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Fuerzabruta @ Night Festival 2012: Argentinian Aerial Fiesta

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I popped by Night Festival last weekend specially to catch Fuerzabruta by Argentina’s Ozono Producciones which featured three different stunning aerial acrobatics. Moreover, as Armenian Street would be closed to host one of the performances La Argentina, I was quite sure a performance of this scale would be worthwhile to catch, and I wasn’t disappointed.

night festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Night Festival 2012

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Armenian Street was full of visitors last weekend; I have never seen it so full of life and bustle. This road should be closed more often!

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

The Peranakan Museum blushed pretty shades of pink to welcome visitors at its Open House. It remained open till 2am during Night Festival 2o12.

~ La Argentina ~
A crane holds aloft a dancer of athletic proportions while musicians pound and strum on a variety of exotic instruments. This scene brings you to Buenos Aires in 2010, during the celebration of the Bicentenary of the Argentinean Independence. Over a million people filled the streets of Buenos Aires in joyful festivities.

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

La Argentina by Fuerzabruta
A graceful aerial dancer who single-handedly got the crowd swaying to the drum beats

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

La Argentina by Fuerzabruta
She’s so smiley and full of energy! I felt mesmerized just looking at her.

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

La Argentina by Fuerzabruta

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

La Argentina by Fuerzabruta

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

La Argentina by Fuerzabruta
What it takes to make a person fly – a huge crane and lots of staff to move it around.

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

While the street looked to me like it just went through a Seventh Month religious rites with white strips of paper strewn all over after the performance, these kids immediately jumped in to play as if they were on snow.

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

This boy was trying to bury himself  in the confetti..and his cute parents were happily helping him to.

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

It was quite heart-warming to see the Indian family happily playing together with the Chinese girls. I guess that’s what racial harmony means…and you don’t need a big campaign to do it – just create opportunities like this where we can come together to play! :)

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

The back alley at Armenian Street was bustling with activity – I see food!

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Since I rushed down without dinner, I was famished. I thought putu piring would be a quick fix. I ended up waiting 35 minutes. Fortunately, it was worth the wait, and nope, I managed not to chew off any table legs or chairs during my ravenous wait.

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Night Festival 2012

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

An interesting home-made contraception which made sounds when a metal ball was rolled through it. Simple yet effective.

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Artistic interpretation: STOP.LOOK UP TO A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY.

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Festival goers were sitting by the roadside relaxing and taking in the festive mood. It was nice to see that cos’ the only times I have seen people sitting by the roadside was when they were drunk.

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

DJ Koflow and The Analog Girl, two of Singapore’s best musicians. I love their kind of music.

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Vanguard Building looking like Gotham City.

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

The Great Spy Experiment

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Corredoras
A huge foil silvered curtain transforms Singapore Management University Green into a magical stage. Two elegant dancers appear, somersaulting and diving at immense speed, like dandelion seeds in the wind, while the curtain shimmers in blue and purple lights.

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Corredoras

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Corredoras
The performance was extremely fast-paced, but its meaning kinda got lost on me. A bit too abstract. Or is there a meaning to start with?

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

This has to be one of the most interesting performances I have seen for a while – Mylar. It reminded me of nymphs playing by the magic pool, and I was peering into their secret little world. I could feel happiness in my heart as I watched them, and remained transfixed by the music.

~ Mylar ~
A translucent 15 metre pool suspended high overhead will slowly descend to fingertip level. Coloured lights imbue the scene with ever-changing hues and tints as a rippling puddle of water ceaselessly sloshes across the pool’s see-through bottom. Four dancers slip and slide in rapturous motion inches above your heads. A sensuous, unearthly, nearly hallucinatory experience.
Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Mylar

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Mylar
Visitors got excited when the 15-metre pool descended below to only a finger-length away from them.

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Mylar

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Mylar

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Mylar

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Mylar

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Mylar

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Mylar

Night Festival 2012 Fuerzabruta

Mylar
The experience was magical. I couldn’t get enough of it.

This year’s Night Festival was really enjoyable for me – I didn’t plan to, but was there all four days cos’ there was simply too much to see and take in. It has become an event which I look forward to every year. The best Night Festival thus far for me was still the inaugural one where the road in front of the National Museum of Singapore was closed for a procession worthy of The Rose Parade and an unforgettable performance by Italian troupe Studio Festi. Over the years, the content has grown to be a more balanced mix of international and local acts, and it’s great to see such platforms being created to showcase local talents. I look forward to next year’s Night Festival, and eagerly await what new surprises it will bring.

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Author: spunktitud3

A little post by a fun-loving spunky gal in love with the quirky, the artsy and anything which inspires new creations. Read about her adventures on: spunktitud3.wordpress.com

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