What to see, watch and listen from home #6
Perk up your stay-home experience with a dose of arts and culture. There is something for everyone, from easy-listening music with feel-good vibes to a nostalgic play and online art exhibitions. Scroll on for our top picks to stay entertained and sane during this stay-home period.
A Collection Of Things
Take a stroll down memory lane with this play about a karung guni (rag-and-bone) man and his fond memories of the Bukit Panjang neighbourhood. This performance was commissioned by the National Art Council (NAC) for its Arts in Your Neighbourhood programme. Enjoy the play, A Collection of Things, here.
For a toe-tapping good time, tune in to this live recording of a performance by Kelana Purba, a popular dikir barat group in the homegrown Malay music scene. The group’s infectious drumbeats promise to lift your spirits and the mood at home instantly. The performance, held at Toa Payoh Hub in March 2020, was commissioned by NAC for its Arts in Your Neighbourhood programme. Stream the show Kembara Kelana here.
If you are dreaming of the future, check out this online gallery of contemporary art for inspiration. This online art exhibition by the Singapore Art Museum features vibrant paintings and sculptures that explore the concept of utopia. Zoom into the details of artworks in After Utopia here.
Baroque Festival: Music For Kings And Queens
Escape the humdrum of stay-home life with this live recording of a concert featuring majestic choral tributes to kings and queens. The 2018 performance by the Singapore Symphony Chorus and Orchestra at the Victoria Concert Hall was helmed by Swedish-French conductor Sofi Jeannin. The recording includes English subtitles of the lyrics. Immerse yourself in the digital recording of Baroque Festival: Music for Kings and Queens here.
S.E.A. Focus 2020
If you missed the S.E.A. Focus 2020 showcase of contemporary Southeast Asian art at Gillman Barracks in January, you can still browse the galleries and works of art virtually. The contemporary art showcase was organised by homegrown creative workshop and gallery STPI. For a 360-degree tour of the showcase and works by more than 35 regional artists, drop by the virtual experience of S.E.A. Focus 2020 here.
For more digital arts and culture offerings to enjoy from home, explore #SGCultureAnywhere.
(Photos: National Arts Council, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery)