Gallery Light To Night Festival, an Asian Nutcracker, and more

Fire & Rain (above), a work by Singaporean painter Rofi, 46.
PHOTOS: ONG WEE JIN, STANLEY NG, THE KOOL ARTISTS
Fire & Rain (above), a work by Singaporean painter Rofi, 46.
Fire & Rain (above), a work by Singaporean painter Rofi, 46.PHOTOS: ONG WEE JIN, STANLEY NG, THE KOOL ARTISTS

Nabilah Said recommends

GALLERY LIGHT TO NIGHT FESTIVAL

An interactive light show will be featured on the facade of National Gallery Singapore tonight and tomorrow from 8pm.

There are also lots of art installations - such as the 5m-tall Pagoda Robot (main photo), which is made of recycled cardboard - music performances and film screenings at this festival, which celebrates the first anniversary of the museum.

Food lovers should check out the festival's food street on St Andrew's Road today and tomorrow from 5 to 11.30pm.

WHERE: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Sunday, 10am to 3am (today and tomorrow), 10am to 7pm (Sunday) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg


THE NUTCRACKER

This classic ballet showcasing the music of Russian composer Tchaikovsky is given an Asian twist by the Singapore Dance Theatre - it is set in pre-war Shanghai. Though it retains the story of a little girl and her toy nutcracker, the production will feature Chinese elements such as traditional costumes and Chinese dance done with silk scarves.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Wednesday to Dec 11, 8pm (Wednesday to Friday), 1 & 8pm (Saturday), 1 & 7pm (Sunday) ADMISSION: $30 to $70 (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555) INFO: www.facebook.com/singaporedancetheatre


MY MOTHER'S CHEST

A mother-daughter relationship is explored in this Mandarin monologue written by playwright Ng Sin Yue in 1992.

Theatre actress Audrey Luo (photo) plays the protagonist, who finds a wooden chest belonging to her stepmother. The play is presented by a group of independent artists, including veteran director Jeffrey Low and producer Stanley Ng, and comes with English surtitles.

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, Level 5 National Library Singapore, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Sunday, 8pm (today and tomorrow), 3pm (tomorrow and Sunday) ADMISSION: $35 (e-mail preferred show date, time and number of tickets to tickets.mmdxz@gmail.com) INFO: www.mmdxz.weebly.com


QI@ART

This art exhibition by collective The Kool Artists comprises sculptures and installations by 20 artists aged 21 to 90. The diverse show, named after the principle of qi or life force, incorporates works which reflect the Eastern and Western perspectives of art.

It is organised by two resident artists of Telok Kurau Studios who are both in their 70s - Cultural Medallion recipient Chng Seok Tin and established sculptor Sim Lian Huat.

WHERE: Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, 91 Lorong J Telok Kurau Road MRT: Eunos WHEN: Till Sunday, 11am to 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/TheKoolArtists

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 02, 2016, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe