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Arts Picks: Club Nafa, Pesta Raya and more

Memorable Recollections - Red Line (left) by Baet Yeok Kuan.
Memorable Recollections - Red Line (above) by Baet Yeok Kuan.PHOTOS: ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY, NANYANG ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, SYAMIL SAPARI
(Clockwise from far left) Mohamad Shaifulbahri, Michael Ng, Edward Eng and Dominic Nah are the creators of dead was the body till i taught it how to move.
(Clockwise from far left) Mohamad Shaifulbahri, Michael Ng, Edward Eng and Dominic Nah are the creators of dead was the body till i taught it how to move.PHOTOS: ESPLANADE – THEATRES ON THE BAY, NANYANG ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, SYAMIL SAPARI

WAY OF ART: RECENT WORKS BY CLUB NAFA MEMBERS 

Club Nafa is a platform for alumni, staff and supporters of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. This exhibition of work from 42 members celebrates the academy's 80th anniversary and shows the breadth of its influence on Singapore's art scene. Look out for pieces by Nafa alumni such as Lim Poh Teck and Baet Yeok Kuan, both of whom won Young Artist awards in the 1990s. 

WHERE: Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nafa Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bencoolen/Bras Basah WHEN: Until Tuesday, 11am to 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nafa.edu.sg

DEAD WAS THE BODY TILL I TAUGHT IT HOW TO MOVE

This one-man show blends street dance and spoken word to explore b-boy Dominic Nah's relationship with his late father. Nah worked with writer Edward Eng and fellow dancer Michael Ng to create this work directed by Adeeb Fazah and produced by Mohamad Shaifulbahri.

WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre Multi-purpose Hall, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Today, 8pm; tomorrow, 3 and 8pm ADMISSION: $35 from www.bhumicollective.com/deadwasthebody

PESTA RAYA: MALAY FESTIVAL OF ARTS 2018

The annual Malay festival of arts at the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay turns the grounds of the arts centre into a riot of song and dance this weekend. Don't miss these free highlights from storied performing arts group Sriwana.

SERIBU RENTAK/ONE THOUSAND BEATS

Thirty performers from Sriwana introduce viewers to the handheld instruments that accompany Malay dance, including the kompang, rabai, jidur and tambourine.

WHERE: Esplanade Forecourt, 8 Raffles Avenue WHEN: Today to Sunday, 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.esplanade.com

Memorable Recollections - Red Line (left) by Baet Yeok Kuan.

LENGGANG LEGENDA: MERINTIS SEJARAH (LEGENDARY LENGGANG: TRACING ORIGINS)

In three 45-minute segments, performers from Sriwana (above) and other troupes such as Sri Warisan and Era Dance Theatre trace the growth of Malay dance in Singapore. Be bewitched by the traditional zapin, joget, asli, masri and inang dance forms as well as contemporary genres.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive WHEN: Today, 7, 8.15 and 9.15pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.esplanade.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 13, 2018, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe