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Arts Picks: Continuum Dance Exchange, Gabriel Barredo: Opera, Beauty World and more

PHOTOS: STEPHEN A'COURT, ALFRED PHANG, ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY

CONTINUUM DANCE EXCHANGE

Watch creative sparks fly on stage as young dancers from institutions and conservatories here and overseas present their latest works and collaborations. The performance includes dancers from Singapore's Lasalle College of the Arts and School of the Arts, as well as Korean National University of Arts and New Zealand School of Dance (above). The performance is part of the M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival.

WHERE: The Singapore Airlines Theatre, Basement 1 Lasalle College of the Arts MRT: Little India /Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $22 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)


GABRIEL BARREDO: OPERA

This multi-sensory installation by Gabriel Barredo, a pioneering figure of kinetic sculpture in the Philippines, promises to be an immersive and sublime experience. It includes moving sculptures, light and music, which together invite the viewer to consider the fragility of life and the terror of death. The work is presented by Silverlens art gallery from the Philippines.

WHERE: Artspace@Helutrans, 39 Keppel Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Till Nov 28, noon to 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free


BEAUTY WORLD

One of Singapore's most beloved musicals is back on stage. Written by Michael Chiang with music and lyrics by Dick Lee, Beauty World is set in the cabaret world of 1960s Singapore where a young Ivy Chan ventures in search of her missing father. The cast includes TV star Jeanette Aw as the villainess Lulu, award-winning actress Janice Koh as Mummy, the head of the cabaret, and newcomer Cheryl Tan in the lead role of Ivy (above).

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Dec 12, 8pm (Tuesday to Sunday) and 3pm (weekend) ADMISSION: $38 to $128 from Sistic


ADUKKU VEETU ANNASAMY BY RAVINDRAN DRAMA GROUP

The well-loved 1960s Tamil radio play by Cultural Medallion recipient P. Krishnan gets a new lease of life in a stage adaptation (right) by Singapore's Ravindran Drama Group. The stage version, in a nod to the original radio series, captures the lives of Singaporeans in the late 1960s as they relocated from kampungs to Housing Board estates.

It will be performed in Tamil with English surtitles.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 8pm; Sunday, 3pm ADMISSION: $28 from Sistic

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 20, 2015, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe