CORRIE TAN ARTS CORRESPONDENT RECOMMENDS

Arts Picks: Masterpiece In Motion, Jewels In The Tale and more

The programme will also feature Chinese-American choreographer Edwaard Liang's Opus 25 (above), created specially for the SDT's 25th anniversary in 2013.
The programme will also feature Chinese-American choreographer Edwaard Liang's Opus 25 (above), created specially for the SDT's 25th anniversary in 2013.PHOTO: NICOLETHEN STUDIO

SINGAPORE DANCE THEATRE'S MASTERPIECE IN MOTION

The Singapore Dance Theatre's annual international repertory season returns with three ballets, including 19th- century Danish choreographer August Bournonville's Divertissements, where his distinctive precision and lightness will be on display. The programme will also feature the world premiere of Midnight Waltzes by French choreographer Francois Klaus, as well as Chinese-American choreographer Edwaard Liang's Opus 25, created specially for the SDT's 25th anniversary in 2013.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $30 to $70 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)


DIRTSONG AT THE SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS


Black Arm Band. PHOTO: CHRIS DEW

Journey through the Aboriginal heartland of Australia at this multi-disciplinary music concert, one that blends stunning visuals of the country's landscape with the best of its indigenous singers, musicians and actors from the collective Black Arm Band.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $40 - $80 from Sistic INFO: sifa.sg


SINGAPORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S VCH CHAMBER SERIES: BACH FESTIVAL


Conductor Walter Reiter. PHOTO: SINGAPORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Celebrate J.S. Bach's 330th birthday with three concerts as musicians from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra perform a different slate of his work each evening. The programme features some of his most popular music, including the Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 3 & 5, as well as his colourful Orchestral Suites. The orchestra will also play three of his Trio Sonatas and Concerto For 3 Violins In D Major. Walter Reiter conducts.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Today, tomorrow & Sun, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 from Sistic


I THEATRE'S JEWELS IN THE TALE


Jewels In The Tale. PHOTO: I THEATRE

Children's theatre company I Theatre scoured Asia for its most beloved folk tales and has come up with a colourful collection of stories and folklore presented through physical theatre, masks and puppetry.

From The Crane's Gratitude (Japan) to Tenali Raman & the Three Thieves (India), the ensemble will perform each tale in a different style, drawing from genres such as Japanese Noh, classical Indian dance and Chinese opera. Recommended for children aged four and older and their families.

WHERE: Alliance Francaise Theatre MRT: Newton WHEN: Till Aug 30, 10am & 2.30pm (Mon - Wed), 10am (Thu & Fri), 10.30am & 2.30pm (Sat) ADMISSION: $30 from Sistic INFO: www.itheatre.org

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 21, 2015, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe