Things to do, watch, listen this week: 29 Mar to 4 Apr
Chill this week and savour the long weekend with relaxing arts and culture offerings. Catch an online performance of golden oldies, tune in to poetry recitals, or take part in a dance workshop. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.
The Young Ones: A Tribute To Cliff Richard And The Shadows
Have a rollicking good time with Singapore band Dimension5 as they perform popular hits by English rock band Cliff Richard and The Shadows, including songs such as Summer Holiday, Move It and The Young Ones. The concert features veteran singer Winston Koh of The Phantoms as a special guest. Tickets to the concert on 25 Mar are sold out, but they are still available for the livestreamed show, with the recording made available until 11 Apr. Get your tickets to The Young Ones: A Tribute To Cliff Richard And The Shadows here.
Shiyun: Poetic Rhyme, Uplifting Qi
Embark on a poetic journey with this collection of poetry recordings, which features the works of 10 outstanding Singapore poets, including Cultural Medallion recipient Professor Wong Yoon Wah and young award-winning poet Cheong Yun Yee. Performed in Mandarin and various Chinese dialects, the poetry recitations are paired with Nanyang-style music. The recording is presented by The Arts House. Listen to Shiyun: Poetic Rhyme, Uplifting Qi here.
Play With… Dancing Bodies
Reconnect with your body through this dance workshop led by well-known dancer, choreographer and educator Goh Lay Kuan, who is tireless at age 82. The class, held on 4 Apr, draws on practices such as tai chi, qigong and ballet. Participants can either attend the workshop in person at theatre company The Theatre Practice’s premises in Waterloo Street or join the online livestream. Learn more about Play With… Dancing Bodies here.
A Man Waiting For The Leaves To Fall
If you are looking for something experimental, don’t miss this digital production. It speaks of the pivotal events in a man’s life but does so without using any actors and dialogue. Instead, it relies on theatrical design elements to tell the story. The production, which takes the form of a short film, is helmed by director Judee Tan, and on until 31 Mar. Learn more about A Man Waiting For The Leaves To Fall here.
Immerse yourself in this poignant performance about the experience of refugees searching for a home and an identity. The production marries the classical Indian dance Bharatanatyam with theatre and poetry. It is presented by Apsaras Arts Dance Company, in collaboration with theatre company Wild Rice. The show, held at The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre in Funan Mall, is on from 2 to 4 Apr. Get tickets to Agathi here.
(Photos: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, The Arts House, The Theatre Practice, The Aesthetic Project, Apsaras Arts Dance Company, The Arts House)