Souvenir takes us back to 1964 where pianist Cosmé McMoon (Hossan Leong) recounts the real-life musical career of one of History’s most unforgettable Opera Stars, Florence Foster Jenkins (Leigh McDonald). She was an outlandish and wealthy socialite who believed in in the importance of sharing her “enchanting voice” with the world. Unfortunately, the ugly truth is Jenkins couldn’t sing!
This did not stop her and the unlikely duo went on to hold sensational recitals even producing a sold-out performance at Carnegie Hall!
Under the direction of award-winning director Samantha Scott Blackhall, this hilarious & tuneful two-character play starring Hossan Leong & Leigh McDonald beguiles the hopeful artist that lives in everyone!
Souvenir will make you laugh till you cry!
The Yellow Ribbon Community Art Exhibition (YR CAE) will be taking place from 22 to 30 September 2018. Guest of Honour President Halimah Yacob will be speaking at the 11th YR CAE, an annual exhibition introduced in 2007 as a meaningful platform for inmates to express their hopes, dreams and aspirations through contemporary artworks. YR CAE aims to enable inmates to showcase their artistic talents to the larger community, and to build closer ties among inmates, ex-offenders and the community. This year’s exhibition, themed “Transitions: Crossroads & Choices”, will feature 78 artworks in various mediums by inmates.
This year also marks the 15th anniversary of the Yellow Ribbon Project, highlighting the cause’s long-standing dedication in driving acceptance for ex-offenders and encouraging Singaporeans to recognise the importance of community support.
Themed “The Invisible Victims of Incarceration”, a special exhibit highlighting illustrations of the hopes and aspirations of the children of ex-offenders will be up for display at the YR CAE. This exhibit showcases the efforts of the CapitaLand – YRF Children Support Programme, which seeks to support and nurture the development of some 100 children of ex-offenders aged 3-12 years old over a two-year period.
The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. For more details, visit the Yellow Ribbon Project Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/yellowribbonproj/
Closing their 2018 season with a bang, Pangdemonium is proud to present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, a hilarious, hair-raising, and heart-warming prequel to the Peter Pan legend, and a celebration of the innocence, imagination and resilience of the Child.
Singapore, 1885: we join Molly, a precocious young Starcatcher-in-training, and three orphans (including a homeless, nameless lad known as ‘Boy’) on a secret mission – a perilous voyage across seas infested by treacherous pirates, fearsome savages, and dubious mermaids, to a faraway island ruled by the evil King Zarboff.
All for the sake of the mystical, mythical “starstuff,” a celestial substance so powerful, it must never fall into the wrong hands. With the dastardly Black Stache in hot pursuit, the vengeful Fighting Prawn and Hawking Clam lurking in the deep, and the mysterious Mr Grin hungry for his next meal, will the children survive the dangers, find the elusive Neverland and live happily ever after?
Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Pangdemonium brings a fresh take on the Broadway production by specially adapting it to an Asian setting. Audiences can expect to be enchanted by elements of Southeast Asian artforms. Full of wit and wonder, colourful characters, and fabulous musical numbers, this is an exhilarating, magical adventure for the whole family, and a powerful statement on empowering every child with self-belief and hope.
Pangdemonium’s Peter and the Starcatcher is a brand new production, featuring a local and international cast and creative team! Starring Thomas Pang, Carina McWhinnie, Andrew Marko, Salif Hardie, Benjamin Chow, Daniel Jenkins, Andy Tear, Crispian Chan, Erwin Shah Ismail, Zachary Ibrahim, Juwanda Hassim and Adrian Pang. Directed by Tracie Pang.
Tickets from $20 – $90 via SISTIC.
At EduTECH Asia, we pride ourselves on bringing together thousands of educators from across Asia to evaluate and plan for the future of learning. In 2018, we’re be going bigger and better than ever before. Spanning across 3 exciting days, the event will feature 8 theatres of content spanning topics in K-12 Education, Tertiary Education, IT Transformation, Vocational Training (VET), Early Childhood Education, Special Educational Needs (SEN), Education Business Leaders as well as our brand new EduBUILD Asia on building 21 st century learning spaces.
Plus, there will be lots of EduSLAM Sessions, Practical Workshops, EduSHARE Roundtables and more. Supported by IMDA, event will also feature an exhibition showcasing the latest edtech innovations and technologies. Join us at Asia’s largest education conference & exhibition.
8 October: Pre-day Workshop & Tours
9-10 October: Conference & Exhibition
Register now here:
FREE visitor Expo Pass (9-10 October)
2-Day Conference Pass (9-10 October): S$695
3-Day Conference Pass (8-10 October): S$1,075
Enjoy 15% off conference passes! Simply use this code “GMSS” when registering to enjoy!
Darkness and light, aggression and gentleness, ecstasy and reflection: these dualities define Slow Magic‘s third and strongest project to date, Float. An expansive and inventive compendium of modern electronic pop, the enigmatic producer’s latest album spans a multitude of genres and moods resulting in a listening experience that makes for its own journey.
Renowned for blending his dreamy, ethereal synths with live instrumentation in his mesmerizing technicolour mask, get ready for an enchanting live show at Kilo Lounge. This will be the anonymously masked producer’s third appearance here – his Singapore debut was at (the old) Kilo Lounge back in January 2015.
Admission 18+ only
Scream Asia Film Festival will screen a total of 11 feature films and 1 short film from Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, Brazil, UK and USA. These films were selected by Singaporean filmmaker Eric Khoo and South Korean film programmer Jongsuk Thomas Nam.
There will also be two masterclasses taught by acclaimed horror filmmakers Joko Anwar and Yeon Sang-ho.
