Happenings - Arts

ARTS

AUDITIONS

Our Gallery At Taman Jurong

This is an open call for creative ideas and to appoint suitable visual artists to engage Taman Jurong residents in visual arts projects that are facilitated by the artists. Project proposals will be implemented and featured in green spaces in the Taman Jurong neighbourhood between next month and April next year. Applicants should submit their proposals by Nov 3.

INFO: www.tamanjurong.sg/ourgallery

BOOKS

Panel Discussion: The Epigram Books Collection Of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume Three

Guest editor Cyril Wong, series editor Jason Erik Lundberg, as well as authors Nuraliah Norasid, Clara Chow and Melissa De Silva talk about their book, which gathers the finest Singaporean stories published in 2015 and last year, selected from hundreds of stories published in journals, magazines, anthologies and single-author collections.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet The Author: Boey Kim Cheng Of Gull Between Heaven And Earth

The debut novel by Singapore-born Australian poet Boey Kim Cheng is about Du Fu, widely regarded as one of the greatest poets in China's literary history, who had struggled as a young man to make his mark.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg

CONCERTS

Resonates With: The NUSChoir

Formed in 1980, The NUSChoir, a member of the National University of Singapore Centre for the Arts, comprises more than 80 students and alumni from various faculties.

WHERE: Padang Atrium, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 2, 3 & 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6271-7000 INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg

A Dream Of 2 Worlds

This concert by NUS alumni Christina Zhou and Tze Toh features an Asian fusion of jazz, film, classical music and anime soundtracks, including original works by the award-winning Toh.

WHERE: Auditorium, Shaw Foundation Alumni House, 11 Kent Ridge Drive MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: $25 TEL: 6516-1913 INFO: alumnet.nus.edu.sg/event/ACoct17

SSO Subscription Concert: Beethoven Triple Concerto In C

Conductor Andrew Litton doubles as solo pianist, partnering Singapore Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster Igor Yuzefovich and principal cellist Ng Pei-Sian for Beethoven's chamber-like Triple Concerto In C.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Nov 10, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SSO Subscription Concert: Song Of Destiny - Brahms Symphonies

Shui Lan conducts the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in this concert which will open with music from Malaysian child prodigy Tengku Irfan, 19, and end with Brahms' Second Symphony.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Nov 17, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Limelight

Nan Hua High School Choir and Tanjong Katong Girls' School Choir perform as part of this series that gives some of the best school choirs and symphonic bands in Singapore an opportunity to showcase their musical abilities to the public.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Nov 19, 5pm (Nan Hua High School Choir) & Nov 20, 5pm (Tanjong Katong Girls' School Choir) ADMISSION: $14 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

DANCE

Becoming 2017

This showcase features newly commissioned works by dancer-choreographers Jeffrey Tan and Silvia Yong. Performed by School of the Arts dancers, it also features guest artists Valerie Yeo and Ivan Koh from Singapore Dance Theatre.

WHERE: Drama Theatre, Level 2 School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 8pm & tomorrow, 2.30 & 8pm ADMISSION: $20 & $30 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: bit.ly/2xsT9Us

Rocio Molina's Bosque Ardora

Spanish choreographer-dancer Molina shape-shifts between Artemis, a Greek goddess of the hunt, a mythological vixen in a fox mask and a sex kitten in a boyfriend shirt and stiletto heels - all the while rhythmically sparring with two male dancers and a band of musicians. This production is part of da:ns festival.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $21 - $104 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Women In Photography 2017

Issues of domesticity, familial ties and feminine identity are explored in the third edition of this group exhibition, which puts the spotlight on the works of eight international women photographers. The exhibition is curated by Objectifs centre director Emmeline Yong.

WHERE: Chapel Gallery, Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Nov 19, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sat), noon - 4pm (Sun) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg

Body//Anomalies

Heavily influenced by the Japanese art movement ero guro nansensu, this mix of eroticism and mutilation of the human body by young Singaporean artists Olive Chua and Celia Yew also represents, in a twisted fashion, the liberation and empowerment of the female form.

WHERE: Artblovk Gallery, 03-05, 195 Pearl's Hill Terrace MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Today - Nov 12, noon - 10pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon & public holidays; meet the artists: today, 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9641-1307 INFO: artblovk.carbonmade.com

THEATRE

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour wrote this play to connect himself with the world at a time when he was forbidden to travel out of Iran. At its heart is the idea of speaking to the audience about his terrifying and personal exploration of individual freedom.

WHERE: KC Arts Centre, Robertson Quay, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Wed, 8pm ADMISSION: $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Kings & Queen Of Comedy Asia 8 (R18)

Headlining this annual show is Malaysian comedian Harith Iskander. Also on the line-up are Daliso Chaponda, second runner-up of this year's Britain's Got Talent competition; home-grown comedienne Sharul Channa; and American Raj Sharma.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Nov 3 & 4, 8.30pm ADMISSION: $42 - $112 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Kenangan

This dance, music and theatre production features music and dances from the 1950s to 1970s, following the journey of a cabaret girl named Ainun, a victim of circumstances in every phase of her life. In English and Malay.

WHERE: Festive Arts Theatre, Level 2 Our Tampines Hub, 51 Tampines Avenue 4 MRT: Tampines WHEN: Nov 4, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $25 (adult), $15 (student) INFO: E-mail enquiries@kiranaseni.com or call 8100-3022 for tickets

Sanctuary By The Necessary Stage & Hanchu-Yuei

Written by Haresh Sharma and Suguru Yamamoto, this production is about a terminally ill woman who hires a digital-legacy company to record video greetings for her children to watch long after she is gone.

WHERE: The Necessary Stage Black Box, B1-02, 278 Marine Parade Road MRT: Dakota WHEN: Wed - Nov 4 & Nov 8 - 11, 8pm; Nov 4, 5, 11 & 12, 3pm ADMISSION: $40 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 27, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe