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In finding new ways to bring the arts closer to you, we also want to get to know you better. Esplanade&Me (E&Me) is an opportunity for us to grow our community and strengthen our relationship with you through the arts.E&Me is more than a card for arts lovers; it’s your special pass to experience the arts, a chance to go behind the scenes, a way to support the arts – an opportunity for everyone to be engaged, be involved and be entertained.Visit www.esplanade.com for details
GERHANA SKACINTA Live At Esplanade ...
Global Entertainment Production is proud to present Gerhana Skacinta live at the Esplanade Annexe Studio in Singapore on 8 Sep 2017, Fri, 7pm. The ska band from Malaysia is skanking its way here for a long-awaited performance, to celebrate its 18th anniversary.Gerhana Skacinta has a unique and remarkable aptitude for the musical styles of ska, rocksteady, reggae and dub. The words “gerhana” (which means “eclipse”), “ska” and “cinta” (which means “love”) were put together to form the band’s name. Although based in a country far from the more famous centres of ska culture, the band’s music is not a fusion of the Caribbean, Southeast Asian or West Indie genres. Instead, Gerhana Skacinta is loved for its very own pure and traditional take on ska music.The band has built a fanbase over time, through live performances and sales of its recorded materials. It released four full-length albums between 2002 and 2008, with over 20,000 copies of its second album sold in 2004. To date, Gerhana Skacinta has performed in several festivals and gigs around Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, winning over massive crowds, all dancing to its music.The opening act for this performance is Singapore’s THE MANIACS, a well-recognised and self-sustaining Skin Head band from the Lion City’s underground scene, which has been around since 1994. This showcase gives a wider audience and the general public an opportunity to better understand and appreciate the skinhead and the punk subculture. Special note:Please put on your dancing shoes as you will be skanking the whole night through!
In Collaboration with Esplanade 9 ...
In this three-hour workshop, be introduced to the history and techniques of Serampang 12. Participants will learn how to perform a couple dance that tells the story of young love. Led by Sri Warisan, this workshop will look at basic head, hand and leg movements. This class is recommended for dancers of all levels who are keen to learn or refresh their understanding and appreciation of Serampang 12.
In Collaboration with Esplanade 9 ...
A rare opportunity to learn and better understand the nine distinct Malay choreographies and techniques. The dances covered in this session include Tari Saputangan – Cik Minah Sayang, Anak Kala, Mak Inang Pak Malau and Hitam Manis.This class is recommended for dancers of all levels keen to learn or refresh their understanding and appreciation of Malay dance.
Mus'Art Goes to the Opera In Colla...
Enter the dramatic and passionate world of opera! Joined by sopranos Esther Maureen Kelly and Felicia Teo, and tenor Jeremy Koh, Mus'Art Wind Orchestra presents classic arias and overtures from composers Lehár, Mozart, Puccini and more. Seize this opportunity to experience the music from famous operatic works, performed by a symphonic wind orchestra!The Mus’Art Wind Orchestra (MWO) is a musical group under the wing of the Jurong Green Community Club. Under the careful guidance and direction of Music Director Wilson Ong, MWO has received prestigious awards both locally and internationally. Since its formation in 1998, MWO has been bringing quality music to people of all ages in both concert halls and the heartlands of Singapore.
Octoburst! 2017 Dance Appreciatio...
It’s Christmas and Clara Nightingale receives a beautifully-crafted nutcracker from Dr Drosselmeyer, a guest at her parent’s annual Christmas party.That night, she lies in bed with her new doll by her side. Suddenly, magic unfolds and her house is invaded by an army of mice. The nutcracker springs to life to defend the house and a fierce battle ensues.In this hour-long special for young audiences, find out what happens next and discover the world of ballet. Come dressed in your favourite costumes and meet the cast after the performance for a photo-taking session.
Onam Nite featuring K J Yesudas and...
Come celebrate Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala, with the Singapore Malayalee Association (SMA), who mark their centenary in this special edition. Be entertained by the best in the Malayalam entertainment scene! Catch one of Malayalam cinema’s most beloved singers Padma Vibushan Dr K J Yesudas, fondly known as Ghana Ghandarvan. He is joined by the “Nightingale” Padma Shri Dr. K.S.Chitra, one of the most prolific singers in the Indian film industry. The evening also features the comedic stylings of leading Malayalam actor, Ramesh Pisharadi, and more.
Quintet-ssential British by Take 5 ...
Travel back to the beginning of the 20th century as Take 5 presents the Singapore premieres of piano quintets by two important British composers, written before the First World War.Grand and expansive in scale, the piano quintets of both Frank Bridge from 1912 and Arnold Bax from 1915 represent British nationalism and pride at the turn of the century, before the world was plunged into the chasm of a global war.Take 5 is a chamber music series initiated in 2007 by five prominent Singapore musicians to showcase masterpieces from the quintet chamber repertoire. Since its debut, the ensemble has featured and premiered piano quintets by Widor, Messiaen, Saint-Saens, Sibelius, Sinding, Bloch, Amy Beach, Bartok, Respighi, Francaix, Chausson, Brahms, Granados, Turina, Ginastera, Korngold, Fauré, Schumann, Dohnanyi, Dvořak, Kelly Tang, Franck, Elgar, Shostakovich and Joyce Koh to critical acclaim. They continue to explore works by well-known composers that are seldom performed in chamber concerts in Singapore.The Take 5 Piano Quintet are:Lim Yan, pianoFoo Say Ming, violinChan Yoong Han, violaLim Shue Churn, violinChan Wei Shing, cello
Sri Warisan Som Said Performing Art...
Sri Warisan presents 9 Rangkaian Tari Melayu, a collection of nine choreographic works that develops on Serampang 12, a North Sumatran couple dance about young love.Created by Guru Sauti, a dance pioneer from North Sumatra in the 1940s, these nine choreographic works with their own philosophical narrative and refined techniques represent the customs and standards of elegance and sophistication in Malay culture.Serampang 12 is a dance performed in pairs and includes 12 steps that characterise a man and woman finding love.Co-Collaborators:Lembaga Studi Tari Patria (Indonesia)Artiste Seni Budaya (ASB)Artis Tari GentariAttrians SingaporeInesTariKres DancersAyunda Lestari GroupSri MahligaiSpecial Thanks to:Shahril Wahid (Narrator)
Tang Tee Khoon Grand Series works to bring timeless music to communities. Each year, the team presents 2 themed projects consisting of formal Evening Concerts, interactive Concerts for Children (led by the same international and local artists), and activities within the communities like open rehearsals, school workshops, listening sessions and an internship program. Through their Concerts and activities, TTK Grand Series seeks to use music and the arts to cultivate compassionate understanding and connection between people, and to inspire the love of classical music in all.The Series’ second set of Concerts in 2017 will be held on 10 & 11 Nov at the Esplanade, featuring Bach’s 6 Solo Cello Suites and his 6 Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, presented by solo British cellist Colin Carr and Singaporean homegrown solo violinist Tang Tee Khoon.PROGRAMME10 Nov 2017 EVENING CONCERT 1 Cello Suite No. 1 in G major Violin Sonata No. 2 in a minorCello Suite No. 3 in C major - Intermission -Violin Sonata No. 1 in g minor Cello Suite No. 5 in c minorViolin Partita No. 2 in d minor 11 Nov 2017 EVENING CONCERT 2Cello Suite No. 2 in d minor Violin Partita No. 1 in b minor Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major - Intermission -Violin Partita No. 3 in E major Cello Suite No. 6 in D major Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major For more news and updates, visit http://tangteekhoongrandseries.com and email the TTK Grand Series team at email@example.com for enquiries and school group bookings.
Coming Together to Sing with Vienna...
Don’t miss the exciting grand finale and celebration concert to the week long SVBC week in Singapore where audiences, conductors and music teachers get to interact with the world famous choir in various activities in Singapore centered on these main themes: See, Sing, Study and Socialise with the Vienna Boys Choir. The choir will be joined on stage by the kids’ philharmonic@sg Orchestra in the second half of the concert. Maestro Luiz de Godoy will conduct both the choir and orchestra. Godoy is the 2016 recipient of the Erwin Ortner Prize for Choral Music.The Vienna Boys Choir has been singing at Vienna's Imperial Chapel since 1296. In 1498, Maximilian I (HRR) moved his court to Vienna, lock, stock, and choir, thus founding the “Hofmusikkapelle” (Chapel Imperial), and the Vienna Boys Choir. Over the centuries, the Viennese Court attracted great musicians like Isaac, de Monte, Fux, Caldara, Gluck, Salieri, Mozart, and Bruckner; Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn, and Franz Schubert were themselves choir boys. Until 1918, the boys sang exclusively for the court. In the 1920s, the choir was reestablished as a private organisation. Professor Gerald Wirth is the its Artistic Director, and its president.Today, there are 100 choristers between the ages of nine and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs. Each choir spends nine to eleven weeks of the academic year on tour. Together, the choirs give around 300 concerts each year, attended by almost half a million spectators around the world. The choir regularly tours Europe, Asia and Australia, and the Americas.The choir’s repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary music. Motets and lieder form the core of the touring repertoire, as do the choir’s own arrangements of Viennese music. The choir also performs children’s operas and world music.The Vienna Boys Choir performs with major orchestras, such as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by world famous conductors.You can find out more about SVBC week at www.svbc.sg regarding master classes and other activities.
An Evening of Xinyao 新谣之夜
指挥：葉聰演唱：黎沸挥、叶良俊、洪劭轩、苏心荃、潘盈、叶佩芬、周曼琦弹唱人新声代：江斯建、李阡语、谢凤仪、黄铃贻说书人：杨君伟合唱团：立化合唱团, SYC Ensemble Singers, Singapore Management University Chamber Choir合唱指挥：谭秀英新谣，是我们的歌。那些年，我们听新谣、唱新谣，新谣人创作的歌，让我们渡过了一个个美好的夜晚。新谣将在此音乐会上与华乐珠联璧合，与多位知名歌手黎沸挥、叶良俊、洪劭轩、苏心荃、潘盈、叶佩芬、周曼琦，加上弹唱人新生代的江斯建、李阡语、谢凤仪、黄玲贻，将演唱新谣元老梁文福、巫启贤、张家强、陈佳明、蓝兆庞的动人作品。在杨君伟的叙说下，这个美丽的夜晚将令您难以忘怀。
Brief Encounters: A Musical Affair
“ ... The Chorus Sine Nomine singers swept everybody off their feet during their brilliant interventions...” - Online Merker, 27 March 2013“ … Li was an epitome of poise and polish.” - The Straits Times, 8 July 2013“ ... the orchestra has a phenomenal string section...”- The Straits Times, 8 June 2013 Austria meets Singapore for a brief musical rendezvous when one of Austria’s leading vocal ensembles returns with a one-night only concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall.Prize winning innovative Viennese concert choir Chorus Sine Nomine, founded by Johannes Hiemetsberger in 1991 shares the evening with Yamaha and Bosendorfer Artist Churen Li and the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra in an enchantingly poetic musical coze. Churen Li has recently attained her Master’s degree in Music at the Yale School of Music where she studied with Peter Frankl and Hung-Kuan Chen.From the sweeping melodies of Rachmaninoff’s popular Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 (memorably featured in the award winning 1945 film Brief Encounter) to Brahm’s uplifting Wie lieblich sind deine wohnungen to Parry’s anthem Blest Pair of Sirens (sung at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton) and Schubert’s powerful Mass No. 6 in E-flat D950, Brief Encounters: A Musical Affair promises an unforgettable evening of passionate longing and ethereal bliss.ProgrammeRachmaninoff / Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18Performed byYamaha and Bosendorfer Artist Churen Li (piano)Metropolitan Festival OrchestraConducted byChan Tze LawIntermissionBRAHMS / ‘Wie lieblich sind deine wohnungen’ from Ein Deutsches RequiemFAURE / Cantique de Jean Racine (arr by John Rutter)PARRY / Blest Pair of SirensSCHUBERT / Mass No. 6 in E-flat D950Performed byChorus Sine NomineMetropolitan Festival OrchestraConducted byJohannes Hiemetsberger
Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea Bi...
