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Arts Picks

Taiwan Dreams Episode 1: Dreamhotel
Taiwan Dreams Episode 1: DreamhotelPHOTOS: CREATIVE SOCIETY THEATRE GROUP, LASALLE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, NANYANG ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, SINGAPORE LYRIC OPERA

TAIWAN DREAMS EPISODE 1: DREAM HOTEL

This stage production by Taiwanese theatre director Wei Ying-chuan offers an evocative look at the disappearance of the Western Xia dynasty in the 11th century through one man's search for his loved ones. The production melds theatre, video, photography, music and the visual arts.

WHERE: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $45 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555) INFO: sifa.sg


MARCO FUSINATO: CONSTELLATIONS

Melbourne-born artist Marco Fusinato, who was invited to show at this year's Venice Biennale, presents a new work that aims to get visitors to strike a 40m wall embedded with microphones with a chained baseball bat. The minimalist and interactive work highlights the artist's interest in noise, its qualities of destruction and perfection, and its capacity to structure physical space.

WHERE: Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore Gallery 1, 1 McNally Street MRT: Little India WHEN: Till Sept 29, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free


LAND BEFORE OUR TIME: A VERNACULAR IN SOUTH-EAST ASIAN ART MAKING

This group show of large-scale works features contemporary art pieces by South-east Asian artists, including I Nyoman Masriadi, Natee Utarit, Om Mee Ai, Jimmy Ong and Ronald Ventura.

WHERE: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Galleries 1 & 2, 80 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Oct 4, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free


LEONCAVALLO'S PAGLIACCI AND PUCCINI'S GIANNI SCHICCHI

This double-bill opera by the Singapore Lyric Opera features Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, a tragic work, and Puccini's only comedy, Gianni Schicchi. The cast includes English baritone Adrian Clarke, South Korean tenor Lee Jae Wok and Japanese soprano Sachika Ito. Sung in Italian with English and Chinese surtitles.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Till tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $28 - $130 from Sistic

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2015, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe