Cultural Exchange
Cultural Exchange

Singapore Internationale Recipients

We are proud to have partnered more than 270 artists, arts group, cultural leaders and multi-sectorial partners to bring their work to international platforms in more than 800 projects. Through them, we are able to connect communities and strengthen intercultural understand and appreciation.

Upcoming projects supported by Singapore Internationale (in chronological order)

  • 20 May to 29 October 2017, Taipei, Taiwan: Yeo Chee Keong is presenting a solo exhibition titled ‘A Beauty Centre’ at Juming Museum.
     
  • 1 August to 26 November 2017, Venice, Italy: Kumari Nahappan is presenting ‘Rosary’ at Anima Mundi 2017.
     
  • 13 September to 12 November 2017, Istanbul, Turkey: Sim Chi Yin is presenting her work titled ‘The Rat Tribe’ at the Istanbul Biennale.
     
  • 26 September to 29 October 2017, Hanoi, Vietnam: Chua Soo Pong is directing the Vietnam National Drama Theatre to perform ‘Dream of the Red Chamber’.
     
  • 1 October to 16 November 2017, Jerusalem, Israel: Boedi Widjaja will be presenting a site specific performance ‘Path 9, Shtiya’ at the 3rd Jerusalem Biennale.
     
  • 4 to 21 October 2017, Niigata, Japan: T.H.E Dance Company will be presenting a dance performance titled ‘As It Fades’ at The Niigata International Dance Festival.
     
  • 10 to 21 November 2017, Goa, India: Angela Chong will be presenting an installation ‘Spacings’ at The Story of Space Festival 2017.
     
  • 17 to 20 November 2017, Shaoxing, China: Sam Kiang Huay Kwan Yue Opera Association will be collaborating with foreign artistes and performing various Yue opera works as part of the Second Global Top Opera Fanciers Festival.
     
  • 1 and 2 December 2017, Yokohama, Japan: The Necessary Stage will be performing ‘Sanctuary’ with Hanchu-Yuei at Wakabocho Wharf.
     
  • 2 and 3 December 2017, Tokyo, Japan: The Finger Players will be performing ‘Drums’ at the Tokyo Festival 2017.
     
  • 3 to 12 December 2017, Siem Reap, Cambodia: Sim Chi Yin will be presenting various works at facilitating workshops at the 13th Angkor Photo Festival.
     
  • 4 to 11 December 2017, Shantou, China: Nam Hwa Opera will be performing four opera works at a Guangdong Opera Showcase.
     
  • 4 to 18 December 2017, Monteleone di Fermo, Italy: Sunar Sugiyou and group will be presenting an exhibition titled ‘Beyond Spices’.
     
  • 4 December 2017 to 8 January 2018, Cairns, Australia: Limmei Shimmen will be presenting a solo exhibition titled ‘On Land and On Seas’ at Tanks Arts Centre.
     
  • 7 to 11 December 2017, Quanzhou, China: Siong Leng Musical Association will be performing ‘Soul Journey – Nine Songs’, participating in the International Nanyin Symposium, and presenting the Teng Mah Seng Nanyin Exhibition at the 3rd China Maritime Silk Road International Arts Festival.
     
  • 11 to 17 December 2017, Vientiane, Laos: Maya Dance Theatre will be performing ‘A Part of Me’ and conducting workshops at the Fang Mae Khong International Contemporary Dance Festival.
     
  • 13 to 18 December 2017, Vientiane, Laos: Faye Lim and Bernice Lee will be performing ‘Baby Baby Mama Bear’ and conducting workshops at the Fang Mae Khong International Contemporary Dance Festival.
     
  • 15 December 2017 to 1 March 2018, Shenzhen, China: Post Museum will be presenting ‘Learning Amongst Trees’ at the 7th Bi-City Biennale for Urbanism Architecture.
     
  • 16 to 20 December 2017, Styria, Austria: Chinese Theatre Circle will be performing ‘Poetry as the Matchmaker’ and ‘Intrigues of the Qing Imperial Court’ at the IUGTE International Conference – ‘Theatre Between Tradition & Contemporaneity’.
     
  • 24 to 28 December 2017, Chennai, India: Apsaras Art will be performing ‘Agathi’ at the Natya Darshan Festival 2017.
     
  • 25 December 2017, Bangalore, India: Siri Ramaswami and Bhagya Murthy will be presenting ‘Guru’ at the 2nd Kathasagara Festival.
     
  • 29 December 2017 to 7 January 2018, Golden Bay, New Zealand: Mantravine will be performing works from their album ‘Arambha’ at the Twisted Frequency Festival and other independent gigs.
     
  • 31 January to 14 February 2018, Yogyakarta, Indonesia: softWALLstuds will be presenting a solo exhibition titled ‘In a hard place, apply soft pressure’ at Cementi.
     
  • 3 to 9 February 2018, New Delhi, India: Sculpture Society will jointly exhibit with Indian sculptors at the opening of Art Spice Gallery.
     
  • 17 to 23 February 2018, Brisbane, Australia: T.H.E Dance Company will be performing ‘Pure’ at the Brisbane-Singapore Evening at Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance, and the Australian Performing Arts Market.
     
  • 26 February to 1 March 2018, Balogna, Italy: Act 3 International will be performing ‘Archipelago’ at the International Festival of Theatre and Culture for Early Childhood.
     

Our past recipients share their thoughts on what they have gained from presenting their works on the international platform.

 

The international exchanges have allowed local dancers to be artistically exposed to dance in a global context. Being the first overseas exchange experience for most of these dancers, they have gained insights and inspiration through their interactions with international artistes and observations of working processes, which will aid them in their artistic pursuits. Dr Danny Tan, Founder and Artistic Director, Odyssey Dance Theatre


It was an excellent experience sharing traditional theatre with the young audiences at the universities in Italy and Austria. There is so much in common in the cultural heritage of the East and West. Dr Chua Soo Pong, Artistic Advisor and founding director of the Chinese Opera Institute on the performance of ‘Murder in the Garden’, at the International Theatre Festival in Italy, and at University of Vienna, Austria


Because we were from different countries, what they thought of our culture was totally different from what it actually was, and vice versa. The intermingling of these ideas brought about a show that could not have been possible if it was done purely by each country. Chan Sze Wei, Dancer and Choreographer on the performance of ‘All is Divine’, for the Nordwind Festival in Hamburg, Germany and Stockholm, Sweden


Arts for Good

Since 2015, SIF expanded Singapore Internationale to include the Arts for Good initiative. Arts for Good projects seek to share skills and experiences to empower communities while creating greater intercultural understanding and appreciation through the arts. Check out the recent projects that were supported.

We need to work hard and creatively to give our future generation the knowledge and ability to understand and embrace each other. The arts offer a common platform for people to truly connect to build deeper friendships and understanding, all with mutual respect for one another. Esther Joosa, Arts Education Consultant and Director/Founder, Arts of the Earth Learning Hub

 

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