Brodal Serei, meaning 'freestyle boxing' examines the personal history and lives of the Khmer boxer beyond the thrills and spills of the boxing ring in present-day Cambodia. Weaving dance, drama and storytelling, Emmanuèle Phuon’s latest work casts a spotlight on the mind and body of the Cambodian boxer, and the success and struggle of a cultural form where economy and sport are intertwined intricately.
￼A group of 20-somethings face a future filled with fear and uncertainty, amidst social and political unrest, poverty, drug abuse and HIV/AIDS - Mark, an aspiring film-maker; Roger, a doomed musician; Collins, a 'vagabond anarchist'; Angel, a transvestite street busker; Mimi, a troubled dancer; Maureen, a wild-child performance artist; hot-shot law student Joanne; and Benny, the one who 'sold his soul' and became a 'yuppie'. As they face their many challenges, friendships become fractured, hearts and bodies get broken, and their will to survive is pushed to the limit.
Ultimately Rent is a powerful and passionate testament to hope, humanity, friendship, and above all, Love.
It takes an innovator to create a distinctive style, but a true luminary to establish a musical tradition.
In his lifetime, the late Lalgudi Jayaraman was both, having created the Lalgudi bani (meaning 'style' in Hindi) in the mid-1960s that continues to resonate in the Indian classical music world today. A consummate violinist, vocalist and composer revered for his tonal control and innovation, Lalgudi was among the legendary trinity of carnatic musicians responsible for establishing the violin as a solo instrument within the genre. He was known to 'coax lucid lyrics and a pitch-perfect human voice out of the instrument' (The Hindu).
Internationally renowned violinist Lu Si Qing – the first Asian to win the Paganini Violin Competition – will perform with acclaimed cellist Qin Li-Wei, who heads Cello Studies at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Led by Music Director Tsung Yeh, SCO will present pieces by celebrated composers Zhao Ji Ping and Chen Gang. The concert will also feature The Celestial Web, a symphonic poem by iconic Singapore artist Tan Swie Hian and music by local composer Law Wai Lun.
Did you know that when Krishna was a child, he wore an enchanted peacock feather, loved to eat butter and played a magic flute? Utterly Butter-ly Stories of Krishna follows the adventures of him as a young boy growing up in Vrindhavan. Watch the stories of how he defeats a monstrous serpent with many heads and gains divine powers to lift a mountain with his little finger unfold through Indian dance and music.