M1 OPEN STAGE + DIVERCITY
Part of the M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival, this platform brings together a diverse set of dancers from around the world. DiverCity features local choreographer duo Chiew Peishan and Liu Wen-Chun with Should I Kill Myself Or Have A Cup Of Coffee?, inspired by the famous quote by French philosopher Albert Camus.
Open Stage runs the gamut from Taiwanese-American breakdancer Tom Tsai's political A Fantasy Of Going Home to Japan's Ruri Mito in Matou, about the artist's complex relationship with her body.
Veteran Singaporean abstract expressionist Wong Keen returns with 49 works in this solo show on blood, meat and the nude form. Among them is the 3m-tall and 6m-long The Aftermath, in which a mushroom cloud dominates human limbs and butchered joints in a post-apocalyptic world.
SSO: FAMILIAR FAVOURITES
In this edition of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra's (SSO) Familiar Favourites series, conductor Shui Lan leads the orchestra in an all-Russian programme, which is anchored by Modest Mussorgsky's orchestral showcase, Pictures At An Exhibition, as arranged by Maurice Ravel.
The Singapore Symphony Choruses join in for a performance of Alexander Borodin's Polovtsian Dances, the choral part of which is recognisable from the popular song Stranger In Paradise, from the 1953 musical Kismet.
WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive WHEN: Today, 7.30pm; pre-concert talk at 6.30pm at library@esplanade ADMISSION: $15 to $88 from Sistic INFO: www.sso.org.sg
ONE METRE SQUARE: VOICES FROM SUNGEI ROAD
Interviews carried out with the vendors of Sungei Road flea market - before it closed for good last year - are stitched together verbatim in this Singapore Theatre Festival work, which brings to life characters from the market and asks questions about the price of progress in Singapore.
WHERE: The Singapore Airlines Theatre, Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street MRT: Rochor WHEN: Today, 7.30pm; tomorrow and Sunday, 3 and 7.30pm ADMISSION: $75, $60 from Sistic INFO: Performed in Mandarin, Hokkien and Cantonese with English surtitles. Advisory: Some mature content. For more information, go to singaporetheatrefestival.com