What to see, watch and listen from home #3

What to see, watch and listen from home #3

Stay home and stay inspired with the many digital arts and culture content available online. Here is a round-up of our top picks of digital arts content from Singapore arts groups and performance venues. Sit back, relax and enjoy the shows from home.

Theatre
Monologues From My Bedroom

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Watch a theatre performance play out live online, and chat with other viewers from around the world. This show spotlights diverse stories and minority voices through six monologues performed by artists from around the world, including three from Singapore – Victoria Chen, Nishath Kumar and Rebekah Dorai. The live show aims to keep theatre performance going even as conventional theatre spaces are closed in this time. Stream Monologues From My Bedroom live here at 8.30pm on 20 April. This show is run on a pay-as-you-wish model and the amount raised will be shared amongst the producers and artists. Donations may be made here.

Literary Arts
Poems On Air

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Tune in to this album of locally-inspired poems, recited in Singapore’s four official languages – English, Mandarin, Malay, and Tamil. The recordings are overlaid with evocative ambient music and sounds, creating a transporting soundscape. This album of audio poems and stories was produced for the National Arts Council’s Arts in Your Neighbourhood initiative. Stream Poems On Air here.


Visual Art
Imaginarium: Into The Space Of Time

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For a bitesize visual treat, check out this mini online art exhibition by the Singapore Art Museum. Based on an original show that ran in 2018, this online exhibition, hosted on the Google Arts & Culture platform, explores the concept of time. Admire the digital art show, Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time, here.


Dance
Lady Of The Camellias

lady of the camellias

You might not be able to catch the critically acclaimed Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier live in Singapore because its Asian Tour was cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation, but you can still catch a glimpse of its performance online. This recording of a duet between two of the company’s dancers comes from the ballet, Lady of the Camellias. Watch sparks fly in this Lady Of The Camellias duet here.


Music
Strings Fantasy

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Let the Singapore Chinese Orchestra transport you away from the humdrum of stay-home life with this recording of its 2016 concert, Strings Fantasy. The recording, recently uploaded online, features string instruments in the orchestra as well as performances by violinist Lu Si Qing and cellist Qin Li-wei. Enjoy part one of Strings Fantasy here and part two of Strings Fantasy here.


Heritage
The Story Of Telok Ayer

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Trace the origins of Telok Ayer with this online heritage exhibition from the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Enjoy a digital romp through the neighbourhood and see the historic temples and shophouses in the area up close. Many of the buildings have been restored to their former glory through conservation efforts. Discover Telok Ayer anew with The Story Of Telok Ayer here.

To find more digital arts and culture offerings you can enjoy from home, explore #SGCultureAnywhere.


(Photos: National Arts Council, Singapore Art Museum, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Urban Redevelopment Authority)

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