Happenings - Arts



Meet-The-Author: Michael Wang Of A Stray

Teacher and film-maker Michael Wang's book deals with the irrational attachment that children can have over a dream or an object and the extent to which a family will go to reach a compromise without abandoning their principles.

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


SSO Discovering Music!: Music Inspired By Shakespeare

Led by associate conductor Jason Lai, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra perform music inspired by Shakespeare, including Tchaikovsky's Fantasy Overture from Romeo And Juliet and Mendelssohn's Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream Suite.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Sun, 4pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Lutoslawski Tonight

Witness the crowning achievement of Lutoslawski's folkloristic period with his Concerto For Orchestra, followed by the Violin Concerto Chain II: Dialogue For Violin And Orchestra. Featuring violinist Chan Yoong Han and pianist Nicholas Loh.

WHERE: Concert Hall, School of the Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Sept 17, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

International Artiste Series: Fidelio Trio

The Fidelio Trio, which comprise Darragh Morgan (violin), Adi Tal (cello) and Mary Dullea (piano), will perform piano trios by Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy and British composer Judith Weir, as well as works by Singaporean composers Joyce Beetuan Koh and Zechariah Goh.

WHERE: Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Sept 19, 5.15 - 6.15pm ADMISSION: $15 TEL: 6512-4179 INFO: Tickets from fideliotrio1609.eventbrite.sg

SSO: President's Young Performers Concert

Jade Tan (mezzo-soprano) and Bernice Lee (oboe) are the soloists in this annual concert celebrating Singapore's rising stars. WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Sept 23, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 - $52 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Water Falls: Rise In Rhythmic Consciousness

Water Falls highlights the world's freshwater crisis through dance and art, with performances by former world champion break-dancer and choreographer Daniel Rojas and Japanese-Brazilian drummer Danilo Tsuyoshi.

WHERE: Multi-purpose Hall, Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Lavender/ Nicoll Highway WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: $52 INFO: Tickets from ptix.co/29eyBmG

Dance/Canvas 2016: Are You In Your Element?

Dance company SIX.5 premieres a performance inspired by the four elements: air, water, fire and earth. There will also be performances by other Singapore dancers.

WHERE: *Scape, 2 Orchard Link MRT: Somerset WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 4 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: $12 INFO: Tickets from dancecanvas2016.peatix.com

Muted Colours Of Rochor

Rochor Centre is set to be torn down to make way for the North-South Expressway. Translating research and interviews into dance, the NUS Chinese Dance group uncovers the stories of the people of Rochor as they seek to move on with their lives.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Clementi WHEN: Wed, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Register at bit.ly/EMCC-MutedColoursofRochor. Go to cfa.nus.edu.sg

The Next Wave 2016 - l.o.n.g.i.n.g

Led by Zaini Mohammad Tahir, the performance by the Asian contemporary dance group presents a deconstructed version of his award-winning piece Samsara, as well as works by Sufri Juwahir, Norisham Osman, Zaki Ahmad and Kow Xiao Jun.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Hall, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Clementi WHEN: Sept 18, 8pm ADMISSION: $20, $23 INFO: Tickets from bit.ly/NUSCFA-Ticketing



Australian artist Joanna Lamb's new exhibition invokes memories of her life in the suburbs. She creates images that are familiar enough to remind us of a place, but sufficiently detached to expose the sameness and superficiality of suburbia.

WHERE: Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore, 01-06 Gillman Barracks, 5 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Today - Sept 25, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat), 11am - 7pm (Sunday), public holiday and all other times by appointment only ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6871-8753 INFO: E-mail art@sullivanstrumpf.com. Go to sullivanstrumpf.com

North Of The DMZ

This exhibition by Singapore photojournalist Wong Maye-E aims to give visitors a glimpse into the many facets of the world's most reclusive state, North Korea. She will give a talk as well.

WHERE: Objectifs, 155 Middle Road, Chapel Gallery MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Tue - Oct 15, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sat), noon - 4pm (Sun), closed on Mon & public holiday; artist talk: Sept 24, 2 - 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg


Spanning 65 Years Of Rare Works By Singapore Famous Artists

This exhibition features more than 50 selected artworks from as early as the 1950s to 2014. Works by artists from Indonesia, Taiwan and Malaysia are also featured.

WHERE: Ins' Art International, 03-03 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Till Mon, 12.30 - 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9180-7648 INFO: www.insart.com.sg

Ron Arad's 720°

This outdoor video installation is made up of silicone cords and suspended from a height of 8m. These lightweight rods serve as an interactive video screen for both sides of the 360-degree stage, projecting films from some of the leading names of contemporary art. Part of Singapore International Festival of Arts 2016.

WHERE: The Meadow @ Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Sept 17, 7 - 11pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sifa.sg

Young Talent Programme 2015/16 Winners' Solo Exhibitions

Headlined by four Singapore artists from the fourth edition of the Young Talent Programme, this exhibition features This Too Shall Pass by Chong Yanhong, Old Dutch House by Holeng, Beyond Bittersweet by Justin Lim and A Quiet Beauty by Yeo Jian Long. WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sept 20, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ion orchard.com/en/ion-art.html


Tales Of The Swordfish By Main Wayang

This multi-disciplinary production brings together the traditional wayang kulit (shadow puppetry) with digital animation, theatre, VJ-ing and music. Part of CausewayEXchange 2016.

WHERE: 10 square @ Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Sun, 7.30 - 9pm ADMISSION: $15 (standard), $10 (concession) INFO: Tickets from swordfish.peatix.com

The Man Who

This play examines the connection between our brain and personality. Its non-linear structure consists of vignettes exposing the audience to specific experiences defined by neurological labels.

WHERE: Centre 42, 42 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Wed - Sept 18, 8pm (Wed - Sat); 3pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $35 INFO: Tickets from themanwho.peatix.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 09, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe