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Arts Picks: Ebizo Ichikawa, After Utopia, 5th Singapore Lieder Festival, Impressions by Lim Tze Peng


PHOTOS: SHINSUKE YASUI AND JAPAN THEATER 2015, SINGAPORE LYRIC OPERA, NEO XIAOBIN

EBIZO ICHIKAWA XI'S JAPAN THEATER 2015

Japanese kabuki exponent Ebizo Ichikawa (above left) showcases tradition as well as reinvents the ancient art form in this double-bill. On the agenda is the classical play Uwanari about jealousy, as well as a martial umbrella dance in Mimasu Kuruwa No Kasauri, specially created for Singapore.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 and 7.30pm; Sunday, 3pm ADMISSION: $89 to $185 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg) INFO: Go to entertainment.marinabaysands.com


AFTER UTOPIA: REVISITING THE IDEAL IN ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART

This intriguing showcase of controversial and influential works of contemporary art from Asia ends its run this weekend.

Look out for pieces such as Chinese artist Shen Shaomin's Summit, with its life-like figures of political leaders, and the installation Letters From The Forest (II) (2015) by Singapore's Donna Ong (above).

WHERE: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Until Sunday, 10am to 7pm (last admission 6.15pm), open till 9pm every Friday ADMISSION: Free for Singaporeans and permanent residents, admission for others at $5 and $10 INFO: Call 6589-9580 or go to www.singaporeartmuseum.sg


5TH SINGAPORE LIEDER FESTIVAL: SONGS FROM HOME

The Sing Song Club's annual festival celebrates Singapore's 50th anniversary this year with performances and premieres of works by local composers such as Kelly Tang and the late Leong Yoon Pin. Performers include mezzo-soprano Anna Koor (above), baritone William Lim and tenor Adrian Poon, accompanied by musicians such as pianist Shane Thio and conductor Joost Flach.

WHERE: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Today to Sunday, 8pm ADMISSION: $15 (concession) and $20 from bytes.sg INFO: www.theartshouse.sg


IMPRESSIONS BY LIM TZE PENG

This showcase of 95 works by Cultural Medallion recipient Lim Tze Peng (above) is a breathtaking overview of the 95-year-old artist's career, from oil paintings to Chinese inks and calligraphy.

WHERE: Ode to Art Platform @ 4th Floor, Raffles City Convention Centre, and Ode To Art Gallery, 01-36E/F Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Nov 30, Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 9pm; Friday & Saturday, noon to 10pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: Call 6250-1901 or go to www.odetoart.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 16, 2015, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe