Things to do, watch, listen: September 2022

Things to do, watch, listen: September 2022

The September holidays are fast approaching! Whether you’re a student anticipating a much-needed break or a parent looking to keep your kids engaged, there’s no shortage of events in the arts and culture space that can provide a good dose of relaxation and excitement.

From a well-loved theatre production of a classic story, beginner dance workshops in lesser-known styles, to a dazzling orchestra performance, most of the suggested events can easily double up as quality time with family and loved ones.

Read on for The A List’s pick of events across the genres of dance, music, theatre, and film.


1. da:ns festival 2022: Footwork workshops

da:ns festival 2022: Footwork workshops

Groove to the beat as a family with da:ns festival’s Footwork workshops. The workshops are a unique opportunity for parents and children aged seven and up to learn a wide range of dance styles like the Pasodoble, Broadway Jazz, and Afro Brazilian – together. Renowned and experienced instructors such as Tania Goh of Spanish Dance Singapore, Denise Lwin of The Dance Place, and Stepharina of Movement Artistry will be on hand to guide participants, of all skill levels, every step of the way.

Sessions run on weekend afternoons on 17 to 18 Sep and 24 to 25 Sep at the Esplanade Rehearsal Studio.  

Learn more about all the available dance workshops here.

2. Ballet Under the Stars 2022

Invite your family and friends to a picnic under the stars with the Singapore Ballet. Held at Fort Canning Green, this mesmerising outdoor performance runs on two weekends and features a different line-up each time.

From 2 to 4 Sep, the line-up features Choo-San Goh’s In the Glow of the Night and two of George Balanchine’s iconic works: Serenade and Theme and Variations. From 9 to 11 Sep, audiences can catch Timothy Harbour’s Linea Adora, Choo-San Goh’s Birds of Paradise, and a perennial favourite – Edward Liang’s Opus 25.

Book your tickets to Ballet Under the Stars 2022 here.


3. Temasek Foundation SSO Concerts for Children: A Musical Tumble Through Time

Temasek Foundation SSO Concerts for Children: A Musical Tumble Through Time

Join musical wizard Griffle the Great as he journeys through time to find his new friend, the Gimquat bird, its very own song. Filled with tongue-twisting rhymes, eye-catching costumes, and music from Mozart to Ravel, A Musical Tumble Through Time is a great way to introduce children to the beauty of the orchestra.

Brought together by the Platypus Theatre, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and Temasek Foundation, this musical production runs on 10 and 11 Sep at the Victoria Concert Hall.

Get tickets to A Musical Tumble Through Time here.


4. Animal Farm

As part of its 20th-anniversary celebrations, Wild Rice brings back its signature production of the iconic tale of a farmyard revolution. Known to many as a literary classic, Animal Farm by George Orwell was adapted for the stage by Ian Wooldridge over 40 years ago. Directed by Ivan Heng and with a stellar new cast, innovative costume design, and live, original music, Wild Rice’s latest iteration of Animal Farm is not to be missed.

The performance runs from 18 Aug to 10 Sep at the Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre at Wild Rice, Funan.

Get tickets to Animal Farm here.


5. Objectifs’ Young YouTubers Filmmaking Camp

Objectifs’ Young YouTubers Filmmaking Camp

Bring your kid on an eye-opening and hands-on journey to discover what it takes to make the videos they enjoy watching. Over three days, the instructors of the Objectifs’ Young YouTubers Filmmaking Camp will guide participants on the essential skills of video making – from designing creative backdrops, shooting content to adding finishing touches to their footage.

Recommended for children aged six to 12 years old, the workshop is held from 5 to 7 Sep at Objectifs – Centre for Photography & Film.

Register for the Young YouTubers Filmmaking Camp here.

(Photos: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Objectifs – Centre for Photography & Film)

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