Nabilah Said recommends

Coppelia, The Brown Dabble, and more



Coppelia is a light-hearted, whimsical ballet that involves a love story between a life-sized mechanical doll, created by mysterious inventor Dr Coppelius, and a village youth.

The two-hour ballet kicks off the season for Singapore Dance Theatre.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade

WHEN: Thursday to March 19 ADMISSION: $35 to $75 (go to or call 6348-5555) INFO:


Illustrator Muhammad Izdi's first solo visual arts show centres on the strangely amusing figure of a mysterious bogeyman. Comprising animation, sculpture and prints, the exhibition at Chan + Hori Contemporary art gallery also features emblems of power, savagery and sexual energy, such as a tiger (above) and a severed pig's head.

WHERE: Chan + Hori Contemporary, 02-09 Gillman Barracks, 6 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till April 2, 11am to 7pm (Tuesdays to Sundays), closed on Mondays ADMISSION: Free INFO:


String theory meets love story in Constellations, a play written by award-winning British playwright Nick Payne. Staged by the Singapore Repertory Theatre, the two-hander stars London-based actors Stephanie Street and Edward Harrison (both above) as star-crossed lovers Marianne, a theoretical physicist, and Roland, a beekeeper. 

WHERE: KC Arts Centre - Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till March 25, 8pm ADMISSION: $45 to $60 INFO:

destination: INK

This monthly event, organised by visual-textual collective spacer.gif, is a literary playground for artists dabbling in spoken word experiments, some of which incorporate music, photography and multimedia.

Each participant has a five- to seven-minute slot to test out original material, followed by an open jam at the end. For those over 18 only.

WHERE: Blu Jaz Cafe, Level 3, 11 Bali Lane MRT: Bugis WHEN: Monday, 8pm ADMISSION: $4 at the door INFO:

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