Island Song by The Song and Dance Players (SoDa Players), Centre 42, 7 – 9 December
In Island Song, five 20- to 30-something characters navigate their lives the same way they navigate the city: sometimes confidently, sometimes hopefully, and sometimes recklessly As the characters wander in and out of each other’s lives, whatever happens, the city is always there, the single backdrop against which everything else happens. For more information, head to the Facebook event page.
Beyond These Ruled Lines, organised by Ethos Books, at BooksActually, 6 December, 7:30pm
What emotions, thoughts and reflections are evoked as we interact with nature or when our direct environment alters? Join Marc Nair and Aaron Lee for an evening of poetry and conversation, as they navigate the effects of nature on our lived environment, and what it means to live in a particular place. Find out more here.
Sleeping Beauty by Singapore Dance Theatre, Esplanade Theatre, 6 – 9 December
Sleeping Beauty is a visual spectacle of music and dance with a rich score by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, stunning costumes by Tracy Grant Lord, and staging by Janek Schergen, featuring choreography by Marius Petipa. The classic tale of a spell of a 100-year sleep, a charming prince, and a true love’s kiss which awakens the kingdom’s slumber, Sleeping Beauty will be performed to live music performed by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. More information here.
Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris and Christmas Cabaret hosted by Victoria Mintey, presented by Wag the Dog Theatre, at Casa Poncho, 5 – 6 December
Based on his beloved humorous and autobiographical essays, David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, is a wry and witty look at the combination of retail hell and theatrical spectacle that is the holiday season, a sharp, narrowly observed dark comedy. The perfect Christmas treat for grownups, this one-man show has been an annual tradition at theatres across the United States for the past twenty years.
The show will be followed by a Christmas cabaret produced by Wag The Dog Theatre & Swing a Cat Productions. Santaland Diaries performance extends for 60 minutes and we will keep up the festive spirit with a private cabaret show hosted by Victoria Mintey featuring all the Christmas classics. The ticket includes private party admission, specially priced cocktails, prizes and more. Find out more here.
Voyage – A Dance Production by Le’Mirage Performing Arts, Goodman Arts Centre Black Box, 8 December, 2pm and 7pm
Le’Mirage Performing Arts presents this world premiere, by Darren Ho’s award-winning troupe and solo artistes. It celebrates the voyage of a soul through multiple identities. Through a blend of Oriental and contemporary dance, it explores the human relationship with the self, and our shifting dreams and values, as we navigate a space between heaven and earth. More information here.
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