Thinking and Talking about Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia

6 – 12 November 2017: Singapore

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Bersama-sama: Exhibition Launch by Jasmeet Notay and Steph Jack, Supernormal Gallery, Kreta Ayer Road, 11 Nov 6pm – 10pm

Bersama-sama is a small collection of abstract works by Jasmeet Notay and Steph Jack. Jack splatters and blends acrylics to create fluid, whimsical dreamscapes while Notay’s paintings are moody and earthy, with broad, haphazard brushstrokes. The Launch Party will be held on Saturday evening, with a special performance by Semut Semut psychedelic folk electronica duo, and the exhibition is on display on Sunday. Free admission. Any proceeds from the ongoing silent auction of artworks will be offered to a local charity that provides art therapy to children. More information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resonance: The Heart of Singing by EVOKX and Vocalismo Choral Group, SOTA Concert Hall, 11 Nov

EVOKX, under the direction of music director Terrence Toh, presents the first of a new concert series Resonance: The Heart of Singing with a collaboration with Vocalismo Choral Group (VCG), a celebrated ensemble from the Philippines., helmed by esteemed conductor/composer Lester Delgado. In this programme, East meets West – featuring compositions by Asian and American composers. The first half will feature works such as Itsuki no Komori Uta by Ko Matsushita, Bengawan Solo by Ken Steven, and Kyrie Eleison arranged by Lester Delgado. The second half will feature key works such as Three Nocturnes by acclaimed composer Dan Forrest. More information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Partial Projections: Proposals for a Future Arts Centre in Singapore by SMU Arts and Culture Management Program, Centre 42 Black Box, 9 Nov

Hear out 4 proposals for a future arts centre by advanced arts management students from the Singapore Management University (SMU). They will present their vision, operative model and SWOT analysis of their respective proposals, which range from an online resource platform to a repurposed space for independent music. The concept of a “future arts centre” is used as a guiding framework to unearth fresh perspectives on needs, challenges and opportunities facing the arts ecosystem in Singapore, and a catalyst for conversation on the evolving meanings, functions and value systems of arts spaces, institutions and centres. Doors will open at 6.30pm for the outdoor exhibition, live music, and refreshments. More information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commedia dell’Arte Masterclass Weekend by Singapore Drama Educators Association, Goodman Arts Centre, 11-12 Nov, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Join this special masterclass weekend and immerse yourself in the fantastical world of Commedia dell’Arte. Explore this theatre form in the company of like-minded educators, directors and performers under the guidance of Commedia dell’Arte specialist Marco Luly. Commedia dell’Arte is a unique form of actor’s theatre characterised by improvised dialogue and a cast of colourful stock characters. The tradition offers valuable training in improvisation, comedy, mask, voice and pantomime. The techniques of Commedia dell’Arte also emphasises precision, self-awareness and participation in group work, all-important skills for any performer. The Masterclass Weekend offers masterclasses of two levels: an introductory masterclass on 11 November 2017 and an advanced masterclass on 12 November 2017. More information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Town by Intercultural Theatre Institute, Esplanade Theatre Studio, 9 – 11 Nov

ITI presents Our Town, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by American playwright Thornton Wilder, directed by Kok Heng Leun, Artistic Director of Drama Box, and performed by ITI’s graduating cohort, from Singapore, Malaysia, India, France and the USA. Our Town is an intercultural interpretation of Wilder’s insightful and moving portrait of small town life. 80 years after it was first performed, find out what Our Town can tell us about living in a multicultural, multilingual, modern world. More information.

 

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