Arts & Culture

No more live music at Blu Jaz Cafe – is the jazz scene in Singapore dying?

Singapore’s beloved Blu Jaz Cafe has had its public entertainment license revoked on 10th October meaning that they will no longer be able to hold any live performances or jam sessions. Described as the last remaining pillar in Singapore for the music scene, Blu Jaz has been a lively gathering space for musicians and music lovers around Singapore for the …

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Substation presents “Singapore Girl, or Heritage Deployed”

From Saturday 6 October to Sunday 4 November, The Substation is presenting a programme titled Singapore Girl, or Heritage Deployed. It comprises an eclectic range of events: an interactive experience where visitors get to try our take on the famed Singapore Girl interview process, a runway show by drag queen Becca d’Bus, and a theatre variety show produced by well-known …

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Singapore Dance Theatre presents Sleeping Beauty 2018 as closing performance to its 30th Anniversary

Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) will be closing its’ 30th Anniversary celebrations with the famous, childhood fairy-tale, Sleeping Beauty. Marius Petipa created the classical ballet version of Sleeping Beauty with a commissioned score from Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the Imperial Ballet in Russia. This holiday season, come reminisce this fantasy from 6 – 9 December 2018 at the Esplanade Theatre. Sleeping …

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Michael Chiang’s Private Parts will be back on stage for another run in November

You might recognise Michael Chiang for his hits like Army Daze, Beauty World, Mixed Signals and High Class, but his most critically-acclaimed play is Private Parts. When it was first debuted in 1992 at the Singapore Arts International Festival, Michael Chiang’s Private Parts was already one of the most progressive stories being told on the local stage. The comedy follows …

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Passion With A Purpose: Local youths fundraise for Syrian child refugees through dance

With a heart wrenching piece inspired by and choreographed to the plight of Syrian child refugees, local dance group “The Passionate Dancing Elders” emerged champions of SUPER24 ASEAN Championships - one of Singapore’s most celebrated dance competitions. Affectionately known as “ELDERS” in the local dance community, the team of 24 managed to win the likes of acclaimed international judges and …

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