Cross-Border Series: Malaya by Raksasa Collective and Pennylane Events, The Substation, 10 Feb, 5pm
The first of many showcases, as part of the Cross-Border series between nations around Singapore, celebrates the ties that have been left unsaid in current times. This showcase present musicians from both Malaysia and Singapore as part of the Malayan Exchange to reinvigorate the relationship between both countries through the celebration of music. The showcase hopes to be a yearly affair introducing bands from SEA and encouraging collaboration. More information.
A Talk Series: Tuckshop x Need to Reply, 58 Waterloo Street, 11 Feb, 5pm
The Talk Series is a space for practitioners of varying age, experience, craft & background to share their experiences, listen to questions and, after, to mingle and get to know each other in a non-transactional space and make friends. This first talk centres around the question “how do we begin”, and features stage manager Juridah Rahman, actress Julie Wee, actor Kenneth Chia and set and design student Sarah Chua, sharing experiences and pitfalls and ways to navigate being an arts practitioner in Singapore. More information.
Tanam Tebu Di Bibir Lagi by Irfan Kasban, National Library Singapore, 11 Feb, 3pm
The titular Malay proverb which translates to ‘plant sugar cane on lips’, is predicated on the notion of failure. One can not actively plant flora at the edge of one’s mouth. This does not mean that one should not attempt what appears to be a daunting, and almost impossible task. The proverb which actually means ‘to coax by saying sweet nothings’, will inspire the format of this performance-lecture in hopes of artistic redemption: Irfan Kasban as shares his perspective on the history of Malay Cinema, again, laced with a meta commentary of his role as an artist in the event of failure. More information.
Prep-room Drills | After Ballads, NUS Museum, 8 Feb, 7pm
As part of his ongoing presentation, After Ballads, artist Fyerool Darma delivers an oratory performance of Tuan Simi’s “Syair Potong Gaji (1831)”, and Abdullah Abdul Kadir’s “Poem to Mr Raffles and his wife (circa 1840s)” and “Syair Singapura Terbakar (1830)” through players Denise Jillian Tan, Muhammad Alkatiri, Izzad Radzali Shah, and Bubbles, with the translation support of Said Effendy Bin Said Izzadin. Conceived as a response to Radio Malaya: Abridged Conversations about Art, this prep-room project weaves text, objects and artefactual materials from the museum’s collection together, in an effort to address the spectres that continue to haunt and shape contemporary consciousness. More information.
Theatre of Oppressed Training by Theatre versus Oppression (TVO), Tanglin Trust School, 5 – 6 Feb
This 2 day programme conducted by Dr Jennifer Hartley is for those who want to explore, understand and apply the techniques of Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed to acting/directing and developing a script. Participants will look at a specific script and how Theatre of the Oppressed is used to explore, direct and rehearse. Participants will work through a series of exercises that can be used in multiple ways in their own work. Participants will also explore the unique Theatre of the Oppressed devising from a script techniques. More information.
Clapps Music Conference 2018 by The Musicians Guild of Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, 9 – 10 Feb
CLAPPS (Composers, Lyricists, Arrangers, Producers and Performers) Music Conference serves as an annual platform for practitioners within the music industry to share and exchange knowledge and expertise in the areas of composition, production, marketing and distribution.
Highlights of CLAPPS include masterclasses, panel discussions, workshops, a platform for performance, and the launch of SingTunes, a new platform by the Musicians Guild of Singapore to promote Singapore music. More information.
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