Happenings - Arts

Stuttgart Ballet’s Friedemann Vogel as Romeo and Alicia Amatriain as Juliet in the production choreographed by John Cranko.
Stuttgart Ballet’s Friedemann Vogel as Romeo and Alicia Amatriain as Juliet in the production choreographed by John Cranko. PHOTO: STUTTGART BALLET

ARTS

AUDITIONS

Design Excellence Awards Call For Entries

The awards, organised by Interior Design Confederation Singapore, are in their fifth cycle. There are 12 new categories this year, including Exhibition Design, Sustainable Design and Environmental Design. There are two competition tracks - Interior Design Excellence Awards for interior designers and firms, and Spatial Design Awards for students. Online submission is open till Oct 31. The awards will be presented on Nov 21.

INFO: idcs.sg

Open Call: The Shooting Home Youth Awards

Ten photographers aged 15 to 18 will be selected to develop a project over four weeks through five intensive sessions, guided by some of Singapore's foremost young artists and photographers. Applicants have to submit a portfolio by Oct 13 and the selection results will be announced on Oct 27.

INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg/shya2017


BOOKS

SG Author Series: Heartlands Book Club

Set in a secondary school, Those Who Can’t, Teach, is a portrayal of the pressures and challenges facing teachers and students in schools. The Heartlands Book Club discusses the play with playwright Haresh Sharma.

WHERE: Activities Room, Bukit Batok Public Library, 03-01 West Mall, 1 Bukit Batok Central Link MRT: Bukit Batok WHEN: Oct 13, 5 - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary

SG Author Series: Singapore Literature Book Club

The Singapore Literature Book Club and playwright Haresh Sharma discuss his play, Model Citizens.

WHERE: Multi-Purpose Room, Central Public Library, National Library Board, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Oct 26, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


CONCERTS

SMU Symphonia: Symphonia Grandioso I

The wind orchestra performs tunes from hit Broadway musicals such as The Phantom Of The Opera, Wicked and Beauty And The Beast.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Sun, 5pm ADMISSION: $16 INFO: symphonia.typeform.com/to/xrwXmh

Concert Series: Edgar

Under the direction of head of winds Joost Flach, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Wind Orchestra presents a variegated programme, including Dutch composer Johan De Meij's symphonic suite of Giacomo Puccini's second opera, Edgar.

WHERE: Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Rochor WHEN: Thu, 7.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free, register at edgar1710.eventbrite.sg

Re:Sound - Mozart And Beyond

Singapore-born pianist Melvyn Tan joins re:Sound orchestra in two works - Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 In G Major and An Airmail Letter To Mozart. Also on the programme is Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Oct 18, 8.15pm ADMISSION: $31, $41 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SSO Subscription Concert: The Ring - An Orchestral Adventure

Estonian-born American conductor and pianist Kristjan Jarvi directs Wagner's The Ring as arranged by Henk de Vlieger. French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs Saint-Saens' Fifth Piano Concerto.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Oct 27, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

DANCE Mongchacha

Dancing duo Ah Hock And Peng Yu presents a performance that will challenge regular perceptions of dance. At the intersection of dance and theatre, it investigates various stages of coming into existence.

WHERE: University Town, Town Plaza, National University of Singapore, 2 College Avenue West MRT: Clementi/Kent Ridge WHEN: Wed, noon & 1.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: http://cfa.nus.edu.sg/calendar/233-ahpy

Stuttgart Ballet In John Cranko's Romeo & Juliet

Set to Sergei Prokofiev's score and accompanied by the Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra, this version of the world's most famous star-crossed lovers premiered in 1962.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Thu - Oct 14, 8pm ADMISSION: $64 - $204 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Soorya (Singapore) Presents: The Transcendence - Ardhanarisvaram

In this classical dance performance, the transience of gender as an identity is investigated through myths of the Hindu deities Shiva, Ardhanarisvara, Shakti and Mohini.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Oct 14 & 15, 7pm ADMISSION: $30 & $50 TEL: 9389-0407 INFO: sooryafest.org

Milieu 2017

Choreographers Thomas Lebrun (France) and Victor Ma (Hong Kong) present two works in contrasting styles revolving around the familiar yet invisible elements of the environment.

WHERE: Studio Theatre, School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Nov 10, 8pm & Nov 11, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: From $22.40 INFO: www.frontierdanceland.com/whatson-detail/milieu2017


EXHIBITION (MUSEUMS)

Takuji Kogo: Candy Factory Projects 2017

Japanese visual artist and curator Takuji Kogo will introduce his recent collaborative projects through a series of short screenings. The artist will also showcase his new work, Singaporean Arcade, based on his one-month visit to Singapore.

WHERE: The Private Museum, 02-06, 51 Waterloo Street MRT: City Hall/ Bras Basah WHEN: Today - Dec 17, 10am - 7pm (weekdays), 11am - 5pm (weekends); public holidays & other timings by appointment only ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-2872 INFO: www.theprivatemuseum.org


EXHIBITION (GALLERIES)

A Brush With Water

Malaysians Lok Kerk Hwang, Tan Suz Chiang and Chuah Teong Meow; Singaporean Leong Chye Chye; and Shan Hong from China showcase their watercolour works at this exhibition.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9487-2006 INFO: www.facebook.com/utterlyart


EXHIBITION (SHOWS)

Singapore Eye Bank's Say Eye Do 2017 Photo Exhibition

Through this exhibition of 20 photographs contributed by the public, the Singapore Eye Bank hopes to share various aspects of daily life that a person suffering from corneal diseases will find hard to carry out.

WHERE: Atrium Area, Nex, 23 Serangoon Central MRT: Serangoon WHEN: Till Oct 15, 10am - 10pm daily WHERE: Concourse, Level 1 Tampines Mall, 4 Tampines Central 5 MRT: Tampines WHEN: Oct 18 - 24, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/SEBSayEyeDo

Ghosts And Spectres - Shadows Of History

This exhibition features video installations and films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand), Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore), Nguyen Trinh Thi (Vietnam) and Park Chan Kyong (South Korea). It examines forgotten or repressed political histories that return as myths, ghostly figures and traditions within the realm of collective memory.

WHERE: The Exhibition Hall, Gillman Barracks, 43 Malan Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Nov 19, noon - 7pm (Tue - Thu, Sat & Sun), noon - 9pm (Fri), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free INFO: ntu.ccasingapore.org/exhibitions/ghosts-spectres-shadows-history

The Lotus Sutra - A Message Of Peace And Harmonious Co-existence

Showcasing rarely seen manuscripts, reproductions of relics, artefacts and more, this exhibition chronicles the history of the transmission of the Lotus Sutra along the Silk Road from India to various parts of Asia through the centuries.

WHERE: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Oct 25, 10am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: lse.sg


THEATRE

Forever Crazy

This Parisian cabaret show consists of a best-of selection of acts from the repertoire of the Crazy Horse troupe.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Wed - Oct 22, 8pm (Wed & Thu), 8 & 11pm (Fri), 5, 8 & 11pm (Sat), 5pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $59 - $179 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Kathy Griffin Laugh Your Head Off World Tour

The American comedienne brings the story of the infamous and controversial photo of her holding the "severed head" of United States President Donald Trump to audiences here.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Nov 3, 8pm ADMISSION: $98 - $148 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com

Correction note: The information on the event by Heartlands Book Club has been corrected. We are sorry for the error.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 06, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe