Things to do, watch, and listen this week: Oct 5 to 11
Perk up your week with arts and culture offerings that promise to surprise and delight. Don’t miss an all-night online disco experience that features songs and spoken word performances, and be sure to gather the family for a child-friendly theatrical show. Read on for our recommendation of arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.
Sing Lit Sounds: A Silent Disco
Get grooving with this unique online disco experience offered by local literary arts group Sing Lit Station. There will be two sessions, held on 8 and 16 Oct, from 7 to 10.30pm. The party will feature readings and an open-mic session for spoken word performances. DJs will also play disco music, including exclusive tracks produced by local musicians such as .gif, Fauxe and Mantravine. Join the party, Sing Lit Sounds: A Silent Disco, here.
The Putu Piring Incident Of Batu Bulat
Keep the little ones entertained with this online theatrical performance about the adventures of three fictional characters – an ice factory prince, an island adventurer and a seller of the confectionery putu piring. The performance, written and directed by playwright Adib Kosnan, is part of the Esplanade’s annual children’s festival, Octoburst!. Catch the captivating theatre show, The Putu Piring Incident of Batu Bulat here.
Imagine what a home of the future would look like in this animated work of art by visual artist Denise Yap. The animated video transitions mid-way into a sleep meditation guide, aimed at helping viewers relax. Watch the full video of Apartment 2079 here.
Be enthralled by a series of animated videos featuring lesser-known art forms such as Malay choral singing dikir barat, Hindi ceremonial dance kavadi attam and the Chinese musical style nanyin. Produced by arts media Arts Equator, the series, 10 Things, highlights 10 interesting facts about the history and contemporary practices of these art forms. The last video on nanyin will be available from 10 Oct on Arts Equator’s Facebook page. Watch 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dikir Barat here, and 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kavadi Attam here.
Arts & Disability Forum 2020
Tune in to a panel discussion that explores how the arts can foster greater inclusiveness. This forum, taking place from 7 to 9 October, will take place online and it features more than 10 keynote speakers from Australia, India, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Learn more about Arts & Disability Forum 2020 here.
(Photos: Sing Lit Station, Esplanade – Theatres by the Bay, Yusri Yusoff, Arts Equator, Arts & Disability Forum)