and hotline.

We hope you’ll enjoy yourselves through these events and UNLEASH your inner animal together with the artists and performers!

Madeline Chin
Nuffnang Community Team

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