Huayi highlights

Chinese singer GongLinna.
Chinese singer GongLinna.
HongKong fusion band SIU2.
HongKong fusion band SIU2.

Life recommends five shows to catch.

1 Beyond Time by U-Theatre

The show, a blend of percussion, music and dance, inspired partially by Chinese martial arts, looks visually impressive, with dancers leaping across the stage and their robes unfurling like water ripples.

The Taiwanese company behind this production has performed it in countries such as France and the United States to positive reviews.

When: Feb 12 and 13, 8pm; Feb 14, 2.30pm

Where: Esplanade Theatre

Admission: $38 to $118

2 Huang Yi & Kuka byHuang Yi Studio

This novel performance is a dance duet between Taiwanese dancer-choreographer Huang Yi and his robot companion Kuka.

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio

When: Feb 12, 8pm; Feb 13,2.30 and 8pm

Admission: $35

3 Songs from Chen Jiaming

This concert marks the 30th anniversary of home-grown musician Chen Jiaming's songwriting journey. He is best known for marrying memorable melodies with profound lyrics in evergreen Mandopop hits such as Too Silly, Moonlight In The City and Like A Swallow. The gig will also feature Singapore acts such as Olivia Ong, MICappella, Deng Shuxian and Joanna Dong.

When: Feb 13, 7.30pm

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

Admission: $38 to $88

4 Sonic Traveler by SIU2

Hong Kong fusion band SIU2 (straddles Western and Eastern musical genres, incorporating instruments such as the sheng, guzheng, piano, bass guitar and drums.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio

When: Feb 13, 7.30pm; Feb 14, 2.30pm

Admission: $35

5 Gong Linna in Concert

Chinese singer Gong Linna shot to fame on the Internet with her performance of Tante, a complex scat-style tongue-twister. This is the first Singapore performance for the singer, who is well-versed in operatic and contemporary styles and has a massive vocal range.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

When: Feb 14, 5pm

Admission: $38 to $78

Lee Jian Xuan

•Tickets can be bought from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 26, 2016, with the headline 'Huayi highlights'. Print Edition | Subscribe