Things to do, watch, listen this week: 15 to 21 Mar
Spice up your week with an exciting array of arts and culture offerings in Singapore. Visit an art exhibition that offers a fresh view of tropical rainforests, enjoy a relaxing online concert, or catch a dance performance by young talent. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.
Blueprints For The Forest: An Exploration Into Tropical Aesthetics
Get to know nature from a fresh perspective. This exhibition at the Lasalle College of the Arts Earl Lu Gallery explores forests and its aesthetics through a study of topography. On until 17 Mar, the exhibition features works by Singapore artist Donna Ong, and it is curated by Khim Ong. Learn more about Blueprints For The Forest: An Exploration Into Tropical Aesthetic here.
Haydn’s Emperor And Tchaikovsky’s Florence
Sit back and enjoy a classical music concert featuring famed works by Haydn and Tchaikovsky such as the Emperor Quartet and Souvenir de Florence. Performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, it features violinists Chen Da Wei and Nikolai Koval. The 60-minute online performance is available for viewing from 19 Mar to 2 Apr. Get your tickets to Haydn’s Emperor And Tchaikovsky’s Florence here.
Catch this performance featuring original works by talented young dancers from the M1-Frontier Danceland PULSE Programme. The contemporary dance training and development initiative by homegrown dance company Frontier Danceland aims to nurture young dancers and develop their artistic capabilities. Performed by the graduating participants of the programme, the show marks the end of the scholars’ experience in the dance training and gives them the chance to showcase their skill and passion. LEAP 2021 is helmed by PULSE programme coordinator Zhuo Zihao and choreographed by guest choreographers Kay Lee and Keryn Ng Gek Theng. The show is on at Goodman Arts Centre from 18 to 20 Mar. Learn more about LEAP 2021 here.
White Space: A Legend, The Lady And The Voyager
Don’t miss this art exhibition, which features over 40 mixed media installations, video, and photography works by three young, emerging artists in Southeast Asia – Antonius, Fitri Ya’akob and Vimal Kumar. Presented by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, the exhibition is on at the institution’s Lim Hak Tai Gallery until 24 Mar. Learn more about White Space: A Legend, The Lady And The Voyager here.
Reflect on our stories of home through this filmmaking platform. The theme for this year’s programme is Stronger, Together, and it includes commissioned films, a short film competition, film-making workshops, seminars and a film festival. The filmmaking workshops and seminars run till 8 Apr and they are held online and on-site at The Cathay Cineplex in Handy Road. Participants can look forward to learning more about the different aspects of filmmaking from industry veterans such as filmmaker Daniel Hui and cinematographer Hideho Urata. Learn more about ciNE65 2021 here.
(Photos: Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Frontier Danceland, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Cine65)