Shows to catch before 2020 ends
If you are looking to make the best of 2020, here are five arts and culture shows ending this year, which you can enjoy. Catch a virtual-reality dance experience and check it off your bucket list. Or, end the year on a high note with a performance of soulful songs presented by the Esplanade. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture shows to catch before the year ends.
Experience a virtual reality experience
Singapore’s first full-length, 360-degree virtual-reality dance experience explores the relationship between man and nature. The 100-minute performance is held at Goodman Arts Centre by leading contemporary dance company The Human Expression (T.H.E) Dance Company. Audiences don VR headsets and earphones that transport them to an immersive, sensory environment where they can see the dancers perform up-close. The show is produced in partnership with the immersive technology company Hiverlab. The event runs until 31 Dec. Book your slot to PheNoumenon 360° here.
Relax to timeless tunes
Evergreen Theme Songs
Take a short break in the middle of the day and enjoy singer Xie Sheng Zhi’s performance of classic songs in Mandarin such as Everlasting Love, Moon on West Tower and Over at the River. He will be accompanied by pianist Alvin Wong. The 45-minute show, livestreamed on 21 Dec at 3pm, with its recording available until 23 Dec, 3pm, is part of the Esplanade’s Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea programme. Catch the performance of Evergreen Theme Songs here.
Give to a good cause
Scholars Give Back Series
Sit back and enjoy this online series of musical performances presented by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) to raise funds for scholarships and students with financial need. The show, made up of four weekly episodes, features performances by alumni and faculty, and it runs until 23 Dec. The public can contribute to the fundraiser by donating to the cause via Giving.sg. Catch the performance of Scholars Give Back Series on the NAFA YouTube channel here.
Inspire your little ones
Get Curious! Change is OK!
Explore the topic of change and adjusting to the new normal with the young ones through activities at the National Museum of Singapore. The programme includes online interactive storytelling sessions and a hunt for artefacts in the museum’s galleries, which explore how Singaporeans have adapted in creative ways to overcome difficulties. Itwill run until 27 Dec. Learn more about Get Curious! Change is OK! here.
Watch young talents dance
A Green Dot
Discover through this dance how one can adapt and thrive in a divisive environment. The performance, which may be viewed online, features dancers from A Little RAW, the junior wing of dance company RAW Moves. The dance, co-directed by artistic directors Ricky Sim and Wong Wai Yee, was staged in 2018. The show is pay-as-you-wish and available online until 31 Dec. Learn more about A Little RAW here.
(Photos: T.H.E Dance Company, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, National Museum of Singapore, Raw Moves)