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Art Picks: A slice in time

A slice in time
A slice in timePHOTOS: NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL, ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY, THE THEATRE PRACTICE

A SLICE IN TIME

This exhibition features 120 photographs of dance performances in Singapore since the 1970s taken by Robin Chee, Matthew Johnson, Tan Ngiap Heng and Bernie Ng. Dance photography talks and dance performances will be held onsite too. The programme is part of Got To Move, a nation-wide campaign to promote dance by the National Arts Council.

WHERE: Stamford Arts Centre, 155 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Dance photography talks, tomorrow, 2 to 3.30pm and 4 to 5.30pm; performances, Saturday and Sunday, various times from 11.30am to 5.30pm; exhibition till Oct 23 ADMISSION: Free INFO: facebook.com/gottomovesg


THE SECRET LIFE OF SUITCASES

In this puppet show for children, Larry, an office worker, finds a mysterious suitcase at his door one day.

The 45-minute work is created by British artists Lewis Hetherington and Ailie Cohen (left, with actor Samuel Watson). For children aged four and older.

The show is part of the Esplanade's children's festival, Octoburst!, which takes place this weekend.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Tonight till Sunday, 2 and 5pm (today), 11am and 2pm (tomorrow and Sunday) ADMISSION: $20 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555) INFO: www.esplanade.com/octoburst


UPROOT

Uproot is a collaborative work presented by the 14-member ensemble of The Practice Lab, an experimental arm of The Theatre Practice. Liu Xiaoyi, who heads the lab, also directs the piece, which incorporates physical theatre elements. Theatregoers are advised to dress comfortably for the show.

WHERE: The Theatre Practice, 54 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sunday, 8pm ADMISSION: Pay as you wish (registration required, go to bit.ly/uproot2016) INFO: www.facebook.com/thetheatrepractice


MOTHER GOOSE AND THE TALES OF 1001 NIGHTS

The Singapore International Festival of Music opens with a symphonic concert by the festival orchestra as well as members of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Young classical music stars - Chinese bass-baritone Li Ao, Russian mezzo soprano Vasilisa Berzhanskaya and Ukrainian violinist Aleksey Semenenko - will perform pieces related to fairy tales and fables. Maestro Darrell Ang, also the festival's artistic director, conducts. There will be a pre-concert fringe performance at 6.30pm.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Thu, 6.30 and 8pm ADMISSION: $32, $52 and $72 (ticket allows entry to both timings) from Sistic INFO: sifom-sg.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 07, 2016, with the headline 'Art Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe