Singapore Arts Festival 2007: Early Bird Sales Start This Week

 

Enjoy More Shows at Greater Discounts! 

 

Featuring internationally acclaimed artists from over 20 countries, the 30th anniversary edition of the Singapore Arts Festival offers experiences that will move your hearts, open your minds, lift your spirits and reinvigorate your senses.

 

Said Ms Goh Ching Lee, Senior Director for Performing Arts and Director for Singapore Arts Festival, NAC, “From breathtaking dance to the re-imagining of theatre and music, the 2007 programme continues to favour artistic innovation, building on the Festival’s reputation for progressiveness and excellence, and reflecting the Festival’s role as a catalysing force in Singapore’s arts development over the last three decades.”

 

Ticket sales will begin from 1 March 2007 through SISTIC with a range of early bird discounts. Patrons are encouraged to pick the best seats for the Festival’s showcase of 22 exciting music, dance and theatre productions, and savour the Festival experience.

 

Special Discount Packages

This year’s bundling packages will continue to provide audiences with a range of choices to give them the most value for money. During the Early Bird sales, patrons will enjoy 10% discount for any single purchase of tickets to one or two productions. For the more adventurous who wish to experience a wider variety of quality arts performances,  a 15% discount is available for any single purchase of tickets to three or four productions, and 20% for five or more productions. After the Early Bird period, from 16 April 2007 till the end of the Festival, discounts will be reduced to 10% for any single purchase to three or four productions, and 15% for five or more productions.

 

To encourage more people to enjoy the shows together with their friends and families, this year’s Festival also offers a 15% discount for bulk purchases of 10 tickets or more to a minimum of two productions. This offer continues after the Early Bird period.

 

Programme Highlights

The stellar line-up in contemporary dance includes celebrated ballerina Sylvie Guillem who stars in Akram Khan’s Sacred Monsters (France/UK); the acclaimed Bill T Jones and Arnie Zane Dance Company (USA); Japanese Dance Critics’ Association Award winner Saburo Teshigawara and his company KARAS (Japan).

 

Revisit some of theatre’s most influential texts with legendary theatre master Lee Breuer’s Mabou Mines (USA), the prestigious Beijing People’s Arts Theatre (China), and the award-winning OKT/Vilnius City Theatre (Lithuania).

 

In programmes which invite the listener to ‘see’ the music, this year’s music productions features creations by the Scottish music theatre company Theatre Cryptic and the T’ang Quartet (UK/Singapore); the Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (China/Japan/Singapore); and a symphonic performance of award winning video game music by the new Singapore Festival Orchestra under the baton of the Grammy Award-winning conductor Arnie Roth (USA/Singapore).

 

In commissioning new and exciting work, the Festival continues to champion Singaporetalent such as The Finger Players, Checkpoint Theatre, as well as Mark Chan and The ARTS FISSION Company. It also profiles an emerging generation of Singapore arts talent such as theatre makers Peter Sau and Young Artist Award recipient Li Xie, local choreographers Ricky Sim, Joanne Lee and Daniel Kok, as well as young pianist Abigail Sin and violinist Loh Jun Hong with the Singapore Festival Orchestra.

 

Patrons are encouraged to buy tickets early to enjoy greater savings. More information on Festival shows can be found in www.singaporeartsfest.com.

 

Please find the following annexes enclosed for information:

Annex 1: Information on Core Productions
Annex 2: Discount and Ticketing Details
Annex 3: List of Festival Partners