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The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ W!LD RICE Funan Level 4, 107 North Bridge

Wild Rice Ltd Performed in English. As the Singapore Bicentennial is celebrated, six young people form a group called Raffles Must Fall to examine our country's colonial legacy. During their gatherings, they pore over forgotten texts and artefacts, re-enacting scenes from the past to better understand the nightmare of subjugation... and the dream of self-determination. […]

$S 20 – $S 70

Heather

Black Box, Gateway Theatre Level 8, 3615 Jalan Bukit Merah

Adeeb and Shai Performed in English. A reclusive children’s writer becomes wildly successful after publishing a series of fantasy books about a hero using her magical pen to fight evil. Her books are treasured across the country. But when a troubling narrative starts to unfold, we find ourselves asking: what matters more, the storyteller or […]

S$ 30

DY-Logue

Black Box, Stamford Arts Centre 155 Waterloo Street, Singapore

Ding Yi Music Company Ltd A new series by Ding Yi, DY-logue showcases an enthralling music dialogue between two musicians of very different music background, yet use very similar ethnic instruments in an intimate musical salon, connecting audiences to their music aspiration. --- Ancient piece King Chu Doffs His Armor 《霸王卸甲》 Naseer Shamma Lil Ruh […]

S$28

MCF 2019: Rumah Hantu

Auditorium, Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

Malay Heritage Centre A Projek Bahasa Pengarah by akulah BIMBO SAKTI Written and Directed by Adib Kosnan Performed by Farez Najid and Suhaili Safari Performed in Malay with English surtitles. In an old and decrepit house, two individuals whose lives are intertwined by a mysterious incident, find themselves trapped in a house full of stories […]

S$ 15

MCF 2019: Rumah Hantu

Auditorium, Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

Malay Heritage Centre A Projek Bahasa Pengarah by akulah BIMBO SAKTI Written and Directed by Adib Kosnan Performed by Farez Najid and Suhaili Safari Performed in Malay with English surtitles. In an old and decrepit house, two individuals whose lives are intertwined by a mysterious incident, find themselves trapped in a house full of stories […]

S$ 15

MCF 2019: 7etangga (Tujuh Tetangga)

Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

Malay Heritage Centre This musical performance by NADI Singapura will treat you to a coalition of instruments, sounds, and styles that depicts the harmony and the discourse amongst the people of the land. Witness the interaction between the varied practices and practitioners of Singapore and beyond. https://open.spotify.com/album/1qpsBCKczDQjjygsSB3MIw?si=rqGQ2zuIS1e0XEBxVBsXGw About Malay Cultural Fest 2019 This October, immerse […]

Free

SWF 2019: Dirty Feet

SWF POP Stage, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Ln

Singapore Writers Festival The session is in English. Celebrate the true meaning of family with contemporary Malay dance collective P7:1SMA in this SWF commissioned performance inspired by works from Sharon Ismail’s Sallamah series. This session is recommended for ages 4 to 8. SWF 2019: A LANGUAGE OF OUR OWN This year they invite you to join us […]

Free

SWF 2019: Sang Nila Utama, Munsyi Abdullah and Raffles – Images of pioneers in Malay literature

Screening Room, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

Singapore Writers Festival x Unggun Creative The statues of these Malay literary pioneers still adorn the Singapore River. This panel discusses the imagery related to this pioneering group as captured in Malay poetry and prose. How have their attitudes and contributions attracted and inspired our writers? The embodiment and treatment of these figures in Malay […]

S$ 25

SWF 2019: In for a Penny, in for a Pound – Seeing Writing Through to the End

Screening Room, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

Singapore Writers Festival x Unggun Creative Genggam Bara Api: Menyimpul Tekad Menghabiskan Karya Writing demands great fortitude and stamina. This conversation highlights the passion and endeavour required in producing literary work. What do writers do when faced with a sense of hopelessness, exhaustion, and a lack of inspiration? What are some tactics to ensure that […]

S$ 25

MCF 2019: Rumah Hantu

Auditorium, Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

Malay Heritage Centre A Projek Bahasa Pengarah by akulah BIMBO SAKTI Written and Directed by Adib Kosnan Performed by Farez Najid and Suhaili Safari Performed in Malay with English surtitles. In an old and decrepit house, two individuals whose lives are intertwined by a mysterious incident, find themselves trapped in a house full of stories […]

S$ 15

SWF 2019: Nading Rhapsody

SWF POP Stage, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Ln

Singapore Writers Festival The session is in multiple languages. Nading Rhapsody is an avant-garde ethnic Bornean ensemble whose creative approach to their music reflects the group's indigenous origins and cultural roots. Be entertained by the music of the Sea Dayak (Iban), Land Dayak (Bidayuh), Highlanders (Orang Ulu), and the Coastal People (Melanau) of Sarawak. This […]

Free

MCF 2019: Rumah Hantu

Auditorium, Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

Malay Heritage Centre A Projek Bahasa Pengarah by akulah BIMBO SAKTI Written and Directed by Adib Kosnan Performed by Farez Najid and Suhaili Safari Performed in Malay with English surtitles. In an old and decrepit house, two individuals whose lives are intertwined by a mysterious incident, find themselves trapped in a house full of stories […]

S$ 15

SWF 2019: Sound Loops and Stories

Play Den, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

Singapore Writers Festival The session is in English. Be transported into a trance-like state as performing artists Moe Clark and Bani Haykal enchant you with skillful displays of audio manipulation and poetic words. They will each present work that speaks to issues close to their creative practice. The session will be followed by an audience […]

S$ 25

MCF 2019: Singa Drum Gaia

Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

Malay Heritage Centre Singa Drum Gaia is the first of its kind in the lion city. A gathering that is set to be the biggest bi-annual drumming fiesta celebrating the vibrancy and the eclectic drumming traditions of the world that is present in Singapore. The programme is conceptualised and directed by Mr Riduan Salani, a […]

Free

SWF 2019: Absurdism in Malay Literature

Screening Room, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

Singapore Writers Festival x Unggun Creative Absurdisme dalam Kesusasteraan Melayu Absurdism as a literary tool can radically push against the boundaries of writing. Absurdism has long been used in Malay literary works and continues to be deployed by writers to explore a vast number of themes. This panel considers how effective it has been in […]

S$ 25

SWF 2019: Death in Poetry

Screening Room, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

Singapore Writers Festival x Unggun Creative Mati Dalam Puisi Themes about death and journeys into immortal states are common in both modern and traditional Malay poetry. The process of accepting death through creative writing can leave a profound impact. Grief, regret, surrender, and forgiveness are part of the processes of dealing with death. This discussion […]

S$ 25

SWF 2019: Perang Spontan – A Dikir Barat x Rap Battle

Victoria Theatre 9 Empress Pl, Singapore

Singapore Writers Festival Performed in Malay. What could the traditional Dikir Barat form and contemporary Hip Hop have in common? In this performance, Tukang Karut performers from various Dikir Barat groups will be pitted against some of the best Malay rappers in a gelanggang or a free-style arena format to test their wit in traditional […]

S$ 30

SWF 2019: City Hall: If Walls Could Talk in Verse

Courtyard, National Gallery Singapore 1 St Andrew's Road

Singapore Writers Festival x Poetry Festival Singapore The session is in English. Explore Singapore’s past with six poets as they reimagine stories of the City Hall in the island’s official languages. As the nation commemorates a historical milestone, the featured poets seek to uncover a lost or forgotten cultural treasure trove as they gain a […]

Free

Women in Film and Photography – Talk by Nurul Huda Rashid

Workshop Space, Objectifs 155 Middle Rd, Singapore

This talk is part of Women in Film and Photography 2019: Remedy for Rage. Women in War is an ongoing four-phase project that looks at women as the subject of focus in war and conflict photography. Based on archival photographs of past and current wars and conflict, as well as those documented and found online, […]

Free

SWF 2019: The Limits of Language in Theatre

Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre, National Gallery Singapore 1 St Andrew's Road

Singapore Writers Festival The session is in English. Theatre-makers discuss how they negotiate social, cultural, and current issues in playwriting. How effective is metaphor in expressing a reality? What happens when direct speech cannot encapsulate the whole truth? And when speech is restricted , can the body find other ways to ‘speak’? Featuring Edith Podesta, […]

S$ 25

SWF 2019: Epic Spoken Word Night

Play Den, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

Singapore Writers Festival The session is in English. However you like your truth—well done, medium rare, or still bleeding—come listen to some of the best poets at the Festival spill theirs. Featuring Norah Lea (SG), Shivram Gopinath (SG), Theresa Lola (UK) Jacob Sam-La Rose (UK) & Danez Smith (US). Moderated by William Beale. This session […]

S$ 15

Rumah Dayak

Auditorium, Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

Rupa co.lab Other Showtimes: Fri 22 Nov, 8 PM Sat 23 Nov, 3 PM | Sat 23 Nov, 8 PM Sun 24 Nov, 3 PM Ratings: Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content & Coarse Language). Please email ticketing@docket.sg for information. Performed in Malay and English, with English surtitles. A night-hour safehouse for the troubled youths, dropouts, runaways […]

S$ 27 – S$ 32

Rumah Dayak

Auditorium, Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

Rupa co.lab Other Showtimes: Thu 21 Nov, 8 PM Sat 23 Nov, 3 PM | Sat 23 Nov, 8 PM Sun 24 Nov, 3 PM Ratings: Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content & Coarse Language). Please email ticketing@docket.sg for information. Performed in Malay and English, with English surtitles. A night-hour safehouse for the troubled youths, dropouts, runaways […]

S$ 27 – S$ 32

Rumah Dayak

Auditorium, Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

Rupa co.lab Other Showtimes: Thu 21 Nov, 8 PM Fri 22 Nov, 8 PM Sat 23 Nov, 8 PM Sun 24 Nov, 3 PM Ratings: Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content & Coarse Language). Please email ticketing@docket.sg for information. Performed in Malay and English, with English surtitles. A night-hour safehouse for the troubled youths, dropouts, runaways […]

S$ 27 – S$ 32

Rumah Dayak

Auditorium, Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

Rupa co.lab Other Showtimes: Thu 21 Nov, 8 PM Fri 22 Nov, 8 PM Sat 23 Nov, 3 PM Sun 24 Nov, 3 PM Ratings: Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content & Coarse Language). Please email ticketing@docket.sg for information. Performed in Malay and English, with English surtitles. A night-hour safehouse for the troubled youths, dropouts, runaways […]

S$ 27 – S$ 32

Rumah Dayak

Auditorium, Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

Rupa co.lab Other Showtimes: Thu 21 Nov, 8 PM Fri 22 Nov, 8 PM Sat 23 Nov, 3 PM | Sat 23 Nov, 8 PM Ratings: Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content & Coarse Language). Please email ticketing@docket.sg for more information. Performed in Malay and English, with English surtitles. A night-hour safehouse for the troubled youths, dropouts, […]

S$ 27 – S$ 32

RE:Tari : Inspiration to Move

Auditorium, Malay Heritage Centre 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore

Artiste Seni Budaya Re’tari, “Inspirasi gerak Tari” ~The Inspiration to move, showcases the beauty and significant elements that completes the Malay traditional dance form presented with a varied selection the Malay music and poetry. RIAS, this segment showcases the significance of the material such a songket and accessories such as sanggul, flowers and tanjak that […]

S$ 18 – S$ 25

Sayang, Sayang, Sayang

Drama Centre Black Box, NLB #03-01 National Library Building, 100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064, Singapore

Kres! Dancers “Sayang” - What does it mean? Do we know it to mean just one thing, or multiple different things? Kres! Dancers presents to you “Sayang. Sayang. Sayang.” A dance production showcasing various interpretations of the word through movement. Choreographed by our emerging choreographers, experience what “Sayang” truly means to us, or perhaps, to […]

$18 – $25

Sayang, Sayang, Sayang

Drama Centre Black Box, NLB #03-01 National Library Building, 100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064, Singapore

Kres! Dancers “Sayang” - What does it mean? Do we know it to mean just one thing, or multiple different things? Kres! Dancers presents to you “Sayang. Sayang. Sayang.” A dance production showcasing various interpretations of the word through movement. Choreographed by our emerging choreographers, experience what “Sayang” truly means to us, or perhaps, to […]

$18 – $25

Of Spaces and Phases

Laundry 66 : 66 Spottiswoode Park Road 66 Spottiswoode Park Road

Tekad Kolektif Of Spaces and Phases is part of Singapore Art Week. Download the festival pocket guide here. Of Spaces and Phases dabbles into the fragments of historical remnants located at 66 Spottiswoode Park Road. Here, it situates the only visible limestone mural facade from the early 19th century. Located on Blair Plain Conservation area, […]

Free

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2020: Beside Ourselves by .gif (SG)

Recital Studio, Esplanade 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival When we are not ourselves, who are we? When we are beside ourselves, where do we go? We have all felt disconnected from our bodies and the world around us––some more than others––in our own private ways. When you don’t know how to live in your own body, life can get […]

S$ 27

Emerging: Collecting Singapore Contemporary – Selections from the DUO Collection

The Private Museum 51 Waterlook Street #02-06

THE PRIVATE MUSEUM This exhibition is in conjunction with Singapore Art Week 2020 (SAW). Download the Festival pocket guide here. As part of their 10th Anniversary, The Private Museum (TPM) is pleased to present Emerging: Collecting Singapore Contemporary - Selections from the DUO Collection by the DUO collectors, who have been semi-anonymously collecting the art […]

Free

Nak Dara

Stamford Art Centre 155 Waterloo St, Singapore

P7:1SMA ‘𝗡𝗔𝗞 𝗗𝗔𝗥𝗔’ is a Malay phrase that suggests ‘a virgin’ or ‘wanting a virgin’. Hasyimah Harith is interested in having conversation circles to question community and inform her practice. In this second offering of ‘Nak Dara’, Hasyimah hopes to self-soothe with friends and celebrate ‘nafsu’, a Malay word that may refer to an insatiable […]

S$15 – S$20

Of Spaces and Phases: Panel Sharing on The Blair Plain Conservation Area in Singapore

Laundry 66 : 66 Spottiswoode Park Road 66 Spottiswoode Park Road

Tekad Kolektif Of Spaces and Phases is part of Singapore Art Week. Download the festival pocket guide here. They will be inviting two speakers, Jimmy Seah, the owner of Laundry, and Maisarah Kamal for a panel discussion. The panel will cover and share various topics, such as the history of Laundry 66 in the context of […]

Free

Of Spaces and Phases: Artists’ Talk

Laundry 66 : 66 Spottiswoode Park Road 66 Spottiswoode Park Road

Tekad Kolektif Of Spaces and Phases is part of Singapore Art Week. Download the festival pocket guide here. Join us on Saturday, 18 January for a discussion with Zulkhairi Zulkiflee, Foo Hui Wen, Fazleen Karlan and Anna Chan and artist-curators Masuri Mazlan and Maisarah Kamal on their exhibition with Laundry 66.   About Of Spaces and Phases Of Spaces and Phases dabbles into the fragments […]

Free

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2020: Kebaya Homies by The Necessary Stage (SG)

Annexe Studio, Esplanade 1 Esplanade Drive

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival Performed in English and Malay with English surtitles. Welcome to the club! Make yourself at home, but this is not your house. Don't forget to tip us! We are your perempuan-perempuan joget (dancing girls) Zubaidah and Rukiah. Do you like our kebaya? Come to our club and we will share with […]

S$ 27

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2020: Mak-Mak Menari by Bhumi Collective (SG)

NAFA Studio Theatre 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore

M1 Singapore Fringe Festival In English and Malay with English surtitles. Mak-Mak Menari explores the role of the modern Malay mother in Singapore today, and how dance continues to play a part in their lives. While marriage, motherhood, cultural and traditional taboos, and growing older have impacted their dancing days, the Mak-Mak Menaris have only grown […]

S$ 19 – S$ 27

P7:1SMA Associates Open Call 2020-22

Rumah P7:1SMA @ Stamford Arts House 155 Waterloo St #03-01

P7:1SMA We are looking for practitioners who believe in the culture of care in relationships. Individuals who are open to sharing knowledge from their personal practice to others through collaborations. Being curious, observant, playful, skilful and reflective when exploring the in-between of traditional systems and contemporary issues. Open to move in unconventional sites and enjoy […]

Free

Dance of the Dead 2: Anarch Fight Club

Void Deck Games Anarch Fight Club is a game with mature themes and disturbing scenes. Players must be over 18 to attend. No alcohol (no BYO either). Costumes are recommended. Limited vampire player places available. For one night only, live a life of crime! Sign up for Singapore’s most immersive and interactive real-life roleplaying game experience. In […]

S$30 – S$66

Textures 2020 : Penghulu di Kota Baru

Play Den, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

The Arts House x Kelana Pantun Temasek This programme is part of Textures 2020: Weekend with Words. Performed in Malay. Change, though the only constant in life, has never been a smooth process throughout history. This was what Pak Suleh and Mak Timun faced when they were forced to relocate from their beloved island of […]

Free

Textures 2020: Panggilan Pulau

Chamber, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Ln, Singapore

The Arts House x BronzAge Gamelan This programme is part of Textures 2020: A Weekend with Words. Performed in Malay with English surtitles. As an island nation, where does Singapore place itself on the world map and how does she chart her evolving self? Drawing inspiration from bilingual poetry anthology, Sikit-Sikit Lama-Lama Jadi Bukit, this […]

Free

Textures 2020: Rasa Sarang (라사 사랑) The Translator’s Dilemma

Blue Room, The Arts House 1 Old Parliament Lane

The Arts House x Bhumi Collective This programme is part of Textures 2020: A Weekend with Words. The act of translation is usually a private affair that takes place when the translator engages with a piece of text. Other players – the author, the editor, the publisher, the reader might also be involved – but […]

Free

Gemadah – Traditional Malay Music Festival

Concourse, Esplanade 1 Esplanade Drive

GEMADAH – Traditional Malay Music Festival is presented by the Traditional Malay Music Consortium in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay as part of Pentas

Free

RENTAS

Recital Studio, Esplanade 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore

Traditional Malay Music Consortium x Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay RENTAS is a collaborative residency programme as part of GEMADAH – Traditional Malay Music Festival. Under the mentorship of 2018 Young Artist Award Recipient Zulkifli Mohamed Amin, resident artists Danial Ariffin Azman and Muhammad Hardi Aris will be presenting new compositions inspired by the […]

S$19

The Studios – Lost & Found : Lost Cinema 20/20 by Brian Gothong Tan (CANCELLED: COVID-19)

Theatre Studio, Esplanade 1 Esplanade Dr

Esplanade Co Ltd Performed in English. “… a startlingly visual and easily engageable conversation about the role of our subconscious in powering our creative expression.” – Arts Equator via Invisible Flâneuse on the video installation Lost Cinema (2018) Dreams are the cinema of our subconscious—we are all inherently filmmakers who create films through the act of dreaming. […]

S$35

Online Screening : Those Who Can’t, Teach (2017) by The Necessary Stage

The Necessary Stage Free access till 30 April. Click here to watch. Directed by: Alvin Tan Written by: Haresh Sharma Cast: Ghafir Akbar, Joshua Lim, Karen Tan, Lian Sutton, Siti Khalijah Zainal First staged in 1990 and subsequently in 2010 to full houses at the Singapore Arts Festival, Those Who Can’t, Teach is a Singaporean theatre […]

Free

The Studios Online: Screening – Harap (Hope) & To Whom It May Concern

Esplanade Co Ltd Esplanade Studios will be streaming Harap & To Whom It May Concern from 16 May, Sat, 3pm to 22 May, Fri, 11.59pm. About Harap (Hope) (2017) A play about hope. Take in the struggles and joys of five different individuals, caught up in a maelstrom of expectations and circumstances. First written in […]