Kalaa Utsavam - Indian Festival of Arts 2019 Parent-Child Workshop: Basic Yoga by Kumareswaran
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Kalaa Utsavam - Indian Festival of Arts 2019
Parent-Child Workshop: Basic Yoga by Kumareswaran
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Spend a fun, healthy Sunday bonding with your child as you discover the joy and benefits of parent-child yoga. Learn relaxation techniques for a healthier body, breathing exercises that sharpen one’s focus, and get into different poses that help improve flexibility. Give it a try and start your child on yoga early.

Ticket must be purchased as "Adult-child" package.
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8 Oct 2019, 9am

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8 Oct 2019, 10am

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Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, no intermission

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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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What comes from an egg, is large and white, and soars through the sky? An elephant, of course!Not just any elephant—but the King of Elephants! Airavata is his name, and he is the brave and loyal vahana (vehicle) of Lord Indra.The kingly duo goes on all sorts of adventures—from bringing rain to earth and battling the powerful forces of Ravana, to facing off against the evil Vritra. Join the faithful Airavata as he brings Lord Indra across heaven and earth, and find out if he prevails at mammoth tasks.This engaging production is narrated in English, and features music and dance.
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Kalaa Utsavam - Indian Festival of Arts 2019 The Threshold by Pallavi MD and Bindhumalini
The Threshold is a musical conversation. In this unique and intimate production, musical duo Pallavi and Bindhumalini explore the issue of gender and its lived experiences through a lens of compassion. From the stories of Hypatia, Agnodice, Kharbaoucha and Fanny Mendelson, to the songs of Sule Sunkkavva, Nina Simone and Meera, The Threshold celebrates the tales of remarkable women across continents and spanning generations.Pallavi and Bindhu’s voices weave the lesser-known journeys of these women, accentuated with a rich plethora of sounds from instruments such as the harmonium, flute, kazoo, swarmandal, udukkai, ghungroo, kartal, rainmaker and the banjo. They will be singing in a variety of South Asian languages, as well as Italian, Spanish and English.Pallavi MDPallavi MD is a singer, actor, sound designer, composer, editor and filmmaker, with works featuring multidisciplinary collaborations. Pallavi’s solo play C Sharp C Blunt won her the META best actress award. She also claimed the Best Actress Award at the Aryabhatta Award for her role in teleseries Garva. Pallavi bagged the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Playback Singer in 2006 and 2007 for her song Nodayya sung in the film Duniya. She has received the State Kempegowda award for her contribution in the field of music, and the Central Academy's Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar award for her work in music and poetry.BindhumaliniBindhumalini juggles many hats. She is a musician, music director, actor and graphic designer, on top of being one of the rare artists trained in both carnatic and Hindustani classical forms. Bindhu is known for her soulful voice and deeply spiritual renditions of poetry and songs of the mystics from the subcontinent. She has composed and sung for films, theatre productions, jingles and independent albums in Hindi, Kannada, and Tamil. Recently, Bhindu won the National Film Award for Best Playback Singer – Female for Mayavi Manave from the movie Nathicharami (2018).
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Conducted by Mrs. Tay Sze Chen, the Mayflower Secondary School (MFSS) Choir is a group of vibrant, young people who share a common love for singing. The choir has been consistently awarded the Certificate of Distinction in the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation since 2015 and Distinction in the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Choral Singing Examinations (2014 and 2017).Even in its pursuit for choral excellence, the MFSS Choir hopes to serve and touch others in the community through performances such as a fund-raising charity concert for the Viva Foundation in Jun 2019. The choir performed with Odyssey Dance Theatre at International Contemporary Dance Festival (2017) and is continuously seeking meaningful collaborations in integrating other art forms into their music-making.Recounting tales from the ancient Painted Books to pop classics and our local Singapore stories, the choir hopes to dazzle you with a kaleidoscopic mix of choral music.Bringing the arts to communities in need through LimelightHalf of the ticket proceeds will go towards supporting Esplanade’s community engagement programmes that bring the arts to at-risk youth, the elderly, people with special needs, and other underserved communities.
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“His live shows are amazing, packed with energy and great orchestration.” – The HinduGet ready for a night of Bollywood fever as National Award-winning composer, renowned singer and lyricist Amit Trivedi makes his Singapore debut! Expect nothing short of a dazzling concert full of his catchy and danceable numbers, explosive stage presence and an evening filled with josh! Groove to the best of Amit Trivedi as he performs with his co-singers and band at Kalaa Utsavam 2019.Amit TrivediOne of the most in-demand music composers in Bollywood, Amit Trivedi has composed for top films such as Dev D, Lootera, Kai Po Che, and Secret Superstar, to name a few. His free-flowing use of Indian folk instruments, sometimes paired with a distinctly Western base of rock and electronica, has continuously broken new grounds in Indian cinema.Touted as the torchbearer of the new generation of Indian music, Amit has won accolades including the National Award, Film fare, GIMA, Mirchi Music Award and Screen Awards. He was featured in Coke Studio @ Mtv Season 2, 3 and 4, and made waves on the MTV Unplugged in 2017 where he presented twists of his own songs.
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Xinmin Chorale is a youth choir comprising talented and enthusiastic singers. Through a love for music, they seek to inculcate a passion for singing in each of their choristers, in the process moulding them into all-rounded and gracious student leaders.The programme’s first half is built around themes of gratitude and compassion. A highlight is Et Misericordia from John Rutter’s Magnificat, which features alumnus Evangeline Ng as the soprano soloist. For the second half, the choir will be presenting an upbeat medley of songs from The Greatest Showman.About Xinmin Secondary School ChoirIn providing opportunities for growth and joy to its choristers, Xinmin Chorale has been contributing actively to the vibrant school culture. They perform regularly in public concerts and musicals, such as the highly successful choral concert series Melizo. In 2015, they were invited to perform at Youth Celebrate!—the inaugural opening ceremony of the Singapore Sports Hub, a national event that sought to recognise young talents. Xinmin Chorale was invited to perform at Voices of Singapore Festival (2016), which showcased more than 1600 singers from 37 invited choirs. To celebrate their Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) achievements, the choir was also invited to perform at the SYF Celebrations 2016 Opening Concert.Despite the choir’s short history, they have consistently received accolades at the SYF Central Judging for Choirs with successive Gold Awards since 2005, along with a Gold with Honours Award in 2011. Since 2013, the choir has also consistently garnered Certificates of Distinction at the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation. To ensure its continued excellence, the young singers are regularly coached by renowned international choral conductors and composers.Xinmin Chorale has also made its mark at international choral competitions. In 2009, the choir was awarded a Gold Diploma and was the Under-16 category winner at the International Festival of Advent and Choral Music held in Bratislava, Slovakia. In 2013, the choir won a Gold Award and was the top choir in the Under-16 Mixed Choir category at the Winter Choral Festival held in Hong Kong. At the Singapore International Choral Festival in 2014, the choir was awarded a Gold Award and won the Mixed Voices Under-16 category.Bringing the arts to communities in need through LimelightHalf of the ticket proceeds will go toward supporting Esplanade’s community engagement programmes that bring the arts to at-risk youth, the elderly, people with special needs and other underserved communities.
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Kalaa Utsavam - Indian Festival of Arts 2019 The Lost Wax Project
There is no space and time before movement. The body does not move into space and time—it creates space and time.Our bodies are constantly in motion, reaching out towards something and creating different relationships with everything around us. In a way, they constantly seek to reinvent themselves and become something else. This potentiality appears every time language exceeds its syntax, every time another exceeds our reach, every time we sense more than we comprehend.The Lost Wax Project explores the potentiality of space and its interrelations with the human body. The title is a metaphor from the sculpting process, in which wax moulds are used to cast metallic sculptures. When the sculpture takes its final shape, the wax that fills the mould is “lost”.“You are seeing something tangible, but [what] made it tangible is no longer there,” says choreographer Preethi Athreya, comparing the casting process to the function of the body in space. In this work, she crafts a circular stage around which the audience sits, inviting them into an intimate experience of the negative space between human bodies.Preethi AthreyaChennai-based contemporary dancer and choreographer Preethi Athreya was trained in bharatnatyam under the Dhananjayans. She went on to attain a post-graduate degree in Dance Studies from the Labon Centre, London, and has been working with the eminent choreographer Padmini Chettur since 1999.
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Esplanade&Me
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Kalaa Utsavam - Indian Festival of Arts 2019 Inter_rupted by Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company
As the body disintegrates, where do thoughts and emotions reside? When thoughts and emotions disintegrate, where does your trace reside? And when all is gone from the known, where does your love reside?Inter_rupted explores the human body—its fragility, disintegration, resilience, vulnerability, inevitability and renewal. It asks of the audience to celebrate the body and its existence, the way it lives and breathes as something that is transient, flowing, and yet interrupted.Dance maverick Aditi Mangaldas returns to Kalaa Utsavam for the fourth time, bringing her signature blend of the classical kathak tradition, contemporary dance elements and theatre design. The choreography will feature musicians as part of the set—diverging from the classical Indian dance tradition of placing the seated ensemble at the side of the stage. Inter_rupted was awarded the Best Other Contemporary Work at the Seeing Dance annual awards in 2016.“This piece wasn't easy to make, as I had to face the very “moment” that the work talks about. In this piece that is all I have done – tried to not capture anything…just to face it, if possible,” says Aditi.Aditi MangaldasA leading dancer and choreographer in the classical Indian dance form of kathak, Aditi Mangaldas received training from gurus Shrimati Kumudini Lakhia and Pandit Birju Maharaj. She is known for consistently breaking new ground, by using kathak as a springboard to evolve a contemporary dance vocabulary that is infused with the spirit of the classical. 
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A contemporary comic Peking Opera performanceAn allegorical tale about authenticity and deceitfulnessA comic take on a classic tale, told by three Peking Opera clowns through mime, slapstick humour, and of course, Peking Opera!GuoGuang Opera Company of Taiwan presents The Ghost Seller, their modern interpretation of the allegorical Chinese tale of a man trying to sell a make-believe goat at a market.Featuring three experienced Peking Opera artists in chou (clown) roles, this genre-bending production is a lively and skilful blend of Peking Opera artistry, comic performance and audience interaction. In The Ghost Seller, the real is often intertwined with the false, and the unexpected is to be expected. The line between imagination and reality blurs as the audience is challenged to figure what is true and what is not.At its premiere in Taiwan in 2014, The Ghost Seller took Taiwanese contemporary theatre by storm and received widespread acclaim, and was nominated for a Taishin Arts Award. This is one performance that Chinese Opera and theatre-lovers should not miss.Director: Song Hou KuanPlaywright: Xing Ben NingDramatic Director: Chen Chin HoMain cast: Chen Yuan Hong, Chen Fu Kuo, Zhou Shen XingAbout GuoGuang Opera Company Established in 1995, GuoGuang Opera Company of Taiwan infuses literary classics with a modern aesthetic using contemporary theatre concepts. Along with traditional operatic works, the company explores new and original programmes that combine current social issues and elements extracted from literature, history and folklore. GuoGuang actively engages in the development of new works, extends performances to new venues to reach a wider audience, and participates in international exchange programmes to promote the xiqu art form. The Company has also received numerous invitations to perform its award-winning productions internationally.
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Spectrum 2019 London Sinfonietta: Schnee (UK)
“The Sinfonietta blended rigour with the expressive depth in Hans Abrahamsen’s Schnee." – The GuardianRegarded as one of the world’s finest contemporary classical ensemble, London Sinfonietta returns to the Esplanade Concert Hall with three innovative and expressive works written within the last 30 years.Monumental and ethereal, Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen’s Schnee reflects the composer’s fascination with winter by offering multiple aural perspectives of snow—from the delicacy of a single snowflake, whispering as it falls from the sky, to vast impenetrable snowdrifts and snow-laden landscapes.Equally evocative is Oliver Knussen’s set of four miniature works, Songs Without Voices—The first three being complete poems with each syllable “set” to music for instruments (without voice); and the last featuring the cor anglais. Together with OpusNovus, London Sinfonietta will begin the evening with an encounter of the unexpected with Singapore composer Diana Soh’s Modicum, a work consisting of seven short movements, the sequence of which is rearranged for every performance.ProgrammeDiana Soh                   Modicum (2018) **Oliver Knussen            Songs Without Voices (1992)IntermissionHans Abrahamsen       Schnee (2008)** Performed by London Sinfonietta together with OpusNovusFind out more about Hans Abrahamsen's Schnee.Catch 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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Jeremy Monteiro and friends welcome another yuletide season with A Sweet and Lovely Jazzy Christmas!It’s that time of the year again when we get to slow down and enjoy happy moments with family, friends and loved ones. So join in the good times and yuletide cheer with Singapore’s King of Swing and his longtime musical friends as they present an evening that will leave you with a smile on your face and a glow in your heart.Featuring well-loved numbers such as The Christmas Song, Winter Wonderland, I’ll be Home for Christmas, and Sweet and Lovely.
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The down-and-out scholar Lu Sheng dreams of a life of fortune, power and women. He encounters the immortal Lu Dongbin who gifts him a porcelain pillow. That night, as Lu laid his head on the pillow, he dreams of becoming a top scholar and was married to a beautiful woman. In the dream, Lu experiences 50 years of highs and lows of fame as a high-ranking official, only to wake up to the stark reality that the yellow millet porridge that had been simmering away in a nearby shop before he fell asleep was still not cooked. He had crested heights of achievement and fallen from grace only in his dreams. Enlightened, Lu decides to follow the immortal Lu Dongbin and no longer covets worldly desires.Capturing the seamy side of officialdom in a feudal society, Tang Xianzu wrote the play a year after he retired as an official and returned to his hometown. The Tale of Handan is often regarded as the most remarkable literary masterpieces amongst the Four Dreams.Cast: Zhang Wei Wei, Chen LiAbout Four Dreams in the Camillia HallFor every Kunqu performer, it is a dream to be a part of Four Dreams in the Camellia Hall. Written by influential Ming dynasty playwright Tang Xianzu, it is a collection of four outstanding classic operas regarded for its culture value and philosophical thoughts. Author Wang Siren, Tang’s contemporary, summarised the collection as chivalry (A Pair of Purple Hairpins), love (The Peony Pavilion), Buddhist meditation (A Dream Under the Southern Bough) and immortality (The Tale of Handan). These four dreams are the crystallisation of Tang’s experiences, insights and artistry, and have long been regarded as the benchmark of excellence for Kunqu works. Four centuries later, the incomparable brilliance of these Four Dreams still shines bright.To mark the 400th anniversary of Tang Xianzu’s passing in 2016, Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe began touring performances of Four Dreams in the Camellia Hall to various parts of the world. The performances were well-received regionally and internationally in major Chinese cities, as well as in USA, Czech Republic and Belgium.The Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe believes in respecting and revering tradition and is dedicated to the continuation and promotion of Kunqu. This is the spirit which the troupe adopted in their approach towards the production of the Four Dreams. A dream unfolds each evening, and over the course of four nights, the troupe weaves a cohesive experience for audiences through imaginative staging that brings alive the literary beauty of Tang’s words and the aesthetic essence of Kunqu.These works are performed by opera icons as well as younger performers who are given the opportunity to share the stage with Kunqu masters. The result is an elegant expression of Kunqu that is both precise and nuanced — a worthy homage to one of the oldest opera genres in the world.
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Voices Series 2019 Opus Jam A Cappella Workshop (France)
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Depressed and laying in a drunken slumber under the old pagoda tree, a discharged army official Chun Yufen dreams that he visits the kingdom of ants. In his dream, he marries the princess and is appointed to an illustrious position in the kingdom. He achieves numerous successes and becomes an influential figure. Unfortunately, upon the passing of his wife, his power and arrogance turned him into the target of much jealousy, and he was ultimately sent into exile. Waking from his dream, Yufen realises that all his accomplishments were an illusion. A priest performs a religious ceremony to help the soul of his deceased wife find peace, and he chooses to seek enlightenment from Buddhism.Disillusioned by the corruption of the imperial court, it is said that despondent drunkard Yufen embodied the author’s own struggles with worldly ambition.Cast: Luo Chen Xue, Wei LiAbout Four Dreams in the Camellia Hall For every Kunqu performer, it is a dream to be a part of Four Dreams in the Camellia Hall. Written by influential Ming dynasty playwright Tang Xianzu, it is a collection of four outstanding classic operas regarded for its culture value and philosophical thoughts. Author Wang Siren, Tang’s contemporary, summarised the collection as chivalry (A Pair of Purple Hairpins), love (The Peony Pavilion), Buddhist meditation (A Dream Under the Southern Bough) and immortality (The Tale of Handan). These four dreams are the crystallisation of Tang’s experiences, insights and artistry, and have long been regarded as the benchmark of excellence for Kunqu works. Four centuries later, the incomparable brilliance of these Four Dreams still shines bright.To mark the 400th anniversary of Tang Xianzu’s passing in 2016, Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe began touring performances of Four Dreams in the Camellia Hall to various parts of the world. The performances were well-received regionally and internationally in major Chinese cities, as well as in USA, Czech Republic and Belgium.The Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe believes in respecting and revering tradition and is dedicated to the continuation and promotion of Kunqu. This is the spirit which the troupe adopted in their approach towards the production of the Four Dreams. A dream unfolds each evening, and over the course of four nights, the troupe weaves a cohesive experience for audiences through imaginative staging that brings alive the literary beauty of Tang’s words and the aesthetic essence of Kunqu.These works are performed by opera icons as well as younger performers who are given the opportunity to share the stage with Kunqu masters. The result is an elegant expression of Kunqu that is both precise and nuanced — a worthy homage to one of the oldest opera genres in the world.
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Known across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, Lea Salonga is a singer and actress who is best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Miss Saigon. In addition to the Tony, she has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards, in the field of musical theatre. She was also the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway and returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival. Many fans of all ages recognise Lea as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin and Fa Mulan for Mulan and Mulan II. For her portrayal of the beloved princesses, the Walt Disney Company bestowed her with the honour of Disney Legend in August 2011.Lea most recently starred in the Broadway revival of Once on This Island as the Goddess of Love, Erzulie, and also serves as a judge on The Philippines hit version of The Voice. In 2017, Lea released two albums—Bahaghari, an album of traditional Filipino songs which serves as a reflection of all the intricate and different languages found in the Philippines to help preserve the island nation’s dynamic culture, and Blurred Lines, her electrifying live album which was recorded during her sold-out run at Feinstein’s/54 Below the year before.For this concert, Lea will be performing songs from Broadway musicals to film music, and a few notable Disney favourites. 
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Event Date
Sun, 17 Nov 2019

11am & 2pm

Venue

Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

Meeting Point:
Theatre Studio Entrance, Level 4, 15 minutes before workshop starts.

Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Adult-Child Pair: S$24
(Floor Seating)

Ticket must be purchased as "Adult-child" package.