Be Legendary celebrates this year's festival theme by showcasing key storytelling and spoken word organisations from Singapore. Listen to stories from the oral tradition by members of the Storytelling Association (Singapore), spoken word performances by Method Productions, personal narratives from Story Slam Singapore, improvised tales from Improv Asia and true stories by Safe Space Stories.
Stories inspire us to become heroes and heroines. Come and listen to tales both old and new, yet strange and true!
KAMIL HAQUE – The Legendary Storyweaver
Kamil guides the audience through eight different narratives. Along the way, he will weave in stories and characters of his own inspired by themed, true and anonymous secrets sourced from the audience.
RAYANNA DIBS – Roadmap to Life
No cash, no phone, no passport and nowhere to stay
LAURA SCHUSTER – Family Secrets
How to let go of your dead mother
STORY SLAM SINGAPORE
ARTUR AKHMETZYANOV – How I Lost and Found my True Love
Sometimes you have to lose your love to discover your true love.
STEPHANIE DOGFOOT – The House with the Flowers on the Gate
A true account of being evicted and the power of solidarity in friendship.
LIAU YUN QING – A Story That Can Only Be Told Once
A child is born and we get to decide what happens in this story.
STORYTELLING ASSOCIATION (SINGAPORE)
NANDINI NAGPAL – Abu Katrina
A Jewish folktale of a lazy man and how his wife finally got him to work.
HELEN TAN – The Crystal Heart
A poignant Vietnamese legend of love and heartbreak and an echoing song.
SAFE SPACE STORIES
PAUL ROZARIO-FALCONE – In Search of A Story
A writer goes seeking for a story in the hopes of connecting with it.