Happenings - Arts

Naoko Tosa (left) reinterprets traditional Japanese culture through new video works.
Naoko Tosa (above) reinterprets traditional Japanese culture through new video works.PHOTO: IKKAN ART



Southeast Asian Film Financing Project Market Call For Submissions

The inaugural Southeast Asian Film Financing Project Market by ScreenSingapore will take place from Dec 2 to 4. Submissions are open and will close on Sept 30. The Project Market is open to in-development fiction and non-fiction feature film projects, from both aspiring and experienced film-makers, and will facilitate meetings and interactions between the selected film-makers and potential collaborators who can help bring the projects to fruition.

Info: Submit project at www.screensingapore.com.sg. Go to www.asiatvforum.com


Harp Fest 2015 - Queen Of Harps: Catrin Finch In Concert

Finch performs in Singapore for the first time and will enthrall with a programme of harp solos. She was the royal harpist of the Prince of Wales from 2000 to 2004.

Where: University Cultural Centre Theatre, NUS Centre For the Arts, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Clementi When: Sun, 7.30pm Admission: $41 & $52 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

International Masters Showcase: Strumming Heartstrings

The concert showcases international musicians in collaboration with Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) and is conducted by SCO music director Tsung Yeh. Featured musicians include percussionist Evelyn Glennie, erhu player Yu Hong Mei and SCO guanzi player Han Lei.

Where: Singapore Chinese Orchestra Concert Hall, Singapore Conference Hall Level 1, 7 Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar When: Today & tomorrow, 8pm Admission: $33 - $74 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

Symphonic G-On!

AudioImage Wind Ensemble entertains with soundtracks and songs from Japanese anime shows and popular video games such as Attack On Titan, The Legend Of Zelda and Final Fantasy.

Where: School Of The Arts Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah When: Sept 12, 7pm Admission: $12 (students), $20 (adults) Info: For ticket inquiries, call Xinhao on 8126-2965


Lord Of The Dance - Dangerous Games

This is a new staging of the much-loved masterpiece directed by Michael Flatley. With all the visceral precision and thrills of the original, it features new costumes and choreography and 40 outstanding young dancers and musicians.

Where: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, Grand Theatre, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront When: Till Sun, 7.30pm ( Fri); 3 & 7.30pm (Sat); 2 & 7.30pm (Sun) Admission: $69 - $179 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

City Lights - Dances For Singapore's 50th

Maya Dance Theatre celebrates Singapore's history through a diverse dance collection by professional and community artists. City Lights comprises more than 20 dances and 50 performers.

Where: Orchard Central Atrium, Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset When: Tomorrow, 4 - 8pm; Sun, 1 - 5pm Admission: Free Tel: 6298-0771 Info: E-mail imran@mayadancetheatre.org. Go to www.mayadancetheatre.org


Once Upon A Time In Asia: The Animal Race

Discover animal facts from learning about manure to exploring the symbolism of animals in Asian traditions.

Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place When: Till Sept 13, 10am - 5pm Admission: Free Tel: 6332-7798 Info: www.acm.org.sg

Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow

As part of its 170th anniversary, The Straits Times has collaborated with ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands to present this exhibition that chronicles the nation's development through powerful images and stories. It features hundreds of The Straits Times' front-page stories, headlines and photographs that capture pivotal moments in Singapore's history. Never-before-seen photographs dating back to 1845 are also on show.

Where: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront When: Till Oct 4, 10am - 7pm Admission: Free Info: www.marinabaysands.com/ArtScienceMuseum


Desires Mystified: Oil Paintings By Ming Jing

This exhibition showcases 14 oil paintings by Ming Jing, whose light and elegant style reflects his attitude towards the world.

Where: Element Art Space, 02-13 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road MRT: Bugis/City Hall When: Till Sun, 11am - 7pm daily Admission: Free Tel: 6883-2001 Info: www.elementartspace.com

Chng Seok Tin: My World Of Prints

This exhibition delves into the print- making world of veteran artist Chng Seok Tin. On showcase are selected prints of various types - lithography, etching, engraving, monotype and ink transfer. Chng is also known today for her sculptures and mixed media work.

Where: 03-39/02-43 Artcommune gallery, Block 231, Bras Basah Complex, Bain Street MRT: Bugis When: Till Wed, noon - 7pm; tomorrow, 3pm (opening ceremony) Admission: Free Tel: 6336-4240 Info: www.artcommune.com.sg

Tosa Rimpa: The Places You Will Never Visit By Naoko Tosa

This solo exhibition by the Japanese media artist follows her projection mapping exercise at the Kyoto National Museum and breathes new life into the historical Rimpa school of Japanese painting. Tosa reimagines and reinterprets traditional Japanese culture and imagery through six new video works.

Where: Ikkan Art Gallery, 01-05 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road MRT: HarbourFront When: Till Sept 19, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sat). Closed on public holiday Admission: Free Tel: 6681-6490 Info: www.ikkan-art.com


Home, Then Everywhere Else By Liu Ying And Estella Ng

A showcase of works by the two young Singaporean artists. Ng paints free-form miniature worlds of places, landscapes and memories of her travels abroad and Liu uses the meditative gaze of photography to look at the environment of her home.

Where: Flaneur Gallery, 129 Jalan Besar MRT: Bugis When: Till Sun, 1 - 6pm Admission: Free Tel: 9112-4685 Info: www.flaneur.sg

Asserting/Transforming - The Art Of Rene Robles

Filipino artist Rene Robles works in a variety of mediums, including drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. With a career spanning more than four decades, he is acclaimed for his arresting compositions of commonplace objects with heightened emotional intensity and spartan colours.

Where: Momentous Arts, Block C, 02-11, 1557 Keppel Road (beside Southpoint) MRT: Tanjong Pagar When: Thu - Sept 22, 12.30 - 6.30pm (Mon - Fri); noon - 6pm (Sat). Sun & public holiday by appointment Admission: Free Tel: 9641-3235 Info: www.momentousarts.com

Voice Of Korean Art Group Exhibition

This show features masterpieces by five eminent Korean artists: Kim Hee Kyung, Lee Juyeon, Lee Young Ji, Lee Kwan Woo and Hyun Jae Chang. Their portfolio encompasses a wide variety of styles, mediums, genres and subject matter.

Where: Ode to Art Platform @ 4th Floor Raffles City Convention Center (Foyer Area), 252 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall When: Till Sept 19, 11am - 9pm (Sun - Thu); noon - 10pm (Fri & Sat) Admission: Free Tel: 6250-1901 Info: E-mail info@odetoart.com. Go to www.odetoart.com


Globe To Globe Hamlet By Shakespeare's Globe

Lasting 21/2 hours and touring every country in the world over two years, this is a fresh travelling version of Shakespeare's classic tragedy featuring a cast of 12.

Where: Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall When: Tue, Wed & Sept 11, 7.45pm; Sept 12, 2.30 & 7.45pm Admission: $92 - $152 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

Double Bill Operas: Leoncavallo's Pagliacci And Puccini's Gianni Schicchi

Be enthralled by Singapore Lyric Opera's double bill performance. Sung in Italian with English and Chinese surtitles.

Where: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall When: Sept 10 - 12, 8pm Admission: $31 - $134 Tel: 6348-5555 Info: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 04, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe