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M1 Fringe Festival 2014 Marks Its 10th Anniversary!

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Heya Churpers!

The M1 Fringe Festival marks its 10th anniversary in January 2014! And as their 10th anniversary gift to you, tickets to Fringe 2014 will only cost $19 each!

This year, they bring to you 3 Fringe Highlights under the theme “Art & The People”.

An Enemy Of The People – Nine Years Theatre (Singapore)
8 – 11 January 2014, 8pm
11 January 2014, 3pm
Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore
(120 minutes with no intermission)
(In Mandarin with English subtitles)
Rating to be advised

The first is Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. Local theatre collective Nine Years Theatre gives this popular classic an all-Mandarin makeover under the direction of Nelson Chia. The play describes the tension that arises out of the differences in ideals between the individual and the masses of a society. Looking at the events that are happening around us today, we can easily see that the play, more than a century after it was first staged in 1882, still holds relevance to the ways that our society functions.

Three Fingers Below The Knee – Mundo Perfeito (Portugal)
10 – 11 January 2014, 8pm
Esplanade Theatre Studio
(75 minutes with no intermission)
(In Portuguese with English subtitles)
Rating to be advised

Next Up, from Portugal comes innovative theatre company Mundo Perfeito with their production of Three Fingers Below the Knee, a play created with texts censored during Portugal’s 40 years of dictatorship. Winner of the Portuguese Author’s Prize for Best Theatre Performance in 2012, Three Fingers Below the Knee was praised by the critics as an homage to artists that helped to forge democracy, as well as an eye-opener questioning the limits of today’s artistic freedom.

Majulah Singapura – Tree Project – Hiroshi Sunairi (Japan)

Screening of Tree Project Film
8 & 10 January 2014,
The Salon, Level 1,
National Museum of Singapore

8 – 19 January 2014,
10am – 8pm
The Concourse, Level 1,
National Museum of Singapore

Film Screening on
8 & 10 January 2014, 8pm
The Salon, Level 1,
National Museum of Singapore
(60 minutes with no intermission)

Lastly, Majulah Singapore – Tree Project is an ambitious and meaningful work conceived by Hiroshi Sunairi. Seeds of Hibaku trees [trees which survived the atomic bombing in Hiroshima] are distributed to everyday Singaporeans who are invited to grow them. The work will also include an exhibition and a film screening which will feature interviews with participants around the world who have been involved with the project.

Fringe 2014 is definitely a year for Singapore artists of all assortments, and we’re excited to check it out as well! Check out the rest of the festival line-up on the official website or follow them on their Facebook and Twitter pages for live updates.

So mark your calenders and see you there, Churpers!