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Of Music and Photography: Bridge 乐。影:桥
Ding Yi Music Company 鼎艺团
In Collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

We often think of bridge as a tool. It serves as a meeting point between people, a link-way connecting two ends, and a medium that fills the gap. In different cultures, a bridge is more than just a connection; it can be a means of refuge, a highway to a new beginning, or a landmark that we remember. But, what does ‘bridge’ mean to us?

Join us as Ding Yi breaks the music boundary and brings you an immersive experience and telling stories of the bridges in Singapore through music, photography and multimedia.

- Chinese chamber music performance by Ding Yi Music Company, conducted by Quek Ling Kiong

- Music composed by Chen Zhangyi, Chong Kee Yong, Phang Kok Jun, Simon Kong, Syafiqah ‘Adha Mohamed Sallehin and Yuan Peiying

- Photos taken by Andrew Bi Qiang, Lee Leng Kiong and Lui Hock Seng

There will be a post-show talk after the 7.45pm concert. Conducted in English and Mandarin.






音乐作曲家:陈长毅、钟启荣、冯国峻、江賜良、Syafiqah‘Adha Mohamed Sallehin和袁沛莹




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Approximately 1 hour, with no intermission

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Mosaic Music Series ADOY
“10 Korean Indie Bands That Should Be On Your Playlist” - Buzzfeed UKFormed in 2016, ADOY broke into the Korean music scene with its dreamy and upbeat synth pop sound. ADOY's music conjures images of waves, surfing, night walks and a cold beer in your hand. The band released their debut EP CATNIP in 2017 to much acclaim, and their follow-up EP LOVE cemented their reputation. After a successful club tour in England, ADOY will debut their first show in Singapore.Opening Band – Disco Hue Disco Hue is a synth-pop band from Singapore featuring Sherlyn on vocals, Zie on synths, Rush on guitar and Billy on drums. The quartet are heavily inspired by the likes of Daft Punk (FR), Chvrches (UK) and Ella Riot (US), with a sound characterised by infectious electronic melodies and groovy bass lines. Their single I’ll Be Waiting has garnered almost 100,000 views on Youtube and 500,000 plays on Spotify. In July 2018, Disco Hue released a single Can’t Be Mine, which is a prelude for their full-length debut album The Yearbook that is slated for release in 2019. 
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Voices 2018 - Workshops Your Voice: What you have and how to use it by Joel Tay
Ever heard your conductor say, “breathe with your diaphragm”, “use your head voice” or ask for a “darker sound”? In this workshop, speech and voice therapist Joel Tay shows you the science behind these phrases, explaining what goes on in the body and what to do to achieve various voice timbres. He will also share tips on caring for your voice, and what you can do to master it.Joel Tay is the founder of Voqol and an experienced Speech and Voice Therapist. His primary clinical focus is in the treatment and prevention of voice problems, and has worked with many professional voice users, including teachers, singers, and speakers. He has had the opportunity to speak and educate the public about voice science, public speaking and persuasive communication, and is currently interested in bridging the gap between voice science and art. Aside from helping people with their voices, he lends his voice to  companies in Singapore through voiceovers and ads. 
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Limelight 2018 by Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Secondary) Choir
The passionate Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Secondary) Choir, also known as One Voice, has been contributing actively to the vibrant cultural life of the school and external organisations. The all-girls youth choir has been actively participating in choral workshops, festivals, competitions and performances during festivities like Christmas and Chinese New Year.As a mark of its excellent choral programme, the choir consistently receives recognition at the Singapore Youth Festival by achieving Gold Awards in 2005, 2009 and 2011. In 2013, the choir was selected by the President's and Prime Minister's Office to perform at the National Day Observance Ceremony in the Istana.under the choral direction and leadership of their conductor, Ms Choy Siew Woon, the choir received a Certificate of Distinction at the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation in 2013, 2015 and 2017.This year, One Voice debuts at Limelight in 2018 with Songs of Innocence and Joy, a whimsical programme of choral works from all around the world. The concert culminates in a collaboration between the choir and the PLMGS Harp Ensemble, in Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, ushering in the Advent season! Bringing the arts to communities in need through Limelight Half of the ticket proceeds will go toward supporting Esplanade’s community engagement programmes which bring the arts to at-risk youth, the elderly, people with special needs and other underserved communities. 
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in::music Yokez & Isaac Yong - World Through Our Eyes 好in::乐 叶玉棂与杨征宇: 我们的「世」角
In a world of 7 billion people where everyone has a different perspective, music is the bridge that connects one to all.Join homegrown singer-songwriters Yokez and Isaac as they bring you on a beautiful journey of discovering the ways of this world through their musical perspective at in::music. Expect an evening of ballads and lively numbers, including yet-to-be-released originals from the duo, as well as the premiere of a brand-new song written specially for this showcase.YokezYokez is an independent local singer-songwriter known for her sweet vocals and bubbly personality. The former NUS alum has participated in various songwriting competitions and her original compositions are heavily influenced by her personal experiences as well as those around her. She is also a finalist in SG:SW 2018 | Write The Songs, a nationwide Mandopop songwriting festival. Yokez most recently released her debut EP and her songs have entered various charts including Spotify Top 50 Viral Tracks Malaysia All Genre Chart.https://www.facebook.com/YokezOfficialhttps://www.instagram.com/yokezofficial https://www.youtube.com/user/yokelingggIsaac YongLocal singer-songwriter Isaac Yong’s musical journey started when he was 12 years old, inspired by his neighbour’s piano-playing. A self-taught guitarist, violinist and bassist, the former engineer took the plunge to be a full-time musician and has built his presence through various regular gigs at live music establishments. In 2015, he emerged champion at the NTU Music Xpress Songwriting Competition. His songs are widely streamed on platforms such as YouTube, Spotify and KKbox. Isaac hopes to release more original compositions in the coming months.https://www.facebook.com/isaacyongmusic https://www.instagram.com/isaacyongmusic https://www.youtube.com/user/ImNotFish 
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Kalaa Utsavam - Indian Festival of Arts 2018 Bali by Adishakti Theatre
International PremiereOne of the unsung heroes of the Indian epic Ramayana is the army of monkeys from the land of Kishkindha that helped Rama win his war against the demon king Ravana. But before these simian soldiers followed him into war, their ruler, the monkey king Bali, commanded them all.A meditation on justice, ethics and morality, Adishakti’s Bali is a retelling of the crucial events that led to the death of the titular character, which set the rest of the story in motion. The play explores the notion of right or wrong through the different viewpoints of characters Bali, Tara, Sugreeva, Angadha, Rama and Ravana, while imploring the audience to take a step back from ideology and identity to answer the question: where does one draw the line?  Adishakti’s brand of contemporary theatre is known for its visual spectacle and moments of intense emotions. Its hallmark style has evolved over years of research to include traditional performance forms and the martial art practice of kalaripayattu. Written and directed by long-time company member Nimmy Raphel, this production incorporates elements of Indian wrestling gusti.For more details about Kalaa Utsavam 2018, visit www.esplanade.com/kalaautsavam  
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Greatest Chinese Classics 经典再现 by Cheng San Chinese Orchestra 静山华乐团 In Collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Cheng San Chinese Orchestra, led by Wilson Neo together with guest singer He Mi Ya (何米亚), bring you Chinese classics that touched our hearts in the ’80s and ’90s. Enjoy songs including Spring Suite by Gu Guan Ren (顾冠仁), Dream of the Red Chamber (红楼梦组曲) and Yellow River (黄河), which features the yangqin (扬琴) played by Anson Lim. The concert concludes with Liu Wenjin’s Unforgettable Water Sprinkling Festival (难忘的泼水节), a classic tune from the Dai people in China, featuring Art Star Arts Society Choir and He Mi Ya. 
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Voices 2018 - Workshops Estill Voice for Pop & Leisure Singers by Aaron Lim
Get useful and practical singing tips that will make you shine at karaoke sessions! These tips are also useful for amateur pop singers looking to expand their vocal repertoire and improve their overall voice technique.Aaron Matthew Lim is Director and Master Vocal Trainer at Intune Music, and is the first Singaporean to become a Estill Voice Master Trainer. With 17 years of teaching experience specialising in voice and performance, Lim helps his students achieve significant breakthroughs either by extending their vocal ranges or achieving greater mastery over vocal control and tonality. Lim has also performed at Esplanade, The Arts House, and more. 
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Kalaa Utsavam - Indian Festival of Arts 2018 Akshayambara by Dramanon
What happens when roles are reversed in a male-dominated theatre practice like yakshagana?India Foundation for the Arts grantee and theatre practitioner Sharanya Ramprakash’s Akshayambara explores the conflicts in tradition, gender, power and morality that are inherent in yakshagana.The experimental play uses both modern theatrical tools and the dance drama to create a contemporary narrative that raises questions on female representation and male ownership. Drawing from research and personal experience, the performance imagines a reversal of roles in the popular yakshagana plot of Draupadi Vastrapaharana. A male artist in streevesha (female costume) plays the virtuous Draupadi and espouses the cause of women, while in a tradition-defying move, a woman dons the pradhana purusha vesha (masculine form) of Kaurava (a legendary king from the Mahabharatha) who is driven by lust and power. What happens to the interpretation and performance of gender when a man plays a woman and when a man is played by a woman? Who is the real woman and who is the real man? We see a constant shift in power between the actors, as they shift from the cauki (green room) to stage, engaged in a tussle that blurs the boundaries of stage and reality, male and female, thereby examining the conflicts in tradition, gender, power and morality. Written and directed by Sharanya Ramprakash, Akshayambara received several nominations at the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) 2016, winning Best Original Script (Sharanya Ramprakash) and Best Actor in a Lead Role – Male (Prasad Cherkady).Sharanya is a stage actor, director and one of the founders of Dramanon, Bangalore. Over the last eight years, she has directed six full-length productions that have been staged over 75 times across the country. She received the INLAKS Theatre Award in 2014, and had trained at the Udupi Yakshagana Kendra under the tutelage of Guru Sanjeeva Suvarna. She received a grant from India Foundation for the Arts under the Arts Practice Programme in 2015, which was partly supported by Voltas India Limited.Supported by India Foundation of the ArtsFor more details about Kalaa Utsavam 2018, visit www.esplanade.com/kalaautsavam  
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National Theatre Live (Screening) Jane Eyre (PG13) a co-production with Bristol Old Vic devised by the Company based on the novel by Charlotte Brontë
★★★★★“Aflame with passion. A picture of exultant feminism” – Observer★★★★★“Captures the beating heart of the novel. And then some” – Mail on Sunday★★★★“A joy to watch. Madeleine Worrall’s passion sets the performance alight” – Time OutAlmost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë's masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic in 2015, when the story was performed over two evenings, and then presented at the National Theatre as a single, exhilarating performance.Please note that this is a screening of the theatre production, and not a live performance.Rated PG13: Some Coarse Language. 
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Event Date
Sun, 2 Dec 2018

5.00pm & 7.45pm

Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$28