Sunday, May 25, 2008

Stretching one's imagination at Boat Quay

What is the tree structure doing in the middle of the Singapore River near Boat Quay?

Strangely, the tree seems to be accompanied by other strange objects that were previously not seen at that part of the Singapore River. It would probably take one a lot of imagination to figure out how the vehicle landed itself there.

Then when the night turned dark, the waters of the Singapore River nearest to Boat Quay transformed to a surreal land. All the strange objects that had sprung out from seemingly nowhere are part of the props for the Opening Celebrations of this year's Singapore Arts Festival:

Water Fools
Ilotopie (France)
23 - 25 May, 8pm
Boat Quay

To catch a glimpse of what the performance is about, please visit Ilotopie's site, and imagine that the performance had taken place on the Singapore River:

I caught the performance on 23 May 2008. The lesson learnt, it is helpful to get a good spot so as to have a good view of the performance. Otherwise, other than being fascinated with the fireworks that were in the air, I had spent quite a bit of time trying to imagine how fascinating the performance would have looked like against the backdrop of the Singapore River. If one is sitting down to watch the performance, it would help to be sitting along the first one or two rows from the front.

Other than trying to catch the performance, I realised that I was spending quite a bit of time trying to figure out what kind of technology Ilotopie had used to make the performance possible.

Ilotopie will perform Water Fools again very soon, at 8 p.m. tonight. The entire performance is about 50 minutes in duration.


Doreen said...

What a great event! Wish I were there to enjoy the fireworks and the performance.

eastcoastlife said...

The weather is so hot to be jostling with the crowd. I pass this event.

oceanskies79 said...

Doreen: Hello. Heard you are going Christchurch. Keep warm and safe. I think it is rather cool there now?

eastcoastlife: That was a good choice actually to give it a pass.