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Billboard Rockx III In Collaborat...
By Nanyang Polytechnic Chinese Orchestraguest starring Alfred Sim and Tay KeweiIn collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, the Nanyang Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra (NYPCO) returns for the third edition of its Billboard Rockx series. The Orchestra will explore arrangements of chart toppers from ‘80s classic rock, such as Aerosmith, AC/DC and Bon Jovi, through today’s top hits by Adele, Ariana Grande and others. The concert also features local singers Alfred Sim and Tay Kewei. Formed in 1996, NYPCO has grown from 45 members to 180. Comprising full-time students as well as alumni, they, together with maestro Mike Chiang, constantly challenge themselves by breaking out traditional modes of Chinese music and exploring a diverse repertoire over a range of genres such as Chinese and Japanese pop as well as Western classical music.This concert is in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.
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
Hansel and Gretel In Collaboratio...
The forest is dark and cold as nightBut what do we see there in the clearing's light?A house made of sweets, oh what a delight!How could a hungry child resist such a sightBut not all that’s sweet is cause for joy,For who lives within has planned this ploy. Beloved by children and adults alike the world over, the story of Hansel and Gretel has inspired many adaptations for the stage. One of the most popular of these is Engelbert Humperdinck’s 1893 opera which remains as popular today as it was when it was first performed. Filled with lush, romantic melodies and German folk songs, Hansel and Gretel is one of the great operas to be experienced live.In this adventure for the whole family, Orchestra of the Music Makers is joined by an international and local cast of singers for this semi-staged staged concert performance, the Volare Treble Voices by Darius Lim, directed by Edith Podesta and conducted by Chan Tze Law.Come, venture into the forest for an unforgettable, fun-filled performance.Chan Tze Law, conductorEdith Podesta, directorDarius Lim, Chorus MasterStefanie Iranyi, HanselFelicitas Fuchs, GretelFiona Campbell, Gertrud & Gingerbread WitchWarwick Fyfe, PeterEvangeline Ng, Sleep FairyRachel Lim, Dew FairyOrchestra of the Music MakersVolare Treble Voices
M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Fest...
Rating to be advised Nonsense Devised & Performed by Down Syndrome Association (Singapore)Conceptualised, Written & Directed by Jean NgAssistant Director, Julius FooNonsense is a story about refugees.It is also a story about us.War is nonsense.Millions losing their families and homes is nonsense.And then,What we take as sense may sometimes be nonsense.What we take as nonsense may sometimes be beauty and hope.Nonsense is an original play devised and performed by young people with Down syndrome and other intellectual differences.The BoxDevised & Performed by St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary SchoolWritten & Directed by Dwayne LauIn a world saturated by social media and its influences on lifestyles, latest trends and body image, the temptation is to curate a pseudo perfect way of life. The Box explores the struggles that teenagers face negotiating this superficial world, filtering away flaws and blemishes so that all that remains is a hazy tint of reality.The Untitled Play (working title)Staged by UNSAIDDirected by Serena HoA new play that will draw from crowd-sourced stories on mental illness and our attitudes towards this in contemporary society. Can we make space for multiple realities? This work is staged by a collective of young doers committed to transforming the untold narratives of Singapore into meaningful and engaging works of art.M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival is a unique platform that mentors youths in the craft of theatre-making, providing opportunities for them to collaborate with their peers to stage productions with important social themes.For more information on the festival, please visit www.peerpleasure.orgFor general enquiries, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Fest...
Rating to be advised Written by Sim Yan YingDirected by Adib KosnanA classic boy-meets-girl story in modern day Singapore. Or is it? Without Reason explores the challenges of an inter-racial relationship where a Chinese girl and a Malay boy struggle to overcome cultural differences, reconcile religious beliefs, and manage the expectations of friends and family. This coming-of-age story will take you on an unforgettable quest for love and the search for identity.M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival is a unique platform that mentors youths in the craft of theatre-making, providing opportunities for them to collaborate with their peers to stage productions with important social themes.For more information on the festival, please visit www.peerpleasure.orgFor general enquiries, please e-mail: email@example.com
Celebration in Dance Presented by S...
Ever dreamt of being a ballerina and experiencing the glamour of performing on a grandiose stage?Celebration in Dance presents a rare and brilliant opportunity for RAD students in Singapore to perform on the prestigious stage at the Esplanade Theatre.Following the successful inaugural production of Celebration in Dance last August, Singapore Dance Theatre will be collaborating with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) once again for a one-night-only performance. Don't miss the opportunity of supporting and cheering on your fellow dance lovers and loved ones on stage!"There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them."— Vicki Baum
Chinese Chamber Music A Bigger Ba...
Bridging the traditional and contemporary, Singapore percussion ensemble A Bigger Bang fuses traditional Chinese percussion music with modern concepts and approaches. Experience a concert filled with energy, excitement and variety with notable works including Peking Opera music piece Havoc in Heaven, Guo Wen Jing’s Parade, Luo Tian Qi’s The Southern Clouds and many more!A Bigger Bang is a percussion group formed by young homegrown percussionists who graduated from prestigious local and overseas conservatories. The group aims to promote percussive music of different cultures, create a unique identity, and inspire young musicians to pursue their passion in percussive music.There will be a post-show talk in English and Mandarin.
Classics Philippe Herreweghe cond...
The Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, led by artistic director and principal conductor Philippe Herreweghe, makes its Esplanade Concert Hall debut with two of Beethoven’s most famous symphonies. Experience Beethoven’s signature works as the well-loved composer meant for them to be heard, on the 190th anniversary of his death, as the orchestra performs using only instruments that existed during Beethoven’s lifetime. The Orchestre des Champs-Elysées is devoted to the performance of music written from the mid-18th to the early 20th century, and has been in residence at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. The orchestra has also performed in major concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna and the Barbican Centre in London, and has toured Japan, Korea, China and Australia. Artistic director and principal conductor Philippe Herreweghe is the recipient of numerous European awards for his artistic imagination and commitment, and in 1990 was named by the European press as the “Musical Personality of the Year”. Programme: Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C minorBeethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A major
Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea Ra...
The golden voice of Karen Carpenter lives on in Singapore songstress Wendy Chin. Join Wendy and her band as they bring you on a nostalgic journey with unforgettable songs like Close to You, Yesterday Once More, Jambalaya and more!Vouchers for coffee/tea will be provided at each performance. Limited to one voucher per ticket.
Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea Th...
Enjoy Cantopop hits from the '70s and '80s made popular by legendary Hong Kong divas such as Paula Tsui, Jenny Tseng, Frances Yip and more! Singapore powerhouse vocalist Angie Lau performs these unforgettable classics such as Time and Tide, Shanghai Bund and more.Stay back after the concert and upsize your experience at the free Concourse performance! Find out more about Reliving Classics.Coffee and tea will be provided before the performance at the Concert Hall Foyer.
FLOW - A DJ's Story of KoFlow
Pain, doubt, love and the search for an identity. This is the story, a hip hop theatrical experience, of a boy who grew up to become the Singapore musician known as DJ KoFlow. Featuring special guests Shigga Shay (rapper), Radikal Forze (b-boy crew), Mohammed Noor (drummer) and more, set against a spectacular curved screen with visuals by UNTITLED Project, Flow features original songs and brand new works written specially for the concert. DJ KoFlow was there when hip hop was formally introduced to Singapore in the late 1990s. Not knowing what it really meant and where it would take him, it was both a joy and a risk. Could this be a career? Would he be successful? What would his family think? Why hip hop even? This is how DJ KoFlow set out to prove that a boy, or anyone else like him, doesn’t need to accept a future that has been laid out for them. Follow DJ KoFlow atwww.facebook.com/djkoflowwww.instagram.com/djkoflowwww.twitter.com/djkoflowwww.djkoflow.comwww.soundcloud.com/koflow
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 Cheryl Tan, Kit Chan and Sheila Francisco depicting different stages of her life.
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra ...
