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24 July

Singapour Festivarts

Today’s contemporary scene in Singapore

 

FRIDAY 8th TO SUNDAY 10th OCTOBER AND THURSDAY 18th TO SUNDAY 28th NOVEMBER 2010

In partnership with the National Arts Council de Singapore

The BABA BLING gives way to a performing arts festival showcasing events from Singapore. Cross cultural island bordering China and on the doorstep of Malaysia, the merchant city of Singapore is one of the Pacific Dragons and seems like fertile grounds to new artistic production. Economic expansion and a cosmopolitan cultural context encourage artists’ inventiveness bridging the gap between East and West. Through performances and workshops, discover some of today’s most creative dance, theatre and musical companies!

Singapour Chinese Orchestra

Singapour Chinese Orchestra © DR

FRIDAY 8th OCTOBER AND SATURDAY 9th OCTOBER 2010 6 p.m.

 

Discover music with Chinese origins that almost symphonically uses traditional music instruments.

Andrew Lum and The New Asia Band

Andrew Lum and the New Asia © Richard Kang

SUNDAY 10th OCTOBER 2010 5 p.m.

The composer, musician and conductor of the New Asia Band ensemble presents music that represents the trend of cultural hybridizing in Southeast Asia.

contemporary movie creation

The musée du quai Branly offers a selection of three movies, staples of contemporary movie creation in Singapore. All movies are in original version with French subtitles.

The Blue Mansion, by Glen Goei (2009, 100 min)

Friday 29th October 2:30 p.m. and Sunday 31st October 5 p.m.

Here, by Ho Tzen Nyen (2009, 86 min)

Friday 29th October 5 p.m. and Saturday 30th October 2:30 p.m.

881, by Royston Tan (2007, 90 min)

Saturday 30th October 5 p.m. and Sunday 31st October 2:30 p.m.

T.H.E. Dance company

O Sounds © Robin Chee

THURSDAY 18th and FRIDAY 19th NOVEMBER 2010 7 P.M.

This contemporary dance company, headed by young choreographer Kuik Swee Boon, performs O Sounds, both choreography and multimedia. Their sound universe takes us from the urban turmoil into the serenity of Taoist funerary chants.

 

Finger Players

The Finger Players © National Arts Council Singapore

SATURDAY 20th NOVEMBER 7 P.M. AND SUNDAY 21st NOVEMBER 2010 5 p.m.

The Finger Players, a hand and puppet theatre company, blends simple puppets from yesteryear with surprising special effects.

Backstage workshops with the Finger players Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st November 2010 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Little Toys by Mark Chan and Ensemble

Little Toys © DR

Musical cinema

Original soundtrack by Mark Chan

THURSDAY 25th AND FRIDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2010 7 P.M.

Silent movie concert with original music by Mark Chan. With Chinese and Singaporean musicians playing both Asian and Western instruments, Marc Chan brings music to this masterpiece by Sun Yu, director of Little Toys (1933, with famous Chinese actress Ruan Lingyu).

Ramesh Meyyapan © Leila Romaya

Ramesh Meyyappan, Gin & Tonic & Passing trains

SATURDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 7 P.M. AND SUNDAY 28th NOVEMBER 2010 5 p.m.

Ramesh Meyyappan, was inspired by his deafness to create a visual theatre enjoyable by all. He presents a piece inspired by The Signalman, a fantasy short story written by Charles Dickens.

Workshops linked to the mime performance initiation workshop with virtuoso Ramesh Meyyappan : Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th November 11:30 a.m. Workshop accessible to deaf mute visitors.