Category: Esplanade Recital 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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Review: Nederlands Dance Theater 1 (da:ns Festival 2018)

Four works that showcase the vast talent and infinite imagination of NDT. Each time the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) graces our shores ought to be considered a phenomenal event; the world renowned company is without a doubt one of the top contemporary dance theatres, with no shortage of slick, technically brilliant works that leave audiences

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Review: Invisible Habitudes by T.H.E Dance Company (da:ns Festival 2018)

Exploring interpersonal relationships through the most primal facets of the human condition and intense choreography.  While often associated with free performances, for da:ns Festival 2018, T.H.E Dance Company has premiered the very first full-length ticketed dance performance at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, beautifully set against the backdrop of the Marina Bay skyline. Choreographed by T.H.E artistic director Kuik

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Review: Until the Lions by Akram Khan (da:ns Festival 2018)

Thrilling, wickedly sharp choreography and strong set design makes for a spectacle of a performance. For veteran choreographer and dancer Akram Khan, life has a fascinating way of coming full circle. One of his earliest experiences on the stage would be as a 13 year old as part of Peter Brook’s staging of the Mahabharata.

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In Photos: Daniel Kok and Miho Shimizu’s xhe (da:ns Festival 2018)

As the Esplanade’s annual da:ns Festival returns this week, they’ll be commissioning a number of bold new productions set to impress and push the limits of the dance medium itself. One of these productions is Daniel Kok and Miho Shimizu’s xhe, a marathon five hour durational, experimental performance that mixes multiple disciplines to create a kaleidoscope of patterns, moving

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Preview: da:ns Festival 2018 by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Returning for the 13th edition for 13 days, the Esplanade’s annual da:ns festival invites audiences to once again fall in love with dance from 9th – 21st October 2018. As with previous editions, an entire programme of 80 workshops and masterclasses, as well as more than 82 free events.have been curated to showcase the entire spectrum

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Review: Life is Ha-Ha-Happiness – A Voice and Piano Recital For All

Good natured, light hearted songs make this recital a cheerful affair.   In a world with turbulent politics, tragedy waiting on every corner and general gloom, it can be difficult to remember how to take a step back and look at the lighter side of life. Perhaps one of the best solutions then, is simply

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Life is Ha-Ha-Happiness: An Interview with Performers Leslie Tay and Michelle Tan

Perk up your September with a little music, as opera singers Teng Xiang Ting (soprano), Michelle Tan (mezzo), Leslie Tay (tenor), Alvin Tan (baritone), and pianist Pauline Lee arrive at the Esplanade Recital Studio to show that classical music can be accessible and even laugh out loud! Titled Life is Ha-Ha-Happiness, the repertoire of light-hearted songs from musical history is sure to

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Preview: Life is Ha-Ha-Happiness – A Voice and Piano Recital For All

Who says opera, art music and the theatre have to be stuffy affairs? After the success of Sure on this Shining Night last December, the same motley crew of musicians is back with an all new show to bring you joy amidst droll September! Titled Life is Ha-Ha-Happiness, opera singers Teng Xiang Ting (soprano), Michelle Tan (mezzo),

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Pesta Raya 2018: Tarakucha! by Sean Ghazi and Ida Mariana (Review)

The Esplanade’s annual Pesta Raya festivities are always a joy to attend and witness. With a whole host of well-curated activities celebrating Malay culture, this year’s festival even feels like a massive party, as fireworks went off nearby at the National Day preview, and a mini pasar malam was in full swing at the Esplanade

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