Insider’s Guide

Published on 26 May 2015

Many of us love the arts but can’t afford the time or don’t know where to start. Here’s a nifty guide of handpicked events which should give you a good flavour of Singapore’s busy arts scene.

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Sat 6 June, 7.30pm
The Esplanade
$50

Three of Singapore’s foremost musicians, Charlie Lim, iNCH and The Great Spy Experiment, come together in a never-done-before triple-bill madness of an evening that paying homage to local music. The concert will also see the launch of Charlie Lim’s bold double EP ‘Time Space’, and the last time homegrown heroes The Great Spy Experiment will be performing live.

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27 – 30 May, 7.30pm
Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
$25

Veteran director Ang Gey Pin, together with the graduating cohort of students from the Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI), presents a truthful experience that examines established Singapore works, like Kuo Pao Kun’s ‘The Eagle And the Cat’.

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Fri 29 May, 7pm-11pm
Gillman Barracks
Free Admission

Gillman Barrack’s regular party after dark is back with over 40 video and media installations, including a special live studio installation by Jeremy Sharma. Cult electroclash band Chicks on Speed will also be on hand, rocking alongside all female DJ group ATTAGIRL!

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28-30 May, 8pm
SOTA Drama Theatre
Pricing: $20 (Conc), $28, $38

T.H.E Dance Company revives this 2012 da:ns Festival commission that contemplates life, death, love and everything in between. With live vocals and music by Bani Hykal, the performance interweaves movement, sound and spoken word to create a powerful statement on the complexities of human emotion.

 

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From 28 May
The Projector

Taxi made its debut at the recent 65th Berlin International Film Festival and scooped the coveted Berlin’s Golden Bear award. The film takes place entirely in a small yellow cab with Panahi as the driver who picks up an assortment of passengers on the streets of Tehran. Throughout the film, Panahi engages in conversation with a diverse cross-section of Tehran’s society, all captured with just a camera set at the taxi’s dashboard.

Taxi marks as Panahi’s third film since his 2010 arrest and filmmaking ban for spreading anti-government propaganda in Iran.

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