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Arts picks: Breakfast At 8, Jungle At 9, The Deep, Biomashup, Quarters

Breakfast at 8, jungle at 9.
Breakfast at 8, jungle at 9.PHOTO: ERNEST GOH
Breakfast at 8, jungle at 9.
Breakfast at 8, jungle at 9. PHOTO: ERNEST GOH
Atlantic football fish.
Atlantic football fish. PHOTO: MARINA BAY SANDS
Biomashup By Cristian Duarte.
Biomashup By Cristian Duarte. PHOTO: HAROLDO SABOIA
Quarters By Avant Theatre.
Quarters By Avant Theatre. PHOTO: AVANT THEATRE

BREAKFAST AT 8, JUNGLE AT 9

This is the first exhibition by Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film at its new premises in Middle Road. By photographer Ernest Goh, the show utilises repeated motifs from nature, such as insects and birds, to encourage viewers to appreciate these animals with a sense of wonder and fascination.

The title of the exhibition comes from a letter written by naturalist and explorer Alfred Russell Wallace, who spent eight years in the Malay Archipelago studying its flora and fauna.

He wrote to his mother: “I will tell you how my day is now occupied. Get up at half past five. Bath and coffee... Breakfast at eight. Out to the jungle at nine.”

Where: 155 Middle Road MRT: Bugis When: Till July 19, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Fri); noon - 6pm (Sat); noon - 4pm (Sun) Admission: Free


THE DEEP

Come face to face with terrifying deep sea aliens in this exhibition at the ArtScience Museum. More than 40 specimens, which were mostly collected from between 2,000m and 4,000m underwater, will be shown alongside photographs and sculptures of other deep sea creatures. Highlights include the bioluminescent black dragonfish, long-nosed chimaera and Atlantic football fish.

Where: ArtScience Museum MRT: BayFront When: Till Oct 27, 10am - 7pm daily, including public holiday Admission: $12 for Singapore residents, $15 for others Info: www.marinabaysands.com/museum/ticketing.htm


BIOMASHUP BY CRISTIAN DUARTE

Brazilian contemporary dancer Cristian Duarte brings together six dancers and one theremin player in this mashup of movement vocabularies and music. To put together the work, he asked dancers to draw upon their personal banks of leg movements such as turns, jumps and stretches, and then to share those movements with the others for them to riff off. “It was different from copying because I was not interested in identical. I was interested in different angles of the same,” he says.

Part of The O.P.E.N., the pre-programme of the Singapore International Festival of Arts, which opens in August.

Where: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road MRT: Clarke Quay When: Tonight, 8pm; tomorrow, 3 & 8pm Admission: $35 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)


QUARTERS BY AVANT THEATRE

Quarters is set in 1970s Singapore, in cramped two-storey living quarters provided by the Public Utilities Board for its multicultural mix of workers. Living in such close proximity to one another, language wires are crossed and Chinese, Indian and Malay families have to learn to adapt to one another despite their differences.

The play, which boasts a 35-strong cast aged between eight and 82, is directed by founder and artistic director of Avant Theatre G. Selvananthan and written by playwright Arivazagan Thirugnanamalso. It is performed in a mix of Tamil, English, Malay, Chinese and Hokkien, with English surtitles.

Where: Victoria Theatre When: Tonight & tomorrow, 7.30pm Admission: $25 & $30 from quarters.peatix.com. Students, full-time national servicemen and senior citizens with Pioneer Generation cards get a $5 discount by calling 9899-3002

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 19, 2015, with the headline 'Arts picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe