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Arts Picks: Moksha Festival, The Wooster Group and more

Games, Dance and the Constructions (Singapore) #10 - a screen print, archival inkjet print, plexiglass, cotton rag paper by Teppei Kaneuji. -- PHOTO:  TEPPEI KANEUJI
Games, Dance and the Constructions (Singapore) #10 - a screen print, archival inkjet print, plexiglass, cotton rag paper by Teppei Kaneuji. -- PHOTO:  TEPPEI KANEUJI

AVANT THEATRE’S MOKSHA FESTIVAL

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The sprawling Indian epic of the Mahabharata will once again take to the stage by way of the Moksha Festival organised by Avant Theatre & Language. Anchoring the festival is the eponymous Moksha trilogy of plays, inspired by characters from the Mahabharata: a warrior, a game master and a dancer. Apart from theatre productions, the line-up includes storytelling, dialogue sessions, and games of dice that audience members can participate in.

Where: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten When: Mon - Sept 27, various times Admission: Prices vary. Info: avanttheatremokshafestival.peatix.com


TEPPEI KANEUJI AT STPI: ENDLESS, NAMELESS (CONSTRUCTIONS)

This is a show by award-winning Japanese artist Teppei Kaneuji, who was so inspired by the Singaporean landscape – from durians to Haw Par Villa – that he dedicated part of his six-week residency with the Singapore Tyler Print Institute to producing Singapore-inspired works. His 80 artworks are a blend of two- and three-dimensional works featuring his signature collage of Japanese manga illustrations and everyday objects. Prices range between $4,000 and $32,000.

Where: STPI Gallery, 41 Robertson Quay MRT: Clarke Quay When: Tomorrow - Oct 25. Tue - Fri, 10am - 7pm, Sat, 9am - 6pm; Mon by appointment only, closed on Sun & public holidays. There will be an artist’s talk tomorrow at 2.30pm Admission: Free Info: www.stpi.com.sg


A CONVERSATION WITH ELIZABETH LECOMPTE & MEMBERS OF THE WOOSTER GROUP

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The Singapore International Festival of Arts concludes this week with a dramatic reworking of William Shakespeare’s Troilus & Cressida (titled Cry, Trojans!) by the experimental theatre ensemble The Wooster Group. Members of the iconic, boundary-pushing New York-based company, together with their co-founder Elizabeth LeCompte, will discuss their performances and their practice in this intimate dialogue session.

Where: School of the Arts Studio Theatre MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Tomorrow, noon Admission: Free Info: sifa.sg/media/sifa-shares.html

BOTH SIDES, NOW – AN IMMERSIVE ARTS EXPERIENCE


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Drama Box and ArtsWok are collaborating on the second edition of Both Sides, Now, an arts experience that encourages the public to think about end-of-life issues. Through art installations, puppet shows, forum theatre productions and dialogue sessions, this project hopes to empower the public to explore topics of living and dying. Where: Nee Soon South (basketball courts in front of Block 838 Yishun Street 81, opposite Khatib MRT station); Toa Payoh Central (in front of Toa Payoh Library) MRT: Khatib/Toa Payoh When: Today - Sun (Nee Soon South) & Sept 26 - 28 (Toa Payoh Central), 10am - 10pm Admission: Free Info: Go to bothsidesnow.sg for programmes and activities