Insider’s Guide Issue 39

Published on 29 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.

Unseen: Constellations

OBJECTIFS CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM
Till 17 Apr, Tue-Sat 12pm-7pm, Sun 12pm-4pm
Free
Objectifs Centre for Photography & Film

Viewed lots of exhibitions? Well, here’s one that invites a thought-provoking approach. Alecia Neo’s long-term collaborative art project provides aplatform for seven visually-impaired youths to explore their self-identity and future selves. Experience their art as a multi-sensory installation comprising seven distinctive tents, ranging from music and film to audio story, telling the tale of these young individuals and their exchanges with the public.

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Karen Mok Regardez World Tour

UNUSUAL ENTERTAINMENT PTE LTD
9 Apr, 8pm
$88, $108, $138, $168, $188
The Star Theatre

This is Karen Mok’s first concert in Singapore in 15 years. And it just happens that the singer-musicianactress-producer-philanthropist is also directing the show herself. Expect a blend of high fashion and music, a laser recreation of the Northern Lights, plus Mok showing off her guzheng skills.

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Grind (R18)

TOY FACTORY
Till 2 Apr, Tue 3pm, Wed & Thu 8pm, Fri-Sun 3pm & 8pm
$42
Drama Centre Black Box Theatre

This brand-new production by Toy Factory will have you, quite literally, on your feet! Get set for an immersive theatre experience within an art installation, where the audience will wander into the lives of four very different gay men in Sin-gapore.

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Hanuman — The Superhero Monkey

SINGAPORE REPERTORY THEATRE LITTLE COMPANY
1-30 Apr, Tue-Fri 10am, Sat & Sun 11am & 2pm
$25, $28, $35, $38, $48
KC Arts Centre — Home of SRT

Seen a little too much of Sun Wukong in this year of the Monkey? Be entertained by another celestial simian instead.
Hanuman, the superhero character of Hindu legend, is brought to life by UK company Imitating the Dog in a show that is part-cartoon, part-film, part-musical and part-physical theatre.

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SINGAPORE CHINESE ORCHESTRA CO LTD

9 Apr, 7.30pm
$35, $60, $90, $110
Esplanade Concert Hall

World-renowned violin virtuoso Joshua Bell performs with a Chinese orchestra for the first time. Best of all, he has cho-sen our very own Singapore Chinese Orchestra for this experience. Watch the intercultural sparks fly at this one-night-only collaborative concert.

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