Feeling down? Well, there's nothing like free stuff to peak you up. Consolidated from the event catalog. Easy reference here.
La Compagnie Malabar (France)
15 – 17 May, 8pm
flipside Free Performances
Various artists (Japan/Korea/Singapore/Thailand)
Enjoy fun and entertainment for all, with free events along Esplanade’s waterfront
and the concourse! Watch out for a smorgasbord of performances, from J-pop and
mime to rhythmic painting, and much, much more!
21 May – 14 Jun,
from 6.15pm onwards
Various venues around
“What do you want to be,
A project by [+O] in collaboration with
Oforzero with the participation of
Strangers and Friends
An art installation project that seeks to engage with the intricate
relationships and wonders inherent in our daily life; between people,
objects and the environment, through the process of creating.
A chance encounter between strangers in a city,
a conversation, a promise made, leading to the
transformation of an everyday object into something
that seems to obtain a life of its own – a Strange·R.
8 May – 14 Jun
Monday – Thursday, 10am – 8pm
Friday – Sunday, 10am – 10pm
Raffles City (outdoor)
Found & Lost
An exhibition featuring the works of eight Singapore
artists concerned with questions of representation
in relation to the act of drawing, Found & Lost serves
as an extension of the ideas previously explored in
Aversions, a drawing publication project curated by Guo-
Liang Tan. With Singaporean artist Cheo Chai-Hiang’s
work as the backdrop for their investigations,
Ang Soo Koon, Cheong Kah Kit, Khiew Huey
Chian, Charles Lim, Matthew Ngui, Shubigi Rao,
Erika Tan and Ian Woo each explore and
respond to the boundaries of drawing within
their own artistic practices, delving into
issues such as peripheral vision,
perpetual delay, the impossibility of
the image, and the fragmentation of
language and memory in relation
to the act of drawing.
23 May – 12 Jul, 10am – 7pm
Daily (closed on Monday)
11B Mount Sophia Road
This sound and visual installation is an extension exhibit of Invisible Room,
an unusual ‘live’ performance by pre-eminent Singapore rock band
The Observatory in collaboration with filmmaker Ho Tzu Nyen.
The highlight, however, will be the revealing of the panoptigan structure
in which musicians of The Observatory had performed, a space that was
concealed during the actual ‘live’ runs of the show.
9 – 14 Jun, every 2 hours between
11am – 8pm (last screening at 7pm)
LASALLE College of the Arts
Flexible Space (Blk F Room 102)
Stalker Theatre Company (Australia)
A unique hybrid piece comprising dance theatre, live music and circus-style arts, Red
forms the second part of a triptych of performances developed by David Clarkson,
Co-Artistic Director of Stalker, a world renowned physical theatre company.
Red explores the end of the world as foreseen by Western science and science fiction:
Imagine the Earth in several billion years, faced with an imminent collision with the
sun. What forms will humans take? What will be our obsessions and desires as we
prepare for the earth to fall into the sun? How do we dance goodbye to the Earth
we once knew?
Exploring the texture and ephemeral nature of falling, suspension and gravity, Red is
an extreme movement work of frenetic beauty portraying a journey to the end of
time, into the remote landscape of the imagination.
22 – 24 May, 8pm
VivoCity, The Plaza
Supported by The Australian
The Dream Engine (UK)
Watch the gigantic Diamond come to life. Unfurling like a transparent giant orchid, it
achieves full bloom at a height of 11 metres. Be mesmerised as the solo aerial dancer
within moves and twirls to the crescendos of music and colourful, dancing lights,
suspended on what seems to be nothing but a column of light. After dark, the lights
reflect and refract in crystalline formations, creating ghostly images that mirror the
hypnotic beauty of the dancer.
29 – 31 May, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm
Compagnie Beau Geste (France)
A tender love duet for a dancer and a mechanical digger created by French choreographer
Dominique Boivin, accompanied by the dramatic voice of Maria Callas, Transports
Exceptionnels is a witty interpretation of the pas de deux dance tradition. A modern
romance between iron and flesh evoking a playful and rugged poetic industrialism,
Transports Exceptionnels offers a glimpse into an unexpected moment of emotion and
grace between man and machine.
5 – 7 Jun, 4.30pm and 6.30pm
Tampines Open Field (Next to Tampines MRT Station)
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