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
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