In 2015, we celebrate Singapore’s 50 years of nation building and National University of Singapore’s 110th anniversary. At our 10th NUS Arts Festival (NAF) from 20 – 29 March we recall the achievements of our pioneers who have transformed society today.

NAF 2015 opens with Words and Music, a jazz concert helmed by Singapore’s best jazz talent Jeremy Monteiro with text from Wang Liansheng. Enjoy the youthful energy of NUS’s talented young musicians as they present classical works as well as contemporary compositions by Singaporean composers, the late Cultural Medallion recipient Leong Yoon Pin, Zechariah Goh and Kelly Tang. We are proud to present a new commissioned work by Young Artist Award winner Chen Zhangyi and the Asian Contemporary Ensemble led by Wong Kah Chun.

Look forward to Overdrive II by NUS dance talents with two established Asian choreographers Ricky Hu and Chen Wu-Kang. Fringed by live gigs and screenings of films from Israel and Japan, NAF 2015 climaxes with Dance Reflections featuring all 6 dance companies under NUS Centre For the Arts.

This year, we welcome an unprecedented level of participation from NUS’ arts talents, including outstanding alums who return to share their creativity in the arts. We thank them for inspiring the next generation of artists in NUS.

Through the theme “Spirit of the Times”, NAF 2015 looks back at the past as fuel to push forward to the future. The insights into the lives, achievement and spirit of those who have gone before serve to encourage us to also make a difference in the world.

Come explore the spirit of the times with us!

Christine Khor
Festival Director

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