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Arts Picks: St Petersburg Ballet and more

PHOTOS: BODY X PRODUCTIONS, CHRIS YAP, SOUMIK DATTA ARTS, ST PETERSBURG BALLET THEATRE

ST PETERSBURG BALLET - SWAN LAKE

The critically acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre from Russia presents its full-length production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.

It lands in Singapore after sold-out seasons in London, Paris and Melbourne.

WHERE: The Theatre at Mediacorp, 1 Stars Avenue MRT: one-north WHEN: Till Sunday, 7.30pm (today), 2 and 7.30pm (tomorrow), 2pm and 6pm (Sunday) ADMISSION: $65 to $175 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)

CARI MAKAN

The eighth original production by Singapore theatre collective Hatch Theatrics, Cari Makan (a Malay expression that means "to earn a living") looks at lost occupations in Malay culture, among them the bomoh (shaman) and the tok mudim (circumcision specialist).

The play follows a storyteller with a tale to share about a mak bidan (midwife), played by Sabrina Annarhar (above) , and her tok mudim husband who turn to the village bomoh in their yearning for a child of their own.

WHERE: Auditorium, The Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate MRT: Bugis WHEN: Today, 8pm, and tomorrow, 3 and 8pm ADMISSION: $25, e-mail hatchticketing@gmail.com

KALAA UTSAVAM - INDIAN FESTIVAL OF ARTS: KING OF GHOSTS

British composer and musician Soumik Datta (above) reimagines the score to Indian film-maker Satyajit Ray's 1969 comedy, Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne. Singapore's Orchestra of the Music Makers will play alongside Irish percussionist Cormac Byrne, while scenes from the film will be projected on a large screen.

The show has toured Edinburgh and Glasgow in Scotland, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $30

BODY X - THE REHEARSAL

Seven suspects are taken to the scene of a murder. In this Mandarin theatre piece, the viewer determines his experience by deciding which actor to follow around The Arts House and piece together the clues to figure out who the murderer might be.

The performance is directed by Danny Yeo and Li Xie (front row, second and third from left) and the cast includes (clockwise, from back row) Ric Liu, Judy Ngo, Melody Chan, Alvin Chiam, Doreen Toh and Zelda Tatiana Ng.

WHERE: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place/Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Sunday, 7.30 and 10.30pm (today and tomorrow), 7.30pm (Sunday) ADMISSION: $42 from Sistic

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 25, 2016, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe