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Weekly Picks: Singapore (11 – 17 February 2019)

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I AM YOU by Elodie Chandernagor, UltraSuperNew Gallery, 15 Feb – 15 Mar

The tale of the quest for identity through self and another.

What defines an artist? Who is the artist? Who am I? The quest for identity through our history and the collective one, the one of the place where we live, of where we were born, of our culture. Both the individual and collective history leave a mark on the architecture, our surroundings as well as on our body and face.

Nowadays, art raises a new issue to a layman audience: “if I don’t know, I can’t understand”. The artist is beyond understanding, beyond reach. What if the knowledge came from the audience? What if understanding yourself and art was possible through the point of view of other? The artist and the audience all together, one and the other a source of inspiration. Both actor and spectator. Find our more here.

Weekly Picks Singapore 11 17 February 2019

Once Upon a Time 2019 by The TENG Ensemble, Vivo City Level 3 Amphitheatre, 16 Feb, 7pm

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with The TENG Ensemble, presented by Mapletree Investments! Enjoy a night filled with classic Lunar New Year tunes alongside the stories of the festival’s traditions in the second edition of Once Upon a Time. Relish in this musical treat for the entire family as the ensemble performs popular hits with singer-songwriter and Sing My Song 《中国好歌曲》 finalist, Ling Kai, and young musicians from the Guzheng Association (Singapore). Book your tickets here.

ICN 2019 – Arunika: A Musical by ICN Cultural Production, Drama Centre Theatre, 16 Feb, 2:30pm and 7:30pm

How does it feel living with despair in a city where dreams perish easily? “It is always darkest before the dawn”, at least that’s what they said. Little did they know that change was coming—it was just a matter of when. Inspired by one of the darkest untold stories in Indonesian history, ICN Cultural Production proudly presents Arunika; a musical depicting the era when slavery was widespread throughout the continent. The struggle to live in this era laid a desire to rebel in the hearts of the wronged. Find out more here.

Connections 2019: The (R)Evolution of Inclusivity in Education by SDEA (Singapore Drama Educators Association), NLB The Pod, 16 February, 10 am

In 2019, the Compulsory Education Act will be extended to include children with moderate to severe special needs. How ready are we? How can we better prepare and support educators, parents, students, and other stakeholders? Join us for a panel discussion as we explore current and future challenges, through the lens of accessibility, inclusivity, and mindset changes.

The panel will be moderated by Michael Cheng, Applied Drama Practitioner.

Panelists:

– Cassandra Chiu, Psychotherapist, Advocate, and Author,
– Barbara D’ Cotta, Specialised Teacher for Students with Hearing Loss, and
– Esther Kwan and Vice Principal of Grace Orchard School.

Organised by the Singapore Drama Educators Association in partnership with The Finger Players.

Find out more here.

Lea Salonga: The Human Heart, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, 14 Feb, 7:30pm

She’s the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin and Fa Mulan for Mulan. She’s won a Tony Award for her role in Miss Saigon, and that’s just one of her many many accolades. This is Lea Salonga and she’ll be performing live at Esplanade Concert Hall come 14 Feb 2019. Make it a date with Lea Salonga and hear her powerful voice and perfect pitch. More information here.

 

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