Marking the Next Page(s) of The Arts House

Developments in the art scene here include re-purposed and new venues this year - from the changing of the guard at The Old Parliament House to a new playwriting centre. Wild Rice has announced plans for a new black box space at Kallang Leisure Park. These are all going to spell more programmes for Singapore's arts audiences. RACHEL LOI and CHEAH UI-HOON check out The Next Page (the performance) and the next page as in what's down the road

Published Thu, Mar 27, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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AFTER a decade as a multi-disciplinary arts centre, The Arts House is poised for the next chapter of its life - as the home of the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA). The big news in the arts industry this week was the merger of what was The Old Parliament House Limited and Arts Festival Limited to become Arts House Limited.

But before beginning its next chapter though, The Arts House is marking its 10th anniversary this week with a tongue-in-cheek, immersive visual and performance installation that takes over its entire building.

In the performance, The Next Page, The Arts House "disappears" and its purpose is re-imagined. Since we live where buildings are re-purposed every other day, this couldn't have more immediacy.

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