SINGAPORE RIVER FESTIVAL 2016 TO HOST FIRST EVER TIGHTROPE PERFORMANCE ACROSS THE SINGAPORE RIVER
Date: November 4th & 5th (Fri & Sat)
Time: November 4th (Fri): 8pm onwards | November 5th (Sat): 3pm onwards
Headline Act: Crossings by Underclouds Cie November 4th & 5th (Fri & Sat): 8pm, 9.30pm
Ticket Pricing: Free* Open to public
Admission Rules: Not applicable; seating along the river is subject to the seating capacity made available by restaurant owners.
Venue: Multiple events along Singapore River, from Clarke Quay, Boat Quay to Robertson Quay
Singapore River One, the place manager for the Singapore River precinct announces the return of the Singapore River Festival. This year, the Festival will commence from 4th to 5th November with the theme “River Connections”. Celebrating the culture, lifestyle and history of the Singapore River, the theme was chosen in celebration of how the river connects our past to the present, and the Singapore River to the community.
For the first time ever, a tightrope will be extended across the Singapore River for the opening act, Crossings, an original production inspired and conceived by the story of the Singapore River itself. Jointly produced by French acrobatic theatre production, Underclouds Cie and local entertainment producer, Muse Inc., it will be Underclouds Cie’s maiden performance in Asia. Crossings blends tightrope acrobatics, dazzling choreography, music effects and multimedia projections, exploring the extraordinary theme of connections in all our ordinary lives.
Along the river, the Festival will host a variety of performances and activities across Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and Robertson Quay. Immerse in the spirit by partying to the tunes of the resident DJ at the Silent Disco, enjoying multi-sensory acrobatic acts at the Riverfront Carnival and witnessing the headline performance by Underclouds Cie at Clarke Quay. Visitors at Boat Quay can enjoy Circular Spectacular – a street festival on Circular Road programmed by creative non-profit Hyphen, featuring live bands across different genres, roving acts by Australian performance artist Justin Shoulder, a Samba Batucada Band as well as a site-specific light art installation by digital artist FLEX. There’s something for all the family including puppet making and face-painting workshops, and kids cardboard and chalkboard playground. Robertson Quay turns into an open-air cinema and a mass workout area with the Quayside Cinema and Fitness Workshops by the River. Those looking for a relaxing evening can enjoy a popular local film, “7 Letters” while the energetic can work out at fitness workshops such as Kids Yoga, Barre Bootcamp and Pound Workshop.
The festival also sees the return of Singapore River (SR) Signatures, an award recognising some of the finest dishes along the River. This year, the 21 winning dishes were handpicked by four local celebrity chefs, Anthony Yeoh, Bjorn Shen, Cheryl Koh and Nixon Low. Restaurants serving up these delectable dishes will be dishing out promotions in celebration of the revelry happening along the River.
The Singapore River Festival is a free-for-all event with some ticketed workshops and activities. For more details on the complete festival guide, please visit www.srf.sg. Stay connected with the latest promotions and happenings on upcoming activities by ‘liking’ Singapore River Festival Facebook page.
Many exciting activities are taking place during the Singapore River Festival, suitable for all ages, and family-friendly. Some of them are as follow:
Fitness Workshops by the River
Location: Quayside, Robertson Quay
Time: 5th November 2016, 4pm to 7pm
• Kids Yoga by Happy Kids Fitness (4pm to 5pm)
Based on classical yoga and the ‘Kidding Around Yoga’ method, the Kids Yoga class uses storytelling, games, music, singing, dancing and lots of other fun and creative tools and activities to introduce yoga to children. Who said yoga can’t be fun?
• Barre Bootcamp by Barre 2 Barre (5pm to 6pm)
Burn fat, lose weight and change your body in Barre Bootcamp, a fun and effective mixed levels class suitable for ALL fitness levels.
• Pound Workshop by Grace Sagaya (6pm to 7pm)
Let loose, get energized, tone up and rock out at the POUND workshop, where drumming is transformed into an effective way of working out, providing an alternative vibe that appeals to everyone regardless of gender, age, ability and fitness levels.
Location: Circular Road, Boat Quay
Time: 5th November 2016, 3pm to 10pm
Circular Spectacular is a street carnival that brings Circular Road at Boat Quay to life with a variety of live music, arts installations, roving performances and interactive activities for all ages. Some of the activities are as follow:
• Marionette Performance and Puppet Making Workshop
Expect performances and puppet making workshops by Singapore-based puppeteer and founder and creative director of Mascots and Puppets Specialist, Frankie Malachi. Frankie’s company creates and choreographs puppets and mascots for television, media, government bodies and other institutions.
• Sideshow Takeover
Sideshow Takeover encompasses a variety of activities such as face-painting, chalkboard art and a mini cardboard playground, all these while chilling out to the tunes of resident DJ Shellsuit, making it a party for the whole family!
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