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Ryuichi Sakamoto’s concert was a genuine coup for SIFA organisers.

Shiro Takatani’s performance-installation ST/LL had audiences swooning.

Tadashi Suzuki’s Dionysus was another winner.

Checkpoint Theatre’s play Displaced Persons Welcome Dinner was the best Singapore work in the past two editions.

Bedtime Stories was a terrific one-man radio play performed against the city skyline.

Festival director Gaurav Kripalani with celebrity Irene Ang at SIFA’s opening celebrations.

SIFA 2019: Foreign outshines local at Arts Fest

Singapore International Festival of Arts 2019 was again an excellent showcase of the arts. But the local works were under-nurtured
Jun 7, 2019 5:50 AM

HOURS BEFORE THE Esplanade Theatre doors were opened, hardcore fans of music legend Ryuichi Sakamoto had started queuing for the best seats in the house. An unidentified woman in a face mask held up a sign pleading to buy a ticket from anyone willing to part with one – to no avail, of course.

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