What’s On This Weekend: 26 to 28 October

Published on 24 October 2018

By Celine Chong

Explore the heart of Singapore’s cultural heritage, the Civic District, and its vicinity this weekend with fun and immersive activities perfect for the whole family.

Family

Car-Free Sunday SG

Boogie your weekday stress away in the Civic District with Car-Free Sunday SG’s anchor programme, Got to Move Spotlight – a dance carnival for all ages. Kick off your morning with a dance-walk at the National Gallery Singapore’s historic City Hall steps, followed by family-friendly dance activities in the area, and a stop by the farmer’s market in the area. The carnival is part of the National Arts Council’s Got to Move initiative, a nationwide dance movement that celebrates the diversity of dance in Singapore.

Details here.

Image credit: National Arts Council

Dance

Passages Contemporary Season

Be captivated by the moves of dancers from the Singapore Dance Theatre in this performance, which features three contemporary works created especially for the ballet company. The programme includes a world premiere by Timothy Rushton, the artistic director and choreographer of the Danish Dance Theatre. The performance commemorates the company’s 30 years of artistic development and growth.

Details here.

Image credit: Singapore Dance Theatre

Theatre

Lear Is Dead

Immerse yourself in this theatre production, which reimagines Shakespeare’s well-known tragedy, King Lear. The play, by homegrown theatre group Nine Years Theatre, promises food for thought on issues such as power, legacy, wisdom and pride.

Details here.

Photo credit: Nine Years Theatre

Dance

Becoming 2018

Be inspired by this triple bill, presented by the dance faculty at the School of the Arts (SOTA), which seeks to capture the celebratory spirit of the school’s 10th anniversary. The programme features a classical ballet work, a collaboration with SOTA’s film and music faculties, and an exciting new commission by alumna, Faye Tan.

Details here.

Photo credit: School of the Arts Singapore

Visual Art

Bahrain Art Week

Discover art talents from the Kingdom of Bahrain at this exhibition, a first in Singapore, featuring more than 70 contemporary works by 18 Bahraini artists.

Details here.

Photo credit: Audience 2018, by Hesham Abdulrahim Sharif

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