Verve 2013 – The Art of Play

(from the press release)

In its third year running, Verve is a fully student-run arts festival organised by the 2nd year students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Diploma in Arts Business Management.

This year, Verve 2013 builds up from the previous theme of “Crossroads” and explores the intimate conversations and self-exploratory theme of “the Art of Play”. The festival aims to examine art as a form of play and an act of interaction. Through recreating intimate encounters between individuals, the festival hopes to promote art as a medium for discovery between artists and audience.

Through music, dance, theatre and the visual arts, the festival aims to let its audience gain insights on how the art allows them to play through a myriad of engaging activities.

Some of the festival highlights include two separate collaborations between Leslie Tan from T’ang Quartet with These Brittle Bones and Tang I-Shyan. Also part of the music programme is The Glad Stones, Flame of the Forest and ANECHOIS. From the visual arts, Joel Yuen and Daryl Goh would be presenting a site-specific installation alongside artists such as Ruben Pang, Bradley James Foisset, Tristan Lim, Eunice Lim and Kitt Santos. Theatre and dance presents workshops by Jody Marshall Dance Company (tap dance) and local actor cum playwright Peter Sau, as well as performances by several various groups and companies.

14 December, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at The Arts House, The Old Parliament House. A festival pass can be purchased at the Verve website. All proceeds from the festival will go to The Business Times Budding Artist Fund to fund formal training of financially disadvantaged children that display great talent and interest in the arts.

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