From Carole King to ABBA, Olivia Newton-John to Barbara Streisand, let these three chanteuses— Sheila De Niro, Farida Ali & Ann Hussein— wow you with their powerhouse renditions of all time classics from fabulous females who ruled the airwaves in the ’60s & ’70s.Stay back after the concert and upsize your experience at the free Concourse performance! Find out more about After Tea Party with Regi & Jenny of Uberjam.Coffee and tea will be provided before the performance at the Concert Hall Foyer.
Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea Lov...
Love duets from the ’70s and ’80s are too good to be forgotten. Let Donnie & Vanessa walk you down memory lane and reminisce with good old classic love duets, including a selection from Hong Kong TV serials.(Performed in Mandarin and Cantonese)Vouchers for coffee/tea will be provided at each performance. Limited to one voucher per ticket.
Forbidden City - Portrait of an Emp...
Singapore Repertory Theatre and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, invite you to join us for the restaging of the most successful original musical ever to be produced in Singapore – Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress. Following three sold-out runs and over 100,000 tickets sold, this epic musical promises to be the cultural event of the year. The musical stars Kit Chan as the Empress Dowager Cixi, with Cheryl Tan as the young imperial concubine, Yehenara, and features music by Cultural Medallion winner, Dick Lee. The cast will also include West End and Broadway star Earl Carpenter (Les Misérables) and Broadway star Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as well as Singapore's very own Sebastian Tan (Broadway Beng). Two of the greatest icons of China’s ancient history come to life before your eyes in a spectacular musical of epic proportions. Come step into the cloaked world of the Forbidden City and the legendary Empress Dowager Cixi. You’ll be mesmerized by this soulful tale of dark secrets, whispered rumours, love, betrayal and power. Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress explodes on stage with stunning sets, costumes and the ever-haunting question of the truth. What really happened in the Forbidden City over a century ago? Who was the real Dowager Empress? The Dragon Lady of myth? Or a misunderstood victim of circumstance? Experience Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress…then you decide.*The role of The Empress Dowager Cixi will be played by Kit Chan and Sheila Francisco depicting different stages of her life. Cheryl Tan will play the young imperial concubine, Yehenara.
Limelight 2017 Xinmin Secondary Sch...
Catch the talented and enthusiastic singers of the Xinmin Chorale. The choir from Xinmin Secondary School inculcates a passion for singing in each of its choristers and moulds them into all-round and gracious student leaders. Members are regularly coached by renowned international choral conductors, composers and clinicians, giving them the exposure they need to grow and develop in their talents. The Xinmin Chorale performs regularly in public concerts and musicals, and has also been invited to perform specially for various Ministries and private organisations for their celebrations and functions. It was also invited to perform at Youth Celebrate!, the inaugural opening ceremony of the Singapore Sports Hub; Voice of Singapore Festival 2016, which showcased more than 1,600 singers from 37 invited choirs in this festival; and Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Celebrations 2016.Despite its short history, the choir has consistently received Gold Awards (with Honours) at the SYF, and certificates of distinction in 2013, 2015 and 2017. The Xinmin Chorale will also be venturing overseas to participate in the Hong Kong Winter Festival Competition 2017.
Live Jukebox! by More than Music
Loh Jun Hong, violinAbigail Sin, pianoKevin Loh, guitarWhat do YOU want to listen to right now? More Than Music turns the classical music concert upside down with Live Jukebox! Gone are the prescriptive concert programmes and stuffy formal etiquette. Instead you, the audience, will help to choose the pieces during the concert itself and create a unique, exciting musical experience for everyone!At Live Jukebox, you will receive a ‘menu’ with descriptive categories and keywords and you will vote for what you feel like listening to. More Than Music artists Abigail, Jun Hong and Kevin will perform your top picks and reveal the pieces behind each keyword, drawing from a diverse repertoire of music by Mozart, Brahms, Ravel and a few personal surprises.A vision of paradise or a raging storm? A wistful love song or a whimsical joke? It’s your call! Join us for an unforgettable musical adventure!
MELVYN TAN GALA CONCERT
Aureus Academy is delighted to announce the inaugural concert of the Aureus Great Artist Series featuring internationally renowned pianist Melvyn Tan. Hailed by The Straits Times as "Intensely Musical" Melvyn Tan will be performing a kaleidoscopic programme of Liszt, Ravel, Weber and Scarlatti. Tan actively performs with such prestigious ensembles as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin’s in the Fields, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Salzburg’s Camerata and Mozarteum orchestras, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Melbourne Symphony and on tour with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. More recently, Tan has made regular appearances with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and with the London Chamber Orchestra, recording Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 on the orchestra’s LCO Live label.Programme: WEBERInvitation to the Dance RAVELValses Nobles SentimentalesIntervalLISZTFeux FolletsLes Cloches de GeneveLes jeux d’eau a la villa d’Este SCARLATTI2 SonatasRAVELMiroirs Noctuelles / Oiseuax Tristes / Une Barque sue l’Océan / Alborado del Gracioso / La Valée des Cloches
Messa di Gloria by Giacomo Puccini....
Nidarosdomens Cathedral Men and Boys Choir (Nidarosdomens Guttekor), Norway’s oldest men and boys choir, are finally making their much-anticipated public debut in Singapore. Be enchanted by their wide repertoire of traditional and classical works, including major pieces for choir, orchestra and soloists. In the first half of the programme, the choir will be accompanied by Magne Draagen on the organ, performing different repertoire on each night to showcase their range and versatility.The choir continues a more than 900-year old tradition of Nidarosdomen. The Nidaros Cathedral is still their main concert arena and you can regularly find them participating at church services. The choir is also active outside the cathedral and represents Norway as cultural ambassadors at international events.The choir abounds with a rich history dating back to the 9th century, when Norwegian and English Stonemasons came to Trondheim to build the Christchurch – a precursor to Nidarosdomen. Priests would teach the young sons of the Stonemasons the Gregorian liturgy. The boys would then participate during church services, originating the modern boys choir tradition of the cathedral we see today.The choir is led by Bjørn Moe, the conductor and artistic director of Nidarosdomens Guttekor. Bjørn himself was a former Nidarosdomens Guttekor choir boy and has been conducting them since 1973. The Norwegian conductor was awarded the prestigious HM The King’s Medal of Merit in gold for his work with the choir.Nidarosdomens Cathedral Men and Boys Choir will be accompanied by Singaporean chamber orchestra, re:SOUND, to perform Giacomo Puccini’s classic piece, Messa di Gloria, in what is expected to be a hauntingly beautiful rendition. re:SOUND is a chamber orchestra that is not led by a dominant artistic director or principal conductor, but by the musicians themselves.
Moonfest 艺满中秋 2017 Lantern-Making ...
Complete your Mid-Autumn Festival experience and make your very own rocking rooster lantern!Conducted in English & Mandarin.Advisory: Recommended for children aged 6 to 9 years old. Admission only for children aged 5 and up.
Moonfest 艺满中秋 2017 Parent-Child Wo...
Learn the vanishing art of dough figurine making with your child. Create a mooncake-tea set and a cute jade rabbit companion!Conducted in English & Mandarin.Advisory: Recommended for children aged 6 to 12 years old with an accompanying parent/guardian. Accompanying adults must be above 16. Admission only for children aged 5 and up.
Moonfest 艺满中秋 2017 Peking Opera Cl...
The highly-feted Hubei Provincial Peking Opera Theatre performs five signature works from the troupe’s repertoire, shining the spotlight on key Peking Opera characterisations, including the rarely seen Justice Bao. The troupe’s award-winning top notch performers, including Plum Blossom Award-winners Pei Yongjie, Wang Xiaochan and Wan Xiaohui, are set to delight all with their dazzling artistry, immaculate singing and spectacular acrobatic displays.Xu Ce Running to the City Wall (Cast: Pei Yongjie)An extract from the Peking Opera classic Xue Gang Rebels Against the Court, it relates how the aged Xu Ce helps avenge the Xue Clan’s sufferings at the hands of an evil official. Performed by Plum Blossom Award-winner Pei Yongjie, whose exuberant singing and impeccable operatic techniques bring out the swelling emotions of the lead character.Meeting the Queen (Cast: Jiang Feng, Chen Xiaoxia)Justice Bao is the legendary incorruptible judge who upholds justice and protects the weak. One day, as he is out distributing relief to the poor, he comes across a blind beggar at a temple. The beggar turns out to be the Emperor’s birth mother, and has an imperial yellow handkerchief as proof. Bao then helps her to seek redress. This excerpt showcases the actors’ polished dramatic singing ability.Monkey King Battles the Water Demon (Cast: Yang Fan, Lu Meng)A water demon wreaks havoc at Sizhou, causing harm to the people. Monkey King leads an army of heavenly guards to fight her, and the people regain their peaceful lives again. This excerpt is an energetic martial arts display where the dazzling array of acrobatic movements is bound to have audience members on the edge of their seats.Wu Jia Slope (Cast: Wan Xiaohui, Wang Xiaochan)For 18 years, Wang Baochuan has waited faithfully for her husband, Xue Pinggui, who was drafted into the army. One day, Xue receives a letter from Wang and decides to return home. When Xue meets Wang at Wu Jia Slope, he does not immediately acknowledge her, but feigns asking for directions to test her feelings. Performed by two Plum Blossom Award winners, this excerpt showcases their abilities to perform lilting, poignant melodies and a gripping story.Farewell My Concubine (Cast: Pei Yongjie, Pan Xin)This classic describes the final moments of the legendary King of Western Chu, Xiang Yu. Suspecting that his army has surrendered to the King of Han, Xiang Yu drinks a fond farewell with his beloved concubine Yu Ji, who performs a sword dance as she sings to comfort the distraught King. Xiang Yu’s domineering aura and Yu Ji’s tenderness, unwavering loyalty and feminine virtues are immortalised in this hugely popular and unforgettable showpiece.------------------------------------------------------------Hubei Provincial Peking Opera TheatreFounded in 1970, the Hubei Provincial Peking Opera Theatre has developed rapidly and become one of the leading Peking Opera troupes, having been conferred the National Key Peking Opera Troupe honour by China’s Ministry of Culture in 2005, and honoured as a protector of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Peking Opera) by China’s State Council in 2008. The troupe boasts many award-winning performers, including four Plum Blossom Award winners: Zhu Shihui, Pei Yongjie, Wang Xiaochan and Wan Xiaohui. The troupe has also won numerous awards such as the highly coveted National Wenhua Award, and has toured overseas to the US, Russia, Canada, Australia, Italy, Japan and more.
Moonfest 艺满中秋 2017 Promotion of Ju...
A classic Peking Opera comedy starring the top comedic actor in Peking Opera and two-time Plum Blossom Award-winner Zhu Shihui. Zhu portrays his signature male clown role of Xu Jiujing in a presentation that is bound to entertain from start to finish.Scholar Xu Jiujing tops the official examinations but is not conferred the Top Scholar title as the Marquis dislikes his looks. Years later, the Royal Duke promotes Xu and orders him to preside as a judge over a difficult case, where the Duke and the Marquis are on opposite sides. As Xu uncovers the truth, he is caught in a moral dilemma. Does he repay the Duke’s kindness even as he suspects the Duke to be in the wrong? Or does he remain objective and risk his career by ruling in favour of the Marquis?See how Xu turns situations around with wit and cunning in this courtroom comedy that entertains with one humorous episode after another, and has been staged over 700 times in the past three decades!Zhu Shihui will be joined by his protégé and national first grade performer Tan Yuan, who shares the lead role with Zhu, as well as many fellow award-winning performers.Hubei Provincial Peking Opera TheatreFounded in 1970, the Hubei Provincial Peking Opera Theatre has developed rapidly and become one of the leading Peking Opera troupes, having been conferred the National Key Peking Opera Troupe honour by China’s Ministry of Culture in 2005, and honoured as a protector of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Peking Opera) by China’s State Council in 2008. The troupe boasts many award-winning performers, including four Plum Blossom Award winners: Zhu Shihui, Pei Yongjie, Wang Xiaochan and Wan Xiaohui. The troupe has also won numerous awards such as the highly coveted National Wenhua Award, and has toured overseas to the US, Russia, Canada, Australia, Italy, Japan and more.
