SINGAPORE, March 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Organised by Arts House Limited, Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) returns from 17 May to 2 June 2024 with the theme The Anatomy of Performance – They Declare. This year’s festival celebrates a multitude of voices through a captivating array of performances, specially commissioned productions, international presentations, and an exciting programming pillar for families and children.

SIFA 2024 returns from 17 May to 2 June 2024 with the theme They Declare.

Continuing its tradition of fostering creative dialogue between international and local artists, SIFA 2024 showcases a diverse lineup:

  • SUARA / Oro Rua by Safuan Johari and Eddie Elliott blends original music and dance to envision a post-Anthropocene future
  • Wilful Machine by Genevieve Chua offers a playful exploration of artificial intelligence and humanness in a data-driven world
  • Haresh Sharma and Chong Tze Chien collaborate on The Prose and the Passion, bringing together characters from E.M. Forster’s novels and Sharma’s imagination
  • REFUGE by The Observatory, a performance project that descends into the world of caves, combining sound, live music performance, moving image and light
  • Sun & Sea by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, and Lina Lapelytė features performers singing about mundane existence, worry, and the Earth’s decline in an imitation beach indoors
  • Moby Dick by Yngvild Aspeli offers a 90-minute live adaptation of Herman Melville’s mythical work
  • The Romeo by Trajal Harrell reimagines the iconic Shakespearean character through a speculative style of dancing
  • ANGELA (a strange loop) by Susanne Kennedy and Markus Selg blurs the boundaries between virtual and real as ANGELA experiences everyday narratives in an endless loop
  • Una Isla by Agrupación Señor Serrano explores the concept of ‘coming together’ and its implications for humanity
  • Fl(u)orescence and URL to IRL: SIFA Digital by Hong Xinyi present innovative responses to SIFA 2024’s lineup, bridging the gap between digital exploration and real-life experiences

Additionally, local theatre groups will present new works-in-process during Tomorrow and tomorrow.

For families, Little SIFA is an all-new programming pillar for 2024, offering engaging programmes like The Dancer’s Fair by Antigua i Barbuda and Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster by Manual Cinema.

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SIFA 2024 features multidisciplinary programmes by international and local artists.
SIFA 2024 features multidisciplinary programmes by international and local artists.


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