Singapore Lights Up as the Annual Night Festival Returns this Month

  • The 'Pixel Wave 2015' light display by digital artist Miguel Chevalier.

    The 'Pixel Wave 2015' light display by digital artist Miguel Chevalier.

  • Anooki, characters created by graphic designers David Passegand and Moetu Batlle, will be displayed on the across the facade of Singapore's National Museum during the festival.

    Anooki, characters created by graphic designers David Passegand and Moetu Batlle, will be displayed on the across the facade of Singapore's National Museum during the festival.

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From colorful lights of the city’s skyscrapers to events that go long into the evening, there is plenty to marvel upon in Singapore come night time. But evenings in the city-state are about to get even more exciting as the Singapore Night Festival Returns for two weekends in a row this month, bringing with it a colorful lineup of art performances, installations, and workshops.

Held at the Brah Basah.Bugis precinct–Singapore’s arts and cultural district–the festival will take place on August 21 and 22, and will be continued the following weekend on August 28 and 29. Events, running from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., will feature both local and international artists. Highlights of the festival include the Garden of Angels parade by Belgium’s Theater Tol and an array of beautiful and modern light installations across several venues by French digital artist Miguel Chevalier, graphic designers David Passegand and Moetu Batlle, and  the Cie Mastoc Production. Some of the city’s top comedy icons will also feature in the festival, including stand-up comedian and drag queen Kumar, improv comedy group The Improv Company, as well as ventriloquists Joseph Then and Shawn Chua.

For visitors interested in digging deeper into the works that are performed or displayed, the festival is also hosting a program it calls Behind the Night,  where they can join artists in open discussions and learn first-hand knowledge in workshop classes.

For more information, visit Singapore Night Festival.

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