Things to do in Singapore: Our picks of events in August 2021 and beyond
What’s on our diary in this month.
SCOPES DRIVEN BY PORSCHE
The inaugural virtual festival brings together a community of Southeast Asian trailblazers who are shaping the future in the fields of art and design, music, lifestyle and sustainability. Visit the platform to explore inspiring stories in the form of documentaries, workshops, podcast series, interactive live panels and talks by creatives and passionate individuals.
Until Sep 14
DANCE: A TRIBUTE TO RUDOLF NUREYEV
Part of Alliance Française de Singapour’s ongoing French Excellence programme, this exhibition pays tribute to the late Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993), one of the greatest male ballet dancers and choreographers of all time. It showcases 14 striking costumes from Nureyev’s ballets, on loan from the private collection of his protégé Charles Jude, as well as 49 unpublished photographs. There are also a series of talks, workshops and conferences that will further encourage dialogue and help to develop deeper understanding of the legacy of the “King of Dance”, and the evolution of ballet in the cultural landscape.
Until Sep 15
Local comedy legend Kumar is bringing his slapstick humour, quick wit, hilarious antics and quirky punchlines to the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands for the first time. Known for finding humour in the controversial, he unmasks the new normal amid the ongoing pandemic. Tickets here.
The solo exhibition by Japanese artist Tsuyoshi Hisakado at Ota Fine Arts Singapore presents his well-known immersive installation works. These include a body of work that reflects his thoughts and ideas during the Covid-19 pandemic, showcased with a fresh configuration along with a recent series of creations on paper.
Until Sep 25
Directed by Hossan Leong, Sing’theatre’s Forever Young puts a Singaporean twist on the European cult hit musical. On show at the Drama Centre, the production chronicles the life of a group of retired actors living in a nursing home. Tickets here.
Sep 22-Oct 3
LIFE IN EDO | RUSSEL WONG IN KYOTO
The ongoing exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum has been extended and updated. Presented in collaboration with Kobe Shimbun and Russel Wong, it explores Japanese culture and traditions through woodblock prints and photography. The over 75 woodblock prints and paintings previously on display at the Life in Edo section have been replaced by a whole new selection of prints featuring works from the great masters, including Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Hiroshige, Kitagawa Utamaro, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, and more, which show lifestyles and trends of the Edo period.
Until Oct 17
Experience the Singapore Zoo in a new way, through a multi-sensory journey at night. It immerses visitors in a symphony of lights, wonderfully orchestrated music and interactive stations that meld nature and technology. The objective is to inspire the public to protect wildlife and conserve biodiversity.
Until Dec 19
This landmark, namesake exhibition of the internationally renowned artist at National Gallery Singapore features the largest presentation of his works in Southeast Asia, including the new installation Horizon Field Singapore (2021) – the fifth edition in the annual Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission series. The show promises a unique art experience realised through new methods of audience participation. nationalgallery.sg
Until Oct 30, 2022
(Main and featured image: Porsche)
This story was published in the August/September 2021 issue of Prestige Singapore.
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