Things to do, watch, listen this week: 1 to 7 Feb
Welcome a new month this week with exciting arts and culture events. Uncover the transformative effects of a visceral performance via Zoom, find inspiration at a contemporary ink art show, or watch the world premiere of a theatre production that draws on popular Malay fables. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.
Enjoy this series of performative videos which explores the nature of space through movement. Directed by Singapore artist Ang Hui Bin, the screenings will feature three videos choreographed and performed by arts practitioner Jocelyn Chng. These videos are public and free to watch, and the live experiential sessions will take place over Zoom on 6 and 7 Feb, at 5pm. This project is supported by the National Arts Council under its Digital Presentation Grant. Learn more about Moving Online here.
Wan Belantara: Enjet-Enjet Semut (King Of The Jungle: As The Ants Go Marching In)
Don’t miss this thought-provoking theatre production, which makes its world premiere at this year’s M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. The new play, written by award-winning veteran playwright Anwar Hadi Ramli and directed by theatre practitioner Saiful Amri, draws inspiration from the poem Conference of the Birds by Persian poet Farid ud-Din Attar and Malay fables. The 60-minute play is performed in Malay with English subtitles and available on-demand until 4 Feb. Get your tickets to Wan Belantara: Enjet-Enjet Semut here.
Feast your eyes on dramatic ink drawings by Singapore artist Yeo Shih Yun. Displayed in the Esplanade Tunnel, her abstract works were made in response to music composed and performed by Singaporean erhu player musician Calista Liaw. The works are on display until 4 Apr. Learn more about Chance Encounters here.
Discover new forms of artistic expression which seek to reveal the unexplored connections between technology and the planet at this immersive art show at the National Gallery Singapore. The free exhibition features works by Singapore-based artists Andreas Schlegel, Bani Haykal, Debbie Ding, Ong Kian Peng and Zai Tang, and it runs until 5 Feb. Learn more about Negentropic Fields here.
Ho Ho Ying: The Path I Pursue
Trace the history of modern Singapore art through the works of prominent Singaporean painter Ho Ho Ying. This solo art exhibition at the Esplanade’s Jendela visual arts space features works by the prolific artist that range from abstract and figurative paintings to calligraphy and sketches. The free art exhibition is on until 4 Apr. Learn more about Ho Ho Ying: The Path I Pursue here.
(Photos: National Arts Council, Singapore Fringe, Yeo Shih Yun, National Gallery Singapore, Ho Ho Ying)