Happenings - Arts



Open Call For Incubation Programme: The Seed Incubator

Saga Seed Theatre is looking for new and/or unstaged scripts by Singapore-based playwrights. Any number of scripts can be submitted and there are no restrictions on age, background or level of experience. Scripts whose rights are with the playwright are preferred.

INFO: Submit a complete script via e-mail to sagaseedtheatre@ gmail.com, together with a short playwright's statement of interest, by Mon. Go to sagaseedtheatre.wixsite.com/home

Dhwani - Festival Of Music Collaboration 2017

Syama (Society of the Youth for Artistic Music Appreciation) is looking for performers for its annual showcase of professional Hindustani and Carnatic music, which will take place from April 28 to May 1 next year. Interested artists should send in their resumes and descriptions of their concepts and content. Open to Singaporeans and Singapore permanent residents.

INFO: E-mail info@syama.org by Oct 30 to apply. Results will be released by Nov 15. Go to www.syama.org


Meet-The-Author: Joanna Wong Of Herbalicious - Contemporary Cooking With Chinese Herbs

This book is a collaboration among a team of garlanded chefs from around the world and has recipes that highlight the versatility of Chinese herbs. It costs $38.52.

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

Book Launch: The 100 Best Birdwatching Sites In Southeast Asia

This fully illustrated guide by author Albert Low shows the best sites to view common and rare bird species in the region. The book costs $43.12.

WHERE: Books 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

Book Launch & Dialogue: Photography In Southeast Asia: A Survey

This book by writer-artist Zhuang Wubin is a comprehensive attempt to map the emergence and trajectories of photographic practices in South-east Asia. It costs $40 for pre-order (usual: $48).

WHERE: Objectifs, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Thu, 7 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg


SMU Orchestra Outreach

Led by conductor Adrian Chiang, Singapore Management University's wind and strings symphony presents its first outdoor orchestra concert.

WHERE: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 6 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg


Forte In Resonance III (Triple Bill)

Dance troupes Spellbound (Italy) and Odyssey Dance Theatre (Singapore) present a triple bill, providing a platform for artists of different backgrounds to come together, exchange and demonstrate their ideas.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Clementi WHEN: Oct 14, 8pm ADMISSION: $38 & $68 INFO: Tickets from www.globaltickets.sg


The story of how the Hindu god Ganesha came to have an elephant's head will be presented in a cross- cultural collaboration by Bhaskar's Arts Academy, Sasana Budaya Art Troupe (Indonesia) and Singa Nglaras Gamelan Ensemble (Singapore).

WHERE: School of the Arts Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Oct 16, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $25 & $30 TEL: 6336-6537 INFO: Tickets from www.bhaskarsartsacademy.com

The Road

This work pays homage to the dying art of traditional Korean dance through a fusion of contemporary movements in a symbolic merger of two cultures. The performance will be followed by a dialogue and reception.

WHERE: ODT Studio, 03-08 Aliwal Arts Centre, 20 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis/ Lavender WHEN: Oct 22, 8pm ADMISSION: $38 INFO: Tickets from www.aliwalartscentre.sg


2nd Life

This exhibition features a tapestry of oil paintings by 12 amateur painters learning from artist Samuel Teo.

WHERE: The Art Space, 01-449 Tower 1, Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/ Promenade WHEN: Wed - Oct 16, 10.30am - 9.30pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.firstlove.com.sg

Famine And Empire

This exhibition of 21 watercolour paintings by Indian artist Gobardhan Ash during the final years of the British Empire depicts the experiences of the Indian people in Bengal during World War II.

WHERE: Gajah Gallery, 03-04 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Till Oct 19, 11am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), noon - 6pm (Sat, Sun & public holiday) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-4202 INFO: www.gajahgallery.com


Transform: SUTD Architecture And Sustainable Design Graduation Show

The first batch of graduates from Singapore University of Technology and Design's Master of Architecture course exhibits works on today's changing urban and architectural landscape.

WHERE: National Design Centre Atrium, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Till Oct 15, 9am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6303-6600 INFO: www.sutd.edu.sg


Noh - Contemporary Traditional

The Japanese traditional art will be introduced by Theatre Nohgaku, a noh specialist group set up to reach out to English speakers. It will also perform excerpts of the play, Blue Moon Over Memphis.

WHERE: Play Den at The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: Oct 15, 3 - 5pm ADMISSION: $5 INFO: Tickets from bit.ly/noh15oct


This revival of Leow Puay Tin's 1996 play centres on the unwilling matriarch of a family empire, risen from the flimsy foundations of migration and the search for a better life.

WHERE: Black Box @ Centre 42, 42 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Thu - Oct 16, 8pm (Thu & Fri), 3 & 8pm (Sat), 3pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman

Conductor Darrell Ang is the musical director of the Singapore production of Wagner's opera, which is set in South-east Asia.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Oct 23 - 30, 3, 6.30 & 7.30pm ADMISSION: $50 - $150 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Wicked - The Musical

Discover a colourful fantasy world of wizards, witches, sorcery and magic, and an enchanting story of two unlikely friends - the blonde and popular Glinda and the green-skinned outcast Elphaba.

WHERE: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Nov 20, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 2 & 8pm (Sat), 1 & 6pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $59 - $234 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 07, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe