Opening Show: Overdrive: A Triple Bill Con$umed To Belong –cyclonicdream- White Rabbit, Red Rabbit Traces《走过》 Highly Strung 4 Maestro Soirée 2014 Wanderlust
Opening Show: Overdrive: A Triple Bill
Witness pure joy from an aesthetic collision of movement and music, by choreographers Idan Cohen (Israel), Akiko Kitamura (Japan) and HORSE Dance Theatre 骉马剧场 (Taiwan).
Awardwinning theatre director Edith Podesta and NUS talents bring you on a fascinating and shocking journey into what is possible if consumerism supercedes all moral codes.
To Belong –cyclonicdream-
Akiko Kitamura (Japan) brings a third version of To Belong in this energetic and visually lyrical multi-layered exploration of the human spirit.
White Rabbit Red Rabbit
Young playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (Iran) dissects the experience of his generation in his original play that requires no director, no set and no rehearsals, which brings an actor’s skill to the test.
Dancers from NUS Dance Synergy and Re:Dance Theatre ponder over what makes life meaningful in this piece choreographed by Albert Tiong, inspired from Nobel Prizewinner Gao Xing Jian’s script The Other Shore《彼岸》.
Highly Strung 4
Catch the fourth installment of Highly Strung, part of T’ang Quartet’s The Ensemble Dimension Project.
Maestro tells the story of one composer’s journey as he struggles to make a living. NUS Piano Ensemble brings together the art of four-hand and eight-hand piano performance and theatrical storytelling.
Soirée 2014
Singapore’s one and only full harmonica orchestra will take you on a journey through some of the most significant film music today.
Under the baton of Dr Robert Casteels, GENUS presents a concert of familiar and freshly composed tunes from 11 countries.


From 14 – 29 March 2014, University Cultural Centre will reverberate with the creative energies of student artists, local and international professional artists and unique talents in sound and lighting design.

Unique in its engagement with NUS research institutes and faculties to uncover the most relevant issues of this generation, the 9th edition of NUS Arts Festival offers you food for thought about everything we consume and all that consumes us as NUS Arts Festival artists grapple with the theme 'CONSUMED'.

Everything we consume, from our choice of coffee in the morning, the clothes we wear, where we dine for lunch or dinner, to the face wash we use at night, in some way defines who we are. Is it therefore possible to consume without being consumed? Through witty candid and also insightful dramas, comedic films and playful music performances to emotionally demanding dance pieces we look deep into our society’s deepest obsessions. As we laugh and cry at our human follies and foibles, we invite you to laugh and cry with us.