Category: Esplanade Annexe Studio

Preview: Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts 2018 by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

This November, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay returns with the 17th edition of the annual Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts. From 16th to 25th November this year, watch as the region’s top Indian artists gather to present revolutionary modern versions of traditional art forms, with artists such as sitar maverick Niladri Kumar, alternative rock

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Preview: Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap X by How Drama

Ten years is a long time to kidnap a bunch of fat kids, but local theatre group How Drama obviously has a winning formula with the tenth anniversary of ever popular play marathon Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap this November! The format of the show is simple: featuring five cast members, comprising Ross Nasir, Nicholas Bloodworth, Carina McWhinnie,

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M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2019: Still Waters

In January 2019, the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is returning for its 15th edition! Announcing the programme in a launch party at the Esplanade Annexe Studio yesterday, this year, the annual arts festival has curated works that respond to or parallel Singaporean artist Suzann Victor’s Still Waters, the second time the festival will be adopting

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Preview: Skandalkonzert by Jade Tan Shi Yu and Churen Li

A Following events such as Il Re Pastore and Life is Ha-Ha-Happiness, classical music forms have been seeing a rise in reinvention as they widen their appeal to a modern audience and change up the formula. This September, that reinvention will be pushed further still, as local mezzo-soprano Jade Tan Shi Yu and pianist Churen Li

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This Irresistible Grasp: Welcome to the Machine Plays Beerfest 2018

As Asia’s one and only Pink Floyd tribute band, there’s a lot riding on Welcome to the Machine’s shoulders each time they perform a gig. But the thing about the group is that they’re more than ready to take to the stage each time, delivering glorious, full length performances complete with phantasmagoric lighting, visuals, and a

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Dreaming of a Big Star: An Interview with Welcome to the Machine, SEA’s Only Pink Floyd Tribute Band

It’s a Tuesday evening and we find ourselves in an unlikely place to conduct an interview – the basement of the Excelsior Hotel, tucked away in a dusty corner amidst countless music shops and schools. We’re here today to meet with the members of Welcome to the Machine, Southeast Asia’s best and only Pink Floyd

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Review: Love and Duty – Mozart’s Il Re Pastore by The Opera People

Mozart gets funky in this accessible new interpretation that sets Il Re Pastore in a nightclub. Opera often gets a bad rap for being stuffy and inaccessible to the general public. But in their debut production, The Opera People are pulling out all the stops to produce a show that anyone from any background would

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Preview: Love and Duty – Mozart’s Il Re Pastore by The Opera People

Opera has come a long way since the ‘park and bark’ style of the 1980s, with newer groups constantly attempting to buck the trend and make it trendy, modern and accessible. And perfectly in line with that, newly formed opera company The Opera People have arrived on the scene with big reputations and aspirations. Founded by opera

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No Such Thing As Magic: Ugly In The Morning Launches 3rd Album – 3 Or More If You Can Afford It

In this day and age, local bands are a dime a dozen, and far too many come and go in the blink of an eye. It’s a rarity to even release one album, let alone two, which is precisely why funk-rock band Ugly In The Morning’s third release is absolutely significant in the history of Singapore music.

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Ugly In The Morning: 3 Or More If You Can Afford It

It’s a quarter past 11 on a Saturday night and we’re seated on a couch, watching the beautiful chaos that is Ugly In The Morning unfold before us in a small studio at Upper Thomson – drummer Joseph Saleem is running in and out with his ear clasped to the phone, offering us some durian on

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