Moonfest 艺满中秋 2017 Soulful Steps –...
Dancers: Gauhar Bahet, Hao Na, Tan Junyuan and Zha Xi La BaMusicians: Chen Xibo, Erbol Orazkhan, La Zhong, Mural BimuratTravel across China and take in the mystic beauty of Dai, Kazakh, Mongol and Tibetan dances, performed by award-winning folk dance graduates from the Minzu University of China, one of the top universities in China specialising in ethnic studies and the arts.Paired with live music played on instruments like the dombra (long-necked lute) from the Kazakhs, morin khuur (horsehead fiddle) from the Mongols and eagle-bone flute from Tibet, the dancers portray stories and beliefs such as the Tibetan beliefs towards life and death, the celebration of nature for nomadic Mongols, a Kazakh girl’s mixed emotions as a bride-to-be, and the pattra-leaf culture of the Dai, that fuses seamlessly with modern interpretations.This performance, produced by Orgin Culture and Arts, features Professor Meng Xiaoyan, Dean of Minzu University of China College of Dance, who opens the programme and shed light on the unique characteristics, histories and evolution of these ethnic dances, allowing the audience to have a deeper understanding of the essences of Chinese folk dances.A Moonfest 2017 commission.
Moonfest 艺满中秋 2017 Parent-Child Wor...
Back by popular demand! Learn to make snowskin mooncakes with your child, and bring home your tasty creations to savour!Conducted in English & Mandarin.Advisory: Recommended for children aged 6 to 12 years old with an accompanying parent/guardian. Accompanying adults must be above 16. Admission only for children aged 5 and up.
Moonfest 艺满中秋 2017 The Magic Paintb...
Winner of M1-The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2017 for Best Production for the Young, Paper Monkey Theatre returns to Moonfest with The Magic Paintbrush!Once upon a time, there lived a poor orphan boy named Ma Liang. He loved to draw, but was too poor to buy a paintbrush, so he used coal and a stick to draw instead. His dedication moved the gods and they gave him a magic paintbrush that brought all the things he drew magically to life! He used the magic paintbrush to help the poor villagers, but an evil landlord and the greedy Emperor captured Ma Liang, and forced him to paint gold and silver for them.Will Ma Liang be able to escape and continue to do good and help the villagers? Find out in The Magic Paintbrush!An exciting performance based on a classic Chinese folktale, this engaging puppetry adaptation lets children learn about determination and kindness. Featuring exquisite traditional hand puppets, lively action and melodious music that will enthral and entertain all, from the young to the young at heart!A Moonfest 2017 commission.Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles.Advisory: Recommended for children aged 5 and up. Admission only for children aged 4 and up.
Moonfest 艺满中秋 2017 Virtuosos & Clas...
The virtuosic principal and star players of the world-famous China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra present signature pieces of their respective traditional Chinese instruments, including favourite classics such as A Moonlit Night on a Spring River, Hua Bang Zi, Sentiment of Qin Chuan, Mountain Dance, and more!Jiang Kemei (huqin), Zhang Gaoxiang (yangqin), Chen Yin (pipa), Ma Li (percussion), Cui Junmiao (liuqin), Hou Changqing (dizi) and Zhou Yixiang (suona) come together to enthral with their musicianship, accompanied by a 20-strong chamber orchestra.China Broadcasting Chinese OrchestraEstablished in 1949, the China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra is an accomplished national-level orchestra of worldwide renown. With a roster of nearly 100 musicians, the orchestra enjoyed an influential history of brilliant achievements, making it a reputable brand name in Chinese classical music.There will be a post-performance autograph session.
Musical Frontiers 乐无垠
您是否想象过华乐室内乐与西洋木管五重奏的结合将展现出什么样的风格吗 ?鼎艺团再次挑战极限，与来自芬兰的西洋木管五重奏The Fantasia Quintet呈献一场中西汇聚的音乐会，探索东方与西方的音乐神韵 。The Fantasia Quintet曾在芬兰、德国与法国等国际音乐节上屡获殊荣并大受好评，他们将与鼎艺团八位优秀的演奏家携手呈献由本地年轻有为的作曲家许佩珊和苏丽玲为此音乐会量身定做的多首曲目。在本团首席客座指挥郭勇德的执棒下，相信东南亚与北欧艺术的结合定会散发出别具一格的音乐魅力！
NINAGAWA Macbeth by Ninagawa Compan...
To watch a Ninagawa production is to have an experience of a lifetime.NINAGAWA Macbeth, the iconic samurai classic that brought the late theatre titan Yukio Ninagawa international recognition, returns to Singapore after 25 years.Described by The Guardian as “achingly beautiful” and “a thing of wonder,” this tour de force transposes Shakespeare’s tragic play about a power-hungry general to the war-torn world of 16th century Azuchi-Momoyama Japan, turning Scottish warriors into katana-wielding samurai, and the highland woods into a mesmerising cherry blossom forest.Moving through breath-taking stage sets rich in symbolism, NINAGAWA Macbeth stays true to the original text while lending it the titan’s trademark blend of eastern and western styles, emphasised by a huge butsudan (Buddhist altar), witches in kabuki-style costumes, and the haunting sounds of temple gongs, Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and Samuel Butler’s Adagio for Strings.The first of Ninagawa’s Shakespearean interpretations to be staged overseas, the 1985 international premiere of NINAGAWA Macbeth at the Edinburgh Festival put him in the pantheon of global theatre greats.In 2015, it was revived in celebration of Ninagawa’s 80th birthday. Marking the first anniversary of his passing, this special tour of NINAGAWA Macbeth is led by a stellar cast featuring eminent actors Masachika Ichimura and Yuko Tanaka.Directed by Yukio NinagawaOriginal play by William ShakespeareTranslated by Yushi OdashimaProduced by Saitama Arts Foundation and HoriPro Inc.Official airline: ANA
Octoburst! 2017 Afternoon of a Foe...
Ever wondered what the life of a discarded plastic bag is like?Afternoon of a Foehn uses simple, found objects to create a stunning imaginative visual theatre piece.See how these long-forgotten plastic bags are cleverly animated into a troupe of ballerinas, all dancing to the music of L’Après-midi d’un Faune by Debussy.
Octoburst! 2017 Cloud Man by Aili...
Cloudia has always believed in the existence of Cloud Man - extremely rare creatures who live a quiet life high up in the sky. She has dreamt all her life to see one of them.Follow Cloudia on her journey to the very top of Cloud Mountain, a place where the views always bring surprises – and if you’re lucky, you might see something very special.From the team that brought you the delightful sold-out run of The Secret Life of Suitcases in Octoburst! 2016, Cloud Man is a 45-minute visual and theatrical treat featuring a blend of puppetry and storytelling in an intimate setting.Review quotes:…a beautifully realised and delicately performed piece of puppetry.” Edinburgh Spotlight "has the capacity to touch adults on an emotional level as well as delight the wee ones" - Edinburgh Guide
Octoburst! 2017 Parent - Child Wor...
How can a plain piece of paper show emotions?How does an object become a puppet – is it only about movement?Explore the endless imaginative world of paper and learn the basics of puppet manipulation in this workshop.Using only paper, participants will create their own paper characters with moving joints, build its identity, story, and also create other objects to complement the story.Complete your puppetry experience by watching When All Was Green, an award-winning puppetry play without words about mankind, nature and greed.
Octoburst! 2017 Parent - Child Wor...
In this fun and educational bento workshop, our experienced instructor guides the little ones in food preparation while explaining the wonders of science in our food!Our instructor Angelia Lau is a food art enthusiast who has had more than 10 years of experiences in the kitchen.
Octoburst! 2017 When All Was Green...
Inspired by the picture book “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein, When All Was Green is an award-winning puppetry play without words about mankind, nature and greed. Taking place on a set made of old books and recycled bindings, the story tells of the changing relationship between a boy and a tree as he grows up.In this non-verbal puppetry performance, The Key Theatre delivers a poignant reflection on nature’s generosity of spirit in spite of man’s greed. This inspires the audience to realise not just the loss of the green fields amidst grey concrete, but also a green bud of hope that can still be present between us and the world.Review quotes:"A rare opportunity to see such a magnificent, well-balanced, heart-warming, meaningful and professionally rendered performance for little children." (Mr. Janos Novak, President of AssiteJ Hungary)"When All Was Green is a play without words but with a lot of sensitivity and soul that succeeds in touching the hearts of the young ones and adults as well."(Shai Bar-Ya'akov, Yediot Akhronot Newspaper)***Awards***BEST MUSIC AWARD - in children's theatre by Assitej Israel 2013AWARD OF EXCELLENCE "Peace and Intercultural Dialogue Festival" Armenia 2015CHILDREN'S JURY AWARD -The 12th Int' Puppet Theatre's Festival Katowice, Poland 2015!CHILDREN'S JURY AWARD VIRVAR International Puppet Festival, Kosice, Slovakia 2016
PLAYtime! 2017 Koko the Great
Before Koko’s mother leaves for the market, she reminds him never to go beyond the river. The moment he’s alone, Koko wears a pot as a helmet, wields a spatula as a sword and proudly proclaims that he is Koko the Great. Off he goes on his adventure, creating quite a ruckus in the kampong. Join Koko in this terrific adventure story and discover if he goes beyond the river! Walk into the wonderful world of Koko the Great, a kampong alive with colours, friendly animal puppets, sing-a-longs, dance-a-longs, surprises and more! Koko’s tale of adventure was inspired by Singaporean artist Liu Kang’s oil painting, Life by the River. Adapted from the children’s book Koko the Great, written by Natalie Hennedige, illustrated by Twisstii and inspired by Singaporean artist Liu Kang’s oil painting, Life by the River. Directed by Natalie HennedigeScript by Natalie HennedigeMusic by Philip Tan Sensory friendly version of this production will be available on 23 & 26 Aug, Wed & Sat. A sensory friendly performance provides a welcoming and relaxed environment for children, and is particularly suited for those on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. To find out what sensory friendly performances are, visit www.esplanade.com/sensoryfriendly. To purchase tickets to a sensory friendly Koko the Great performance, visit http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cgreat0817
PLAYtime! 2017 Sensory Friendly P...
Before Koko’s mother leaves for the market, she reminds him never to go beyond the river. The moment he’s alone, Koko wears a pot as a helmet, wields a spatula as a sword and proudly proclaims that he is Koko the Great. Off he goes on his adventure, creating quite a ruckus in the kampong. Join Koko in this terrific adventure story and discover if he goes beyond the river! Walk into the wonderful world of Koko the Great, a kampong alive with colours, friendly animal puppets, sing-a-longs, dance-a-longs, surprises and more! Koko’s tale of adventure was inspired by Singaporean artist Liu Kang’s oil painting, Life by the River. Adapted from the children’s book Koko the Great, written by Natalie Hennedige, illustrated by Twisstii and inspired by Singaporean artist Liu Kang’s oil painting, Life by the River.This sensory friendly performance provides a welcoming and relaxed environment for children, and is particularly suited for those on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. To find out what sensory friendly performances are, visit www.esplanade.com/sensoryfriendly. Koko is still getting ready for an adventure across the river. Stay tuned to this page for more updates on the production.Directed by Natalie HennedigeScript by Natalie HennedigeMusic by Philip Tan
POND - Live in Singapore
LAMC Productions is thrilled to announce that psychedelic rock band, POND, will be bringing their tour to Singapore on Thursday, 23 November, 2017 at Esplanade Annexe Studio!''Pond's live show is comprised of spectacular moments... The psych-pop jesters spun old and new tunes into pure entertainment gold''. - San Francisco WeeklyOne of the West Coast's most exciting exports, Pond have cut their teeth over the years touring with the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, MGMT and Flaming Lips. They have blown audiences away at some of the world's premier music festivals including Primavera, Coachella, South by Southwest, Laneway Festival, Splendour In The Grass and more, and have sold out countless venues around the globe from New York's Bowery Ballroom to Paris' La Gaite Lyrique and London's O2 Forum. Pond shares members with fellow Perth outfit Tame Impala, with frontman Nick Allbrook contributing to both acts until 2013 and Jay 'Gum' Watson still a member of both.Since the beginning, POND wrote music and produced records faster than a label could release them. POND followed up Psychedelic Mango within months, releasing Corridors of Blissterday, a frenzied effort recorded live with an eight-piece band in 2009. A year later, their third album Frond, a kaleidoscopic classic, dripping with funk and falsetto, loosely inspired by a diet consisting only of Prince and Fleetwood Mac, delighted audiences Australia-wide. Frond's release finally realised industry attention and praise, solidifying the band and their music in it's own right. Beard, Wives and Denim, their 4th album, was recorded on a farm a few hours South-West of Perth. Beard, Wives, Denim is a triumph of the eclecticism and good humor that drives POND.Upon Beard, Wives, Denim release in March 2012, global attention shined it's light upon the Perth gang. A North American tour ensued, smashing through 31 shows - including 8 at South by South West - where they were one of the most talked about bands of the festival. From there, they returned home to Australia and sold out a national tour before storming UK and Europe, causing NME to tout them as the ''hottest band in the world right now'' as well as proclaiming Beard, Wives, Denim as ''quite possibly the best album released so far this year.''''From sleazy rock excess, to introspective, cracked psychedelia and back again'' - FaderIn August 2013, POND gifted to the world their 5th LP in as many years, Hobo Rocket. Hobo Rocket is 40 minutes of perfectly imperfect emotion, challenging veteran listeners and music reviewers with an evolved and vigorous sound. Singer Nick Allbrook describes the release as the ''...kind of mindset of finding our own little place in music, and being more of a functioning band, which is what makes it noisier and denser. This one we went as brutally hard as we would at a show. We wanted the songs to sound loose and live.''Pond then went ahead to release their seventh LP, 'The Weather' in May 2017. The Weather is Pond's seventh long-player, their own baffled, if ever madcap barometric reading of the geo-political situation (amongst others), in mind-bendingly excellent album form.''Pond's new album mixes bright synths, campy detours, and grim lyrics... It's a document of a band knocking loudly on the door of greatness'' - PitchforkPerfectly measured in its lurching between moods, relevant in its synth-pop/guitar-psych balance, and bang on the money in its polemical anxieties, The Weather is the classic killer Pond album.Make sure you get down to Pond's Singapore show for infectiously funky highs, psych-rock grooves and some of the best live pop performances you'll
Pentas Dayang Nurfaizah
“goosebumps-inducing ballads” – The Star OnlineMalaysia’s singing sensation and award winning singer, Dayang Nurfaizah is set to enthrall music lovers with her first ever solo concert in Singapore.Her sultry tone, melodious voice, dazzling vocal prowess and effortless rendering of high pitched ballads has earned her numerous awards since she burst into the music scene in 1999. This vocal powerhouse singer is at her best on stage, injecting a signature style of her own in every performance and her live performances are highly anticipated by music fans.Dayang marked a career milestone in 2017 when she was the overall Winner of Malaysia’s Annual Music Competition, Anugerah Juara Lagu 2016 for the song “Lelaki Teragung”. She also bagged The Best Vocal Award after her mesmerizing performance of the song at the event and scoring her a hatrick in the “Best Vocal” category for 3 consecutive years.Dayang Nurfaizah recently released her 8th studio album, a self-titled album that has received rave reviews and media attention. The digital release of her reached #1 on Malaysia iTunes charts, Top 10 on Spotify Malaysia as well as top releases in Singapore and Brunei and the only Malay language album trending on iTunes at the time of release.With nearly 20 years experience on stage, expect a night of beautiful ballads of her chart topping hits songs from the start of her career such as Hakikat Cinta, Seandainya Masih Ada Cinta, to her recent hit roster of songs such as Di Pintu Syurga, Lelaki Teragung, Separuh Mati Ku Bercinta and more.Dayang will be backed by an ensemble of the finest musicians under the direction of musical director extraordinaire, Jenny Chin. Drawing on a rich musical experience, Dayang will surely bring to her audience moving melodies that will reach right into the lives, hearts and minds of her listeners.Fans can expect the Dayang they’ve come to love. She just really loves to perform; it’s who she is, it’s what she does.”“I just want to share my music with my fans. This is a gift for them.”- Dayang NurfaizahTickets from: www.esplanade.com/dayang
RICHIE KOTZEN Live in Singapore
LAMC Productions is proud to announce that the Guitar wizard, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Richie Kotzen, will be bringing his ‘Salting Earth World Tour’ to Singapore for the very first time on August 21, 2017 at the Esplanade Annexe Studio!Fans are in for a special treat as Kotzen will be performing songs from his impressive 28-year career at his electrifying show in Singapore. The tour comes in support of Kotzen's recently-released 22nd solo album, Salting Earth, on which he plays every instrument.“Salting Earth is another solid collection of songs to add to the Kotzen catalog. Few artists continue to put out new music as often as Kotzen and not only is Kotzen continuing to put out new music, but he keeps doing it at a high level. Salting Earth has a little something for everyone”. - Blue Rocks Review Richie Kotzen has never been an artist known for playing by the rules and that meant putting on the brakes after a nonstop flurry of band-related activity in order to refuel the creative process for the ten heartfelt and hard-hitting songs that comprise his vibrant solo album, Salting Earth. The proof is on display deep within the grooves of Salting Earth, which veers from the balls-out, heads-up declaration of the opening track “End of Earth” to the burning-sky harmonic thrust of “Thunder” to the Prince-like funk-jazz swing of “This Is Life” to the acoustified take-me-as-I-am self-reflection of the album’s final song, “Grammy.” A one man production machine, Kotzen writes all the music and plays every instrument on his solo work. Guitar, bass, drums, piano and more.Kotzen’s previous solo release, 2015’s diverse, far-reaching Cannibals, was also a well- received hit among his core fan base.With his fast playing, fluid sweeping technique, and a soulful singing voice, Kotzen was being mentioned in the same breathe as Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Tony MacAlpine. Word spread along the Hollywood music scene and Kotzen joined Poison when he was 21 replacing departed C.C. DeVille giving the band more of a blues sound on their Native Tongue release. Kotzen, who once opened for The Rolling Stones on their Bigger Bang tour in 2006, describes his style as a mix of rock, blues, jazz, fusion, and soul music.“When Richie Kotzen picks up his guitar, it literally speaks through him.” - Music RadarIn 2013 Richie joined forces with two giants of the music industry. Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr Big, Steve Vai) and Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Flying Colors) to form The Winery Dogs. The power trio released two highly successful albums, The Winery Dogs in 2013, and Hot Streak in 2015.While having several lifetimes of albums to his name, bringing music to the people is Richie’s main mission.Kotzen is clearly eager to hit the road. “I know this is going to be a long album cycle of touring, and already we are talking about going to places I’ve never been before,” Kotzen notes. “With the new record being done and knowing dates are being booked around the world, I can feel my creative energy surging once again.”Said energy surge has been seeded quite liberally all throughout Salting Earth, an album that shows Kotzen as the pillar for how to harness newfound creativity in the best light imaginable. Come and dig his Earth!
Raga Rasanubhava: Musical express...
The compositions of Swathi Thirunal and Balamuralikrishna embody the complete and synergistic elements of music and dance.As composers for dance, their works were a fine balance of rhythm and gait—with much scope for panchanadai (the five basic gaits) and theermanams (rhythmic patterns)—making the pieces highly danceable. As musicians, their ragas (scales) and lyrics lent themselves so well to abhinaya (expressions), that in the hands of sensitive musicians and soulful dancers, had the ability to move the audience.Join musicians and dancers from Bhaskar’s Arts Academy as they explore the compositions of these two seminal composers.Swathi ThirunalA king who lived around 200 years ago, Swathi Thirunal was also an artist whose creative vision took music beyond geographical borders. His work revealed more than bhakthi (devotion), and was essentially his philosophical outlook on life. Aside from his mastery of his mother tongue, Malayalam, and his profound knowledge of Sanskrit, Swathi Thirunal also composed in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and Hindustani.BalamuralikrishnaKnown for publishing songs in all 72 melakartha ragas (fundamental scales) while he was still a teenager, Balamuralikrishna personified creativity and was consistently defying established traditions. Because of that, the carnatic world was gifted with ragas such as Rohini, Lavangi, Mahathi, Prathimadhyamavathi, Sumukham, and many more.Carnatic Composers is a series of concerts that explores the rich diversity of carnatic music through the composers who have defined and redefined the genre from the 15th century to the present.
Raga Shivdasi Chauladevi by Min...
An Unconditional Tale of Love and Devotion10th century A.D.: In the temple of Somnath Jyothirlinga, dancer Chaula performs for Lord Shiva every day out of love and devotion. King Bhimdev seeing her dance one day, falls in love and takes her for his bride. Chaula becomes a queen and mother, but her yearning to be close to Shiva remains. Eventually, she is granted permission to return to the temple, on condition that she gives up dancing. However, she breaks her promise and starts dancing for her lord, covering her face with a veil. Legend has it that at the climax of her dance, her soul left her physical body to be with Shiva.Choreographed and performed by Minal Merai, with music by Rajkumar Bharathi, the story of Chaula is told through the eyes of Samudra (played by Sivakumar Palakrishnan), the spirit of the ocean and eternal witness to the temple Somnath and its stories.Hailing from Baroda, Gujarat, Minal Merai has choreographed numerous dance productions for the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society; as an independent choreographer, she recently helmed Shivoham, which was staged at the National University Cultural Centre. Minal is the founder and director of Art Lahree Rangashala, established in 2014.Dancers: Minal Merai, Akshaya Rajangam, Madhumita Venkatesh, Janaki Nair, Kalyani Nair, Muskan RaoScript by: Gauri Gupta
Roots of Flamenco
Tablao Sevilla Flamenco:Recreates the "Tablaos" cafe setting found in the traditional tablaos of Spain. Flamenco delves into tale of love, loss and express emotions and story. All emotions, drama and passion of traditional flamenco is experienced in this tribute to the art form. Brace yourself for an up-close-and-personal flamenco experience with “Golden Couple” Sonia Olla and Ismael Fernández. Sonia Olla’s effervescent heel-and-toe step combinations and volcanic shoulder and hip actions present flamenco in its most pure and improvised art form. Ismael Fernández the most admired singer, Gypsy descent, described as “most charismatic singer” and “connection to the Gypsy soul." Most recently, Sonia Olla worked as a choreographer and Ismael Fernández samples of voice are featured in for pop-icon Madonna for her 2015-2016 “Rebel Heart Tour” and Ricky Martin’s Las Vegas Residency Show Concert 2017.Singer: Ismael “El Bola”Piano: Chano DominguezGuitar: Yeray CortésPercussion: BandoleroDance: Pol VaqueroGypsy Jazz Flamenco: A unique musical style mixing the traditional sounds of Flamenco. What makes Gypsy Jazz so dramatically and musically affective? The Roots of Flamenco aims to provide an in-depth exploration of Gypsy Jazz to everyone. A style of music known for its rich oral tradition with melodies passed down across the generations. This type of performance usually consists of 7 performers on stage including a pianist, singers, percussionist, guitarist and dancers creating a unique and memorable atmosphere for the audiences.Chano Deminguez is an ardent proponent of jazz-flamenco fusion pianist. He has achieved an unusual integration between the rhythms and languages of jazz and flamenco, creating unique style that places him among the top musicians practicing this art form. Internationally acclaimed, he has changed the history of flamenco-jazz. In 2016, he’s been nominated for his fourth Grammy, this one a Latin Grammy for his latest release “Bendito.”Singer: Ismael FernándezSinger: Ismael “El Bola”Guitar: Yeray CortésPercussion: BandoleroDance: Sonia OllaDance: Pol VaqueroVIP tickets are available. Space is limited. Benefits include early entry, meet and greet, photo op, goodie bags and more.
SONGBIRDS SERIES II - A SONG FESTIV...
27 August 2017, Sun: PAPILLONFeaturing child singers aged 12 and below from VOCAL ASSOCIATES. They will enchant you with songs from famous Broadway musicals, as well as songs from the Baroque and beloved folksongs from different countries. Most of these young singers have attained Distinctions in the Trinity College London Solo Singing Examinations from Grades 1 to 5.28 August 2017, Mon: TSUBASAFeaturing young singers aged between 13 to 20 from VOCAL ASSOCIATES. They will bring to you a wide range of song selections in various languages, from operatic arias and theme songs from Japanese animation, to solo and duet items from famous musicals, contemporary pop songs and still more. These talented youth hold Distinctions from the Trinity College London Solo Singing Examinations from Grade 6 to Diploma, and several are the highest scorers of their respective grades in Singapore.29 August 2017, Tue: LA VIE EN ROSEFeaturing adult singers aged between 21 to 75 from VOCAL ASSOCIATES.They will entertain you with love songs from the yesteryears, golden classics and famous songs from movies. The singers include soloists who hold Diplomas from the Trinity College London Singing Examinations, a ladies Barbershop a cappella group called Bella Voce, and Vocal Associates Seniors Choir. The special feature of the concert is the Tamagoh Jazz Quartet which consists of great Singapore artistes in the local scene. Come join them for a night of reminiscing, and have fun singing along with us at Esplanade Recital Studio!
SSO GALA: JANINE JANSEN
Daniel Blendulf, conductorJanine Jansen, violinSIBELIUS The Swan of TuonelaSIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88Renowned Dutch violinist Janine Jansen makes her Singapore debut with her husband, conductor Daniel Blendulf, playing the intensely virtuosic Sibelius Violin Concerto. The meandering beauty of Sibelius’s ethereal Swan of Tuonela makes a dark contrast to the bright melodies of Dvořák’s Symphony No.8.
SSO GALA: LANG LANG
‘The hottest artist on the classical music planet’ The New York TimesLan Shui, conductorLang Lang, pianoGRIEG Peer Gynt: Suite No. 1, Op. 46BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 2 in G majorGRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16Superstar pianist Lang Lang returns with two piano concerti performances, the fiendishly difficult Bartók No. 2 and the expressive classic by Grieg. Rounding out the programme is Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 of “Morning Mood” and “In the Hall of the Mountain King” fame.
SSO GALA: DIANA DAMRAU
“The leading coloratura soprano in the world’ - New York SunPavel Baleff, conductorDiana Damrau, sopranoNicolas Testé, bass-baritoneHighlights:ROSSINI “Una voce poco fa” from The Barber of SevilleMEYERBEER “Nobles seigneurs” from Les HuguenotsMEYERBEER “Ombre légère“ from DinorahVERDI “Elle ne m’aime pas” from Don CarloGOUNOD “Amour, ranime mon courage” from Romeo & JulietBELLINI “O rendetemi la speme” from I puritaniCelebrated soprano Diana Damrau graces the Singapore stage with her husband, bass-baritone Nicolas Testé, in a dazzling programme featuring famous arias from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenots and Dinorah, Bellini’s I puritani and Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.
SSO GALA: KAVAKOS PLAYS SHOSTAKOVIC...
“Jaw-dropping virtuosity” - San Diego Union-TribuneLan Shui, conductorLeonidas Kavakos, violinMUSSORGSKY Khovantchina: Introduction “Dawn on the Moscow River”SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 “Winter Daydreams”Acclaimed Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos returns to Singapore with the grotesque grandeur of Shostakovich’s relentless Violin Concerto No.1. Lan Shui opens the concert with the gorgeous dawn song that opens Mussorgsky’s opera Khovantchina, and concludes with Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony, an atmospheric collage of “Winter Daydreams” that foreshadow his talent for balletic drama and endless capacity for heartfelt melody.
SSO GALA: LA BOHÈME
Lan Shui, conductorSingapore Symphony ChorusSingapore Symphony Children’s ChoirSingapore Symphony Youth ChoirPUCCINI La Bohème (Concert Version in 4 Acts)Young artists and chance meetings. In Paris and in love, trapped by circumstances, liberated by poetry. Revel in some of Puccini’s most luscious melodies as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Choirs present a concert version presentation of La Bohème, one of the most beloved operas of all time.
SSO GALA: LANG LANG IN RECITAL
Lang Lang, pianoDEBUSSY BalladeLISZT Piano Sonata in B minor S. 178ALBENIZ from Suite Española, Op. 47GRANADOS from Goyescas, Op. 11DE FALLA Danza ritual del fuegoCatch popular Chinese pianist Lang Lang in this solo recital before his concerti night. The programme of French and Spanish inspiration promises an evening of fiery colours, restless energy and evocative enchantment.
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Jason Lai, conductorHighlights:ZIMMER Themes from Interstellar and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of ShadowsWILLIAMS Themes from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and The Force AwakensHOWARD The Sixth SenseGOLDSMITH Themes from AlienMORRICONE Themes from Cinema ParadisoJONES Themes from Last of the MohicansSILVESTRI What Lies BeneathFrom space to detectives, aliens to Mohicans, SSO Associate Conductor Jason Lai takes you on a movie date night of music from the cinema. Take a flight with X-Wing fighters across Interstellar Star Wars, and play a Game of Shadows to find out What Lies Beneath.
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“One of the greatest movie musicals reborn” Sydney artsHubJoshua Tan, conductorCelebrate this iconic film of over 50 years and the winner of ten Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. The SSO plays Leonard Bernstein's electrifying score and memorable songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim live, while the newly re-mastered film is shown in glorious high definition on the big screen with the original vocals and dialogue intact. This classic romantic tragedy, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins and one of the greatest achievements in the history of movie musicals, features Robbins' breathtaking choreography and a screen play by Ernest Lehman based on the masterful book by Arthur Laurents.
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“Her performances brim with lyricism and wit” – The Guardian on Alina IbragimovaLan Shui, conductorAlina Ibragimova, violinBERG Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6BRAHMS Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77BARTÓK Concerto for OrchestraRising star Alina Ibragimova is one of the hottest names in classical music today, and she returns with Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D – a lush painting of noble lyricism exquisitely written for the instrument. Berg’s thoroughly modern “Drei Orchesterstücke” provides startling contrast, as does Bartók’s richly scored Concerto for Orchestra, promising a showcase of every musician on stage.
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Andrew Litton, conductor/pianoIgor Yuzefovich, violinNg Pei-Sian, celloBEETHOVEN Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano in C major, Op. 56COPLAND Symphony No. 3Be inspired by the heroism and optimism in Copland’s Third, popularly known as “America’s Great Symphony”. Conductor Andrew Litton doubles up as solo pianist, partnering our concertmaster Igor Yuzefovich and principal cello Ng Pei-Sian for the chamber-like Triple Concerto in C by Beethoven.
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Claus Peter Flor, conductorChristian Blackshaw, pianoBEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58BRUCKNER Symphony No. 9 in D minor, WAB 109Critically acclaimed British pianist Christian Blackshaw, renowned for his sensitive interpretation and deeply felt performances, is the perfect soloist for the lyricism and soulfulness of Beethoven’s beautiful Piano Concerto No.4. German maestro Claus Peter Flor leads the SSO in the monumental architecture of Bruckner’s final symphony.
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“Of all his works this was the most personal… We were both in tears… so deeply did we feel this music and the sinister premonitions it disclosed.” – Alma Mahler.Eliahu Inbal, conductorMAHLER Symphony No. 6 in A minor “Tragic”Written in an apparently happy period of his life, Mahler’s “Tragic Symphony” is often described in the exact opposite of terms: nihilistic, dark, foreboding. The tender slow movement aside, it “ends in hopelessness and the dark night of the soul” with its infamous hammer blows.
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‘His feel for keyboard colour and voicing is wonderful’ - The Washington Post on Shai WosnerWong Kah Chun, conductorShai Wosner, pianoBEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 “Emperor”TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique”Two works of deep feeling and grandeur: one the most regal of piano concerti exuding tender beauty and assured optimism; the other a symphony of power and lyricism ending in heartbreak. Bringing fresh insights to these masterpieces is Singaporean conductor Wong Kah Chun, winner of the Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in 2016, with rising star Shai Wosner on piano.
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Okko Kamu, conductorElina Vähälä, violin SIBELIUS Finlandia, Op. 26JAAKKO KUUSISTO Violin Concerto, Op. 28SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finland’s Independence in this grand concert featuring Finnish violinist, conductor and composer Jakko Kuusisto’s Violin Concerto, played by its dedicatee Elina Vähälä. No celebration of Finnish nationalism is without the works of its greatest musical son, Jean Sibelius – the majestic Symphony No. 5 concludes the programme opened by Finland’s unofficial second national anthem, Finlandia.
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“Meltingly beautiful tone, flawless intonation" — The New York TimesLan Shui, conductorQin Li-Wei, celloHAYDN Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob VII b/1BRUCKNER Symphony No. 3 in D minor, WAB 103Written in the 1760s and lost for 200 years, Haydn’s Cello Concerto No.1 has become a staple of the cello repertoire since its rediscovery in 1961. On the other hand, Bruckner’s heroic Third Symphony, sometimes called the “Wagner Symphony”, exists in at least six versions. Catch these contrasting works with cellist Qin Li-Wei under the direction of Lan Shui.
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‘Bartók gives me hope, makes me laugh, brings me to tears and makes me see life in a bigger perspective. He helps me to live.’ - Jean-Efflam Bavouzet‘Sheer dynamite from beginning to end’ - The Herald on Andrew LittonAndrew Litton, conductorJean-Efflam Bavouzet, pianoSHOSTAKOVICH October, Op. 131BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 1TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36Andrew Litton returns with Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, a work full of restless drama and energy. French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s recordings of the Bartók concertos have earned rave reviews, and he returns to the Singapore stage with the intriguing First Concerto.
SSO SUBSCRIPTION CONCERT: MAHLER 7
Lan Shui, conductorMAHLER Symphony No. 7 in E minorMusic of shadows and luminance, calm and fanfare, Mahler’s Seventh Symphony has divided opinion with its vivid array of contrasting instrumental range, orchestral colour and moods. Whatever your perception of night, Mahler leads the listener through moonlit dreamscapes and grotesque nightmares, culminating in a finale of daylight.
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Lan Shui, conductorDaishin Kashimoto, violinJon Paul Dante, trumpetHUMMEL Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major, S. 49MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98“Incomparable strength from start to finish” – so said the conductor Hans von Bülow of Brahms’ final symphony, the only one of his symphonic oeuvre that ends in a minor key. Japanese violinist Daishin Kashimoto, 1st Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, takes on the achingly beautiful Violin Concerto by Mendelssohn while SSO Principal Trumpet Jon Dante presents the tuneful Hummel Trumpet Concerto, one of the most popular of the genre.Sponsored by: Symphony 92.4
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Michal Nesterowicz, conductorSSO hornsWOJCIECH KILAR OrawaSCHUMANN Konzertstück for 4 Horns in F major, Op. 86KELLY TANG Two Symphonic Dances: Radiance and SparkMOZART Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504 “Prague”Kelly Tang’s Two Symphonic Dances: Radiance and Spark were commissioned for and premiered at the 10th anniversary of the Esplanade in 2012, while the inspiration for Konzertstück was Schumann’s response to the invention of the valved horn. The SSO horns tackle this showcase for the instrument, and the strings will feature in the vigorous Orawa by Polish composer Wojciech Kilar of The Pianist fame.Sponsored by Singapore Airlines
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“The most remarkable clarinettist of our times” - Leipziger AllmanachLim Yau, conductorKari Kriikku, clarinetRIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade, Op. 35KIMMO HAKOLA Clarinet Concerto (Singapore Premiere)Finnish composer Kimmo Hakola’s Clarinet Concerto stamps its mark in the genre with modernity and rambunctious energy, laying out arresting rhythms and themes - including the dance celebrations of a Yiddish wedding - that cannot help but grab attention. Described as a roaring success for the composer, the concerto will see its Singapore premiere by acclaimed Finnish clarinettist Kari Kriiku and promises to be a wild ride. Rimsky-Korsakov’s interpretation of the Arabian Nights, the popular Scheherazade suite, completes the evening’s delights for the senses.Sponsored byTote Board GroupIn Celebration of Tote Board’s 30 Years of Giving 1988 - 2018 to the Development and Promotion of Arts in Singapore.
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Carlos Kalmar, conductorJan Vogler, celloNARONG PRANGCHAROEN PhenomenonSHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 126DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 6 in D major, Op. 60Leading Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen’s Phenomenon begins this fascinating programme with its invocation of mysterious natural phenomena. Then, explore the dark and eerie soundscapes of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.2, before concluding the night with Dvořák’s trademark symphonic melodies.
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Lan Shui, conductorSingapore Symphony ChorusSingapore Symphony Youth ChoirT. IRFAN MeditationBRAHMS Gesang der Parzen, Op. 89BRAHMS Schicksalslied, Op. 54 (“Song of Destiny”)BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73The Schicksalslied, a portrait of spiritually blinded mortals and Elysian spirits, is one of Brahms’ most ethereal and profound masterpieces. The concert opens with music from Malaysian child prodigy Tengku Irfan and ends with Brahms’ Second Symphony, suffused with Romantic pastoral sunshine.
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Hannu Lintu, conductorStephen Hough, pianoLUTOSŁAWSKI Symphony No. 4RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10Expect glistening beauty and virtuoso fireworks as Stephen Hough takes centrestage in Rachmaninov’s First Piano Concerto. Finnish maestro Hannu Lintu brings out the wit and contemplation of Shostakovich’s First Symphony, contrasting with Lutosławski’s Fourth Symphony, the Polish composer’s last major work.
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Darrell Ang, conductorSteven Isserlis, celloSUK Scherzo Fantastique, Op. 25ELGAR Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85GLAZUNOV Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 55Acclaimed Singapore-born conductor Darrell Ang returns with a night of orchestral colour and emotional fire. The flights of fancy in Suk’s Scherzo Fantastique and the post-Tchaikovskian riches of Glazunov’s Fifth Symphony contrastingly frame the soul-crushing magnificence of Elgar’s Cello Concerto, helmed by esteemed cellist Steven Isserlis.
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Kazushi Ono, conductorZhang Manchin, viola WALTON Viola ConcertoBERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14Dark fantasies. Unrequited love. A witches’ sabbath. An episode in the life of an artist. Berlioz’s radical masterpiece Symphonie Fantastique comes alive in the hands of Japanese maestro Kazushi Ono. It is paired here with Walton’s Viola Concerto, gorgeous music drenched with lively rhythms and jazzy harmonies.
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‘A musician with fearless, flawless fingers’ The West AustralianKristjan Järvi, conductorJean-Yves Thibaudet, pianoK. JÄRVI ShANgHAi Wonder (Singapore premiere)SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103 “The Egyptian”WAGNER The Ring – An Orchestral Adventure (arr. Henk De Vlieger)Experience the magic of Wagner’s famous opera The Ring through this 67-minute orchestral adventure by Henk De Vlieger, directed by Kristjan Järvi. Saint-Saëns’ Fifth Piano Concerto fills the air with his hallmark French glitter, performed by celebrated French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
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Michal Nesterowicz, conductorAnna Tsybuleva, pianoBEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37RESPIGHI Fountains of RomeRESPIGHI Pines of RomeExpect lush, sweeping soundscapes as Polish star conductor Michal Nesterowicz takes on two magnificent works from Respighi: the Pines of Rome and Fountains of Rome. Completing the programme is Beethoven’s glittering masterpiece, the Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, with soloist Anna Tsybuleva – winner of the 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition.
Silk Road Extravaganza 丝路高歌音乐会
THE JAM: A PANGDEMONIUM FUNDRAISER
Get up close and personal with Nathan Hartono, Benjamin Kheng, Inch Chua, Tabitha Nauser, and Andrew Marko at this one-night only musical extravaganza, at the Esplanade Concert Hall.Be prepared to dance in the aisles and sing-along to a set list of originals and familiar favorites as these five members of the Pangdemonium family work together to create on stage magic.This event is also a fundraiser for Pangdemonium. Every purchase is a donation towards our mission to provide established, emerging and aspiring artists a platform to develop their skills and create more unique ass-kicking performances!So, don't wait - get your tickets to The Jam today! Pangdemonium Theatre Company Ltd is a registered charity with IPC status.Every ticket purchased is a donation towards Pangdemonium, and is eligible for a 250% income tax deduction. To obtain a tax deduction receipt, please visit Pangdemonium’s website – www.pangdemonium.com - for instructions.
Three Kin by T.H.E Dance Company
Three Kin is leading contemporary dance group T.H.E Dance Company’s closing production for the 2017 season and part of the company’s annual headlining showcase of creations by acclaimed Singaporean and international guest choreographers.Performed by T.H.E’s full-time principal dancers, the triple bill features Kuik Swee Boon’s fresh new interpretation of Water Bloom (a NUS Arts Festival 2009 commission) and two new creations by resident South Korean choreographer Kim Jae Duk, and Spanish choreographer Dimo Kirilov Milev respectively.About the works and choreographersWater Bloom, by Kuik Swee Boon – In 2009, Water Bloom explored the fragile relationship between Man and nature using a striking visual: the suffocating promulgation of red sea reefs arising from man-made water pollution, disrupting the ocean’s food chain, and therefore Man’s food sources. Today, environmental awareness and activism, are hot-button topics, with consumer habits tied to an awareness of numerous factors: sustainability, eco-friendly practices, ethical labour conditions, and most significantly; a pro-conservation conscience that is living amidst the consequences of the Industrial Revolution and climate change. In the 2017 iteration, Water Bloom thematic message is more urgent than over. The dancers embody the urgency of these issues whilst conveying that there is no simple solution: change must happen: beginning from an individual consciousness, that ignites larger, joint and sustained efforts.Kim Jae Duk – Kim has choreographed a new work for T.H.E every year since 2011 (collaborative work RE:OK…BUT!; Hey Man; Present; collaborative work Organised Chaos; Mr. Sign; Equilibrium), promises a kinetic new piece that delivers the best of both worlds in music (original composition by Kim) and dance movement filled with power, wit and humour.Dimo Kirilov Milev – Former Spanish Compania Nacional de Danza principal dancer Dimo Kirilov first worked with T.H.E’s principal company in 2013, creating the well-received Collisions for the DiverCity – a work described by The Straits Times as “explor(ing) the complexity of modern human relationships… each duet possess(ing) its own distinct flavour coupled with brilliant execution”; and by the Flying Inkpot, “the dynamism, athleticism and aesthetics… were breathtaking. All the dancers played their roles with individuality, finesse and strong technique.” Kirilov had recently performed at the M1 CONTACT Festival in end June 2017, and continued in residency with T.H.E Dance Company until August – this first part of the new creation. He returns in November – December to continue working and for the premiere of the creation.Photo Credit by Bernie Ng
Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of the world’s all-time guitar greats. Tommy is voted “Favourite Acoustic Guitarist”in both Guitar Player Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s reader polls, and is a YouTube sensation. His videos have over 29,000,000 views and have led to sold out shows all over the world.Tommy’s legendary career spans five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. Tommy’s unique style – he calls it simply “finger style” – is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, using all ten fingers. Rather than using a whole band for melody, rhythm, bass, and drum parts, Tommy plays all that – and more – on one guitar.Guitar legend Chet Atkins was one of the first to inspire Emmanuel to try this “fingerpicker” style as a child. Decades later, Atkins himself became one of Emmanuel’s biggest fans. Tommy Emmanuel is an honorary Kentucky Colonel, a CGP (Certified Guitar Player – a title given by Chet Atkins), an Order of Australia Medalist (AM) and the holder of both an honorary Master’s Degree (MA) and more recently an honorary Doctor of Arts (DR) from Charles Stuart University in recognition of his commitment to rural Australia and his contribution to music education.Tommy has also been seen all over the United States in his Public Television pledge specials “Center Stage” and “Tommy Emmanuel and Friends.”
TwoSet Violin World Tour
Australia's number one viral classical music duo, TwoSet Violin, are bringing their classical comedy into the concert hall! With over 60 million views and collaborations with superstars soloists such as Lang Lang, it's fair to say Internet sensation Twoset Violin are taking the Classical World by storm! Now they're bringing their unique blend of musicality, humor and Internet culture to life in the form of one crazy recital. Featuring the most 'fire' concerto rap battle, a time- travelling music app, and a love story better than Twilight, this show promises laughs for both the classical-music lover and those who don't know much about the genre. Also featured on the Strad magazine, the violin channel, SONY classical, SBS NEWS, Cut Common Magazine, WQXR.
da:ns festival 2017 Footwork: Adu...
Discover the joy of movement and fall in love with dance at da:ns festival's Footwork workshops. Conducted by professional instructors, these basic workshops are designed for adults and youths with little or no experience in dance.There's no better way to fall in love with dance than to try dancing yourself. Footwork gives you the opportunity to learn popular dances from the experts and pick up some moves in the months leading up to the da:ns festival, held from 20 - 29 Oct 2017. Save the dates and come celebrate dance with us!Click here for the schedules of the respective shows.Click here for more synopsis of the respective shows.
da:ns festival 2017 Footwork: Hap...
Discover the joy of movement and fall in love with dance at da:ns festival’s Footwork workshops. Conducted by professional instructors, these basic workshops are designed for adults aged 55 years old and above with little or no experience in dance.There's no better way to fall in love with dance than to try dancing yourself. Footwork gives you the opportunity to learn popular dances from the experts and pick up some moves in the months leading up to the da:ns festival, held from 20 - 29 Oct 2017. Save the dates and come celebrate dance with us! Click here for the schedules of the respective shows.Click here for more synopsis of the respective shows.
da:ns festival 2017 Footwork: Par...
Discover the joy of movement and fall in love with dance at da:ns festival's Footwork workshops. A great way for parents and kids aged 7-10 years old to bond and have lots of fun and laughter!There's no better way to fall in love with dance than to try dancing yourself. Footwork gives you the opportunity to learn popular dances from the experts and pick up some moves in the months leading up to the da:ns festival, held from 20 - 29 Oct 2017. Save the dates and come celebrate dance with us! Click here for the schedules of the respective shows. Click here for more synopsis of the respective shows.
da:ns festival 2017 Footwork: Twi...
Discover the joy of movement and fall in love with dance at da:ns festival’s Footwork workshops. Specially for little ones aged 3–6 years old, and their mummies or daddies. In these dance-play workshops, little tots and their parents can have fun together as they whirl and twirl!There's no better way to fall in love with dance than to try dancing yourself. Footwork gives you the opportunity to learn popular dances from the experts and pick up some moves in the months leading up to the da:ns festival, held from 20 - 29 Oct 2017. Save the dates and come celebrate dance with us! Click here for the schedules of the respective shows.Click here for more synopsis of the respective shows.
da:ns festival 2017 An Introductio...
Rarely performed even in Bali, wayang wong is a traditional dance-theatre form that is most notable for the elaborate masks and highly stylised movements that it uses to tell the stories of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. In this workshop, learn more about this elusive art form and try some of the basic movements that distinguish it from the other dance forms of Bali.
da:ns festival 2017 An Introductio...
Fusing dance, drama, pantomime and music, Thai khon is the classical dance-drama form of Thailand, best known for bringing to life the Ramakien, the Thai version of the Hindu epic the Ramayana. In this workshop, led by renowned dancer and choreographer Pichet Klunchun, learn more about this refined art form and try out some of its basic postures and gestures.About Pichet KlunchunA recipient of the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award (2014), Pichet Klunchun is known for creating movement vocabularies and methodologies that expand boundaries of traditional and contemporary dance in Bangkok. He trained in khon at the age of 16 under Chaiyot Khummanee, one of the most regarded khon masters in Thailand. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in fine and applied arts at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, he pursued theatre both as a dancer and choreographer. He has participated in intercultural performances and collaborated in a work with French artist Jerome Bel, which has toured the world to critical acclaim. Klunchun's many world-class awards include Routes ECF Princess Margriet Award for Cultural Diversity (2008) and the Chevalier of the French Arts and Literature Order (2012).Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay previously commissioned Pichet Klunchun Dance Company’s Black and White in 2011 and Dancing with Death in 2016.
da:ns festival 2017 Benjamin Mille...
Experience the power and grace of dance in an evening of four diverse works performed by L.A. Dance Project, featuring some of the best dancers from America led by renowned artist Benjamin Millepied. A former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and principal dancer of New York City Ballet, Millepied has created works for leading ballet companies around the world, and his accolades include choreographing and starring in the Oscar-winning film Black Swan.The evening begins with a tribute to the American icon of modern dance, Martha Graham, in three rarely seen duets - White, Star and Moon – which draw from her 1957 film A Dancer’s World. The first duet is inspired by the “White Duet” from Diversion of Angels, a Graham classic that is still performed around the world. The second and third duet are the only recorded sections of Canticle for Innocent Comedians, a Graham work created in 1952 and considered to be lost. Upping the pace is Murder Ballades by Justin Peck, resident choreographer at the New York City Ballet, a vivacious work “loosely inspired by the tradition of American murder ballads, which infuses its athletic, often cheery movement with a sinister undercurrent”, according to The New York Times.Two works by Millepied, both set to music by Philip Glass, will display his complex craftsmanship at its best. The first is Closer. an exquisite duet of crystalline beauty and delicacy set to Glass’s rhapsodic piano score Mad Rush.The second piece is Hearts & Arrows, commissioned by Van Cleef & Arpels (a long-standing supporter of Millepied) and set to Glass’s sublime String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima). In a “propulsive, kinetic stream of movement”, eight dancers “move through asymmetrical and contrapuntal patterns, surging in and out of groups, separating into solos and pairs. Tiny narratives, emotion, histories, memories are evoked in the way the dancers coalesce and part, the surprise of formations and their dissolution.” (The New York TimesAbout L.A. Dance Project and Benjamin Millepied Formed in 2012, L.A. Dance Project aims to create new work and to revive seminal collaborations by influential dance makers. Its programmes have a cross-disciplinary focus, and can range from evenings in traditional venues to site-specific performances in unconventional environments. They often work with visual artists, musicians, designers, film directors and composers. The company also creates various innovative platforms to expand the experience of dance and dance education to audiences of all ages.The dance company was founded by Benjamin Millepied, a Bordeaux-born dancer-choreographer now based in Los Angeles. A principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 10 years, he left in 2011 and was appointed Director of Dance at Paris Opera Ballet in 2014. He also worked on the Darren Aronofsky film Black Swan (2010), for which he created choreography and starred as a dancer.
da:ns festival 2017 Condanced Hist...
"This is, first of all, very informative, and secondly, hilarious." -KulturStattBern“A speaker, a dancer, an entertainer…” -Berner Zeitung"I feel a great respect and admirations for all these flagship artists but I do not want to mystify them. They are normal people like us. Yes, we can mime them, we can even mock them. We need to undo their sacredness for those of us who are still alive. I am for a respectful desecration.” Artist interview in Edelweiss, May 2012Experience the history of 20th century Western dance in this condensed and humorous one-man performance lecture by Swiss dance artist Foofwa d’Imobilité. Within two hours, this self-described “respectful desecration” will cycle through the iconic styles of legends ranging from Rudolf Laban, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Pina Bausch and more.Armed with just a suitcase of costumes, Foofwa will introduce and perform the key techniques and philosophies of these famous choreographers. Besides providing an engaging crash course in modern and contemporary dance, he will also share backstage stories of choreographers in rehearsals, as well as anecdotes of their idiosyncrasies and successes.As evidenced from the word play in his name, humour is a big part of Foofwa’s work. (His name plays on the French words “fou” –meaning crazy— and “immobilité” – meaning immobility”). But he also happens to be one of the most technically accomplished dancers in Switzerland, having danced in Stuttgart Ballet and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. With a superb command of different dance languages from ballet to contemporary forms, Foofwa provides a light hearted but expert look at the various currents and practices that will delight anyone interested in dance and its heritage. Condanced Histories is supported by the Corodis, and the Loterie Romande.Neopost Foofwa (2015-2017) receives also joint support from the City of Geneva, the Republic and Canton of Geneva and Pro Helvetia - the Swiss Arts Council.About Foofwa d’Imobilité:Born Frédéric Gafner in 1969, Foofwa d’Imobilité trained at the Ecole de Danse de Genève. From 1987 to 1990, he danced with the Stuttgart Ballet in Germany, and then with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in New York from 1991 to 1998, where Cunningham called him a "risk-taker". His work crosses international, artistic, and pedagogic borders.Since 1998 he’s embarked on a solo career, and along the way has won several awards, including a 1998 New York Bessie and a 2006 Swiss Prize for Dance and Choreography. Foofwa has performed as a dancer around the world, notably at the Paris Opera, the Fenice Theater in Venice, Italy, and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.
da:ns festival 2017 Dada Masilo's ...
“Masilo has achieved something rare with her Swan Lake; it’s an entertainment that is full of heart and art, a poetic experience that seems to cleanse and cure us, at least for a few precious moments after the house lights come up.” – artsfuse.org“…this Swan Queen is barefoot and bald; and as Tchaikovsky’s plaintive violin melody begins, her movements incorporate balletic sweep and the grounded, hip-shaking, stamping notes of African dance.” – The New York Times“Her dance idiom, performed by an excellent cast, feels both natural and expressive – feet pointed and stamped; arms graciously curved; buttocks flourished like tail feathers…” – The Guardian Noisy, humorous, earthy – this is Swan Lake as you have never seen before. The best-known work of South African dancer-choreographer Dada Masilo, Swan Lake overturns the traditional love story and hijacks the codes of classical ballet. Here, African dance styles rub shoulders with ballet and contemporary moves, and both men and women are swans. In between arabesques, there are stomping bare feet, swaying hips and energetic hoots against a score by Tchaikovsky, Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt. Masilo herself plays a fiery and kinetic version of Odette.Masilo breathes new life into this classic story with a powerful reflection on prejudice and freedom. Against their wishes, Odette and Siegfried are forced into an arranged marriage. But Siegfried struggles to speak the truth that he longs for the male swan Odile. Trapped within the conventions their society has enforced, the trio search to reconcile their hopeless situation expressed through poetic choreography. An alumnus of the renowned P.A.R.T.S institution in Brussels, Masilo is renowned for her reinterpretations of classics of the Western dance canon, which fuse ballet, contemporary and African dance seamlessly. Her arresting physical vocabulary emerged from the desire to enable dancers of diverse bodies to perform the great stories in dance. Performed with spirited dancing, by turns generously funny and poignant, Swan Lake will invoke laughter and tears.About Dada Masilo: Born in 1985, Masilo grew up in the impoverished township of Soweto, South Africa. In her teenage years, she and her street dance troupe performed at the Dance Factory school in Johannesburg, which subsequently became her training ground. She studied classical and contemporary dance in South Africa, followed by two years in Brussels at the renowned school Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S), where she was one of 30 candidates chosen from 250 applicants. There, Masilo created a solo The Dying Swan as a tribute to her aunt, who had died of AIDS—this starting point would lead her to later create her reimagined Swan Lake.Masilo fuses ballet and contemporary dance with African dance steps to create her unique high-speed style. Working in South Africa late 2006, she began to create full-length works based on her love of great stories from ballet such as Carmen and Romeo & Juliet. Swan Lake was the first ballet she had seen as a child. “Like many young dancers, (Masilo) dreamed of one day dancing in such a Swan Lake, though it became clear to her that, as a dancer, she wasn’t going to attain that position in a classical ballet company.” (artsfuse.org) Today, Masilo’s Swan Lake has toured South Africa and Europe extensively to standing ovations.
da:ns festival 2017 Dance Clinic b...
How does the brain synthesise data to generate movement? Can we examine a dancer’s consciousness as they create dance? Can neuroscience and technology fix their problems? These are the questions that homegrown artist Choy Ka Fai explores in this research-based performance Dance Clinic. A da:ns festival co-commission, this new work imagines a future where dance meets technology, where choreography can be hypothesised with artificial intelligence, and where dance clinics improve your act of choreography and eliminate undesirable symptoms of dance.Choy takes on the role of a self-proclaimed Doctor to diagnose and “rehabilitate” two distinctly different dance artists in a series of live consultations, case studies and dance experiments with the assistance from an artificial intelligent dance system Ember Jello. "Patient Z" is Florentina Holzinger, who has been labelled an enfant terrible in Europe for her highly physical and provocative performances in which she flirts with camp and kitsch. While "Patient X" is West Papuan Darlane Litaay who draws from Papuan folk traditions, contemporary dance concepts and the magical phenomena of life.An ironic reference to the world's current obsession with technology as the solution to all our problems, Dance Clinic is at once fascinating, humorous and disturbing!Based in Berlin, homegrown artist Choy Ka Fai’s work crosses disciplines freely, having worked in theatre, dance and visual art. His conceptually rigorous research explores the conditioning of the human body, its intangible memories and the forces shaping its expressions. These factors converge into complex articulations at the intersection of art, design and technology. Co-Commissioned by tanzhaus nrw and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.For tanzhaus nrw this commission is part of MOCCA – Motion Capturing Creative Area, a project by Hochschule Düsseldorf, Fachbereich Medien, LAVAlabs, Velamed GmbH and tanzhaus nrw, supported by EFRE.For Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, this commission is part of da:ns festival.Further support through the Residency Programme by NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. About Choy Ka Fai: Based in Berlin, Choy Ka Fai is a Singaporean artist who crosses disciplines freely, having worked in theatre, dance, visual art and new media. His conceptually rigorous research explores the conditioning of the human body, often focusing on the intersection between technology, memory, and movement.Conferred the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council (Singapore) in 2010, he graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, with MA in Design Interaction a year later. He is currently a resident artist (Factory Artist) at tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf (2017 – 2019). His projects have been presented in major festival worldwide, including Sadler’s Wells London (2016), ImPulsTanz Festival, Vienna (2015) and Tanz Im August, Berlin (2013 and 2015). Choy's SoftMachine was commissioned in 2015 by Esplanade and successfully travelled to more than 25 festivals around the world.
da:ns festival 2017 Macho Dancer a...
