Fringe 2013

Theme: Art & Entertainment

"Entertainment and art are not isolated... Entertainment is in art like colour in pictures."
- Martin Kippenberger

When we examine Art and Entertainment, there is a tendency to note how diametrically opposed they can be. Entertainment is often thought of as an event or activity that provides amusement and fun for the audience and participants. It implies a means towards enjoyment; a method of diversion from the serious trials and tribulations of daily life; a distraction from matters at hand. Through entertainment, we attain pleasure for pleasure's sake, and in being entertained, our minds are put in a state of relaxation. Entertainment could mean a state of playfulness, frivolity and levity - it is to be regarded as fun, to be consumed and then easily cast off and forgotten in time.

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Selection Process

True to the spirit of creating challenging, indigenous and innovative theatre that touches the heart and mind, the team from The Necessary Stage is the organising committee of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival.

Why should I participate in the Fringe?

The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is an exciting festival that is all-inclusive, covers a range of art forms, and is one of the few festivals in Singapore with a strong curatorial identity. Through the Fringe, we aim to present the best of contemporary, cutting-edge and socially-engaged works to the Singapore audience.

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