Friday, 25 July, 2014

Published July 18, 2014
Festival's finest fare
The Singapore Arts Festival has been rebooted and renamed the Singapore International Festival of Arts (Sifa). Starting next month, across six weeks, you'll be treated to an array of music, opera, dance and theatre treats. We pick out the three must-watch shows, and the best of the rest. By HELMI YUSOF
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Surreal vision: Robert Wilson's 'Peter Pan' (above) will captivate you with its stunning imagery, unusual choreography, atypical characterisations and the odd music of indie band CocoRosie


Turning Peter Pan inside out

WITH chalk-white faces and black-rimmed eyes, the characters of Robert Wilson's plays appear like gothic, macabre corpses who have just stepped out of a Tim Burton animated feature.

But like Burton, Wilson has a way of making the macabre entertaining. And his hypnotic, avant garde interpretation of the children's book Peter Pan will likely be one of the most surreal experiences you'll have at the theatre this year.