Happenings - Arts



Sota Talent Academy

School of the Arts offers a six-year integrated arts and academic curriculum leading to an International Baccalaureate diploma. Those in Primary 6 and who have the passion and aptitude for dance, music, theatre, visual arts or the literary arts can sign up for the school's Talent Academy.

WHERE: School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: June 15 (entrance test), June 22, 23 & 24 (audition & interview) ADMISSION: Free (registration fee applies for shortlisted applicants) TEL: 6338-9663 INFO: Shortlisted applicants will be notified. Submit applications at www.sota.edu.sg/admissions by today


AFCC Book Fair

Visit the annual Asian Festival of Children's Content Book Fair to discover and purchase the latest children's books and content from across the region. This year, it will feature a record number of more than 42 exhibitors, and showcase a wide selection of multilingual children's and young adult titles from local and international publishers. Part of Asian Festival of Children's Content 2016.

WHERE:Plaza, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, L1 MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Wed - May 29, 10am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6848-8290 INFO: www.afcc.com.sg


Singapore Symphony Children's Choir Presents 10th Anniversary Concert: A World For Tomorrow

The Singapore Symphony Children's Choir celebrates its 10th birthday with a concert featuring well-loved repertoire such as Faure's Pavane, Orlando Di Lasso's The Echo Song and Verdi's Laudi Alla Vergine Maria. It will be led by choirmaster Wong Lai Foon and assistant choirmaster Darius Lim.

WHERE:Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN:May 28, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21TEL: 6348-5555 INFO:www.sistic.com.sg


Helix By T.H.E Dance Company

In this double bill, artistic director Kuik Swee Boon prescribes patience in dealing with a modern culture of self-serving egotism and T.H.E founding members Zhuo Zihao and Yarra Ileto dissect the helical threads of conflict, tension, replication and renewal that form the company's DNA.

WHERE: School of the Arts Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN:Today & tomorrow, 8pmADMISSION: $31 & $41 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO:Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.thedancecompany.com

RAW Moves: Sounding Body

Dancers develop a set of movements that is unique in this show. Composer Joyce Beetuan Koh, RAW Moves artistic director Ricky Sim and instrument-system designer Felix Leuschner create an original score.

WHERE:Goodman Arts Centre, Black Box, 90 Goodman Road, Block M, 01-53 MRT: Mountbatten WHEN:Thu - May 28, 8pm ADMISSION: $28 (standard), $22 (RAW Pal Members), $23 (concession for senior citizens, full-time students, full-time national servicemen, Passion Card members & group booking of eight tickets or more) INFO:For ticketing inquiries, e-mail rawmoves.tix@gmail.com. Tickets from soundingbody.peatix.com


Chernobyl Today By Christophe Malcot

In conjunction with the Voilah! French Festival, The Private Museum presents an exhibition to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the catastrophe at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. A selection of 38 black-and-white photographs taken last year is on display.

WHERE:Artspace@222, 222 Queen Street, 02-03 MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN:Till May 31, 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 11am - 5pm (Sat & Sun), public holiday & other timings by appointment only ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-2872 INFO: www.theprivatemuseum.org

Big Bang Data

An exhibition exploring contemporary issues surrounding the big data explosion of the 21st century, through the works of artists, designers, journalists and visionaries. It will also highlight the use of technology in the everyday lives of Singaporeans and the significance of data in society and the future.

WHERE:ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow - Oct 16, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Standard ticket: $15 (adult), $12 (seniors aged 65 & above), $9 (child aged two - 12), $39 (family package for two children & two adults); Singapore residents: $12 (adult), $10.20 (seniors aged 65 & above), $7.20 (child aged two - 12 ), $31 (family package for two children & two adults). Ticket bundles with Future World & Van Cleef & Arpels exhibitions are available. INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/museum


How To Disappear Into A Rainbow By Dawn Ng

The Singaporean artist's installation transforms the Aloft space at Hermes' Liat Towers store into a kaleidoscopic labyrinth of shades. Juxtapositions of pastel blocks and mirror panels form a surreal landscape of colour portals.

WHERE: Aloft at Hermes, 541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today - Aug 14, 10.30am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/chanhampegalleries

French Kiss

This travelling exhibition by two artists from France, sculptor Jacques Tenenhaus and painter Amaury Dubois, is part of the Voilah! French Festival. The artists attempt to depict emotions through their works.

WHERE: Mulan Gallery, 36 Armenian Street, 01-07 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till May 28, 11.30am - 6.30pm (Tue - Sat), closed on Sun, Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-0810 INFO: www.mulangallery.com.sg

Book Illustrators Gallery

The exhibition features over 130 beautiful children's book illustrations by local and regional artists. Part of Asian Festival of Children's Content.

WHERE:B1 Exhibition Area, 100 Victoria Street, Central Public Library MRT: Bugis WHEN:Till June 3, 10am - 9pm. Closed tomorrow ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6848-8290INFO: www.afcc.com.sg


Identity By Thibault Gauriau

The French artist exhibits a portrait series of the inner selves of various people. Part of Voilah! French Festival.

WHERE: The Art Space @ Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, 01-448/449 MRT: PromenadeWHEN:Till tomorrow, 11am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/theartspace.suntec or www.theartspace.com.sg

Urban Landscapes

This exhibition showcases contemporary Chinese ink paintings by Singapore artist Anthony Chua Say Hua - visual juxtapositions of traditional shophouses found in an urban setting. Presented by Pan Pacific Singapore and Dahlia Gallery.

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


Meenah And Cheenah

Comedic personalities Siti Khalijah and Judee Tan present a series of sketches as recognisable Singaporean characters. They play secondary school delinquents - the Meenah who rolls up her sleeves and the Cheenah who hikes up her skirt.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Till Sun, 8pm (today), 4 & 8pm (tomorrow & Sun) ADMISSION: $54 - $114 (standard, tomorrow's matinee & Sun); $70 - $134 (today & tomorrow night) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well & Living In Paris

Sing'theatre is bringing back the jukebox musical hit, one of the longest-running off-Broadway musical revue. The 23 songs featured, including tangos, boleros, rock and classics, are presented like a mini play.

WHERE: School of the Arts Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Thu - June 4, 8pm (Tue - Fri); 4 & 8pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $48 - $68 (Tue - Thu, Sat & Sun matinees); $53 - $73 (Fri & Sat evening) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


This production is a collaboration between Toy Factory and Foo Hai Ch'an Monastery. Written by Chinese playwright and director Ma Hui Tian and directed by award-winning chief artistic director Goh Boon Teck, it tells the story of a Buddhist monk and scholar who was instrumental in propagating Buddhism in China through his concise translations of teachings from key Sanskrit scriptures into Chinese. In Mandarin, with English surtitles.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: May 27 - 29, 8pm (Fri), 3pm (Sat), 3 & 8pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $64, $74 & $94 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Intrigues In The Qing Imperial Court

This opera, written by home-grown playwright Leslie Wong, is the world's first full-length Chinese opera sung in English. It tells the story of the 100-day Reform Movement initiated by Emperor Guangxu towards the end of the Qing dynasty in 1898 as he tries to save China. Subtitles are in English and Chinese.

WHERE: Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road MRT: Bugis/Lavender WHEN: May 28, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $10, $20, $30 & $50 TEL: 6100-2684 INFO: Tickets from www.botempus.com/ctc

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 20, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe