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Arts Picks

PHOTOS: BERNIE NG, NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL, TAN CHOO KAI, SVETLANA PETROVA

THE SECOND SUNRISE

The erasure of culture, the search for freedom and people's feelings for their land are at the heart of this dance by dancer-choreographer Raka Maitra of Chowk Productions.

The work borrows from Odissi dance, an ancient Indian art form from Orissa, India, and the poems of Tamil poet Rudhramoorthy Cheran. The dance was commissioned by the Esplanade as part of its da:ns festival.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $30 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)

NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION - A SOLO EXHIBITION BY TAN CHOO KAI

This solo show by artist Tan Choo Kai, a retired art teacher, features landscapes from his travels around the world, as well as nearer to home. More than 30 paintings are on show, including scenic paintings of Pulau Ubin.

WHERE: Public art space, Level 2, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Till Oct 31, 11am to 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free

GTM @ CIVIC DISTRICT

As part of Got To Move, a nation wide campaign to promote dance by the National Arts Council, the civic district will come alive tomorrow with all manner of site-specific dance performances, a dance carnival featuring performances and workshops, and a mass dance.

WHERE: Empress Lawn and Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 4 to 11pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/gottomovesg

MEOWS IN MUSEUM

The portrait of Mona Lisa by Russian artist Svetlana Petrova looks familiar until you spot the large, cuddly cat cradled in the sitter's arms and what might pass for Mount Fuji in the background. The tongue-in- cheek work is one of 20 paintings in a solo exhibition by Petrova which features her cat, named Zarathustra, in famous masterpieces by artists such as Van Gogh and Monet.

WHERE: East Garden Foyer, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Oct 30, accessible all times ADMISSION: Free

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 14, 2016, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe