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PHOTOS: COURTESY OF SHIGEKI NAKANO, FRONTIER DANCELAND

SIDES BY FRONTIER DANCELAND

Singapore dance company Frontier Danceland presents Sides, its annual mid-year production, with works by three choreographers - Singaporean Lee Mun Wai, Israeli Shahar Biniamini and German Sita Ostheimer.

A photo exhibition is also being held at the venue to mark the company's 25th anniversary this year.

WHERE: School of the Arts Studio Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive

MRT: Dhoby Ghaut

WHEN: Today, 8pm and tomorrow, 3 and 8pm

ADMISSION: $30 for 8pm shows, $25 for 3pm show (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555)

INFO: www.frontierdanceland.com


DRUMS

Two Asian directors - Singapore's Chong Tze Chien and Japan's Shigeki Nakano (above) - reinterpret The Damask Drum, a classic Japanese noh play written by Yukio Mishima.

Their takes on the play will be staged one after the other as part of The Esplanade's Super Japan - Japanese Festival of Arts 2016, which runs till May 22.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive

MRT: Esplanade

WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 and 8pm; Sunday, 3pm

ADMISSION: $35 from Sistic

INFO: www.esplanade.com/superjapan


COFFEE & CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTIST ALFREDO JAAR

Multidisciplinary Chilean artist, architect and film-maker Alfredo Jaar, who tackles socio-political issues such as social inequality and environmental degradation in his oeuvre, will share the concepts behind his recent works at a talk at the STPI, where he is the artist-in-residence this month.

WHERE: STPI, 41 Robertson Quay

MRT: Clarke Quay

WHEN: Tomorrow, 2.30 to 3.30pm

ADMISSION: Free

INFO: www.stpi.com.sg


MIND YOUR (INTER)CULTURE

Arts group The Select Centre, which promotes intercultural conversation and understanding, organises the monthly Mind Your (Inter)Culture book club, hosted by civil society activist Constance Singam.

This month’s featured book is Get Lucky: An Anthology Of Philippine And Singapore Writings, which explores the lives of Filipinos in Singapore.

Join fellow bookworms and writers Migs Bravo-Dutt, Felix Cheong, Desmond Kon and Eric Tinsay Valles for an afternoon of reading and discussion.

WHERE: Grassroots Book Room, 25 Bukit Pasoh Road

MRT: Outram Park

WHEN: Tomorrow, 3pm

ADMISSION: Free, registration required

INFO: Register at peatix.com/event/165611

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 13, 2016, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe