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.
~ 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.
~ 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.
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.