TEXT BY PAMELA HO
Published on 3 February 2015
Arts in the Arena
Creative team behind SEA Games 2015 reveals the game plan
Twenty-two years after the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) were last held in Singapore, it’s back — with spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies (OCC) planned. Creative director Beatrice Chia-Richmond helms a stellar creative team, which includes the likes of technical director Kenny Wong, production designer Goh Boon Teck, choreographer Jeffrey Tan and writer Haresh Sharma, plus artistic talents from the region.
Come 5 June, the National Stadium will morph into a 3D performance area, with 160 multimedia projectors transforming the floor into a giant high-definition screen, and an extensive technical aerial system that can fly 14 performers and props at one time! Expect to see local band The Sam Willows, hip-hop artist Shigga Shay and violinist virtuoso Siow Lee Chin, among the performers. Let the games begin! For details, visit www.seagames2015.com.
A Chat with Mr President
Singapore’s former President, SR Nathan, launches his new book
Last year, he turned 90. And few have followed the historical milestones of Singapore’s history as closely as former President, SR Nathan. In a series of casual conversations with Timothy Auger, former editorial director of Editions Didier Millet, Mr Nathan shares on topics ranging from complacency to the role of language.
SR Nathan in Conversation is available at all major bookstores.
Special deals for families at The ArtScience Museum.
Every Friday, up to two children under 12 years old can enter the ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, for free with every standard adult ticket purchased. Family Fridays is specially designed for families to relax, learn and have fun together at the museum. The series of child-friendly activities and programmes serve to complement on-going exhibitions. Supplementary activity booklets will even be provided to enhance a child’s learning experience!