School of Contemporary Music Festival 2017, 7 – 30 Apr, various timings and venues
Held as part of The LASALLE Show 2017 at the end of the academic year, this graduation showcase presents the college’s music students performing at the culmination of their years of training. More information.
Every Brilliant Thing by Bhumi Collective, 18 – 23 Apr, Centre 42 Black Box
2017 M1-The Straits Times Life Theatre Award Best Actor Andrew Marko (Falling, Electra, RENT) stars in the Singapore premiere of 2014 and 2016 Edinburgh Fringe hit Every Brilliant Thing written by Duncan Macmillan. presented in Singapore by Bhumi Collective, and directed by Mohamad Shaifulbahri. It’s a story about a list of a thousand “brilliant things”, penned by six-year old boy, for his mother struggling with depression and suicidal tendencies. This is a poignant story about the lengths we will go to for those we love. More information.
Pallavi in Time by CHOWK Productions, 21 – 22 Apr, 8pm, Esplanade Theatre Studio
In Pallavi in Time, CHOWK Artistic Director Raka Maitra continues the journey of exploration that she began in Pallavi and Space (Mar 2016). A pallavi is a repeated refrain in music. In Raka’s work, it refers to choreographic refrains or elaborations; a series of fluid, complex movements and shifts inspired by odissi but now devoid of story, character and context. In the end, it is just pure dance. And pleasure. More information.
Artist Talk by Mella Jaarsma: Bolak Balik, 22 Apr, 4pm, Jendela Visual Arts Space Esplanade
Hailing from the Netherlands and residing in Indonesia, artist Mella Jaarsma will be speaking about works from her new exhibition, Bolak Balik, held at the Jendela Visual Arts Space at the Esplanade. In Bolak Balik (meaning “alternating back and forth” or “contradictory” in Bahasa Indonesia), Jaarsma examines how Indonesians’ diverse sartorial choices are controlled and altered by the rulers who reigned over different periods and across different states. Learn more in this talk, as she shares her experiences living and travelling in Indonesia for the past 20 years. More information.
Which war, what memories and remembered by whom?, talk by Andrea Fam, 18 Apr, 7pm, NUS Museum
Who wants to remember a war? Which war, what memories and remembered by whom?
Vietnam – her land and people – has witnessed a range of wars across her history, and depending on whom you speak to, the accounts of their experiences would differ. Andrea Fam, an assistant curator at the Singapore Art Museum where she oversees the Indochina portfolio, will examine works by artists from North, Central and South Vietnam as well as diaspora artists in relation to the socio-political rebuilding of post-war, post-Doi Moi Vietnam. Of particular focus are the works by Nguyen Phuong Linh and other artists that worked with the former Nha San Studio and the present Nha San Collective, the Le Brothers, Bui Cong Khanh, and The Propeller Group.
This talk is organised in conjunction with the exhibitions “Who wants to remember a war?” and LINES: War Drawings and Posters from the Ambassador Dato’ N. Parameswaran Collection.
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