Insider’s Guide Issue 25

Published on 15 September 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.

CHESTNUTS 50 THE UNBEIYEEVABLE JUBILEE EDITION

17 – 27 Sept, Various Timings
Drama Centre Theatre
$45 – $65

Singapore’s longest running live parody show is back to commemorate SG50 by taking a look at the lives of popstar-preachers, the delights of a Jubilee Baby, and one’s desperate hunt for a new HOME to sing to.

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RESIDENCIES: OPEN AS PART OF ART AFTER DARK AT GILLMAN BARRACKS

Fri 25 Sept, 6pm – 9pm
37 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks
Free Admission

Four Artists-in-Residence including anGie seah and Yan Juan, will perform contemporary art pieces that range from a live sonic hypnosis, through to a collaborative performance that look at the sensation of “butterflies in the stomach”. All part of an exciting lineup of activities at the latest edition of Art After Dark.

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MOONFEST 2015 – MOONFEST CHINESE OPERA STAGE

25 – 27 Sept, 6.30pm onwards (3 shows each night)
Esplanade, The Edge
Free Admission

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival by enjoying the beauty of traditional street opera performed by some of the most well known Hainanese, Teochew and Hokkien opera troupes in Singapore. Performances come complete with English and Chinese surtitles for your enjoyment!

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SIFA 2015- IT WON’T BE TOO LONG: THE CEMETERY

18 & 19 Sept, 5.30am (Dawn) and 8pm (Dusk)
Bukit Brown Cemetery (Dawn), SOTA Studio Theatre (Dusk)
$45

Unfolding in two parts (Dawn and Dusk), participants will get to examine the notion and reality of a burial ground, beginning their journey in the wee hours of the morning at Bukit Brown cemetery. At dusk, it transits to a theatre performance shaped by the words and experiences of those involved in the fate of this much talked about burial ground.

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PABLO PICASSO & SALVADOR DALI

Till 18 Oct
Opera Gallery, ION Orchard
Free Admission

Cubism meets surrealist landscapes as the works of two of the world’s most renowned artists: Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, come to the Opera Gallery in Singapore.

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