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The Singapore River festival is about to commence and to kick it off this weekend is the Dance CampFire, a two-day festival celebrating the vibrancy of dance and life. Come down to the Asian Civilisations Museum Green and the lawn outside the Arts House and watch a spectacular visual of dancing and celebration. Starting at sunset on Friday, with lights reflection off the river, this will be an exciting free event. Here is a rundown of the events:
Friday,19 June, 7.15pm - 7.45pm, ACM Green
Choreography; Lim Chin Huat, with segments by Tan How Choon
Music; Tan How Choon, with segments by Samsudin Majid.
This opening performance features light-hearted dance vignettes. Colourful and whimsical characters will be decked out in sumptuous costumes will surprise and entertain audiences, leading up to the climactic Fire Dance.-
Snap the Dancers Competition
Saturday 20 June, 1pm - 3pm, Various Spaces at The Arts House
Snap the Dancers Exhibition, 27 June - 5 July
Budding and professional photographers can look forward to an afternoon of fun and fast shutter action on 20 June as they move from one historic room to another historic room capturing
dancers in motion in the Snap the Dancers photography competition. The best pictures stand to win attractive prizes worth over $3000 in total and will be exhibited at The Arts House Gallery from 27 June to 5 July 2009.
For application form, submission guidelines, and a list of prizes to be won go to the Arts House website.
Dance Noisily Workshop
Saturday, 20 June, 2pm - 3.30pm, Blue Room, The Arts House
Aspiring dancers can also get down on the fun in the playful Dance Noisily Workshop conducted by ECNAD Artistic Director Tan How Choon. With no prior dance background required, this
movement and sound exploration workshop for teens and adults puts the body in touch with its relationship.
All Can Dance Marathon
Saturday 20 June, 7pm - 11.30pm, Front Lawn, The Arts House
On the second night, the festival culminates with the All Can Dance Marathon featuring four hours of non-stop dancing onstage and off it in the last half-hour long finale party. Everyone is invited to perform their own choreographed dance of any style or genre (register beforehand) for the delight of dance enthusiasts and the picnicking public. Our Flamenco group will be performing a small segment, with a beautiful balletic Bolero version of the Sevillanas dance as well as some castanet work.
So for movement that really moves you, come trip the light fantastic with your family and friends - make a date with CampFire now!