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Esplanade Presents
Flipside 2019
THE ARTIST
by Circo Aereo (Finland)
Synopsis

“The sense of invention and play is captivating for all ages” - The Stage

“Thomas Monckton is a master of manipulating his own body, creating strange and hilarious physical works” - Time Out London


“A rib-tickling delight.” – The Times, UK 

An artist arrives in his paint-spattered studio ready to create a new work. He waits for inspiration, but his focus strays and the blank canvas taunts him. Suddenly, every task is filled with challenges, until chaos is unavoidable.

Combining hilarious clowning and physical theatre, The Artist is created by award-winning Thom Monckton and Circo Aereo, and directed by Sanna Silvennoinen. Since its premiere in 2017, the production has garnered praise at festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 and the London International Mime Festival 2019.

About Circo Aereo & Thom Monckton
Circo Aereo is an international contemporary circus group from Finland. Founded in 1996, the company has created 30+ contemporary circus performances and toured in over 40 countries. The company holds base in Finland and France and collaborates frequently with musicians, dancers, visual artists and other circus companies. Sanna Silvennoinen is one of the three artistic leaders of the company, together with Maksim Komaro and Jani Nuutinen.

Thom Monckton is a performer, director, and teacher of physical based performance originally from a tiny town in the north island of New Zealand, now based in Helsinki. His previous collaboration with Circo Aereo, entitled The Pianist, has played to rave reviews at festivals across the world.

Photo Credit - Antti Saukko

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Approximately 1 hour, with no intermission

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Hetty Koes Endang (Indonesia)
Indonesian music diva Hetty Koes Endang takes to the Esplanade Concert Hall stage to present a selection of her iconic evergreen hits including Jodoh, Kasih, Berdiri Bulu Romaku and many more!Be enthralled in this one-night-only concert as Hetty Koes Endang shares keroncong classics and pop favourites with special guest, her daughter, the rising pop star Afifah Yusof.Last performing at Esplanade in 2012 in Keroncong Gala, the 61-year-old Hetty Koes Endang continues to be active in the entertainment scene as a performer and a judge on reality singing competitions.Visit www.esplanade.com/pestaraya for the full festival line-up. 
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The Seen and Unseen by Kamila Andini (Indonesia)
One day, 10-year-old Tantri comes to realise she will not have much more time with her bedridden twin brother Tantra, who is losing his senses one by one. Grappling with this reality, Tantri finds solace in the deepness and the darkness of night. Under a full moon, she dances, finding herself between reality and imagination, loss and hope. Tantri experiences a magical and emotional journey into womanhood that eclipses Tantra’s fading life.The Seen and Unseen (Sekala Niskala) is a new performance work, a cross-cultural collaboration between artists from Indonesia, Japan and Australia. Inspired by Indonesian filmmaker Kamila Andini’s film The Seen and Unseen, which has been described as “a truly singular film” (Cinema Scope) and “a haunting and hypnotic interpretation…rooted in Balinese arts and culture” (Variety).This live theatrical production is a visual feast incorporating dance, live music and song, and features an electronic score, creating a blend of traditional Balinese dance movement with a contemporary approach to theatre. Driving this production is the Balinese philosophy of Sekala Niskala (“the seen and unseen”), a fundamentally dualist spiritual structure that describes what we cannot see as having equal value to what is seen in the world.Directed by Kamila Andini (Indonesia), The Seen and Unseen (Sekala Niskala) features an all-child cast from Komunitas Bumi Bajra. The production also features a cross-cultural creative team that includes choreographer Ida Ayu Wayan Arya Satyani (Indonesia), composer Yasuhiro Morinaga (Japan), designer Eugyeene Teh (Australia), lighting designer Jenny Hector (Australia), dramaturgy by Adena Jacobs, theatre director and artistic director of Fraught Outfit (Australia).-A co-commission by Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay and Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial ofPerforming Arts Produced by Performing Lines In collaboration with Fourcolours Films, Komunitas Bumi Bajra, Fraught Outfit, Komunitas Salihara Visit www.esplanade.com/pestaraya for the full festival line-up. 
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Esplanade Presents Flipside 2019 Late Night Backstage Tour: The Spaces in Between
The late-night backstage tour continues following its success in 2018. In this special Flipside edition, go beyond the stage doors, the dressing rooms and the busy everyday life of an arts centre, as it settles for the night.Go deep into a hidden Esplanade. Step into the shoes of technicians; discover what lies beneath the stage; and hear mind-boggling facts about the Durian and stories of those working behind-the-scenes. Delve into the spaces in between-stage and backstage, stage lights and shadows, reality and myth.Advisories Admission for ages 12 and above only. No admission will be allowed once the tour has commenced Tour Meeting Point: Esplanade Box Office & Info Counter Please dress comfortably and wear covered shoes, no slippers or sandals. Please note that the tour will bring you to high floors with a view of the ground below. To participate, you need to have a general level of health and fitness, and the ability to climb stairs independently.
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Akeem Jahat & The Mobbin Hoodies
Budak Jahat Budak Jahat! (Bad Boy Bad Boy!)Akeem Jahat is a rapper/songwriter/producer who is known for his raw and streetwise works in the mixtape circuit. Akeem began mixing around in the perimeters of Woodlands. He was at every street, avenue and corner, gradually becoming the product of his environment. This has given him the ability to understand and engage diverse situations accordingly. In 2014, Akeem released SeluDOPE, the well acclaimed 20-track mixtape. The impact was almost instantaneous as soon as the mixtape hit the internet. Songs like Nora Danish, Duit Rokok and Ribena even caught attention outside of the hip hop scene, turning Akeem into more than just an underground act. He gradually garnered the attention of the internet with his unique bilingual Malay-English compositions.The Mobbin Hoodies join Akeem on stage at Pesta Raya performing tracks off his mixtape such as Woodlands, Level 22s and Gua love minahs. Come through and party with them!Visit www.esplanade.com/pestaraya for the full festival line-up. 
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Rhythms of Fatih – A Malay Percussion Workshop (Adult) by NADI Singapura
Level up your love for percussion from being a casual listener to becoming a drummer! Participants will learn the vibrant drum beats featured in Fatih and gain a better appreciation of Malay musical heritage through these rhythms.Join NADI Singapura as they share the music of Fatih – The Prince and The Drum in exciting workshops exploring a variety of Malay drums and percussion instruments commonly found in Singapore, like the rebana, kompang, hadrah, jidur and gong.Visit www.esplanade.com/pestaraya for the full festival line-up. 
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Mosaic Music Series The Manhattan Transfer (USA)
“When it comes to vocal power, The Manhattan Transfer set the bar.”– Dallas Morning News“...the harmonies are stunning, and the basic sound sets a standard by which other jazz groups must be compared.”– The Chicago Tribune“...they are masters of vocalese”– London Jazz NewsEight years ago at Esplanade, The Manhattan Transfer effortlessly swept Mosaic audiences off their feet. This September, they return to make us swoon all over again.With sold-out tours and worldwide record sales in the millions, The Manhattan Transfer bring their unique and extraordinary vocal magic to fans old and new.The Manhattan Transfer remains a cornerstone for great pop and jazz hits, a legacy that the group has cemented since their first recording in 1972. The legendary quartet has been awarded 10 Grammy Awards and has been inducted in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Their debut album included the single Operator, which gave the group their first national hit, and their vocal remake of the classic Birdland became recognised as their anthem and earned them their first two Grammy Awards.Janis Siegel, Alan Paul and Cheryl Bentyne have been joined by Trist Curless as an official member of the group—all of them maintaining the integrity and artistry left by late founding member Tim Hauser.Listen to: The Very Best of The Manhattan Transfer, 1994
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National Theatre Live Screening King Lear by William Shakespeare
★★★★★“Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.” - Daily Telegraph★★★★★“Ian McKellen's detailed, intelligent performance is a triumph.” - Evening Standard★★★★★“This King Lear is an intensely moving experience.” - The Stage Witness Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear on the big screen at the Esplanade Theatre.Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.  Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.Rating to be advised.
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An Esplanade Commission Fatih – The Prince & The Drum by NADI Singapura Directed by Garin Nugroho (Indonesia)
NADI Singapura presents an epic tale of trial and tribulation, told through Malay percussion, martial arts, dance, prose and song.Prince Fatih of the Kingdom of Sritanmira embarks on a journey of self-discovery, and finds himself lost and betrayed, only to be saved by the power of his parents’ love. His arduous path, filled with sacrifice and pain, leads to a discovery of a forgotten past, promising peace and glory. Featuring a creative team from Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, Fatih – The Prince & The Drum is the first large-scale commission of a theatre production by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay at Pesta Raya. An original story and music by Riduan Zalani and NADI Singapura, Fatih – The Prince & The Drum is directed by internationally renowned Indonesian director, Garin Nugroho, who last presented the sold-out Setan Jawa at Pesta Raya in 2017, and written by Zulfadli Rashid. Original Story and Music: Riduan Zalani & NADI SingapuraDirector: Garin Nugroho (Indonesia)Playwright: Zulfadli Rashid Starring: NADI Singapura | Riduan Zalani | Nizar Fauzie | Rizman Putra | Izzathy Halil | Norisham Osman | Wirastuti Susilaningtyas (Indonesia) | Nan Jombang Dance Company (Indonesia)Visit www.esplanade.com/pestaraya for the full festival line-up. 
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Mosaic Music Series Death Cab for Cutie (USA)
“Death Cab for Cutie get reborn with Thank You For Today”– Rolling Stone“Comforting alt-rock melancholia”– The Guardian“For a band in its third decade…Death Cab hasn't lost its gift for pairing Gibbard's soft ruminations with propulsive arrangements that know just when to sparkle and sway.– NPR MusicHold on to your hearts.After more than a decade, Grammy-nominated indie rock darlings Death Cab for Cutie return to Esplanade for a one-night-only concert, performing familiar favourites and hits from their latest album Thank You For Today.Thank You for Today is the sound of Death Cab for Cutie both expanding and refining; a band 20 years into its evolution, still uncovering new curves in its signatures, new sonic corners to explore. Beautiful and dynamic, and darkly anthemic and bittersweet, Death Cab frontman Ben Gibbard weaves a thread throughout about how interconnected geography is with memory, and how hard it can be to hold onto places, and to people too.Rising from a side project and becoming one of the most exciting groups to emerge from the indie rock scene in the 2000s, the band has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards, including for Best Rock Album for their 2015 album Kintsugi.Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6agCM9GJcebduMddgFmgsOGold Rush: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTPZWG5eLf8I Will Follow You Into the Dark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoR0mGq_z2I
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Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea Your Favourite Hokkien Hits with Xie Jin Shi 感谢有你 - 福建金曲重现
Journey with Singapore veteran singer Xie Jin Shi as he celebrates 40 illustrious years of his musical career! Joined by his daughter Lindy Chia, the pair will perform a selection of favourite Hokkien hits including Prince Jiaqing Tours Taiwan, Farewell by the Sea and more!(Performed in Hokkien. Approximately 1hr, no intermission)
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Esplanade Presents Love Ya Mom! 爱呀,我的妈! Godot Theatre Company 果陀剧场
A single mother and her beloved daughter get to see things through each other’s eyes, literally!Come experience this entertaining and heartwarming musical and witness how love and tolerance can resolve any conflict.A crack mechanic lives a blissful life with her daughter who has rock star ambitions. Little does the mother know, her boss is about to attempt to become a bigger part of her life. And unbeknownst to all of them, a genius scientist is about to change all their lives in a monumental way. How can an out-of-hand (and body!) situation turn out to be a beautiful miracle?Taiwan Golden Bell Award-winners and popular TV personalities Tseng Kuo-cheng and Phoebe Huang star in this musical, both playing two characters each. Together with rising star Erika Kwan and popular actor Bobby Dou, they act, sing and dance their hearts out. Featuring music by acclaimed Mandarin pop composer Chris Babida, book and lyrics by prominent playwright, author and lyricist Chen Lo-jung, and directed by veteran director Liang Chi-ming, Love Ya Mom! is captivating, hilarious yet romantic.Love Ya Mom! was the fastest-selling sold-out production in the 2017 Taiwan International Festival of Arts. It then embarked on a tour of Taiwan, touching and entertaining more than 30,000 audience members. Now, it makes its first journey overseas, with a debut performance at Esplanade Theatre. This is the 15th Mandarin musical created and staged by Godot Theatre Company. 
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Fri, 24 - Sun, 26 May 2019

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