Asia’s foremost classical orchestra returns to Singapore. Under the baton of Music Director Jaap van Zweden, one of today’s most sought-after conductors, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra makes their debut at the Esplanade Concert Hall together with International Paganini Competition winner Ning Feng. Last performing in Singapore 17 years ago, the orchestra makes a stop here as part of a five-city international tour, and presents a programme that showcases Hong Kong’s creativity and classical music culture, including the Singapore premiere of a new work from Hong Kong and masterpieces by Mozart and Mahler. ProgrammeFung Lam – Quintessence (Singapore premiere, HK Phil commission)Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 4Mahler – Symphony No. 1 Jaap van Zweden is one of today’s most distinguished conductors, and has been appointed Music Director of the New York Philharmonic from the 2018/19 season. He became Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic in 2012 and has recently announced that he will continue in this role until at least summer 2022. He is also the current Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. A regular guest conductor with leading orchestras around the world, he has recently made his debuts with both the Berlin and Vienna philharmonics.Watch the conductor from the orchestra’s view at the Gallery Seats. Ning Feng performs regularly in his native country of China with major international and local orchestras, in recital and with the Dragon Quartet which he founded in 2012. Now based in Berlin and enjoying a global career, Ning Feng has developed a reputation internationally as an artist of great lyricism and emotional transparency, displaying tremendous bravura and awe-inspiring technical accomplishment. Jointly Presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Singapore tour in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Singapore.
Limelight 2017 Chung Cheng High S...
Chung Cheng High School (Main) Choir has gained much recognition for its choral excellence, having clinched distinction and gold awards in local and international competitions throughout the choir’s illustrious history. Under the dedicated guidance of the choir’s resident conductors, Mr Nelson Kwei and Mr Foong Hak Luen, the choir has continued to maintain its tradition of choral excellence.During the recent ‘Voices of Chung Cheng’ concert, the choir staged "A Cantare II: Can You Feel The Love Tonight" and “The Lion King Medley” respectively, putting on a delightful show for the audience comprising not only of singing, but dancing and acting to extracts from well known pieces as well, supported by Ms Junie Hoe, Choir Teacher 1st-in-charge with her piano playing.Also included in the concerts were the highly anticipated busking items, in which the various batches performed original acappella arrangements of pop songs. The choristers’ passion for singing are evident in their frequent engagement in busking activities, performing different renditions of popular tunes at various events.Concert Repertoire1st HalfBunga Sayang arr. Dr Zechariah GohA Montage by Nelson Kwei花非花 Flower Which Wasn’t by Samuel Ting拜访春天 Visiting Spring arr. Nelson KweiA Balloon Flower by Zion Jihoon ParkAka Tonnbo by Kousaku YamdaMae-e by Kentaro SatoSinten Nunggang Sepur arr. Cy. Heni Primastono2nd HalfMy Lord What A MorningIl Est Bel Et Bon by Pierre PassereauSure On This Shining Night by Morten LauridsenBeauty and The Beast (Medley) arr. Roger Emerson
Limelight 2017 East Spring Second...
The East Spring Chorale (ESC) is a youth choir from East Spring Secondary School. Since 1999, the ESC has grown to become one of the most well-regarded school choirs in Singapore. It comprises more than 70 members across the soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices. The choir fosters teamwork and nurtures good character through the meaningful and engaging weekly practices. ESC has won numerous awards locally and internationally such as the Gold Award and Certificates of Distinction at the 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 Singapore Youth Festivals (SYF), Gold Award and Category Winner at the 2nd Voices of Asia International Choir Competition and Gold at the 2015 Winter Choral Festival in Hong Kong. ESC also performed at the Esplanade Concert Hall for the SYF 50 celebrations in 2016.Highlights of the concert – Celebrating Youth Ave Verum Corpus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wade in the Water Arranged by Moses Hogan Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre Ubi Caritas by Ola Gjeilo The music’s always there with you by John Rutter
Limelight 2017 Xinmin Secondary S...
The Xinmin Chorale by Xinmin Secondary School, is a youth choir consisting of talented and enthusiastic singers. Through a love for music, the Chorale seeks to inculcate a passion for singing in each of their choristers, and in the process, mould them into all-round and gracious student leaders.The Xinmin Chorale has, in providing opportunities for growth and joy to the choristers, been contributing actively to the vibrant school culture. They perform regularly in public concerts and musicals, such as the highly successful musical-cum-choral concerts, Melizo, to consistently sell-out audiences. Furthermore, the choir has also been invited to perform specially for various Ministries and private organisations for their celebrations and functions. In 2015, the Chorale was invited to perform at Youth Celebrate! - the inaugural opening ceremony of the Singapore Sports Hub, a national event that recognises and develops our young talents. In 2016, the Xinmin Choral was invited to perform at Voice of Singapore Festival 2016 which showcased more than 1,600 singers from 37 invited choirs in this festival. To celebrate Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) achievements, we were also invited to perform at SYF Celebrations 2016 Opening Concert.Despite their short history, they have consistently received accolades at the SYF with Gold Awards (with Honours) in succession since 2005. In 2013 and 2015, the Xinmin Chorale was conferred the prestigious Certificate of Distinction at the SYF. To ensure the continued excellence of the chorale’s programme, their young singers are regularly coached by renowned international choral conductors, composers and clinicians. This gives them the exposure they need to grow and develop in their talents. These clinicians include Paulo Vassalo Lorenço from Portugal, Kari Turunen from Finland, Ko Matsushita from Japan, Branco Starc from Croatia and Eugene Rogers from USA. With our long-standing belief and commitment to excellence and professionalism, XM Chorale will continue to soar high.This year, the Xinmin Chorale will also be participating in SYF Competition and Hong Kong Winter Festival Competition 2017.
Limelight 2017 by Catholic High Sch...
The Edward Becheras Choir is a premier, multi-award winning Soprano Alto Tenor and Bass (SATB) choir under the guidance and instruction of internationally-acclaimed choral director and conductor, Professor Nelson Kwei and Mr Kane Teo. Well regarded in the local choral community and acknowledged as one of the top Secondary School choirs in Singapore, the Edward Becheras Choir hail from humble origins almost half a century ago. The choir has evolved to become a sophisticated group known for producing quality music. This rare choir showcases male sopranos and altos - usually sung by female voices. Through months of rigorous practising of technique, the choir has honed the skill of singing with a falsetto, creating a beautiful tone quality unique to male upper voices. They pride themselves with a prodigious repertoire of choral songs, ranging from the classics to modern selections, from timely to dynamic pieces, providing choristers with exposure towards the various styles of choral music. Holding a multitude of awards to its name, the choir is also often invited to participate in workshops and masterclasses. Under the guidance of esteemed conductor Professor Nelson Kwei, and with the principles of hard work, pride and a zero tolerance towards imperfection at the heart of the choir, the Edward Becheras Choir continues to provide a holistic choral experience for its members. The Choir’s motto "Pride. Passion. Performance" is a reminder to all singers to take pride in their abilities, be passionate about singing and to give their best in every performance. Join them at their debut performance at Limelight.
Limelight 2017 by Meridian Junior C...
Established in 2003, the Meridian Junior College Choir has been active in the local music scene, taking part in functions within the college, choral workshops, festivals and competitions. The high standard of this young choir was affirmed when they achieved Gold awards in the prestigious biennial Singapore Youth Festival Central Judging in 2005, 2007, 2011, and the highest Gold with Honours award in 2009. The Choir obtained a Certificate of Distinction in the recent Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation 2013 & 2015.Under the leadership of their directors, Mr. Nelson Kwei and Mr. Foong Hak Luen, the Choir continues to scale new heights in choral singing. At every performance, the Choir strives to impress the audience with its vibrant choral tone and interpretative skills. In addition, they have always aimed to perform challenging works of choral music; with a wide repertoire that ranges from classical to modern pieces.Join the Meridian Junior College Choir for a night of song as they bring you tunes such as Karimatanu Kuicha, Blue! ‘Tis the Life of Heaven, O Salutaris Hostia and Good Night Dear Heart.
Limelight 2017 by Victoria Junior C...
Join Victoria Junior College (VJC) Symphonic Band as they bring you a night of captivating music. Under the direction of music director Adrian Chiang, the band will be presenting an array of diverse works from all over the world, ranging from popular local favourites, May You Achieve Happiness, Mohd Rasull’s grand recomposition of Zubir Said’s endearing Semoga Bahagia (better known as our Children’s Day Song), to pieces beyond Southeast Asia. The band will also be performing Toshio Mashima's Les Trois Notes Du Japon, a spectacular suite that offers three visions of the Japanese environment, and Mexican composer Arturo Márquez's Danzon No. 2, one of the most popular Mexican contemporary classical music compositions.Since its formation in 1984, VJC Symphonic Band has endeavoured to nurture its students' musical proficiency and to develop in them a life-long interest in music. In this spirit, the band has staged numerous public concerts over the years and has participated actively in the Singapore Youth Festival, garnering top awards.
National Theatre Live Frankenstei...
Rating: NC16Consumer advice: Sexual violence and some nudity. Catch this acclaimed theatre production and more^ on screen!National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns by popular demand, this time at the Esplanade Theatre for one afternoon only. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC One’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) as Creature and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’s Elementary) as Victor Frankenstein. The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.^Don’t miss the other two National Theatre Live screenings!No Man’s Land, 9 Jun 2017The Audience, 10 Jun 2017What is National Theatre Live?National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking initiative to broadcast theatre from the stages of National Theatre, Barbican and the West End to cinemas and screens around the world. Each performance is filmed live and screened at over 2,000 venues in more than 40 countries.
National Theatre Live No Man's La...
Rating to be advised.Catch this acclaimed theatre production and more^ on screen!Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart returned to the West End stage last year in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land. This June, go under the spell of the two juggernauts as the highly-acclaimed production arrives at Esplanade for a limited screening.One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic. The screening will be followed by an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.^Don’t miss the other two National Theatre Live screenings!Frankenstein, 10 Jun 2017The Audience, 10 Jun 2017What is National Theatre Live?National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking initiative to broadcast theatre from the stages of National Theatre, Barbican and the West End to cinemas and screens around the world. Each performance is filmed live and screened at over 2,000 venues in more than 40 countries.
National Theatre Live The Audienc...
Rating: PG.Catch this acclaimed theatre production and more^ on screen!Back by popular demand, Tony Award nominee The Audience sees Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth II, for one screening only.For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to the twenty-first century’s David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.The Audience received three 2015 Tony Award® nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Helen Mirren), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (Richard McCabe), and Best Costume Design (Bob Crowley).The Audience was written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), and was presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.^Don’t miss the other two National Theatre Live screenings!No Man’s Land, 9 Jun 2017Frankenstein, 10 Jun 2017What is National Theatre Live?National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking initiative to broadcast theatre from the stages of National Theatre, Barbican and the West End to cinemas and screens around the world. Each performance is filmed live and screened at over 2,000 venues in more than 40 countries.
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...
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.Audience will be seated on the floor.There will be a book sale during the weekend shows.Meet Fatimah, the little girl with a bright smile on her face and feet that cannot stop dancing!One rainy afternoon, Fatimah meets a mysterious and magical lion that takes her on a thrilling adventure. In this newly discovered world of fun, Fatimah learns about friendship, laughter and the power of… magical socks!Dance, laugh, sing and imagine with Fatimah in this colourful theatrical delight.Adapted from the children’s book Fatimah and her Magic Socks, written by Zizi Azah Bte Abdul Majid and illustrated by Izmir Ickbal.Creative TeamDirector: Daniel JenkinsAssistant Director: Bright OngLighting Design: Gabriel ChanSet Design: Wong Chee WaiProps and Costume Design: Aaron YapMusic: Stan x SoapCast: Ivan Chan, Venytha Yashiantini, Alyssa Lie, Yazid JalilCharacter List:FatimahGrandpaAuntie MaySeanRed ManBlack ManMr. MinismenPlot:Meet Fatimah, the Most Imaginative Six-Year-Old You Ever Did See! She always has a bright smile on her face and feet that cannot stop dancing! She also cannot stop coming up with silly games. Even her best friend Sean is told not to play with her as she is too silly for Auntie May.Feeling sad because she is different, Fatimah plays all by herself. While playing, Fatimah gets caught in a storm and is transported to a mysterious land. There, she meets Mr Minismen, a magical lion who tries to tell her that it is fun to be different. He takes her on an adventure.She then meets Mr. Black and Mr. Red, two charming men who are in a rush but can’t seem to find their socks! Fatimah tries to convince them to wear different coloured socks but they refuse! They think that everybody should be the same. Fatimah and Mr. Minismen give them a pair of magical, mismatched socks to help them find their special groove and accept their uniqueness.Fatimah returns home. She is happy and embraces how special she is. Being different is fun! She sees Auntie May and Grandpa who are upset that she is still being all so silly! She convinces both to put on magical, mismatched socks. They all then dance and have fun, and learn that being different is okay and that everyone is unique. This production will contain the following sets, props and costumes:1. Colourful umbrellas2. Mr. Minismen’s colourful sock mane3. Shadow puppets of birds, a sun, and a HDB flat silhouette4. Colourful briefcases5. Colourful socksInteractive points to look out for:1. Move along with Fatimah as she plays silly games 2. Fatimah hiding in the audience from her grandpa3. Dance-along with Fatimah4. Fatimah’s hopscotch ideas5. Wiggling of toes, wiggling of fingers and nose6. Mr. Minismen and Fatimah trying to scare each otherAny other advisory/warning specific:1. Children will be seated inside a big tent with an open top2. Colourful flashing lights during the storm scene3. Shadow puppets that appear on the outside of the tent4. Dancing with umbrellas5. Jumping and lifting of actors during storm scene6. People rushing during a busy day scene
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
PLAYtime! 2017 Fatimah and Her Magi...
Meet Fatimah, the little girl with a bright smile on her face and feet that cannot stop dancing! One rainy afternoon, Fatimah meets a mysterious and magical lion that takes her on a thrilling adventure. In this newly discovered world of fun, Fatimah learns about friendship, laughter and the power of... magical socks! Dance, laugh, sing and imagine with Fatimah in this colourful theatrical delight especially created for children aged 2 to 4. Adapted from the children's book Fatimah and her Magic Socks, written by Zizi Azah Bte Abdul Majid and illustrated by Izmir Ickbal. Directed by Daniel JenkinsScript by Zizi Azah Bte Abdul MajidMusic by Stan X Soap Sensory friendly version of this production will be available on 11 & 13 May, Thu & 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 Fatimah and Her Magic Socks performance, visit http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cmagic0517.
Raga Pitamaha: Melodies of Annama...
In 15th century India, under the royal patronage of the Vijayanagara kingdom, two poets, Annamacharya and Purandara Dasa, brought forth the rich kirtana paddhati (song format) that we are familiar with today.Although both are celebrated as Vaishnava saints (devotees of Vishnu), their compositions praised different deities through various recurrent themes such as sringara (love), as well as secular and social ones. Their incorporation of popular vernacular and folk ragas (melodic scales) into mainstream music also contributed to their legendary status as pitamahas (doyens). While scholars remain uncertain about whether the two stalwarts ever crossed paths due to their five-decade-long gap, legend points towards a young Purandara Dasa meeting an aged Annamacharya at the famed abode of Lord Venkateshwara in Tirupati, both of whom were immersed in devotional singing.Featuring Sripriya Vijay, Rachana Murali and Lavanya Balachandran on vocals, Bharati Murali on violin, Pallavarajan Nagendran on mridangam, and Viknash Balakrishnan on ghatam, join the SIFAS Alumni as they perform the eclectic compositions of these two legendary music scholars.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 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 Rudram by Neewin Hershall
Rudram is a dance worship (aradhana) performed for the purpose of connecting and bonding with the divine, Shiva—who is recognised as the absolute truth (satya), love (sneha) and bliss (ananda)—and whom choreographer Neewin Hershall dedicates this complete bharatanatyam routine (maargam) to. With pure devotion (bhakti), he immerses himself in the consciousness of Shiva, while revelling in the bliss of the sages, religious devotees and wise men who have attained that absolute connection.Neewin Hershall is a choreographer, performer and dance instructor at Bhaskar’s Arts Academy.He performs extensively in Singapore and the region, and has toured Rudram in Kalakshetra, India, and Colombo, Sri Lanka, in 2013 and 2014 respectively. He has collaborated with dance luminaries including Leela Samson, VP Dhananjayans, Anita Ratnam and Meenakshi Bhaskar, and was a guest artist at Kalakshetra in 1998. Neewin is also a graded artist for Doordharshan, one of the largest broadcasting organisations in India.Vocals: Geetha Parameswaran Pillai AmpiliNattuvangam: Sasidharan Nair HarikrishnanNattuvangam support: Priyatharisini d/o Sukumaran NairMridangam: V M Sai AkileshwarViolin: Thekke Vengalath Kandy SajithLighting Design: Yo Shao Ann
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
SOUND OF WISDOM 2 - HEAL 净世慧音2
World renowned Buddhist music composer and vocalist Imee Ooi and the JSJG Men's Dharma Group, along with their concert team, premiered The Sound of Wisdom at Istana Budaya National Theatre Kuala Lumpur in 2015 before going on tour to the Singapore Esplanade Concert Hall, Medan and Jakarta. They performed to a total audience of 20,000. In gratitude for the great support and anticipation from fans and music followers, Imee will be presenting another exquisite production with her group and team, Sound of Wisdom 2 - HEAL, which seeks to continue the spreading of loving-kindness, peace and light throughout the world.
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