Thinking and Talking about Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia

11 – 17 December 2017: Singapore

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THEATRE

Southernmost: 1 Table 2 Chairs Project by Emergency Stairs, 12 – 24 December, The Arts House

Presented by up-and-coming experimental theatre company Emergency Stairs, the first edition Southernmost is a theatre festival which brings the most outstanding and established traditional and contemporary theatre artists from the region together in this red dot for an intensive two-week intercultural exchange and presentation, with a series of workshops and public presentations, to create the arts festival, or perhaps the art form of the future.

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DANCE

Resolute by Xin Yi Dance Company, 16 December, Victoria Theatre

Intertwining the narratives of 3 strangers, a story of overcoming trials and hardships emerge…
Dramatizing contemporary struggles with Chinese dance elements, watch the story unfold…
Join Xin Yi Dance Company for a night of excitement, as they bring you an experimental new work!

三位素不相识的人物,三个不同的故事,在一次偶然的机遇下,缠绕在一起。。。
结合了现代时空观以及华族舞元素的舞剧将展现在你的眼前
新艺舞团以碎片叙事角度,将一部前所未有的实验性舞剧呈现给您

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VISUAL ARTS

Between Worlds : Raden Saleh and Juan Luna by National Gallery Singapore, until 11 March 2018, Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery C

Part of Special Exhibition – Century of Light at the National Gallery Singapore, Between Worlds features the works of Indonesian artist Raden Saleh (c.1811–1880) and Filipino artist Juan Luna (1857–1899), two leading painters from Southeast Asia who achieved wide acclaim in Europe. This will be the first major survey to bring their works together, drawing from important collections around the world.

It explores how Raden Saleh and Juan Luna developed their work living between two diverse cultures and societies; and how the European experiences of these extraordinary artists have shaped the art history of this region.

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MUSIC

A Double Bill: The Steve McQueens x WONK (JP) by The Esplanade Co. Ltd, 15 December 2017, Esplanade Annexe Studio

Two bands at the forefront of modern soul and jazz in one heady, seductive evening at the Esplanade Annexe Studio.

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TALKS/WORKSHOPS

In the Living Room: Year in Reviews by Centre 42, 14 December, Centre 42 Black Box.

As the year draws to a close, Centre 42 invites you to revisit the local productions staged in 2017 with critics from Centre 42’s critical writing platform Citizens’ Reviews and online arts publication ArtsEquator.

Join Centre 42 in the Living Room as the panel of seven reviewers discuss debate the best and the most disappointing productions, performances, design, and other theatrical experiences they witnessed in the last 12 months. The session will be moderated by Robin Loon, chief editor of Citizens’ Reviews.

An accompanying exhibition featuring the 2017 productions and ephemera from Centre 42’s Repository archive will be held in the Front Courtyard.

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