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Arts & Culture

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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Muslim women tackle stereotypes head on through diverse stories

This evening, AWARE, Singapore’s leading women’s rights and gender equality advocacy group will be launching its latest book, Growing Up Perempuan, where a mother of two, talks about trying to break out of the cycle of poverty and domestic violence she had been in since she was a child. “It was like I could never escape this vicious cycle. When …

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Singapore Dance Theatre presents Passages Contemporary Season 2018

Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) will be presenting its annual full contemporary season of the year, Passages, from 28 - 30 October at the Esplanade Theatre Studio. The Straits Times hopes Timothy Harbour’s Another Energy “remains firmly in SDT’s repertoire” (2016), and Seeing Dance reviews Ma Cong’s Shadow’s Edge as “visually, an interesting dialectic” (2016). Timothy Rushton, the former Artistic Director …

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The debate about representation

by Constance Singam I saw Crazy Rich Asians yesterday and was thoroughly entertained. I wanted to see the jewels, the fashion, the glamour and beautiful people. I was a voyeur! In defense of my view on representation and the lack of interest in it with regard to this movie is that for me it was just a Hollywood movie, set …

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