It’s almost the end of the year, and live performances are finally seeing a return. This December, it’s time to head into the theatres for double bill concerts, stand-up shows and intimate musical performances, all thanks to the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA).
First, SIFA 2020 will be presenting Jazz at Play: 7 songs at Christmas at the Victoria Theatre for three nights of musical experiences and live concerts (Dec 17-19). The line-up features an array of local jazz bands, musicians and vocalists, including Wei 5, Richard Jackson, Rani Singam, Rit Xu Group, The Steve McQueens and Regi Leo. Each evening will see two 45-minute sets of seven songs, so look forward to lively Christmas tunes, jazz classics, original compositions and even audience dedications.
The mrbrown Show Live! (Credit: mrbrown)
Then, prepare to laugh heartily as popular Singaporean blogger mrbrown takes the stage (Dec 25-27) as part of his international debut of the mrbrown Show LIVE!. A reimagined experience of his popular podcast which offers new material from his soon-to-be launched music album, look forward to his irreverent comedy and satire when you catch the special appearance at KC Arts Centre. Acclaimed poet Marc Nair and fellow blogger Mr. Miyagi will also be joining in, so fun is definitely guaranteed.
Finally, get up close and personal with sound and electronic music artists. Planeswalker and Zul Mahmoud (Dec 9,16) will be helming two intimate sessions of Sound Social at the Goodman Arts Centre Black Box. Experience the creation of soundscapes through technical wizardry, unconventional performing techniques, and organic instrument building as the artistes take audiences on an audio journey.
And in addition to the live performances, sessions by Planeswalker and Zul Mahmoud will also be live streamed via Sistic live, alongside weish of .gif, who will present a video-on-demand sound session.
Excited to finally be able to check out live shows at the theatres again? Don’t forget that safe distancing measures still apply. Play your part by responsibly checking into the venues via SafeEntry, following temperature screening sessions, observing a three-metre distance between performers and audiences as well as keeping a one-metre spacing between audience members.
The new arrangements will only work if we work, people.
More information on SIFA 2020 here.