“As a woman portraying a seductive male dancer, she is hauntingly accurate. Ms Jocson’s androgynous beauty, paired with the control she uses to undulate her torso or to spin forward on a knee, is stunning; even while grinding on the floor, she never forsakes her taut, calculated tension.”– New York Times“Jocson is transformed by her macho dance. With heavy-boned, thickened limbs, she crunches biceps braided by veins and tilts a meaty shoulder, sleeks her hair and slowly spreads bare thighs with menace, twists and rises as if to a taunt… It is electrifying.” – The Saturday Newspaper One of Philippines' most provocative dance artists, Eisa Jocson explores gender, politics and power relations as seen through the unique socioeconomic lens of her native country. In this doublebill, audiences can experience one of her most iconic works, a transgressive gender-bending performance called Macho Dancer, followed by a performance lecture titled Corponomy, which reflects on Jocson’s conceptual and socially-informed practice.Macho Dancer is inspired by a seductive dance form performed by young men in Manila nightclubs. In this internationally toured piece, Jocson embodies the exaggeratedly masculine and sexual vocabulary – slow gyrations, body undulations, bicep flexing – set to the tenor of power ballads. Here, she enacts what she calls a “gender loop”, where notions of desire and objectification play out back and forth between gender roles without easy resolution. Her strikingly androgynous dance was featured in electronic musician Peaches’ iconic music video for How Do You Like My Cut? (2016).Corponomy, a new commission by the da:ns festival, is a performance lecture that reflects on all her works produced from 2009 to 2017, which are concerned with the representations of the dancing body and the production of fantasy in the service industry. Drawn from the artist’s personal archive of research material, they include investigations into the politics of pole dancing (Death of The Pole Dancer, 2011), Filipino hostess culture in Japan (Host, 2015) and Filipino entertainers working in Disneyland (Princess, 2017; Your Highness, 2017).About the Eisa Jocson: Born in the Philipines, Eisa Jocson was trained as a visual artist, with a background in ballet and pole dancing. Her first public art interventions started when she would climb up and 'tag' public flagpoles. Later, she expanded to investigating the social economics, mobility, and the gendered body in the entertainment industry. Her artistic practice involves embodying personae such as a pole dancer, a macho dancer, a Japanese hostess and a Disney princess. Poised between observing popular culture and subversive power relations, these works confront our perceptions of sexuality, gender formation and seduction politics.Her solo triptych of Death of the Pole Dancer (2011), Macho Dancer (2013) and Host (2015) were all commissioned and presented extensively in major contemporary dance festivals worldwide. The trilogy has been fully exhibited at LIVEWORKS festival in Sydney (2016) and Counterpulse festival & SF MOMA in San Francisco (2016). Right after its premiere, Macho Dancer won the prestigious Zürcher Kantonalbank Acknowledgement Prize at the Zurich Theaterspektakel Festival in 2013.Corponomy is commissioned by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay for da:ns festival
da:ns festival 2017 Rocío Molina's...
“She's the nuclear force at the centre of an atom.” – The Evening Standard“One of the art form’s young renegades…. (She) goes where many have tried to go but failed: She pushes boundaries without sacrificing the art form’s purity.” – The New York Times“With arms scrolling and torso snaking, she can be sensuous and curvaceous, but she can also be sharp, funky and funny, and her crystal-clear footwork is not the incessant hammering of the flamenco show-off – these rhythms speak.” – The Evening Standard“She is passion personified, urgent, almost red hot, taking over the body and moving it, spasm by spasm, filling it of rage and beauty.” – La VanguardiaCreated by one of the most fearless artists in dance today, Rocío Molina’s Bosque Ardora (Forest Worship) transports you into a forested glade where dangerous games of seduction and survival unfold amongst the light and shadows of rustling live trees; a setting that would not look out of place in a Pina Bausch production.The laws of nature and desire decree hunt or be hunted. From forest dawn to dusk, Molina shape-shifts gorgeously between Artemis, a Greek goddess of the hunt, a mythological vixen in a fox mask, and a sex kitten in a boyfriend’s shirt and stilettos, all the while rhythmically sparring with two male dancers and a band of musicians. The production unfolds like a dream where the past intermingles with the present, and reality and fantasy become blurred.Spanish choreographer-dancer Molina has no time for rules. Her works transcend her classical flamenco roots and combine technical virtuosity, contemporary research and conceptual risk. Unafraid to forge alliances with other disciplines and artists, her choreographies are unique scenic events drawn from cinema, literature, philosophy and painting.Her power as a choreographer is matched by her skills as a performer. Winning countless awards and dubbed as “a performer capable of handling the most diverse registers with freedom and courage” by the Ministry of Culture in Spain, come watch the artist who brought the legendary ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov to his knees in homage. About Rocío Molina: Born in Malaga in 1984, Molina is a restless dancer who started choreographing as early as the age of seven. After graduating with honours from the Royal Dance Conservatory in Madrid at the age of 17, she began her professional career with well-known Spanish dance companies. At age 22 Molina broke out as a solo artist where she created experimental works which transcended beyond the language of her classical flamenco roots. In 2010, she was awarded the National Dance Prize by the Ministry of Culture. Since then, she has toured internationally and performed in renowned venues such as National Theatre de Chaillot in Paris, Sadler’s Wells in London and the Lincoln Centre in New York.
da:ns festival 2017 Sixteen da:ns ...
Push your boundaries and turn your dance routines up a notch, by joining in these masterclasses with the choreographers of Sixteen da:ns Challenge!Follow Locking Khan at www.instagram.com/lockingkhanFollow Moon at www.instagram.com/lockingmoonNo stranger to our shores, Locking Khan teams up with Moon to form the dance duo, Originality, one of the most formidable and established locking partnerships to come out of Korea. The runners-up in Season 2 of Korea’s Got Talent, they have been featured in commercials for Jill Stuart New York and SK Telecom (Korea), and have travelled the world as competitors, judges and performers.
da:ns festival 2017 Sixteen da:ns ...
Push your boundaries and turn your dance routines up a notch, by joining in these masterclasses with the choreographers of Sixteen da:ns Challenge!Follow them at www.instagram.com/world.fame.us Constantly pushing the boundaries of popping, Poppin J and Popkun are veterans of the Korean dance scene. Part of the newly-formed popping super crew, World Fame Us, both have many international competition titles under their belt.
da:ns festival 2017 Sixteen da:ns ...
Push your boundaries and turn your dance routines up a notch, by joining in these masterclasses with the choreographers of Sixteen da:ns Challenge!Follow Vio at www.instagram.com/vio_kim_ Follow Dorocy at www.instagram.com/dorocyyyyyy Follow Team Magnolia at www.instagram.com/teammagnolia Part of the renowned Team Magnolia which took the dance world by storm, Vio and Dorocy bring to the table a unique musicality and technical proficiency. Growing from strength to strength, the award-winning crew recently won the championship titles of Feedback Korea 2016 and Arena 2017 (China).
da:ns festival 2017 The Next Gener...
Meet the next generation of dance talents in Singapore from LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), as they present an array of short dance pieces by local and international choreographers.LASALLE presents three vastly different choreographic voices – a moving excerpt of Silences We Are Familiar With (da:ns festival 2012 commission) by Kuik Swee Boon, a stark and intense choreography by Lee Jae-young (Korea), as well as a commissioned work-in-progress showcase of a two-week residency with Martin Schick (Switzerland/Germany). This Programme reflects LASALLE's cosmopolitan and cutting-edge approach to art that produces performers who expand and challenge the boundaries of dance both physically and conceptually.NAFA presents two new premieres by its very own Ezekiel Oliveira (adjunct lecturer), Jereh Leong (alumnus) and a reprise by Lee Wan Yu (2017 graduate). Their work showcases the edge and versatility of NAFA’s dancers produced through the distinctive conservatory-style training and contemporary outlook that NAFA is known for.
da:ns series Stuttgart Ballet R...
Witness the story of the world’s most famous star-crossed lovers as it unfolds in choreographic legend John Cranko’s iconic treatment of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.This October, the Stuttgart Ballet returns to Esplanade with their definitive classical dance version of the play, bringing with them technical brilliance, lavish sets and costumes designed by Jürgen Rose.Set to Sergei Prokofiev’s most heart-rending score, this version of Romeo and Juliet premiered in 1962 with a triumphant run, introducing the world not only to Cranko’s gift for storytelling, but also signature breathtaking “Stuttgart lifts” and one of the most famous Balcony pas de deuxs in the ballet canon for which the company is celebrated. Today, it is regarded as a timeless masterpiece of unsurpassed beauty, performed by ballet companies around the world.
in::music - Meiting & NEKO Highway ...
It’s a double-bill of Singapore Mandarin originals with singer-songwriter Meiting and four-piece NEKO Highway! Join them on a whimsical journey as they tell love stories and the weird and quirky side of their everyday lives. Look forward to an evening of unforgettable tunes in the first-ever in::music concert at the Esplanade Annexe Studio.Meiting Singapore singer-songwriter Ng Meiting does not settle for the ordinary love song. Largely influenced by the music of Cheer Chen and Crowd Lu, her songs speak about the weird and quirky side of life in a small city, and how to deal with dreaming about the impossible. Meiting’s first digital single Blue Moon was released in September 2016, landing a top 20 place on the iTunes Singapore Mandopop charts. Her second digital single Will It...?, released just over a month later, topped the YES 93.3FM original music charts on their new originals segment for four consecutive weeks.NEKO Highway NEKO Highway is a Mandarin originals band that plays a blend of different musical styles, creating a sound that is uniquely theirs. The four members - Kaye (vocals), Sandy (keyboards), Claire (bass) and Glenn (drums) decided to form a band to write and play original music when they discovered their musical chemistry when playing together at a gig. Inspired by their mutual love for cats and where they were at the point in time, they decided to call themselves NEKO Highway.in::musicin::music showcases some of the most inspiring Chinese singer-songwriters and bands performing their original compositions.Standing room only. Tickets are also available at the door, cash only.
liTHE 2017 by T.H.E Second Company
The sixth iteration of T.H.E Second Company’s annual liTHE production spotlights the choreographic talents of Second Company’s alumnus, Anthea Seah, Goh Shou Yi, and Marcus Foo, three Singaporean artists whom have carved striking paths in our local contemporary dance scene and abroad.They create three brand new works for 21 dancers from T.H.E Second Company – our semi-professional youth wing that nurtures talented young dancers through performances, collaborations, residencies and professional-level training, whilst they juggle school and work life.liTHE 2017 is significant as it is held for the first time at SOTA Studio Theatre after past editions at the smaller black box in Goodman Arts Centre. It is our concerted effort to cultivate and programme homegrown talent on a larger scale, recognising that liTHE and T.H.E Second Company has a strong aspirational appeal to large student groups who dance for the CCA, clubs, or at commerical studios.About the ChoreographersAnthea Seah – A core dancer of T.H.E’s principal company since 2014, Seah danced with the Second Company whilst pursuing her engineering studies at Nanyang Technology University. Having switched midway to a dance degree at LASALLE and a full-time career with T.H.E, her versatility as an intelligent mover and choreographer has been showcased in T.H.E’s New Vision platform in 2016, and for productions by NTU’s Contempminated dance group.Goh Shou Yi – Having trained at Purchase College – SUNY and currently based in Singapore, Goh’s latest collaborative work with Japanese artist Kubota Mai premiered at the Esplanade under the M1 CONTACT 2017 this June. He has also collaborated across disciplines, working with Toy Factory as choreographer for its February 2017 production, PRISM.Marcus Foo – A recent Master’s graduate of the London Contemporary Dance School, Japan-based Foo is closely involved with projects in Singapore including an outdoor site-specific new creation for the Dance In Situ series, held at Bedok in June 2017 and performed by indepdendent members of Singapore’s dance community.Photo Credit by Bernie Ng
天与地 Heaven & Earth
Nanyang Philharmonic Chinese Orchestra is pleased to present Heaven and Earth, our second concert since our debut in 2016. Heaven and Earth consists of various classical pieces, each with its own unique story to tell. The concert aims to bring the whole spectrum of different unique classical pieces and showcase them as one under the title of Heaven and Earth. The orchestra also hopes to contribute to the arts scene in Singapore, and strives to inculcate the rich Chinese heritage through our music with our audience.Besides performing renowned works by established composers like Guan Nai Zhong, and Wang Dan Hong, Nanyang Philharmonic Chinese Orchestra aims to promote recent orchestral pieces in hopes to promote up-and- coming talented local composers. Flame is the set piece composed by Benjamin Lim for the Singapore Youth Festival 2017. The orchestra is honored to be given the opportunity to have Benjamin Lim compose the extended version of the piece, and premiere it at our upcoming concert. The orchestra seeks to bring back timeless complex pieces that serve to indulge the audience and test the performers’ capabilities to their limits. Doing so will ensure that the orchestra’s standard is always maintained at its peak despite the inadequacies of being a semi-professional group.
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