Holiday with the Buskers at Sentosa
The holidays are here and this year Sentosa has a bagful of entertainment for the family – Over 200 bizarre and hilarious live shows and a chance to give to charity.
It’s that time of the year when books, assignments and school bags lie forgotten. Mums and Dads are undoubtedly busy thinking of ways to give their kids a marvellous time, a holiday they won’t forget. But this time parents can take off their thinking caps; Sentosa has just the answer you are looking for – cartloads of fun and laughter for the whole family, and doing your bit for charity.
Location: Merlion Plaza, Imbiah Terrace, Songs of the Sea Forecourt and Siloso Beach
Date: 3 – 11 September 2011
Time: 4pm – 10pm
Event price: Free
If you are driving, admission per car is $6 on weekdays and $7 on weekends. After 5pm, admission is only $2 on weekdays and $3 on weekends. More details on getting to Sentosa can be found here: http://buskers.sentosa.com.sg/getting-there.aspx
Be prepared to have your funny bone tickled and feast your eyes on a variety of colourful street acts that bound to make everyone burst out with laughter. With over 200 amazing live shows, from acrobats to jugglers, mimes, puppeteers, comedians and human statues, this is an event you wouldn’t want to miss. At the end of each performance, give a token of appreciation in the busker’s hat – all funds collected go towards supporting Community Chest.
Here’s a quick peek on who is performing:
A Moment of Madness by Jonathan Acorn (New Zealand)
He’s weird, wacky, outrageous and extremely funny! Be dazzled by ‘A Moment of Madness’, the show presented by the master puppeteer from New Zealand. This interactive performance will have everyone laughing out loud in no time!
Japanese Jugglers by Senmaru & Yuki (Japan)
Once a sacred art form, Japanese duo Senmaru and Yuki has revolutionised “Daikagura” into “Edo-Daikagura” – an exciting performance of juggling feats. Hold your breath as they deftly balance various objects on the top of an umbrella!
Imaginary Mime by Karcocha (Chile)
Expertly embodying the art of mime, Karcocha fluidly engages your imagination through his silent routine. Infusing charm and delicateness in every performance, he acts out creative scenes that stimulate and challenge the minds of all who watch him.
The Last Balanzo by Aytahn Ross (Canada)
With live acts seen by more than a million people around the world, this veteran performer from Circus Montreal is the last descendent of the fabled Royal Balanzo Family. Watch spellbound as he enthrals you with his various acts of astounding dexterity and skill.
Jazz Puppets by Valentino (Macedonia)
With over 15 years of experience, Valentino is regarded as one of the world’s finest professional puppeteer. He will have you fooled as he deftly manipulates his lovingly hand-crafted Jazz Puppets to play an assortment of musical instruments.
Amazing Acrobatics by Acromanuel (Denmark)
After developing an interest in acrobatics and gymnastics at an early age, Acromanuel travelled extensively across the world honing his technique and refining his craft. Now, they are coming to Singapore to wow you with gravity-defying physical stunts of effortless grace and athleticism!
Magical Escape by Jeff Collins (Canada)
Having presented his show at most major ‘Busker’ festivals, Jeff has gained a reputation as one of Canada’s finest! His bizarre, unorthodox approach to magic, fire-eating and escapes offers something for everyone. His sharpness of tongue keeps his audience on their toes. Seriously, you just never know what he will be up to next!
Human Statue by David Engel (USA)
If you are looking for a performer that does not stand still, then this vastly experienced, classically trained actor and full-time entertainer will surprise you – without even moving a muscle! You could call him a living work of art. Literally!
‘Bentertaining’ Comedy by Benny B (Australia)
Benny B is one of Australia’s most creative and innovative circus and street artist. This one-time electrical engineer decided to give up his day job to pursue his passion of electrifying audiences as a professional comic entertainer. He has been roaming the comedy circuit and amusing audiences with his unique circus entertainment!
Circus Comes to Town by Tina Green (Australia)
Tina Green’s unique performance style combines high level circus skills with comic ideas designed to create an exciting and silly atmosphere everywhere she performs. This young performer is every bit entertaining as she is versatile!
Nuts over Aerobics by Louise Kerr (New Zealand)
Meet Punk – the coolest clown in town, or just the most intimidating. This chaotic clown blunders her way through a series of misadventures. Don’t miss Sport Suzie turning her unusual exercycles, spandex and sweat band into a complete cardio workout for all those watching – seated or otherwise!
Random Painter by John Gowdy (USA)
Keep an eye out for this award-winning painter cum sculptor as he creates magnificent art pieces, turning festival into a spectacular and memorable experience.
Take a look at these spectacular buskers at http://buskers.sentosa.com.sg/
And that’s not all; there is a colouring contest for kids 12 years and below. Grab your entry form which is available on the Buskers Festival Brochure in Sentosa, and drop your entry at the event information booth.
Help bring the mascot to life at the Kids Colouring Contest. Get creative and put colours on him and stand a chance to win a Sentosa Hamper worth $200!
Daddies and mummies can take part in the digital photography contest.
My Favourite Busker Moments Photography Contest invites you to share your silliest and wackiest moments with your favourite busker captured on digital camera and you could win $1,000 cash! Upload your photo on buskers.sentosa.com.sg and the most creative photo wins! Terms and conditions apply.
[stextbox id=”alert”]Do’s & Don’ts for Sentosa Buskers Festival
Do wear something light to look cool and stay cool.
Don’t wear man-made fibres near shows featuring fire performances – they can be damaged by the smallest spark.
Do have a great time and participate as much as possible! Be sure to take a silly picture of yourself and your favourite busker and submit your photo online.
Do laugh at every silly busker joke; even the terrible ones.
Don’t repeat busker jokes at home or in the office. They are much worse than you remember them.
Don’t stand back and hide. Buskers have been specially trained to find those who hide and hang back.
Do have fun and enjoy yourself. Leave your inhibitions at home. Scream, shout, stomp your feet, let everyone know you’re having a great time.
Do give generously to the buskers’ hats – it’s for charity. [/stextbox]
We sure don’t want to miss the Sentosa Buskers Festival 2011. We’ll be there to get some hearty laughs; will you be there too?