Full Album Here: Singapore River Festival Oct 2015

Singapore River Festival
Singapore River Festival, parkour performance

The Singapore River Festival was held on the weekends of the 23rd to 31st October, with the main performances on the first weekend, and associated art installations stretching into the second weekend. Started in 2008, the River Festival celebrates and underscores the importance of the role the Singapore River played in the early development and growth of Singapore as a major international transshipment hub.

La Fura dels Baus
La Fura dels Baus “Human Net”

This year’s edition featured the headline performance by La Fura dels Baus from Spain. The performance was delivered in acts, featuring energetic dances choreographed to music and a video featuring Singapore’s heritage, to powerful operatic recitals, a highly energetic Parkour-inspired acrobatic performance and even humans performing in what I can only describe as a giant hamster wheel. Its climax included over 40 Singaporeans suspended in a Human Net, suspended by a crane over the Singapore River.

The human hamster wheel
The human hamster wheel

Further down the river were art installations, including the River Nights sculptures and lighting displays set up just outside the Asian Civilizations Museum. Admittedly, the inclusion of humanoid suspended sculptures can make for rather amusing compositions.

River Nights sculpture
River Nights sculpture

And one that reminded me of Kate Marsh (for those who recognize the name)

“Kate Marsh”

While the Singapore River festival is over now, the Asian Civilizations Museum is reopening its main exhibits soon on the 14th November, and it is certainly worth a gander.

Full Album Here: Singapore River Festival Oct 2015

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