Joko Anwar directed Satan’s Slaves (2018), which became the highest grossing Indonesian horror film of all time and the highest grossing Indonesian film of 2017.
Yeon Sang-ho directed Train to Busan (2016), which premiered in the Midnight Screenings section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and became the highest-grossing Korean film in Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
The film lineup:
- OPENING FILM & WORLD PREMIERE – Zombiepura (Singapore), directed by Jacen Tan
- CLOSING FILM – They Who Are Not Seen (Indonesia), directed by Billy Christian. SPECIAL SHORT FILM PRESENTATION WITH CLOSING FILM – Hana (Japan & Korea), directed by Mai Nakanishi
- ASIAN PREMIERE – Overlord (USA), directed by Julius Avery and produced by J.J. Abrams
- The House that Jack Built (Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden), starring Matt Dillon
- Mom and Dad (USA), starring Nicolas Cage
- Ghost Stories (UK), starring Martin Freeman
- Tokyo Living Dead Idol (Japan), directed by Yuki Kumagai
- Hounds of Love (Australia), directed by Ben Young
- The Cannibal Club (Brazil), directed by Guto Parente
None of these films have been screened theatrically in Singapore. For more, visit https://screamasiafilmfest.com.
Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) will be presenting its annual full contemporary season of the year – Passages 2018. The Passages Contemporary season has most often been used to introduce choreographers that are new to our audiences and for the presentation of either world premieres or company premieres.
This year, there will be two works that were previously made especially for SDT, with Timothy Harbour’s Another Energy and Ma Cong’s Shadow’s Edge and the introduction of a well-known European choreographer, Tim Rushton, with a world premiere work for this Passages season.
Shadow’s Edge (Ma Cong)
This piece and its music were created and selected especially to highlight the diverse cultures and talents possessed by the dancers in SDT. The powerful music, the inspiration for this piece, is a collaboration between Bryce and Kronos Quartet, and seems to take the listener through phases of change and progression. And so the movements reflect the same: onward. The talented dancers effortlessly portray this concept and take the theme to a whole new level by adding their own energy and awareness to the music.
Another Energy (Timothy Harbour)
Accompanied by John Adams kinetic ‘Shaker Loops’, this dance is primarily about Energy, its containment within us and the emotion of its release.
World Premiere by Timothy Rushton
Timothy Rushton is a British choreographer and artistic leader of the Copenhagen-based Danish Dance Theatre, Denmark’s largest modern dance company. While a dancer at the Royal Danish Ballet he became interested in pursuing a choreographic career and decided to quit dancing. Rushton quickly made his mark as a choreographer, combining classical ballet technique with modern dance.
Based on Shakespeare’s King Lear, Nine Years Theatre presents a re-imagined reality through the play-within-a-play, Lear Is Dead, as told by the “Fools Association” performance that tells the story of Lear:
The ageing Lear had given his land to his two elder daughters, and disowned the truthful youngest daughter. The retired Lear insisted on retaining a portion of his power. However, his two newly empowered daughters began to find their increasingly senile father intolerable. Finally, Lear was driven out of the house and into the night storm, to wander like a madman on a heath.
When power is gained, wisdom is lost. When history is learnt, the present becomes clear. Why should the jesters replay their national memory, and how will the citizens move on without Lear?
Performed in Mandarin, with English and Mandarin surtitles (includes closed captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing).
Tickets: $38, $48, $58 (excludes SISTIC fees)
Singapore’s only IT exhibition that integrates the best and latest in today’s cutting-edge technology as part of our lifestyle celebrates 30 years! Over the past 3 decades, SITEX has consistently sets itself apart from other technology events through offering visitors an enriching and experiential journey, where participants truly experience technology integrated in every aspect of their lives.
We’re proud to hit the big Three-Oh and we’ve got some truly refreshing and ground-breaking new offerings for brands and partners this November! Join us as we bring to you 4 new EXPERIENTIAL zone(s) that will take your 5 senses onto an immersive and sensorial journey.
For more information, check out www.sitex.com.sg.
SITEX 2018 happens on 22-25 November 2018, 11am -9pm daily at Singapore EXPO Hall 5 and 6.
Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) will be closing its 30th Anniversary celebrations with the famous, childhood fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty. Marius Petipa created the classical ballet version of Sleeping Beauty with a commissioned score from Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the Imperial Ballet in Russia.
This holiday season, reminisce this fantasy that we all love, performed to live music by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra. Sleeping Beauty will warm your heart with its charming sets and grand elegance. A favourite timeless classic for all ages, SDT’s production of Sleeping Beauty will be the highlight of your joyous December.
The tale begins as the court assembles for Princess Aurora’s christening. In their excitement, the royal family forgets to invite the wicked and powerful fairy, Carabosse. Furious at being overlooked, Carabosse turns up unannounced and places a curse on Aurora. She declares that Aurora shall die for her 16th birthday after pricking her finger. The Lilac Fairy, equal in power to Carabosse, intervenes. She gives her own blessing – the princess, instead of dying, will fall into a deep sleep for a hundred years. She will only be awoken by true love’s kiss.
For 16 years, Princess Aurora is kept safe, but tragedy strikes on her 16th birthday. She pricks her finger and falls into a deep sleep. The Lilac fairy casts a spell to ensure that the kingdom slumbers with her. A hundred years later, Prince Florimund is hunting in the woods. The Lilac Fairy appears and shows him a vision of Princess Aurora. He immediately falls in love with her and embarks on a quest to break the spell. The ballet ends in a grand finale celebrating the wedding of Princess Aurora and Prince Florimund.