WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND? (1-3 DEC 2017)

Published on 30 November 2017

The upcoming Aliwal Urban Art Festival celebrates street culture with a cool mix of contemporary and graffiti artists, indie musicians, renowned DJs and daredevil skateboarders. Here are our picks for some quirky weekend fun!

By MELANIE LEE

INSATIABLE

2 -3 Dec, 8pm
Esplanade Theatre Studio  

In this production, Sigma Contemporary Dance will be exploring the concept of choices and their consequences in a media-saturated society where large corporations monopolise the creation, curation, and sharing of information. Whose agenda are we furthering, and how much autonomy are we giving up as we make our choices? In this work, dancers examine their responses under the lenses of needs and wants. After their first performance on 2 Dec, there will be a 15-minute post-show dialogue with the artists.

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JUST FRANCES – A FRANCES LEE CONCERT

Fri 1 Dec, 8pm
Esplanade Recital Studio

Frances Lee’s powerhouse vocals need no introduction with her impressive repertoire as a musical theatre actress (e.g. Beauty World, Rent, Monkey Goes West etc.). But now, you’ll have a chance to catch her in her one-woman, one-night-only show where together with accomplished pianist Aaron Goh, she’ll be re-imagining songs she has previously performed as Jazz standards, along with the staples from Cole Porter, Barbra Streisand and Ella Fitzgerald.

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SONGS OF THE DRAGON KILN

Sun 3 Dec, 5pm & 7.45pm
Esplanade Recital Studio

This multidisciplinary concert by Ding Yi Music Company brings you through the origin and history of dragon kilns in Singapore and capture a slice of this once vibrant trade with a documentary film by David Yap, ceramics by Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle and music composed by Singaporean composer and National Arts Council Youth Artist award recipient Dr Zechariah Goh being performed by Ding Yi Music Company.

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SWALLOW SHADOW BY RUBEN PANG

1 – 17 Dec 2017
9 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, #02-21

Chan + Hori Contemporary is once again exhibiting works by the local art world’s rising star, Ruben Pang. Do take note that this exhibition will be opening in a pop-up space at Gillman Barracks and not the gallery itself (see address above). These new works stem from a recent trip to California, where he was inspired by subaltern desert communities, decrepit hotels and colourful characters from the city and the suburb. During the opening night (1 Dec, 9pm), Pang will also be performing original music live with his bandmates.

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WEAVING WORKSHOP BY IZZIYANA SUHAIMI

Sat 2 Dec, 11am -2pm
Esplanade Jendela

If your fingers are itching for something crafty, join this workshop by where you’ll learn basic weaving stiches such as plain weave and rya knots. You’ll also learn how to wrap a frame loom, and become acquainted with weaving tools and various types of yarn. This workshop costs $65 per participant and is recommended for ages 15 and above. It is part of a workshop series for Handmades – a group exhibition featuring five artists (including Suhaimi) from different disciplines.

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