We scoured through what’s happening in Singapore in January to bring you some highlights!
SINGAPORE ART WEEK 2017
Keep your eyes peeled and your mind receptive to an international array of fantastic visual art in its multifarious forms during Singapore Art Week 2017. Discover how art can transform your perception of something, someone or somewhere you thought you knew. 11-22 Jan. Visit artweek.sg for programme details.
Theatre, dance, poetry and legend in one performance? Deruma promises all that with a generous serving of traditional and contemporary Malay art and culture. Featuring the best talents in the business from Azpirasi Dance Group, Dian Dancers, Sri Mahligai, as well as playwrights like Zulfadhli Rashid. 26 & 27 Jan, various times, Esplanade Theatre Studio. Tickets at www.sistic.com.sg.
MAYA DANCE THEATRE
One of Singapore’s acclaimed dance companies brings together the best budding dance-makers from all over the world for their annual festival. Into its sixth edition, Release 6.0 is extra special as it marks the home-grown troupe’s 10th anniversary. 20 & 21 Jan, 8pm, Goodman Arts Centre Blackbox. Tickets at www.mayadancetheatre.org
Page-to-stage classics like The Gruffalo come alive at the annual festival that imports children’s theatre productions directly from the United Kingdom. Other highlights include Romeo & Juliet Untold and Shark in the Park. 11 Jan-12 Feb, various times, Victoria Theatre & KC Arts Centre. Tickets at www.sistic.com.sg.
Welcome 2017 with veteran songstress Salamiah Hassan, a petite powerhouse who will perform a nostalgic catalogue of Malay pop hits stretching back to the ’70s. 1 Jan, 8pm, Esplanade Concert Hall. Tickets at www.sistic.com.sg.
Come meet independent wind band Orchestra Collective and get ready to rock ’n’ roll to music by The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Queen, Deep Purple and more! Led by guest conductor Seow Yibin.
8 JAN, 3PM, Esplanade Concert Hall
Be captivated by hypnotic beats and rhythms at this concert, Anirudh Live in Singapore. The versatile Indian film singer/composer, best known for penning the hit ‘Why This Kolaveri Di’, is joined by Singapore and international artists like Shabir and Lady Kash. 21 Jan, 6.30pm, The Max Pavilion, Singapore Expo Hall 10. Tickets at www.sistic.com.sg.
M1 SINGAPORE FRINGE FESTIVAL 2017
The annual fringe festival which combines cutting-edge home-grown and international works, returns with the theme ‘Art & Skin’ to explore issues that go beyond skin-deep, including sensuality, discrimination and the struggle for self-expression. 4-15 Jan. Visit www.singaporefringe.com for programme and ticketing details.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE
Home to many great works of art, the National Museum building itself is a masterpiece. Make a trip to the newly-reopened Glass Rotunda and check out installations by leading artists teamLab and Robert Zhao, which explore the theme of nature. Ongoing, 10am-7pm, National Museum of Singapore. Ticketing details at nationalmuseum.sg.