Three Kin by T.H.E Dance Company, Esplanade Theatre Studio, 7 – 9 Dec
Three Kin is leading contemporary dance group T.H.E Dance Company’s closing production for the 2017 season and part of the company’s annual headlining showcase of creations by acclaimed Singaporean and international guest choreographers.
Performed by T.H.E’s full-time principal dancers, the triple bill features Kuik Swee Boon’s fresh new interpretation of Water Bloom (a NUS Arts Festival 2009 commission) and two new creations by resident South Korean choreographer Kim Jae Duk, and Spanish choreographer Dimo Kirilov Milev respectively. More information.
Avanum Ivanum by Avant Theatre, Malay Heritage Centre, 8 – 9 Dec
Avanum Ivanum is a Murder Mystery presented in Tamil by Avant Theatre and Language. Advisory – (Coarse Language)
Yuletide! by John Mead Dance Company, SOTA Studio Theatre, 8 – 9 Dec
John Mead Dance Company will abstract elements from the historical, secular beginnings of the Yuletide season and will use contemporary dance as a base from which to present this production to the Singapore public. Yuletide! promises to be a unique look at the magic of the Yuletide season, from its secular beginnings to what we know of as Christmas today. Through movement, the very special feelings of the holiday season will be brought to life. This will be an original, contemporary, danced Christmas experience for the entire family. More information.
Janek Schergen’s The Nutcracker by Singapore Dance Theatre, Esplanade Theatre, 6 – 10 Dec
Join young Clara on her adventures as her beautifully crafted Nutcracker doll comes alive and transforms into a handsome prince. Based on a story by E.T.A Hoffmann, and with additional choreography and staging by Artistic Director Janek Schergen, The Nutcracker is set to some of the world’s most vibrant and iconic tunes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This enchanting ballet features a breath-taking costumes and spectacular sets by local designer Aaron Yap. More information.
Workshops & Classes
Masterclass: Batik Masterclass with Sarkasi Said, NUS Museum, 9 Dec and 16 Dec
Join artist Sarkasi Said in a two-part Batik masterclass at the NUS Museum as part of the exhibition Always Moving: The Batik Art of Sarkasi Said. Participants will learn about the basic techniques of Batik and begin to explore other approaches in the resist technique used by Sarkasi Said in the creation of his works. The first part of the class, on 9 December, will be an introduction to the Resist Technique in Batik, and the second part, on 16 December, is “Beyond Wax – Diverse approaches in Resist Technique in Batik”. More information.
Directing and Designing For Theatre by Singapore Creations Etc., 3 – 10 Dec
If you aspire to direct or design for the stage, here’s an intensive workout in 6 workshops (30 hours) to stretch your creative muscles in the art. The sessions will stimulate the imagination, encourage risk-taking, and hone organisational & communication skills. If you are between 15 and 25 years of age, you can apply – no previous experience necessary. Closing date for application: 5 November 2017. More information.
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