Insider’s Guide Issue 48
Published on 2 August 2016
Dichterleben: A Poet’s Life
21 Aug, 7.30pm
Victoria Concert Hall
Two of Singapore’s most precocious performers, violinist Yang Shuxiang and pianist Churen Li, present this unique concert that juxtaposes select pieces of literature with masterpieces by Schubert, Ysaÿe, Poulenc and the young Singaporean composer Koh Cheng Jin.
Singapore International Festival of Arts
SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS
Various venues, various timings
11 Aug-17 Sep
Singapore’s biggest annual arts festival returns with a stunning spectrum of art forms from all over the world: a Singaporean play about flamenco; live painting by a famous Indonesian dancer; an anti-gravity version of Hamlet performed by a Russian national artist; an Egyptian comedy about life after the Arab Spring, and many more. The only thing these programmes have in common is the theme of potentialities. What surprising results could bloom from an innocuous situation?
The Youth of Shooting Home
OBJECTIFS CENTRE OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM
Till 30 Aug, 11am-9pm
They started young and are still going strong. Ten former participants of The Shooting Home Youth Awards — a developmental platform for young student photographers aged 15 to 18 years old — show off their works exploring family, friendship and even Teochew Opera, as captured in their capacities as students and/or semi-professionals in the field of photography.
Noise Singapore 2016 Festival
NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL
13 Aug-30 Sep, Various Times
Young, exuberant and exciting, this festival features the up-and-coming talents of Noise Singapore, an initiative that grooms Singaporean creatives aged 35 and under in the fields of music and visual art. Enjoy exhibitions, performances, workshops, talks and networking sessions featuring both the current Noise participants as well as illustrious Noise alumni.
Masterpiece in Motion
SINGAPORE DANCE THEATRE
19 & 20 Aug, 8pm
$30, $50, $70
Why settle for one ballet when you can be dazzled by the power of three? Singapore Dance Theatre’s annual triple-bill returns, this time with a line-up consisting of Goh Choo San’s Schubert Symphony, Edwaard Liang’s Age of Innocence and finally, Nils Christe’s Symphony in Three Movements.