An evening out at Clarke Quay to watch the death defying performance conceived by Spanish theatre group La Fura Dels Baus at the the Singapore River Festival 2015. The river festival is celebrating Singapore river stories with a series of art installations, performances and food festivals lined up along the river, all the way from Boat Quay to Robertson Quay.
We started the evening with dinner at Annalaksmi – a pay as you wish pure vegetarian Indian restaurant situated opposite Clarke Quay at Central Square, Havelock Road. Post dinner we proceeded to Riverside Point, Clarke Quay and grabbed a seat next to the fountains.
The idea of the show was to get 42 Singaporeans together to perform 10 storeys high above the Singapore river. The start was a bit disappointing or may be it was us who were expecting more. Moreover, the Singapore weather has been punishing this past month. The haze, in addition to the humidity has made it difficult to sit out in the open. But the the performance did get a lot better as the show progressed and the human net towards the end was a treat to the eyes.
There were also dance performances in between the La Fura Dels Baus’ show, being performed on the famous Clarke Quay Bridge. The dance performance included the hour glass dance. A few glimpses from the performance below.