Singapore River One (SRO), the place manager of the Singapore River Precinct, has announced that La Fura dels Baus, the world-renowned Spanish theatrical group, will headline Singapore River Festival 2015.The performance company, who are internationally known for their elaborate performance theatre, will be creating a unique performance in celebration of Singapore’s story, which will be written and produced locally and performed by a cast, including dancers, musicians and aerialists whom will be suspended over the Singapore River at Clarke Quay.
A highlight of the show will be La Fura’s ‘Human Net’ – a choreographed aerial performance made up of more than 30 performers to emphasise the unions, partnerships and collaborative efforts that have gone into making Singapore great.
“We are privileged to have La Fura dels Baus as a key highlight of Singapore River Festival 2015. The group is well-known for their outstanding productions and will be producing a unique show about Singapore, in celebration of our unique story and SG50”, said Michelle Koh, Executive Director at SRO.
La Fura dels Baus is known for creating dazzling large scale performances, most notably for at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. They have since captivated millions of people all over the world with their inventive and awe-inspiring productions.
Singapore River Festival takes place from October 23-25, 2015. Organised by Singapore River One, the event will give visitors to Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and Robertson Quay, the opportunity to experience a weekend packed with exciting entertainment, including music and performances, art installations, interactive exhibitions and much more.
Visitors to Singapore River Festival 2015, will get the chance to see La Fura dels Baus’ performance each evening at 8:00pm and 9:30pm at Riverside Point, Clarke Quay.
Singapore River Festival 2015: Other highlights
Urban Artery: Alley Art Exhibition
Singapore River Festival will play host to ‘Urban Artery’, a 10-day outdoor public exhibition which will see the alleyways of Circular Road being brought to life and transformed by 20 local and international artists based in Singapore.
If the River is the beating heart of Singapore, then the alleyways are its arteries. Conceptualized by Muse Inc. Singapore and curated by Steve Lawler from Kult, Urban Artery is a public exhibition located between Lorong Telok Road, Circular Road and North Canal Road.
Riverside Makers Market
Another highlight at Singapore River Festival 2015 will be the Riverside Makers Market, an integrated pop-up event with a focus on music, creativity, and food & beverage that will shine the spotlight on local talent. The event will unite musicians, chefs and local creatives for a spectacular urban pop-up event.
Please note that more information and events will be announced in the run-up to the festival.
For more information on Singapore River Festival 2015, please visit http://singaporeriverfestival.sg.