Happenings - Arts


Auditions For Emily The Musical

The musical, to be staged in May, is holding auditions for actors. Those interested should e-mail their resume to mtl.manager@gmail.com, including details of voice range, ability to sight-read music, preferred audition time and a recent headshot.

WHERE: 10 Square @ Orchard Central (White Room II), 10-01, 181 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 5.30pm; Sun, 2.30 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 8609-0625 INFO: www.facebook.com/EmilyMusical

Auditions For The Flying Dutchman

For the first time, a fully staged Richard Wagner opera - The Flying Dutchman - is being produced and presented in Singapore. Auditions for the lead roles and choral singers are open. The selected leads (Dutchman, Senta, Daland, Erik) will sing one performance at Victoria Theatre, perform at an outreach programme and cover for four performances by the international leads who are being cast in Europe. The selected leads for Mary and Steersman will sing five performances at Victoria Theatre. Participants will work with directors Glen Goei and Chong Tze Chien.

WHERE: Aureus Academy, 03-08/15 Rochester Mall, 35 Rochester Drive MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Audition for leads: Jan 24, 9am - 5pm; audition for chorus: Jan 26, 10am - 1pm, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: To register for a slot or for more details, e-mail Michele at FlyingDutchmanOperaSpore2016@ gmail.com by Jan 15. Go to www.facebook.com/RichardWagnerAssociationSingapore


Meet-The-Author: David H. Ross Of Freehand Figure Drawing For Illustrators - Mastering The Art Of Drawing From Memory

Ross will be in town to promote his book. Attendees can pick up tips on how to draw the human figure in a variety of life-like, action-packed poses.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet-The-Author: Troy Chin Of The Resident Tourist (Part 7)

The home-grown comic book artist will be at the Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store to talk about his new book, the latest instalment in his autobiographical series about adjusting to life in Singapore after spending almost a decade in New York.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


Bonjour, Igor!: Stravinsky In France

This is the debut concert by the New Epoch Orchestral (N.E.O.) Ensemble, which presents neoclassical works in an all- Stravinsky programme conducted by Seow Yibin and featuring pianist Lim Yan in the Concerto For Piano And Wind Instruments.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sun, 5pm ADMISSION: $25 TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: Tickets from www.esplanade.com

SSO Gala: Mahler's Third

Music director Shui Lan and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra perform Mahler's Symphony No. 3 In D minor, featuring mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and the Singapore Symphony Chorus and Singapore Symphony Children's Choir.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Jan 16, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 - $94 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


KA By Shahrin Johry

This is the debut production of Shahrin, assistant choreographer of Maya Dance Theatre and winner of Sprouts All-Stars 2012. Shahrin pays homage to the quest for knowledge and passing it from one generation to the next.

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, 05-01 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Jan 15, 8.30pm & Jan 16, 4 & 8.30pm ADMISSION: $28 (standard), $23 (concession) INFO: Tickets from ka2016.peatix.com

Silk Road

This award-winning Chinese classical dance drama by the Gansu Dance Opera and Drama Ensemble is a colourful and vibrant depiction of an ancient Chinese tale, taken from the famed Dunhuang frescoes in China's Gansu province.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Jan 23 & 24, 8pm (Sat), 3 & 8pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $21 - $204 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Image Correction By Wang Guangyi

Born in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, in 1957, Wang studied art during the Cultural Revolution initiated by Mao Zedong in the 1970s.This solo exhibition showcases Wang's aesthetic expression of the political paradox, in which he illustrates major historical events.

WHERE: MoCA@Loewen, 27A Loewen Road MRT: Queenstown WHEN: Jan 12 - Feb 12, 10am - 6pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6479-6622 INFO: E-mail info@mocaloewen.sg. Go to www.mocaloewen.sg


Symphony Of Happiness

This exhibition by Chinese artist Fan Shao Hua is presented by Pan Pacific Singapore in collaboration with Asia Art Collective. It highlights Fan's return to his roots as a Chinese ink painter, while being influenced by Western oil painting.

WHERE: Public Art Space at Pan Pacific Singapore, Level 2, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Jan 31, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-8111 INFO: www.asiaartcollective.com


Bao Bao Issey Miyake Exhibition

Enter a world of colours, shapes and geometry. The exhibition celebrates the standalone Bao Bao Issey Miyake boutique that opened in Ion Orchard last month.

WHERE: Level 1 , Atrium, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sun, 10.30am - 9.30pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6238-8228 INFO: www.facebook.com/club21global

Dichotomy Of An Artist

This exhibition is about an artist finding his way outward by looking inward. Singapore artist Aaron Gan has developed two divergent directions to his watercolour practice: a further exploration of Chinese painting, this time in colour with unique, stylised calligraphy; and a dense agglomeration of monochromatic squares referencing the starry night sky. The latter series won him a Gold Award at the UOB Painting of the Year Competition last year.

WHERE: Utterly Art Exhibition Space, Level 3, 20B Mosque Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Till Jan 25, by appointment only from 2 - 8pm (Mon - Sat) & noon - 5.30pm (Sun) ADMISSION: Free TEL: Call 9487-2006 for appointments INFO: E-mail info@utterlyart.com.sg or pkenghock@yahoo.com.sg. Go to www.facebook.com/utterlyart

Print I

This exhibition by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Fashion Studies programme showcases creations in printed textiles and textile decoration. It displays works by students and graduates of 2014 and 2015.

WHERE: Nafa Campus 2, Fashion Gallery, Ground Level, 38 Bencoolen Street MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bugis WHEN: Wed - Feb 12, 11am - 6pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6512-4204 INFO: E-mail yjtan@nafa.edu.sg


The Chronicles Of One And Zero: Kancil By Zeugma

This production, written by BIG (Zulfadli Rashid) and directed by Rizman Putra, is a fantastical pastiche of what we perceive to be our culture and heritage set in today's digital and virtual world. It seeks to unravel stories from the Malay fable Hikayat Sang Kancil (The Chronicles Of Sang Kancil), retold and deconstructed through syair and puisi (forms of traditional Malay poetry), body projection mapping and animated sequences. Part of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2016.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Wed - Jan 16, 8pm ADMISSION: $25 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

White Rabbit Red Rabbit By Nassim Soleimanpour

Nassim dissects the experience of a whole generation in this ground-breaking play from Iran. Disallowed a passport due to his refusal to do military service, he turns his isolation to his advantage with a play that requires no director, no set and a different actor for every performance. The cast includes veteran stage and television actors Neo Swee Lin and Sani Hussin, YouTube star and actress Munah Bagharib, Vasantham actress and singer Udaya Soundari and Mediacorp Love 97.2FM DJ Dennis Chew. This monodrama is staged in four languages and is part of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2016.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore Gallery Theatre, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby GhautWHEN: Jan 13 - 16, 8pm (Wed - Fri); 3 & 8pm (Sat) ADMISSION: $25 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 08, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe