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da:ns festival 2019
Footwork 2019:
Parents & Kids

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 in these choreographed dance moves!

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.

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Internet : 6 Jun 2019, 9am
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Approximately 1 hour, with short breaks

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Rating/Age Limit

  • Admission is subject to ticket produced at the entrance.
  • No admission for infants in arms.
  • Admission age:  7 years old and above.
  • Accompanying adult must be 16 years old and above.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • One ticket admits one only.
  • Tickets are sold in pairs or 3’s.
    Recommended for children between 7-10 years old. Adult's participation is required.
    $30 for 1 adult and 1 child per session.
    $45 for 1 adult and 2 children or 2 adults and 1 child per session.

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  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is allowed for this event.
  • Please note that photographs and videos of patrons may be taken at this event for use in our archival and publicity material.

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Moonfest 艺满中秋 2019 Parent-Child Workshop: Discovering Xiqu (Chinese Opera) 亲子同欢 : 华族戏曲知多少 by Traditional Arts Centre (Singapore) 新加坡传统艺术中心
Discover the colourful traditional performing art of xiqu (Chinese Opera) with your child! Learn about the different acting roles, symbolic gestures, and the iconic make-up and props in this interactive workshop.About Traditional Arts Centre (Singapore)Established in 2012 by Cai Bi Xia, the Traditional Arts Centre (Singapore) is a resource and training centre for xiqu (Chinese Opera). Its mission is to promote xiqu locally and internationally with a focus on young people, as well as to raise the artistic standards of xiqu performance in Singapore. It conducts and organises courses, performances, talks and workshops at more than 100 primary and secondary schools, as well as community clubs.Advisory: Recommended for children ages 6 to 10 with an accompanying parent/guardian. Accompanying adults must be above 16. No admission for ages below 5.
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PLAYtime! 2019 Us (Sensory-Friendly Performance)
Discover courage, empathy and kindness as your kids navigate life’s big firsts with PLAYtime! 2019!Making friends, falling out, and making up again.Side by side, two by two,Giggle, joke, play, and chatter.But what happens when two becomes three?Can two best friends make room for another?Peek into the lives of two best friends as their world is turned upside down when another friend wants to play too.Through movement, music and fun, join Us as we explore loneliness, understanding, empathy and love. Discover the importance of friends and how simple acts of kindness can change the world.PLAYtime! 2019 Us (Sensory-friendly performance) is an Esplanade production.Sensory-friendly performance available: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.
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Mosaic Music Series Chōwa - In Harmony by Rani Singam and Akira Ishii
The spirit of Chōwa is a Japanese concept that represents harmonious partnerships. It encapsulates the musical pairing of vocalist Rani Singam, known as Singapore’s first lady of jazz, and one of Japan’s foremost jazz pianists, Akira Ishii.The two first performed together in Tokyo in 2018, and what Rani found amazing was how they could communicate and express themselves through the music in spite of the differences in their languages—a testimony to the universality of jazz and its ability to break down diverse differences in culture and language. She found an inexplicable synergy with Akira Ishii’s sensitive and lyrical accompaniment.Fuelled by their mutual love for jazz and pop standards, Rani Singam and Akira Ishii perform two evenings of intimate piano and voice duets. This marks Ishii’s Singapore debut and the furthering of a dynamic musical partnership in the true spirit of Chōwa.
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Esplanade Presents The Far Side of the Moon by Ex Machina (Canada) Performed by Yves Jacques
“This is Lepage at his very best, showing his talent for forging unexpected connections and appealing simultaneously to hearts and minds.”– The Guardian“It is a remarkable play, performed by a truly remarkable actor. It is a sad, funny, astonishing, brilliant, interesting, thought-provoking and utterly energizing play.”– The Australian"A stunning theatrical work that makes the universe more understandable while also making it more mysterious. You can’t ask much more than from a work of art.”– The Boston GlobeAn international space race to the moon. An inevitable domestic reconciliation. A journey of pure theatrical magic.Set against a backdrop of the race to the moon between the Americans and the Russians, The Far Side of the Moon casts its cosmic gaze on Philippe, a struggling introverted philosopher, and his younger brother André, a successful TV weatherman—an estranged pair drawn together, coming to grips with the death of their mother.Internationally renowned Canadian theatre visionary Robert Lepage’s iconic The Far Side of the Moon premiered in Québec in 2000, and has since been presented in over 45 cities all around the world. Performed solo by the critically acclaimed Yves Jacques, Lepage’s master work of poignant storytelling is visually stunning and technically exquisite, an emotionally arresting exploration of both outer and inner space.About Robert Lepage and Ex MachinaRobert Lepage is a Canadian playwright, actor, film director, and stage director, recognised as an evocative scenographer and a magical storyteller. His company Ex Machina, which he started in 1994, is known to be one of the world’s most innovative companies, approaching projects with investigative workshops and ensemble-led research.Ex Machina’s creative team believes that the performing arts—dance, opera, music—should be mixed with recorded arts—filmmaking, video art and multimedia. It believes that there must be meetings between scientists and playwrights, set painters and architects, and between artists from Québec and the rest of the world. From these gatherings, it believes that new artistic forms will emerge.Lepage has been acknowledged by Le Monde as “a maestro of today’s multimedia theatre”. He has also been described as “a transformational catalyst as Peter Brook” who “[creates] theatre for people who don’t like theatre”.
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Raga Anandham – Lyrical Beauty of Tamil Poetry
Following their Raga Carnatic Music Mentorship journey with veteran South Indian classical music artist Dr Rajkumar Bharathi, three Singapore musicians—Sudarshan Narasimhan (vocals), Nishanth Thiagarajan (vocals) and V M Sai Vigneshwar (vocals), accompanied by Pavan Sughosh (violin) and Muthusubramaniam (mridangam)—present a showcase performance of Tevarams, Thirupugazhs and Thiruvarutpas, devotional music forms in Tamil literature.Many of these devotional compositions have ceased to exist, and what has been passed down is heard in sacred places and not usually in concerts. The works presented in this performance span as far back as the 7th century.
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da:ns festival 2019 Rasas Workshops
Introduction to Lengger DanceConducted by Otniel Dance (Indonesia)Join the dancers from Otniel Dance as they share their knowledge on the graceful costumes and intricate movements of Lengger, a dance form originating from Banyumas. In the past, Lengger functioned as a harvest ritual as entertainment for farming communities. Today, Lengger is a popular entertainment form in Central Java, amalgamating dance, calung music and vocals. Prior experience in learning dance and/or movement would be advantageous, but not necessary.Introduction to Nora DanceConducted by Nora Thummanit Thaksin University Group (Thailand)Come learn the ancient graceful ritual dance of Nora by Nora Thummanit Nikomrat, one of the leading masters of the genre. Rarely performed outside of Southern Thailand and Northern Malaysia, Nora is an archaic dance-drama whose origins are steeped in legend and prominent around the Songkhla Lake where it has thrived for centuries. The dance has its own music traditions and its movement techniques have an undeniably magical character, drawing on influences from as far away as India and Sri Lanka. This workshop is suitable for people with no dance experience.
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Mosaic Music Series SALES (USA)
Florida indie pop duo SALES makes their Singapore debut at the Esplanade Annexe Studio!A collaboration between longtime friends Lauren Morgan and Jordan Shih, SALES were named “Ones to Watch” by Hype Machine when they released their debut EP featuring the single Chinese New Year. The duo’s music is described as minimal, yet meticulously crafted, emotive and incisive. With over 7 million streams on Spotify and sold-out concerts in major cities across the US and Europe, SALES brings their distinct sound to Singapore for the first time.
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da:ns festival 2019 Street Dance Masterclasses
Push your boundaries and turn your dance routines up a notch by joining in these masterclasses with the dancers and choreographers from FULL OUT!Yaobai (IP LOCKERS)His name is Hsiao Yu-chang, but everybody calls him Yaobai. Since 1996, street dance has been one of the most important parts of his life since 1996. For the past 20 years, it has allowed him to experience different cultures as he shared his passion for street dance with people around the world. His championship titles include Floor of Love (Singapore), WIAB Locking Battle (South Korea), Dance@Live Freestyle Battle (Taiwan/Japan), BOTY Locking Battle (Germany) and RF Jam Crew Battle (Singapore). IP LOCKERS defines who Yaobai is today.Nelson EwandeNelson is a French artist regarded as one of the best popping dancers and choreographers of his generation, with a passion for mixing influences from hip hop, footwork and Afro Latin dance into his popping technique. Since he became a professional dancer, Nelson has emerged champion in numerous dance contests. He pursues and shares his passion through creating choreography for showcases and commercials, conducting masterclasses and judging dance battles around the world.David Lim (GRV)David started dancing at the age of 18 and went on to create GRV dance crew in 2007. In 2012, Lim founded Gravy Babies, a junior dance team under the GRV family.  In addition to directing these crews, Lim is an internationally renowned choreographer, traveling all around the world teaching workshops and judging competitions in Russia, Japan, China, Sweden, Canada, Brazil and many more. He has also choreographed music videos for K-pop sensation BTS and has worked with them on various TV shows in the US. His priority in dance is to inspire, encourage, and educate the next generation.s**t kingzs**t kingz is a four-man pioneering performance team well-loved for their strong footwork and comedic story-telling. They took the dance world by storm as the first Asian crew to win the Body Rock (USA) dance contest in 2010, and again in 2011. They now produce their own original full-length dance dramas, the largest of which attracted over 25,000 audiences in their 2018 Japan tour.
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Mid-Autumn Festival is all the more fun when you have a lantern that you made with your own hands! Using materials such as cellophane paper, parents can bond with their children through this hands-on activity and create their very own traditional Mid-Autumn Festival lanterns.About Lim Bee LingLim Bee Ling is a practicing Singapore printmaker. She took her Masters of Education (Art) at National Institute of Education, Singapore and often explores notions of physical space through collective memories and archival imagery. She was also involved in the National Art Council Silver Arts programme in 2015, 2016 and 2019.Advisory: Recommended for children ages 6 to 10 with an accompanying parent/guardian. Accompanying adults must be above 16. No admission for ages below 5.
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Will parallel lines ever meet? Can two different people have the same journey? Share a “wander-ful” evening with local singer song-writers Ruth Kueo and Nat Wu as they team up to bring you original compositions inspired by the sights, sounds and stories in their journeys. Check in for some catchy tunes and sing-a-long ballads, including yet-to-be-released originals from the pair, at this in::music showcase!  
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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  
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Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay and CREDIA jointly present Seong-Jin Cho in Recital
“Lucid and shimmering sound”– Financial Times“He has earned praise, not only for his bulletproof technique, but also for his artistic voice: his sense of drama, his natural nobility and his youthfully searching interpretations.”–Washington PostAfter a sold-out concert at Victoria Concert Hall during the 25th Singapore International Piano Festival in 2018, award-winning pianist Seong-Jin Cho returns to Singapore to present a captivating one-night-only solo recital at the Esplanade Concert Hall.Seong-Jin Cho was brought to the world’s attention in 2015 when he won the First Prize at the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw, and is already considered to be one of the most distinctive artists of his generation having performed with esteemed conductors and orchestras all around the world. His thoughtful and poetic, assertive and tender, virtuosic and colourful playing combines panache with purity and is driven by an impressive natural sense of balance.ProgrammeMozart      Fantasia in D minor, K.397Mozart      Piano Sonata No.3 in B-flat, K.281Schubert    Fantasie in C major, Op.15 (D.760), “Wanderer Fantasy”IntermissionBerg             Piano Sonata, Op.1Liszt             Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178 
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da:ns festival 2019 Grand Finale Hofesh Shechter Company (UK)
Nominated for an Olivier Award 2018 for Best New Dance Production and for Outstanding Production in the Bessies 2018. Won a 2019 Dora Award for Outstanding Touring Performance and nominated for Best Dance Production in the 2019 Helpmann Awards.Internationally celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter’s latest work for Hofesh Shechter Company, Grand Finale, is a spectacularly bold and ambitious piece featuring 10 dancers and a live band of musicians. This work makes its Asian premiere in Singapore, with the company’s first appearance here since 2010. Grand Finale is at once comic, bleak and beautiful, evoking a world at odds with itself, full of anarchic energy and violent comedy. Filtering this irrepressible spirit, Shechter creates a vision of a world in freefall—part gig, part dance, part theatre, and wholly original.It would be impossible to miss the fact that Grand Finale reflects the uncertainty and confusion of the troubled times we are living in. Shechter captures a sense of helplessness and a macabre mood of crisis, but also the regenerative promise of chaos. The 10 dancers are a vision of a post-apocalyptic society. They pulse through kaleidoscopic formations as one body, one tribe, separating briefly for moments of fervent celebration, individual anguish, tenderness, and rag-doll collapse.This portrait of the struggle of the human spirit against apocalypse is intensely cathartic. Shechter leads us ultimately past despair to euphoric release, and a collective sense of having undertaken a monumental journey together.Shechter is recognised as one of the most exciting artists working today, renowned for composing atmospheric musical scores to complement the unique physicality of his movement. Based in the UK, but playing on major stages throughout the world, Hofesh Shechter Company is a boundary-breaking dance company that produces exceptional work created by Hofesh Shechter, with at their core a diverse tribe of extraordinary international dancers.Produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and commissioned by Georgia Rosengarten.Hofesh Shechter Company’s Commissioning Partners are Sadler's Wells, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris / La Villette-Paris and Brighton Dome and Festival. Co-commissioned by Colours International Dance Festival Stuttgart, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Romaeuropa Festival, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Marche Teatro / Inteatro Festival together with Danse Danse Montréal, HELLERAU-European Center for the Arts Dresden in cooperation with Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Dansens Hus Oslo, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, HOME Manchester and Scène Nationale d’Albi.Grand Finale is generously supported by the International Music and Art Foundation.
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Moonfest 艺满中秋 2019 Workshop: Let's Learn to Play the Hulusi! 工作坊 : 乐学葫芦丝 ! by Jonathan Tan 陈俊强
The hulusi is a folk wind instrument from China that is shaped like a gourd and is known for its pure and mellow tone. Participants get to learn basic playing techniques and how to play simple tunes on this instrument, and also get to bring home their very own hulusi after the session!About Jonathan Tan Jonathan Tan is the Deputy Ensemble Manager of Dicapella Dizi Ensemble. He began learning the hulusi in 2001 under the tutelage of Singapore Chinese Orchestra musicians Boo Chin Kiah and Lim Sin Yeo. Since then, he has been promoting the interest, education and performance of the hulusi at various events and concerts locally and internationally, including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.Advisory: Recommended for adults and children ages 6 and above. No admission for ages below 5.
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Spectrum 2019 London Sinfonietta: Schnee (UK)
“The Sinfonietta blended rigour with the expressive depth in Hans Abrahamsen’s Schnee." – The GuardianFrom the delicacy of a single snowflake, whispering as it falls from the sky, to vast, impenetrable snowdrifts and snow-laden landscapes—the London Sinfonietta returns to the Esplanade Concert Hall with the Singapore premiere of Hans Abrahamsen’s monumental and ethereal masterpiece, Schnee.The ensemble will also present the late Oliver Knussen’s inventive Songs Without Voices as a tribute to the esteemed composer-conductor, as well as Singapore composer Diana Soh’s Modicum, which will be performed together with Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music’s OpusNovus.ProgrammeDiana Soh                   Modicum (2019) **Oliver Knussen            Songs Without Voices (1992)IntermissionHans Abrahamsen       Schnee (2008)** Performed by London Sinfonietta together with OpusNovusCatch After Hours: Steve Reich’s Double Sextet by OpusNovus at the Annexe Studio right after.London Sinfonietta YouTubeLondon Sinfonietta SpotifyLondon Sinfonietta InstagramLondon Sinfonietta Twitter
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Octoburst! 2019 Tailor Made by The Train Theater (Israel)
On a morning just like any other, a little tailor gets a note. It reads: “Your mission is to sew a coat by midnight. The size does not matter, but it must fit perfectly…”At precisely midnight the tailor completes his mission, but then…Where is the sewing machine running off to? Why are the scissors wearing a skirt? What has the thimble turned into?Come join in the magical adventure of the tailor.A play with minimal dialogue, puppetry, unexpected objects, colourful textiles and music.Awards* Interdisciplinary Play of the Year and Puppet & Prop Design Award in the AssitejIsrael prize competition for children’s theater 2014* Best performance for children, The IVth World Puppet Carnival, Almaty, Kazakhstan 2015Creative TeamCreated by Ornan BraierAdaptation, design, music and manipulation: Ornan BraierArtistic supervision: Marit Ben-IsraelCostume and fabric design: Vali MintziPuppet design: Sharon Silver-MerrettLighting design: Shahar MaromMechanical constructions: Shaul Mograbi-Berger, Ornan BraierCover Illustration: Batia KoltonSupported by the Embassy of Israel in Singapore.
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in::music – StellaVee: Say Whaaat? 好in::乐 - StellaVee《朋友说。。。什么?》
Friendship never ends!Come along on this journey with music from Singapore’s eclectic pop-duo – StellaVee!Made up of local singer-songwriters Stella and Vee from homegrown record label Ocean Butterflies Music, the talented pair will be presenting their own compositions and yet-to-be-released originals at their debut ticketed showcase – Say Whaaat?. Through their shared love for music and performing, the girls have formed a firm friendship that brings out a musical camaraderie that is seen in their songs and performance. Featuring songs such as Tears From the Sky from web drama Wonder Kiss, A Friend Says as well as popular covers, join the two best friends for an evening of catchy pop ballads as we celebrate friendship!  
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Dance Appreciation Series 2019 Introduction to Swan Lake Presented by Singapore Dance Theatre In Collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
An exciting and educational ballet series created just for children!As a lead up to Singapore Dance Theatre’s 2019 year-end production of Swan Lake, we have condensed this classic ballet into an hour-long special for young audiences!Don’t miss this enchanting and romantic ballet that is a sensational, timeless classic. Swan Lake beckons you into a realm of secrecy and seduction. Captivating you from the moment the curtains are lifted, this is a bewitching story of undying love, a cruel twist of fate, and the promise of devotion.Told through narration and dance excerpts, Introduction to Swan Lake is a ballet for the young ones. Join us and learn more about the enthralling world of dance and ballet. There will also be a meet-and greet-session with the cast after the performance, so come dressed in your favourite costumes! 
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in::music - Celeste Syn & Lara Liang: Farewell Perfection 好in::乐 - 冼佩瑾与梁心颐《再别,完美主义!》
Is there such a thing as perfection? Can we ever attain perfection? And if the realisation is that the pursuit of this elusive state of mind will not bring about happiness, are we able to let it go?  Brought together by their love for music and bonded through their abilities to write songs that speak forth of their worries and aspirations, local singer-songwriter Celeste Syn joins hands with Taiwanese pop chanteuse Lara Liang to present a cross-border showcase inspired by their pursuit of perfection.Performing their individual hits such as Celeste’s Control Freak and Throw You In The River as well as Lara’s latest album singles Thousand-Faced Beast and Precious Pain, the talented duo will showcase songs they have written together and share more on their journey as singer-songwriters. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear great music and join us for an evening of self-reflection as we bid farewell to perfection!  
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Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea A Tribute to Roman Tam 一生一世怀念罗文
Fresh off his stunning performance at the Beijing Variety Festival 2019, established vocalist Lawrence Chen presents an unforgettable musical experience as we remember the late singer Roman Tam through timeless tunes such as Li’s Flying Dagger, Below the Lion's Rock and If Tomorrow Comes.
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Mosaic Music Series Andrew Lim Trio featuring Ben Paterson & Aaron James Lee
Guitarist Andrew Lim first met pianist Ben Paterson in a particularly disappointing jazz jam in New York City six years ago. Looking at each other in the subway, the two strangers shook their heads in lamentation. Both shared a love for jazz that was rooted in the soulful poignancy of the blues and old school swing, which was getting rare even in New York City.That became the start of a musical friendship that developed during the years Andrew spent in New York, and continues in this one-night-only concert in Singapore. This is part of a three-stop regional tour, and joining them on the drums is Aaron James Lee.
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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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Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea We've Only Just Begun: Remembering The Carpenters With Wendy Chin
Expect to hear The Carpenter’s hits you’ve come to love with none other than Singapore’s Karen Carpenter; Wendy Chin.
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da:ns festival 2019 Footwork 2019: Twinkle Toes
Discover the joy of movement and fall in love with dance at da:ns festival's Footwork workshops. Twinkle Toes is a series of dance-play workshops for little tots between the ages of 3 and 6 to have fun with their parents as they whirl and twirl in this movement based workshop!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.Click here for the schedules of the respective shows.Click here for more synopsis of the respective shows.
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Octoburst! 2019 Cerita Anak (Child's Story) by Polyglot Theatre (AUS) & Papermoon Puppet Theatre (ID)
Cerita Anak (Child's Story) takes children and their adults on a sea journey never to be forgotten. Climb aboard and be rocked and rolled across a strange ocean, dive to the bottom of the sea, hear stories in the wind and in the currents of the water, and face great danger before coming to safe harbour.Cerita Anak (Child's Story) draws its inspiration from the seafaring history in Java and the true tale of arrival in Australia told by a small boy. Combining puppetry, song, shadow imagery and sound, the show bustles with all the life of the ocean. Audience members, both young and old, will be transported by this exquisite adventure, created by Australia’s Polyglot Theatre and Indonesia’s Papermoon Puppet Theatre.TWO DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES FOR THE AUDIENCECerita Anak (Child's Story) is designed for children and their adults.This unique work offers an audience experience from two perspectives:The inner audience (Passenger) is made up of child and adult pairs who enter the boat as passengers and fully participate in the work. The outer audience (Villager) is made up of other family members and older children. They are seated in a typical theatre seating arrangement and watch the work as a piece of theatre.These two perspectives offer very different understandings of the work.The Passenger is immersed in the story and goes through a sensory and physical experience of the journey. The Villager has an experience that is more meditative, with the ability to see the bigger picture and to see the story unfold from the outside. CreditsEsplanade presents Cerita Anak (Child's Story) by Polyglot Theatre and Papermoon Puppet Theatre. This tour is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Polyglot Theatre is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne.
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Spectrum 2019 After Hours: Steve Reich's Double Sextet by OpusNovus (Singapore)
Classical music isn’t only for the concert hall—come experience Steve Reich’s works delivered in full urban flair at Esplanade’s latest flexible performance space.Hear OpusNovus present Steve Reich’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Double Sextet, and London Sinfonietta’s principal clarinettist Mark van de Wiel perform the dynamic New York Counterpoint as well as the tight interlockings in Clapping Music. Multidisciplinary artist Theemptybluesky will also be presenting bold electronic music sets, accompanied by visual projections designed by Ryan Benjamin Lee.ProgrammeSteve Reich    New York Counterpoint (1985) *Steve Reich    Clapping Music (1972) **Steve Reich    Double Sextet (2007) ***with opening and closing electronic music sets by Theemptybluesky and visual projections designed by Ryan Benjamin Lee* Performed by Mark van de Wiel, principal clarinettist of London Sinfonietta** Performed by musicians from OpusNovus and London Sinfonietta*** Performed by OpusNovusCatch London Sinfonietta: Schnee at the Concert Hall prior.
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Moonfest 艺满中秋 2019 Parent-Child Workshop: Shaolin Kungfu! 亲子同欢 : 少林功夫 ! by Shaolin Club 少林俱乐部
Learn kungfu with your child! Participate in this parent-child workshop and experience the traditional martial art form with instructors from Shaolin Club. Bond with your child in this fun workout while learning moves that benefit your health and posture.About Shaolin ClubEstablished in 2011, Shaolin Club was established in 2011 by founder Guo Zhifeng. The only master in the club and a wushu coach to more than 200 students, he learnt the martial art at Shaolin Temple. He has been practicing the art for more than 30 years, with more than 15 years of experience as a wushu coach.Advisory: Recommended for children ages 6 to 10 with an accompanying parent/guardian. Accompanying adults must be above 16. No admission for ages below 5. Please dress comfortably in loose clothing for this workshop.
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Moonfest 艺满中秋 2019 Parent-Child Workshop: Fun with Shadow Puppetry 亲子同欢 : 皮影戏体验工作坊 by Taishan Shadow Puppet Art Troupe (China) 泰山皮影艺术团 (中国)
Come learn more about Chinese shadow puppetry at this hands-on workshop conducted by the puppeteers of the Taishan Shadow Puppet Art Troupe. Participants will discover the rich history behind the art form and make your very own shadow puppet to bring home after the session!About Taishan Shadow Puppet Art TroupeTaishan Shadow Puppet Art Troupe is a professional group that specialises in shadow puppetry. The performers learn the art of shadow puppetry under the tutelage of Master Fan Zheng An, a sixth-generation practitioner of Taishan shadow puppetry. The group has taught shadow puppetry to more than 30,000 primary school students from all over China. In 2018, the group created a modern shadow puppet play based on the movie Bumblebee under the invitation of Tencent. The group has also followed Master Fan to perform in various countries including the US, Europe, Australia, Africa and South Korea.Advisory: Recommended for children ages 6 to 10 with an accompanying parent/guardian. Accompanying adults must be above 16. No admission for ages below 5.
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da:ns festival 2019 Footwork 2019: Adults & Youth
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.Click here for the schedules of the respective shows.Click here for more synopsis of the respective shows. 
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Event Date
Sat, 3 Aug - Sun, 29 Sep 2019

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Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

$15 per session per pax
*Tickets are sold either in pairs or 3’s. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult must be 16 years old and above.