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Art Picks: Celebration in dance, Early Chinese newspapers in Singapore and more

Goh Choo San's Schubert Symphony
Goh Choo San's Schubert SymphonyPHOTOS: BERNIE NG, SUN YAT SEN NANYANG MEMORIAL HALL

CELEBRATION IN DANCE

Singapore Dance Theatre will perform two works - Goh Choo San's Schubert Symphony and Edwaard Liang's Opus 25 - at this one-night showcase, which will also feature performances by eight Singapore dance schools under the Royal Academy of Dance, an international dance education organisation headquartered in Britain.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall WHEN: Sunday, 7pm ADMISSION: $50 to $90 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg) INFO: www.singaporedancetheatre.com


EARLY CHINESE NEWSPAPERS IN SINGAPORE (1881-1942)

This exhibition captures the development of the Chinese newspaper industry in Singapore's early days. Artefacts range from a Hakka-Malay dictionary to a copy of Lat Pau, Singapore's first Chinese daily.

WHERE: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road MRT: Novena WHEN: Till Oct 9, 10am to 5pm (Tuesday to Sunday) ADMISSION: Free for Singaporeans and permanent residents; $2 to $4 for non-Singaporeans INFO: Go to www.sysnmh.org.sg/en


SSO PRESENTS SHAKESPEARE400: HAMLET THE YEAR 1917

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra tackles a series of Russian works, including Tchaikovsky's Hamlet: Fantasy Overture.

Russia-born pianist Nikolai Demidenko will play Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto, while conductor Darrell Ang will close the concert with Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $15 to $78 from Sistic INFO: www.sso.org.sg


HOW TO BE HAPPY

Betrayal, infidelity and abandonment are par for the course in this play, which follows the meltdown of a marriage gone stale when a man strikes up a torrid affair with a girl 10 years his junior. Young playwright Amanda Leong is behind this drama, while Buds Theatre's artistic director Claire Devine directs.

WHERE: The Playtent, 180 Joo Chiat Road, 02-01 MRT: Paya Lebar WHEN: Tomorrow and Sunday, 8pm ADMISSION: $15, e-mail info@budstheatre.com or buy tickets at the door INFO: www.budstheatre.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 19, 2016, with the headline 'Art Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe