ExxonMobil Campus Concerts – Alfaaz, NUS University Cultural Centre, 1 March, 8pm
Alfaaz (n.): Urdu for spoken word; the distinguishing factor that makes us undeniably human. Words shape us, unite us and yet at the same time, divide us. Much like humanity, language constantly evolves. The complexity and sense of poetry of years past have degenerated to mere catchphrases and hashtags; compressed to fit 140 characters. Yet as the number of characters gets smaller, the distance between us grows larger. Performed by NUS Naach, Alfaaz explores this tumultuous relationship between words and human interaction by uncovering hidden layers in our modern language. More information.
The Human Seasons: a vocal recital, Esplanade Recital Studio, 27 Feb, 8pm
The aspects and symbolism of the seasons have inspired countless musicians and poets throughout the centuries. Each season has a tale to tell and each human, his story. Embark on a musical journey with us through the seasons, as we present to you an evening of solo art songs and duets by composers Benjamin Britten, Americ Goh, John Ireland, Gustav Mahler, Felix Mendelssohn, Hubert Parry, Robert Schumann, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Hugo Wolf, Alexander Zemlinsky. Performers: Aloysius Foong (piano), Cheryl Lee Peixin (soprano) and Joyce Lee Tung (soprano). More information.
CARE forum: Butoh and Korean Traditional Dance by Lee Mihee, 3 Mar, 4pm, Goodman Arts Centre
Lee Mihee shares her perspectives on Butoh and Korean Traditional Dance with relation to research in Asian traditional performing arts. Mihee is a multi-disciplinary artist specializing in physical movement, butoh method for beginners and dancers, Korean traditional dance and storytelling. She is a dancer, an actor and musician. She is also a researcher of Asian traditional performing arts. More information.
The Fantastical World of eco·me, The Promontory@Marina Bay, 3-5 March
Enter into The Fantastical World of eco.me, a festival village committed towards creating a sustainable future. Bringing together a creative blend of immersive theatre performances, ‘live’ music, food, up-cycling crafts market and urban farm showcases, eco.me aims to evoke a sense of wonder so as to better appreciate the world around us and to embark on our own personal sustainability journey. More information.
Mixed by Theatreworks, runs till 11 Mar
TheatreWorks presents its annual Performance Tour. Mixed scrutinizes a racial divide that is supposedly cracked, bringing to light fragments that still have the power to cut. Mixed is a play about loss, love, falling and getting back up. Growing up Chindian in Singapore has not been easy for Anika Lee. Her parents, Cassandra and Lee, have fought hard their whole life to protect their kids from racial tensions both in their family and out. At 21, Anika has cultivated a fire in her that allows her to navigate the difficulties of being mixed. More information.
Cantemus XXVll: Our Stories Told by NTU Choir, SOTA Concert Hall, 4 Mar 7:30pm
The Nanyang Technological University Cultural Activities Club Choir is back with its annual concert series, Cantemus (Latin for “to sing”). Every year, the choir puts up this annual concert to showcase the efforts of the choristers during the academic year at NTU. This year, with the theme of “Our Stories Told”, the choir will be presenting both choral and contemporary works of music. More information.
Open Call for M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2018, deadline 3 Mar
M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2018 is looking for progressive works that voice the concerns of today. Whether you are exploring themes of gender, beauty, inequality, injustice, economics, or all of the above, and more. And in whatever form or discipline you practice. More information.