Insider’s Guide Issue 42

Published on 10 May 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.

Meenah & Cheenah

DREAM ACADEMY
Till 22 May, Tue-Fri 8pm, Sat 4pm & 8pm, Sun 4pm

$46, $50, $60, $66, $80,
$90, $100, $110, $130
Victoria Theatre

Two of Singapore’s funniest females — Siti Khalijah and Judee Tan — bring multicultural mayhem to the stage as they explore the truths and tropes surrounding their various races, by premiering two cool characters that are not quite stereotypes.

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Super Japan

Theatres on the Bay (Singapore), Théâtre de la Ville (France), Kitakyushu Performing Arts Center (Japan) & Sankai Juku (Japan)
20-21 May, $28, $48, $78

8pm
Esplanade Theatre

Esteemed butoh dance company Sankai Juku returns to Esplanade with its Southeast Asian premiere of Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land, the latest creation by its acclaimed founder and artistic director Ushio Amagatsu. Eight butoh dancers from the internationally renowned Sankai Juku enter into a sublime dialogue with gravity on a sand-dusted stage set against a majestic wall of fossil reliefs. Through the graceful arcs they trace across the sand, a philosophical visual poem unfolds.

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Imaginarium: Over the Ocean, Under the Sea 

SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM
14 May-28 Aug, Sat-Thu 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-9pm

$5, $10. Free for children under six and all Singaporeans & Permanent Residents
[email protected], 8 Queen Street

This sixth edition of Singapore Art Museum’s children-focused annual exhibition invites adventurers of all ages to encounter the watery realms of Earth using tactile, interactive exhibitions and stories inspired by our seascapes.

 

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Helix

by T.H.E Dance Company
20 & 21 May, 8pm
$28, $38
SOTA Drama Theatre

Leading contemporary choreographer Kuik Swee Boon creates original choreography about navigating life in a culture of self-serving egotism, and balancing expression with pragmatism. Meanwhile, Zhuo Zihao’s piece examines the concepts of conflict, tension, replication and renewal.

 

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[email protected] Ris’ Music In The Park

NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL AND PASIR RIS ELIAS CC
29 May, 7pm – 9pm
FREE
Open Field next to Pasir Ris MRT Station

With a potpourri of engaging music and theatre performances by The Philharmonic Winds, Sweet Tooth (Cake Theatrical Productions), and Irene Jansen and Friends, and an interactive art installation by Chiang Yu Xiang, [email protected] Ris’ Music In The Park event is the perfect programme for the entire family to have fun and enjoy together!

 

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