What’s On This Weekend: 14 to 16 September

Published on 13 September 2018

By Celine Chong

The weather might be cool, but upcoming arts events promise warm, fuzzy feels for you and your loved ones.

Performance

Last Dance

Thinking and talking about death and dying can be an empowering process. Arts groups Drama Box and Arts Wok show how end-of-life conversations can be life-giving through this participatory show, which includes dance, shared stories, and open conversations.

Details here.

Photo credit: Both Sides Now

Music

The Songs We Love By Jiu Jian And Friends

Take the special seniors in your life out on a date and down memory lane with this free performance headlined by veteran singer Jiu Jian, featuring groovy hits from the 1950s to the 1980s. The show is part of the National Arts Council’s Silver Arts festival, which celebrates seniors and creative aging.

Details here.

Photo credit: The National Arts Council

Music

Beethoven Im Garten: Celebrating German-Singaporean Connections And Friendship

Distinguished maestro Wong Kah Chun, who has been appointed chief conductor of Germany’s Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, returns home for a free one-night concert at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The performance will feature musicians from the Orchestra and students from Wong’s alma mater, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

Details here.

Photo credit: The National Arts Council

Photo

Singapore International Photography Festival

Get up-close with the works of famed photographers, including Japan’s Nobuyoshi Araki, whose pictures spotlight his relationship with his wife, and homegrown talent Nguan, whose photos of Singapore over a decade paint the city in a palette of dreamy hues. The festival programme also includes workshops, talks, dialogues and guided tours.

Details here.

Photo credit: Singapore International Photography Festival

Dance

Shut Up And Dance: Satori – Through The Times

This dance performance, about a female protagonist finding herself through her relationships and roles in life, is inspired by the rock ‘n’ roll culture of the 1960s, and features Japanese guest choreographer Akanen Miyoshi.

Details here.

Photo credit: f.otography

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