Alena Murang: Talk and Performance, 22 and 23 Mar, LASALLE College of the Arts
LASALLE College of the Arts hosts a performance and talk by Borneo visual artist and musician Alena Murang across two days (22 & 23 March 2017). On 22 March at 7:30pm, Alena shares stories, myths and analogies of fast-fading tribes – Kelabit, Kenyah and Penan – from Sarawak through projections of her own artworks, acapella songs and tunes played on the sape (a Borneo traditional instrument). The next day at 7pm, Alena discusses her journey of traditional craft-making to preserve and promote her Borneo, Kelabit culture and tradition. More information.
The Studios 2017: With/Out by Loo Zihan, 23 – 26 Mar, Esplanade Theatre
In 1999, The Necessary Stage presented Completely With/Out Character, a docu-theatre monologue devised by Paddy Chew, in collaboration with playwright Haresh Sharma and director Alvin Tan. The monologue was a candid account of Paddy’s experiences as the first individual to come out as a person living with HIV in Singapore. With/Out is an interpretation of Paddy’s monologue, conceptualised by performance and moving-image artist Loo Zihan. It was first presented in 2015 as part of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. This 2017 commission by The Studios presents a reimagining of this monologue, performed by Janice Koh, and examines its relationship to the written and video documents. More information.
Water: A Musical Tribute by Nawaz Mirajka, 26 Mar, 7:30pm, Chong Pang Amphitheatre
Inspired by the diverse forms of water, this multi-ethnic performance celebrates the water element and its beauty, strength and life. Fusing Indian, Chinese, and western instruments, this concert is a multicultural musical and percussive extravaganza led by Nawaz Mirajkar. More information.
Kaizen X Sound Lab, 24 – 25 Mar, 8pm, Centre 42
The Kaizen M.D is performing arts collective that gathers young artists from various art disciplines with the aim of creating multidisciplinary works in Singapore. In this performance, they seek to explore the unorthodox hiding in between routine, asking if there were individual experiences that could be gleaned from a 24-hour workday that’s continuously broken into systematic periods. In a city where all lives look the same with segments of commute, work, lunch rush and dinner with family and friends to gently assuage our search for connection, are there unique rhythms that pulse? They tell a story with a rhythm created through living the experiences of the workaday man. More information.
Blast From The Past! by Singapore Pocket Opera Theatre, 22 Mar and 25 Mar, various timings
Highly interactive and theatrical, Singapore Pocket Opera Theatre presents a selection of popular operatic vocal pieces, instrumental tunes and evergreen songs. Audiences can expect an interesting and theatrical experience with a few surprises in store. More information.
RE:SOUND by Art Fresco presents … Music of the Philippines, 26 Mar, 1pm, Woodlands Regional Library
National Library Board hosts a unique presentation of monthly music performances highlighting sounds from around the world, held exclusively at the Woodlands Regional Library, B1 Auditorium. This month,traditional Asian meets classical Western in this unique fusion performance by Sari-Sari Philippine Kulintang Ensemble and CLARQuinet clarinet ensemble. Experience the rich cultural music from the Philippines, be introduced to the traditional instruments, and see how different sounds can complement each other and work in harmony. More information.
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