M1 Singapore Fringe Festival
The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is an annual festival of theatre, performance art, film, dance, visual arts, mixed media, music and forum created and presented by Singaporean and international artists. Based on a different theme every year and curated by The Necessary Stage, the festival aims to bring the best of contemporary, cutting-edge and socially engaged works to the Singapore audience. <br /><br />The M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is set to be a creative centre with a twin-purpose of innovation and discussion, a platform for meaningful and provocative art to engage our increasingly connected and complex world. <br /><br />Previously known as the M1 Theatre Connect, it was renamed the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival in 2005. The inaugural edition of the Festival featured 14 works, and had the theme of Art and War. In 2006, the 12-day Festival featured a total of 51 works from 20 countries, centred around the theme of Art and Healing. The most recent edition of the Festival held from 30 January to 11 February 2007 had the theme of Art and Disability, and hosted a total of 22 works from 12 countries, reaching out to an audienceship of 153,000. <br /><br />Come 2008, the Festival will take place from 16 to 27 January 2008, with the theme of Art and History.