Singapore, famous for its dynamic and vibrant culture, again showcases its talents as the annual Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) returns in 2024.
The Singapore International Festival of Arts exhibits theatre, dance, music and visual arts in a series of performances in different venues around Singapore.
Singapore International Festival of Arts 2024 Date & Performance Schedule
SIFA 2022-2024 will be unified by the guiding title of The Anatomy of Performance – this will be the three-year arc’s recurring theme to focus on what ‘performance’ in an international performing arts festival can encompass through both physical and virtual spaces.
The Anatomy of Performance will be accompanied by a subtitle that changes each year to guide and focus each edition’s curatorial stance – further unpacking ‘performance’, encouraging audiences to see the relevance of performance articulation amid contemporary complexities when created by artists and artist collectives, with strong and unique perspectives in the poly-dynamic and universal language of art. SIFA 2024 is titled The Anatomy of Performance – Some People, capturing how our experience of the world differs based on varying circumstances.
2023’s title engages with the idea that the human experience exists on a spectrum. We are the sum of all the narratives that chapter and alter our lives; each trial and transformation, what our ancestors and communities have had to struggle through, our experiences as children and adults, things inherited and circumstances imposed on our lives shape how we move through life and experience the world.
When we encounter performance, we witness perspectives we can relate to, or that differ from our own, maybe even challenge our held beliefs, yet when we agree to remain in the performance space together, our personal worldview expands as we take in another’s.
Each SIFA edition features three tracks of curated offerings: CREATION, Life Profusion and SIFA X.
For convenience, you should pre-book your tickets early, as many shows will sell out. Tickets will also be available at the door; however, these are subject to availability. Some shows have free general admission based on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the performance.