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  M1SFF09: 5 FRINGE HIGHLIGHTS
« on: January 12, 2009, 11:24:40 PM » by alvintck
5 FRINGE HIGHLIGHTS

Life! Arts
The Straits Times
Thursday, 1 January 2009

What: Fallout
Who: RAWdance, a San Francisco-based dance group
Where: Esplanade Theatre Dance Studio
When: Jan 13 and 14
Admission: $27 for adults, $19 for students, national servicemen and senior citizens

This sexy dance performance explores the dissolution of the nuclear family as it struggles within today's tense and volatile political climate.

What: _father.mother.dog/
Who: Futur3, a radical German theatre company
Where: National Museum of Singapore Seminar Room
When: Jan 15 and 16
Admission: $19

Audiences walk into a seminar where three German professiors are apparently conducting a scientific investigation into the concept of a family. As the seminar progresses, more performative elements surface.

What: Frozen Angels
Who: The Necessary Stage
Where: Gallery Theatre, National Museum
When: Jan 7 to 11
Admission: $27 for adults, $19 for students, national servicemen and senior citizens

First presented as a work-in-progress for the National University of Singapore Arts Festival in March last year, this critically acclaimed play about the impact of stem cell research on human relationships stars Siti Khalijah and Najib Soiman. Written by Haresh Sharma and directed by Alvin Tan, with multimedia elements by film-maker Loo Zihan.

What: Sonic Fringe
Who: Chong Li-Chuan and SWOD
Where: Esplanade Recital Studio
When: Jan 10
Admission: $19

The only music event in the M1 Fringe Festival is a double-bill by Singaporean sound artist Chong Li-Chuan and German avant-garde electronic music band SWOD. Chong will present Musica Familia, a musical performance which engages with 25 objects in his home, and SWOD will present Sekunden, an evening of cinematic and melodic tunes.

What: Days With My Father
Who: New York-based photographer Phillip Toledano
Where: Esplanade Tunnel
When: Jan 7 to 18
Admission: Freelancing
Photographer Toledano, who quit his job as a former art director in advertising to become a professional lensman, is showing prints of a wildly successful web project (www.dayswithmyfather.com). It documents life with his 98-year old father, who is struggling with short-term memory loss. This is the first time that the photo series will be exhibited as physical prints. 


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