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Arts picks: Frankenstein at the Esplanade, THE O.P.E.N. and more

Marley Ho. -- PHOTO: THE THEATRE PRACTICE
Marley Ho. -- PHOTO: THE THEATRE PRACTICE
Uzbekistan-born prodigy Behzod Abduraimov performs tonight, veteran Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire plays tomorrow and Polish-Hungarian virtuoso Piotr Anderszewski (above) rounds out the festival on Sunday. -- PHOTO: K. MIURA
Uzbekistan-born prodigy Behzod Abduraimov performs tonight, veteran Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire plays tomorrow and Polish-Hungarian virtuoso Piotr Anderszewski (above) rounds out the festival on Sunday. -- PHOTO: K. MIURA
Uzbekistan-born prodigy Behzod Abduraimov performs tonight, veteran Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire (above) plays tomorrow and Polish-Hungarian virtuoso Piotr Anderszewski rounds out the festival on Sunday. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE SSO
Uzbekistan-born prodigy Behzod Abduraimov performs tonight, veteran Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire (above) plays tomorrow and Polish-Hungarian virtuoso Piotr Anderszewski rounds out the festival on Sunday. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE SSO
Uzbekistan-born prodigy Behzod Abduraimov (above) performs tonight, veteran Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire plays tomorrow and Polish-Hungarian virtuoso Piotr Anderszewski rounds out the festival on Sunday. -- PHOTO: BEN EALOVEGA AND DECCA
Uzbekistan-born prodigy Behzod Abduraimov (above) performs tonight, veteran Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire plays tomorrow and Polish-Hungarian virtuoso Piotr Anderszewski rounds out the festival on Sunday. -- PHOTO: BEN EALOVEGA AND DECCA
American dancer Richard Move channelling Martha Graham, an arresting portraiture exhibition (above) by South African photographer Zanele Muholi. -- PHOTO: ZANELE MUHOLI AND STEVENSON, CAPE TOWN & JOHANNESBURG
American dancer Richard Move channelling Martha Graham, an arresting portraiture exhibition (above) by South African photographer Zanele Muholi. -- PHOTO: ZANELE MUHOLI AND STEVENSON, CAPE TOWN & JOHANNESBURG
Benedict Cumberbatch (of TV series Sherlock fame) as the monstrous Creature and Jonny Lee Miller (who also plays the revered detective in the TV series Elementary) as the scientist Victor Frankenstein (both above). -- PHOTO: CATHERINE ASHMORE
Benedict Cumberbatch (of TV series Sherlock fame) as the monstrous Creature and Jonny Lee Miller (who also plays the revered detective in the TV series Elementary) as the scientist Victor Frankenstein (both above). -- PHOTO: CATHERINE ASHMORE

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE AT THE ESPLANADE: FRANKENSTEIN (NC16)

Tickets have been snapped up for this highly popular film series at the Esplanade, where blockbuster theatre productions by London's National Theatre have been captured on camera for a larger audience. But you can try your luck for this late-night screening of Frankenstein, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch (of TV series Sherlock fame) as the monstrous Creature and Jonny Lee Miller (who also plays the revered detective in the TV series Elementary) as the scientist Victor Frankenstein. Watch this classic gothic tale come to life as the created tracks down his creator for a chilling showdown.

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio MRT: City Hall/ Esplanade When: Tomorrow, 11.30pm Admission: $19 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg) Info: www.esplanade.com/NTLive


THE O.P.E.N.

The public-engagement initiative of the Singapore International Festival of Arts kicked off yesterday. With a plethora of films, workshops and performance demonstrations lined up, it aims to introduce the public to the various artists and themes of the main festival season. Highlights this weekend include a performance by American dancer Richard Move channelling Martha Graham, an arresting portraiture exhibition by South African photographer Zanele Muholi and brunches discussing the legacies of science and apartheid.

Where: Venues include 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Asian Civilisations Museum & Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts MRT: Various When: Till July 12, various timings Admission: $45 from Sistic for an O.P.E.N. pass allowing entry to almost all events Info: theopen.sifa.sg


SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL

The annual piano festival comes of age this year and, for its 21st edition, it will present audiences with a smorgasbord of favourites, from Bach and Beethoven to Rachmaninov and Ravel. Uzbekistan-born prodigy Behzod Abduraimov performs tonight, veteran Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire plays tomorrow and Polish-Hungarian virtuoso Piotr Anderszewski rounds out the festival on Sunday.

Where: School of the Arts Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Today - Sun, 7.30pm Admission: $40 to $80 from Sistic Info: www.pianofestival.com.sg


THE MARK BEHIND THE EAR BY SHORT ONE PLAYER (TAIWAN)

As part of the M1 Chinese Theatre Festival organised by The Theatre Practice, Taiwanese theatre practitioner Marley Ho will present an intimate and experimental one-woman performance. This semi-autobiographical piece is inspired by her personal history as a member of an immigrant family to Taiwan, looking back at her grandparents' journey there with the Nationalist Army and her parents' experience of historical changes in their new home.

Where: Creative Cube, Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bugis When: Today, 8pm, tomorrow & Sun, 3 & 8pm Admission: $38 from Sistic Info: Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles. Advisory 16 (some coarse language)

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