23 – 29 October 2017: Singapore

Eisa Jocson, Macho Dancer (2014). Performed in Time Based Art Festival, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon, USA. Image courtesy of the artist. Published in No Chaos No Party 28 Artists in Metro Manila, edited by Eva McGovern-Basa, 2016.











Macho Dancer and Corponomy by Eisa Jocson, Esplanade Theatre Studio, 27 – 28 Oct

This weekend at the Esplanade’s da:ns festival 2017 sees Eisa Jocson perfoming a double-bill of Macho Dancer and Corponomy. Corponomy is a new commission by the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay for da:ns festival 2017, while Macho Dancer is a critically acclaimed piece that has travelled extensively to major international festivals. Read ArtsEquator’s preview of Macho Dancer, written by Eva McGovern-Basa and find out more information on the performance here.











Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project, Esplanade Theatre Studio, 24 – 25 Oct

Experience the power and grace of dance in an evening of four diverse works performed by L.A. Dance Project, featuring some of the best dancers from America led by renowned artist Benjamin Millepied. A former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and principal dancer of New York City Ballet, Millepied has created works for leading ballet companies around the world, and his accolades include choreographing and starring in the Oscar-winning film Black Swan. More information.












Zai Kuning: Autopsy Opening Reception, Ota Fine Arts Singapore, 28 Oct, 6-8 pm

Ota Fine Arts Singapore presents “Autopsy”, a solo exhibition featuring latest works by Zai Kuning including sculptures and drawings. Through his presentation of sculptures made of wood, Zai attempts to provide alternative ways of looking at the lives of trees. The drawings, which depict human body shapes, further articulate his thoughts. This exhibition will reveal a different approach to trees – a form of life inseparable from our lives yet too often neglected. The exhibition runs until 9 December. More information.







Noise Invasion Fest, Haw Par Villa, 28 Oct, 6pm

Head over to the iconic Haw Par Villa this October for a celebration of individuality and creativity at the inaugural Noise Invasion Fest. Expect the unconventional and the strange, with a killer line up of music, art, dance and food that deviates from the usual arts festival format. The line-up includes M1ldl1fe, Sam Rui, Wicked Aura, Recognize Studios and more. Programmed by Noise Singapore and Invasion Singapore, it’s an initiative by the National Arts Council. More information.









The Vault: Absence Makes the Heart, Centre 42, 28 / 29 Oct, 8pm / 3pm


Written by Aswani Aswath and dramaturged by Alfian Sa’at, “Absence Makes the Heart…” is an attempt to trace the presence and absence of Indian roles in Singapore English-language theatre, from the early days of its birth to the present moment. Featuring the actors Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai, Sivakumar Palakrishnan and Grace Kalaiselvi, the work will ask: How much do we miss those who have gone missing? More information.


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