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Inter-Tertiary Salsa CompetitionInter-Tertiary Salsa Competition (ITSC) is in its sixth year running and has since established itself as one of the foremost salsa competitions in Singapore since its debut in 2010. With participation from local tertiary institutions, ITSC serves as a platform for student dancers to showcase their skills and gain valuable stage experience. It will be the night that we celebrate the talents in the vibrant Salsa scene in Singapore.This year, ITSC will be held on 29th September, Friday, at *SCAPE Ground Theatre. Do not miss this opportunity to witness some of the best tertiary-level salsa dancers showcasing their dance moves in both the senior and junior categories! They will be judged by renowned international salsa artistes Ruben Lee, Evangeniya Volynchuk, and Jose Aguilar, who will give their valuable feedback to these aspiring dancers.For more information, do head down to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/intertertiarysalsacompetition2017/) to find out more!
Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, the piece interacts with Bechdel at three different ages. Moving between past and present, it reveals her unique childhood, a growing understanding of her own sexuality and how she handles her uniquely dysfunctional family. FUN HOME is a gripping portrayal of a daughter’s determination to connect with her volatile, brilliant father whose temperament and secrets have defined her family and her life.
“FUN HOME is an exhilarating, heart wrenching, and moving musical which will resonate with anyone who has ever felt ‘different’, even within their own family. The story – based on real life experiences of Alison Bechdel – is a roller-coaster of comedy and tragedy, and the songs are sublimely beautiful. Be prepared for a truly unique and unforgettable musical theatre experience.” said Adrian and Tracie Pang, Artistic Directors of Pangdemonium.
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Score and Best Book, the haunting melodies of Jeanine Tesori and poetic lyrics of Lisa Kron set a foundation for this refreshingly honest musical.
Starring Adrian Pang, Monique Wilson, Nikki Muller, Elena Wang, Benjamin Kheng, Gail Belmonte, Chloe Choo, Elly Gaskell, Aria Zhang, Damien Weber and Bjorn Haakenson.
Directed by Tracie Pang
Named ‘Best Musical of the Year’ by the New York Times, FUN HOME is a daring and innovative work about seeing your parents through grown up eyes. The Singaporean debut of this intimate and emotional theatrical experience is not to be missed!For more information: http://pangdemonium.com/productions/fun-home
THE BALD SOPRANO
Welcome to the weird, wonderful world of The Bald Soprano! young & W!LD proudly presents its bold reimagining of Eugene Ionesco’s classic comedy about the tragedy of language.
Over the course of one madcap evening, six characters meet. As they engage in conversation, sense and nonsense collide. Platitudes replace substance. And dialogue becomes drama. Soon enough, reality starts to break down as language loses all meaning.
From the madness and mayhem emerges Ionesco’s brilliant play, an insightful examination of contemporary society, polite conversation and social customs. Join young & W!LD for one last hair-raising adventure as they leap into the absurd with The Bald Soprano, where communication itself is the greatest barrier to understanding.
Students enjoy $10 off The Bald Soprano tickets! Present your valid student ID at SISTIC Authorised Agents upon purchase to enjoy the discount. Student tickets are also available online at www.sistic.com.sg and via hotline 6348-5555.Hurry! Grab your tickets now at http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cbald0717Also, find out more at http://www.wildrice.com.sg/productions/208-the-bald-soprano
ART STUDIO 《画室》
SIFA is proud to open its 2017 edition with Art Studio, a Singapore-Mandarin theatre commission performed with English surtitles. Set against the backdrop of Singapore’s changing landscape from the 1960s to the new millennium, Art Studio begins with the story of a young school drop-out, Ji Zong, who is coerced by his friend to become a model for life drawing by a group of artists.
From that point on, the narrative branches out, weaving the lives of these wildly disparate artists into a web of intriguing stories during the tumultuous years of Singapore from the 1950s to 1980s: An aspiring singer gives up everything she has to travel alone to India and pursue her love of Indian classical singing; a communist fighter disappears into the thick Malayan jungle for the rest of his life; a middle-aged woman returns to her old flat, which has remained unchanged after 30 years of self-exile, only to find the man she loved dying.
An epic that spans decades and is deeply intricate in its portrayal of the characters’ sentiments and of the heart’s innermost desires, Art Studio is a moving rendition of the poetic beauty and sorrow of ordinary human relationships. The performance is directed by Nelson Chia and adapted from the Mandarin novel of the same name written by 2003 Cultural Medallion recipient and Singaporean novelist Yeng Pway Ngon. Yeng won the Singapore Literature Prize no fewer than three times, most recently in 2012 for Art Studio. His books have been translated into many languages, including Italian, though this will be his first major translation onto stage.You may get your tickets at http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/sifa2017aTo find out more: http://nineyearstheatre.com/Art_Studio
M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2017
Join the M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2017 as we celebrate the human experience, expressed through the dynamism of contemporary dance. With our signature events, festival commissions and free performances, experience the passion and artistry of bold international choreographers and Asia’s rising stars. With a line-up of 13 shows featuring 27 dance works from 15 nationalities, there will never be a dull moment! Performances are held at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Gain access to a wide range of 30 technique classes and 3 workshops this year, taught by artists hailing from Asia-Pacific, Europe, the United States and Singapore. Classes and Workshops will be held at Goodman Arts Centre.
Visit our website www.the-contact.org for full Festival details and updates. Tickets are on sale via authorized SISTIC agents, hotline, mobile app and website.
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Art Stage Singapore is the leading Asian art fair connecting the world to the best of Asian contemporary art. With a deep understanding of Asia’s dynamic visual arts scene, Art Stage Singapore presents the diversity of contemporary art rising from the region. At the crossroads among Southeast Asia, China, India, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, Art Stage Singapore is also the catalyst for igniting heightened market activity in the the entire Southeast Asia region, attracting the world’s most influential private art collectors, corporate buyers and VIPs.
The Singapore Art Museum focuses on international contemporary art practices, specialising in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Housed in a restored 19th century mission school, it opened its doors in 1996 as the first art museum in Singapore. Also known as SAM, the museum is now a contemporary art museum.
Chingay Singapore is the largest street performance and float parade in Asia. From the main parade site to the heartlands, this street extravaganza epitomizes the dynamism of Singapore’s vibrant and multicultural society.
The word Chingay is equivalent to the Mandarin zhuang yi (妆艺), which means “the art of costume and masquerade” in the Hokkien dialect.
The First Formal Chingay Parade in Singapore was mooted by the then-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew who was also the chairman of the People’s Association (PA). Chingay, with all its noise and gaiety, would compensate for the ban on firecrackers, a customary New Year practice to drive away evil spirits.
Pangdemonium is a proudly Singaporean theatre company with a mission to tell stories on the stage which are challenging, inspiring, relevant, accessible, and above all, of the highest artistic, entertainment and productions values, in a league with the very best of theatre internationally.
Pangdemonium believes that theatre should strive to enrich, enlighten, and empower; it should surprise, stir, and stimulate; it should be aspirational and inspirational, passionate and compassionate; it should impact on audiences viscerally, intellectually, emotionally.
W!LD RICE was founded in 2000 by Ivan Heng, an internationally acclaimed and award-winning theatre practitioner, and is recognised today as one of Singapore’s leading professional theatre companies.
W!LD RICE’s mission is to provide an open forum for the shared experience of theatre; celebrating our diversity, reflecting on the problems and possibilities of our times, and presenting productions that inspire, challenge and entertain.
A commitment to the highest standards informs every aspect of W!LD RICE’s creative work, which is first and foremost a celebration of Singapore theatrical talent. By producing and touring productions that are distinctively local in flavour and yet universal in vision and concerns, the company creates memorable experiences for audiences in Singapore and the world.
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