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Arts Picks: Superstars Of Ballet, Shakespeare In The Park - Romeo And Juliet, Ek Mulaqaat, In-Definite Defiance

Alexis Saramite.
Alexis Saramite.PHOTO: BASE ENTERTAINMENT

SUPERSTARS OF BALLET

The highly anticipated three-day Superstars Of Ballet opens tonight. Ballet fans are in for a real treat as the top 13 principal dancers in the world, including superstars Alexis Saramite and Jurgita Dronina, perform at Marina Bay Sands. See highlights from iconic contemporary ballet classics such as Le Corsaire, Don Quixote and Brel. The production is presented by Base Entertainment Asia in partnership with the Voilah! French Festival in Singapore.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue WHEN: Today, 8pm; tomorrow, Sunday and Monday, 7.30pm MRT: Bayfront ADMISSION: $65 to $205 (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg) INFO: voilah.sg/superstar-ballet


SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK - ROMEO AND JULIET

The Singapore Repertory Theatre marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death by revisiting the Bard's tragic love story. Directed by Daniel Slater, it sees young actors Cheryl Tan (Beauty World) and Thomas Pang (Tribes) play the star-crossed lovers (both above), while the supporting cast includes veteran performers such as Jo Kukathas, Daniel Jenkins, and Remesh Panicker.

WHERE: Fort Canning Park WHEN: Till Sunday, 7.30pm MRT: Dhoby Ghaut ADMISSION: $40 to $98 from Sistic



PHOTOS: TEAMWORK PRODUCTIONS, SINGAPORE REPERTORY THEATRE

EK MULAQAAT (A MEETING)

Renowned Indian cinema actress Deepti Naval (above) appears on stage for the first time in her four-decade acting career. Essaying the role of the late writer Amrita Pritam, this critically acclaimed play explores her relationship with poet and lyricist

Sahir Ludhianvi (played by Shekhar Suman, above). Was theirs a story of unrequited love or a literary friendship? Ek Mulaqaat explores that and more while drawing from the work of the two great Indian writers. The play, directed by Saif Hyder Hasan, is in Hindi and Urdu with English surtitles.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive WHEN: Tonight, 8pm MRT: Esplanade/City Hall ADMISSION: $50 to $170 from Sistic

IN-DEFINITE DEFIANCE: SOLO EXHIBITION BY ERIC CHAN

This new series of oil paintings presents cropped, monochromatic landscapes set within earth-toned backgrounds. Drawing upon the rhythms of nature, Eric Chan creates a dramatic tension in his new works. The artist, who is known for his use of rich colours, makes a significant departure from his past works. The layered interplay of light and shadow hints at his growing ease with his canvas.

WHERE: The Shophouse 5, 5 Lorong 24A Geylang MRT: Aljunied WHEN: Till May 8. Viewings by appointment only ADMISSION: Free INFO: Call 6338-6192 or go to www.chanhampegalleries.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 29, 2016, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe