SINGAPORE – Small-scale live performances will be held at selected venues from Sept 11, the National Arts Council (NAC) said in an advisory issued on Thursday (Sept 3) evening.
These limited trials will be held at venues managed by the NAC, Esplanade, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre and Arts House Limited. This is a cautious step towards the re-opening of live performance venues which have been closed since March 26, in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Not all the trials will be open to the public and audiences are to be capped at 50. Minimum distances between audience members will be implemented and no interactions between the audience and performers or crew will be allowed.
The NAC added in the advisory: "We seek the public's understanding that the audience experience for these pilot performances will differ from previous performances, as a result of the safe management measures to ensure the safety of all involved.
"For example, audiences will have to observe safe distancing and refrain from congregating in common spaces, not move freely around the venue, and not participate in the production (e.g. singing or dancing) or interact with the performers."
Safe management measures will be implemented to ensure limited contact between unmasked performers and crew members. Larger safe distances will also be put in place when higher risk activities such as singing or playing of wind/brass instruments are involved.
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