AKSHITA NANDA RECOMMENDS

Weekend arts picks by Akshita Nanda

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BHAIRAVI

Bhaskar's Arts Academy is known for its showcases of traditional dance, so do not miss this one-night-only bharatanatyam performance put together by artistic director Santha Bhaskar and resident choreographer Ambujah Thiru. Bhairavi refers to a powerful, transformative and destructive force which propels life, and this production explores the different facets of womanhood.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio MRT: City Hall/Esplanade When: Tomorrow, 7.30pm Admission: $25, from Nrityalaya Aesthetics Society (call 6336-6537) & Bhaskar's Arts Academy (call 6396-4523)


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SHINOHARU RAKUGO: 4TH SOLO TOUR IN SINGAPORE

This is a great chance to enjoy rakugo, a centuries-old Japanese art of storytelling, in English. Japanese artist Shinoharu Tatekawa uses only a fan to enact multiple characters and comic stories.

Where: YMCA Auditorium @ One Orchard Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut When: Today, 7.30pm Admission: $25 from shinoharu.peatix.com or $30 at the door


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T'ANG QUARTET PRESENTS STRINGFELLOWS

The T'ang Quartet are noted for technical excellence and being entertaining. In this concert, the four men join forces with Elizabeth Tan (cello), Lillian Wang (violin), Tang Tee Tong (violin) and Thian Ai Wen (viola) to present works such as Borodin's String Sextet In D Minor and Mendelssohn's Octet In E Flat Major.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio MRT: City Hall/Esplanade When: Sun, 3 & 5.30pm Admission: $32 from Sistic


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BRIDGING FRONTIERS

The Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, a young and rising professional Western classical orchestra, is presenting a fusion concert here. Chinese instrumentalists Ling Hock Siang and Wilson Neo will perform a folk-inspired double erhu concerto, Hymn Of Wusuli, by Liu Xi Jin. Led by conductor Chan Tze Law, the show also features the Singapore Symphony Orchestra's principal horn player, Han Chang Chou.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: City Hall/Esplanade When: Tomorrow, 7.30pm Admission: $15 - $72 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)