Arts picks: Kafka On The Shore, Seasons, Passages Contemporary Season

KAFKA ON THE SHORE
KAFKA ON THE SHORE PHOTOS: ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY, NANYANG ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, BERNIE NG

KAFKA ON THE SHORE

With its open-ended narratives and heavy use of metaphors, the novel Kafka On The Shore by Japanese author Haruki Murakami does not lend itself easily to adaptation for the stage. But acclaimed Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa has boldly taken on this task with his self-named theatre company to convey onstage  the beauty of Murakami's simple but profound prose.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Today and tomorrow, 8pm; Sunday, 2pm ADMISSION: $48 to $118 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg) INFO: The performance includes elements of sex and violence. Recommended for audiences aged 16 and above Huang Lijie Arts Correspondent recommends


SEASONS

This solo exhibition by artist Lim Yew Kuan, an alumnus and former principal of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Nafa), offers an intimate look at his artistic journey over 60 years.

The paintings on show range from works made at the start of his practice in the 1950s to pieces created between December 2013 and January last year during an art residency at Nafa's studio at the Cite Internationale des Arts foundation in Paris.

WHERE: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Lim Hak Tai Gallery, 80 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Nov 15, 11am - 7pm (Tuesday to Sunday), closed on Monday ADMISSION: Free


PASSAGES CONTEMPORARY SEASON

The Singapore Dance Theatre's annual showcase of contemporary dance returns with a medley of contemporary works, including three new full-length creations by up-and-coming choreographers - Singaporean Max Chen, Indonesian Gigi Gianti and Swiss-Canadian Kinsun Chan.

WHERE: Goodman Arts Centre Black Box, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Today, 7.30pm; tomorrow, 3 & 7.30pm; Sunday, 3pm ADMISSION: $30 from Sistic

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 30, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - LJPICKS30'. Print Edition | Subscribe