What to Do in Singapore

This Week: Men in Tutus, Patrick Watson

By Shu ChiangEvents - 18 January 2010 2:58 AM | Updated 16 September 2010

This Week: Men in Tutus, Patrick Watson

Highlights of what you can do in Singapore, from 18 to 22 January

Monday, 18 January

 

50 Years: In Progress

The rich history of architecture education and practice over the past five decades is reflected here an exhibition of 10,000 archival photos and 50 years of drawings, models and drawing equipment.

Until 7 April, School of Design and Environment Exhibition Hall, National University of Singapore. 

 

3 x 11

The Swiss theatrical company Mummenschanz delights with this ‘best of’ show, which features some of its greatest and most iconic works. In it, inanimate objects come to life, each with a personality and the eccentricity of humans, while humanoid characters take on the appearance of inanimate objects.

Tickets from $38 to $78.

Until 19 January, Esplanade Theatre. 

 

 

Commuter Concerts

Part of an ongoing series at NAFA, this concert is presented by The Arts Sphere Chinese Chamber Ensemble. The award - winning ensemble will explore a wide spectrum of Chinese chamber music from the ancient to the contemporary, including the world premiere of a new work by Singaporean composer Emily Koh. Tickets at $8

Today only, at Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

 

Tuesday, 19 January

 

Movements Frozen in Time

Focusing on the modern trend towards the visualisation of dance and movements, this travelling exhibition showcases 50 photographs in colour and black-and-white, a video installation by selected contemporary German dance photographers and artists, and dance films Pina Bausch, The Green Table, Rhythm Is It!. Free admission.

Until 26 February, at Art Gallery, Goethe-Institut. 

 

 

Une vieille maîtresse (An Old Mistress)

This critically acclaimed film directed by Catherine Breillat stars Italian actress Asia Argento as the Spanish mistress of a Parisian nobleman, who returns to haunt him even after he has left her for an aristocratic marriage and family.

Tuesday only, at Alliance Francaise Theatre.

 

 

 

Patrick Watson ‘Live’

An internationally acclaimed singer, composer, songwriter, and producer, Patrick Watson has been described as a “musical mad scientist”. Here, he plays with bandmates Robbie Kuster, Mishka Stein, and Simon Angell in an intimate setting. Tickets from $80.

Today only, at Esplanade Recital Studio.  

 

Wednesday, 20 January

 

Composers

A perfect lunch-time diversion from the hustle and bustle, this series of classical recitals features diploma and BA(Hons) students from the NAFA music department. Free.

Wednesday only, Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Campus 3.

 

 

Poetry in Action

Part of the Women in Arts Festival 2010, the event features female artists from Singapore, Australia and Mexico showing women in society through their paintings.

Until 21 January, at the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations, The Substation and the Australian High Commission.

 

 

Destination TRAFIK: Deer

A dance-theatre piece by Croatian artists from the cities of Rijeka and Zagreb, this performance will get under your skin by questioning the concept of authenticity of every individual on and off the stage. Tickets from $19 to $27. Part of the ongoing Singapore Fringe Festival.

Last day, at Esplanade Theatre Studio.

 

Thursday, 21 January

 

Shifting (Re)Iteration

Exhibition explores human existence through the process of change, facing the challenges in adapting to new environments and being displaced or dislocated in that process. A solo exhibition by Jack Ying Tan, winner of the France + Singapore New Generation Artists (FSNGA) 2009 programme.

Until 27 January, at SG Private Banking Gallery, Alliance Francaise.

 

 

AAS Wine Tasting

Organised by the American Association of Singapore and Rubicon Reserve Wines, featuring a range of sparkling, white and red wines from around the world. Includes finger food. Tickets from $30 to $40.

Thursday only, at Graze, Rochester Park.

 

 

Men in Tutus

Arguably the most spectacular, talented and hilarious all male comedy ballet ever, presented by Les Ballets Grandiva in its own inimitable style. The ultimate send-up of both classical and contemporary ballet. Tickets from $45 to $90.

Until 24 January, at Esplanade Theatre.

 

Friday, 22 January

 

Rhyming Yarn Recital

Singaporean artist Sankhya Jejurikar’s handmade work involves the meditative process of construction. There is beauty in the inherent imperfections of the work, and a balance between ‘high’ and ‘low’ art. Free.

Until 28 January, at Esplanade Community Wall.

 

 

Simply Ballroom

A blend of dance and live theatre, with dazzling costumes and dancers move effortlessly in full ensemble production numbers, this has been billed as the “feel-good show of the year”, fit for dance enthusiasts of all levels. Tickets from $60 to $240.

Until 7 February, at ARINA – Stadium Waterfront, Singapore Indoor Stadium.

 

Just So

Based on the immortal short stories of Rudyard Kipling, this musical is set at the beginning of time when animals were first created. This fantastic journey takes audiences along the banks of Africa's great Limpopo River, together with an amazing collection of weird, but wonderful creatures.

Tickets from $20 to $25.

Until 23 January, at Victoria Theatre.