Insider’s Guide Issue 45

Published on 21 June 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.

What’s Your Move?

SINGAPORE HOKKIEN HUAY KUAN ARTS & CULTURAL TROUPE
30 Jun-3 Jul

Thu & Fri 8pm, Sat 2.30pm & 8pm, Sun 2.30pm
$28, $38, $48
Victoria Theatre

Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts and Cultural Troupe celebrates its 30th anniversary with this coming-of-age musical written for the young, by the young. An academic allrounder decides to forego his family’s best-laid plans and pursue his passion for dancing, much to his mother’s dismay. How will this all-too-familiar Singapore story play out?

 

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[email protected] The Company of Cats

THE COMPANY OF CATS — MONTHLY MEWSIC SERIES
15 Jul, 8pm
$16
The Company of Cats, 6B Mosque Street

A little dose of electro-pop is making its way to this cat café as Disco Hue takes the stage in this latest installment of the monthly cat café event featuring young artists performing to an audience of humans and felines alike.

With singles such as “I’ll Be Waiting” and “Gotta Find You” puff-fectly reflecting the thoughts and aspirations of the cats, the quartet promises a night of infectious meow-lodies and groovy bass lines.

 

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Superhero Me

OBJECTIFS, LOGUE
Till 17 Jul

Tue-Sat 12pm-7pm, Sun 12pm-4pm
Free
Chapel Gallery, Objectifs

Why should it always be grownups creating art for kids? Enjoy some audacious role-reversal in this exhibition by child creatives, including an immersive arts experience featuring art by children from four special education schools.

 

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IgnorLAND of Its Loss

DRAMA BOX
5-10 Jul, 7.30pm

By donation
Dakota Crescent

One of Singapore’s oldest housing estates at Dakota Crescent is about to make way for redevelopment, and perhaps new ideas and attitudes can also develop on the site. Community engaged arts project IgnorLAND of Its Loss invites audiences to imagine alternatives to the current trend of redevelopment and to have a dialogue about the decision-making process regarding our land. Developed with Dakota Crescent residents, the production will feature sharing by those part of the Dakota Crescent story, as well as dramatic framing performed by professional actors.

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The O.P.E.N.

SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS
Till 9 Jul, Various times

$10, $25, $45
Various venues

Once again, the pre-festival that is The O.P.E.N. returns to prep audiences for this year’s Singapore International Festival of Arts, with the common theme of ‘Potentialities’. Watch diverse works from numerous international artists, from the stunning oeuvre of Newsha Tavakolian, who is single-handedly changing the face of photojournalism in Tehran; and Carla Fernández, who inspires with her ethics and creative vision connecting fashion design to the roots of Mexico; to Yasser Mroué, protagonist in Rabih Mroué’s Riding on a Cloud. Yasser, with his human tenacity, is the individual victor from the Lebanese civil war.

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