Happenings - Arts

ARTS

AUDITIONS

National Youth Film Awards

This open call aims to identify aspiring young film-makers and discover the best emerging talent for technical film crafts in Singapore. Previously open only to Singaporean and permanent resident students enrolled in a media-related course at any institute of higher learning, this year's competition also accepts submissions by non-media students aged 18 to 35 as well as foreign students enrolled in local schools. The deadline is midnight on April 15. Awards will be presented at a ceremony in July.

INFO: www.scape.sg/nyfa

Ballet Auditions For Children

Auditions are open for the Singapore Ballet Academy's intake this year. The term starts in May. Children who are in nursery and kindergarten may apply. Previous dance experience would be an advantage.

WHERE: Singapore Ballet Academy, 51 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Tue, 6 - 7.15pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6337-9125 INFO: E-mail enquiries@sba.com.sg to register

BOOKS

The Next Chapter

Playwright Jean Tay discusses her play, Everything But The Brain.

WHERE: Tomato Room, Level 3 Ang Mo Kio Public Library, 4300 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: March 18, 11.30am - 1pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

FUNdaMENTALs Book Club

This reading club was formed to encourage the confident use of English among adults in a comfortable environment. In this session, playwright Jean Tay discusses her play, Boom.

WHERE: Amazon Room, Woodlands Public Library, Woodlands Civic Centre, 900 South Woodlands Drive MRT: Woodlands WHEN: March 22, 10am - noon ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

CONCERTS

Arts Out Loud

This event features Japanese electropop, food vendors, live painting and more. Part of the NUS Arts Festival.

WHERE: Alice Lee Plaza, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: nusartsfestival.com

SPH Gift Of Music Presents SSO @ Gardens By The Bay

As part of the Singapore Press Holdings Gift of Music series, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, led by associate conductor Joshua Tan, will perform classic tunes such as Mussorgsky's Night On Bald Mountain and Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture as well as music by legendary composer John Williams from Jurassic Park (1993) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

WHERE: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow, 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sph.com.sg/sph-gift-of-music

Low Strung In Singapore

The all-cello rock band from Yale University performs original arrangements of songs by Britney Spears and The Beatles, among others. 

WHERE: Multi-purpose Hall, Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Nicoll Highway/Lavender WHEN: Tue, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $25 (adult), $15 (student) INFO: Tickets from lowstrungcellos.org

Concert Series: Escape

Under the direction of Joost Flach, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Wind Orchestra presents a programme that revolves around the concept of escape in physical and metaphorical dimensions.

WHERE: Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis/ Bras Basah WHEN: Thu, 7.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at escape1703. eventbrite.sg. Go to www.nafa.edu.sg

Concerti I Solisti VI

Winners of the annual School of the Arts Concerto Competition join the Orchestra of the Music Makers to present works, including the first movement of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and the finale of Bruch's First Violin Concerto. 

WHERE: Concert Hall, Level 2 School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: March 25, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $25 (standard), $10 (student), $15 (senior citizen/full-time national servicemen) TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com

Cantonese Classics

Led by Singapore Chinese Orchestra's music director Yeh Tsung, acclaimed huqin musician Yu Le Fu and Ricky Yeung Wai Kit, China's first bamboo flute doctorate holder, perform classic Cantonese music.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: March 31, 8pm ADMISSION: $21 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

DANCE

Remember When…

Working with the National University of Singapore School of Design and Environment and the department of geography, artistic director and resident choreographer Zaini Mohammad Tahir and dancers from the NUS Dance Ensemble explore how changes in Singapore's landscape affect the psyche of its people over time. Part of the NUS Arts Festival.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Hall, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: March 17, 8pm ADMISSION: $27 (standard), $19 (students) INFO: Tickets from www.apactix.com. Go to nusartsfestival.com

EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Angkor Wat

This exhibition of 51 works is conceptualised and produced by 122 students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' 3D Design, Design & Media, Fashion Studies, Fine Art, Music and Theatre programmes.

WHERE: Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till April 9, 11am - 7pm (closed every Mon) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nafa.edu.sg

Rivieres - A Solo Art Exhibition By Khan Siong Ann

The China-born artist and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts alumnus uses various techniques and media such as oil painting, Chinese ink and watercolour. All works on display are for sale. Part of the proceeds will go to Autism Resource Centre (Singapore).

WHERE: Public Art Space, Level 2 Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Till April 30, 10am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9742-3621 INFO: For inquiries, e-mail info@goshenartgallery.com. Go to www.goshenartgallery.com

Law Of The Land Exhibition: Highlights Of Singapore's Constitutional Documents

This exhibition explores the history of Singapore's constitutional development from a British colony in 1819 to its emergence as a sovereign republic in 1965. On display are 23 rare documents.

WHERE: Chief Justice's Chamber and Office, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Ongoing, 10am - 7pm (Sun - Thu & public holidays), 10am - 10pm (Fri, Sat & eve of public holidays) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6271-7000 INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg

EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Holler

Final-year projects by students from Singapore Polytechnic's School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology and School of Communication, Arts & Social Sciences are on display. The exhibition features the best works of graduating students in animation, music, visual effects and films, integrated marketing communications and storytelling for television and digital media.

WHERE: The Agency, Singapore Polytechnic, 500 Dover Road MRT: Dover WHEN: Today, 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: holler.sp.edu.sg

THEATRE

Calendar Girls

This production of Tim Firth's Calendar Girls, based on real events in a small town in Yorkshire, England, is directed by Susie Penrice Tyrie and features a largely female and international cast.

WHERE: Studio Theatre, School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Today, 8pm; tomorrow, 2 & 8pm; Sun, 2pm ADMISSION: $40 - $84 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Dear Miss Ye

This work is adapted from the Mandarin version of Dear Elena Sergeevna, written by Russian playwright Lyudmila Razumovskaya and translated by Tong Ning. It explores the tussle between old- and new-world values in a rapidly changing society. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Part of the NUS Arts Festival.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: March 17 & 18, 8pm ADMISSION: $27 (standard) & $19 (students) INFO: Tickets from www.apactix.com. Go to nusartsfestival.com

Normal

In this play written by Faith Ng as a letter to her teenage self, Secondary 5 Normal (Academic) students Ashley and Daphne struggle to manage self-imposed standards, society's demands and parental expectations.

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, Level 5 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: March 23 - April 16, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 3 & 8pm (Sat), 3pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $49 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 10, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe