Insider’s Guide Issue 38

Published on 15 March 2016

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.

Intrusions

31 Mar-2 Apr, 8pm
$30
Esplanade Theatre Studio
The Esplanade Co Ltd: The Studios

Acclaimed actress Jean Ng collaborates with distinguished dancer Joavien Ng in a beautiful, unexpected performance musing about the nature of dreams.

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Liao Zhai Rocks!

31 Mar-17 Apr, Tue-Fri 8pm, Sat 2.30pm & 8pm, Sun 2.30pm
$45, $51, $65, $71, $75, $81
The Theatre Practice
Drama Centre Theatre

Star-crossed lovers ain’t got nothing on this musical’s protagonists – A fox demon and a clueless scholar who aim to claw their way back from the underworld itself. See a favourite Chinese supernatural tale come to luscious life with the aid of original rock songs, in this musical first staged by The Theatre Practice in 2010, and back after 6 long years with a stellar new cast.

 

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From the Stacks: Highlights of the National Library

National Library Board
Till 28 Aug, 10am – 9pm
Free
Lee Kong Chian Reference Library,
Level 10, National Library Building

Early literary works, religious tracts and dictionaries from printing presses run by English missionaries, Chinese literati and Muslim publishers based in Singapore; cross-cultural exchanges giving birth to fusion cookbooks; old poetry and magazine articles debating the Singaporean identity…Discover early Singapore from a different perspective through over 100 highlights from the National Library’s collection of rare publications, manuscripts, documents, maps, photographs and more.

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Blue Man Group

Base Entertainment
29 Mar-10 Apr, Tue – Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8pm, Sun 1pm & 6.30pm
$90, $120, $135, $155
Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands

Part theatre, part rock concert, part dance party and part comedy involving 30 litres of paint and 55 mashed-up bananas, Blue Man Group are almost impossible to sum up, except perhaps as an inimitable global phenomenon. After entrancing 35 million people over 15 countries worldwide, don’t miss the boys in blue on their Singapore stopover.

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Chua Ek Kay: After The Rain

National Gallery Singapore
Till 3 May, 10am-7pm
FREE

Witness the works of Singapore’s most celebrated Chinese ink painters, the late Chua Ek Kay, in this exhibition taking viewers through Chua’s artistic journey and his fascination with rain, watery reflections, lotus ponds and all things water.

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