Discover the decadence, grandeur and romance of an authentic, vintage circus at Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus. Thanks to sensational puppetry, on a never-seen-before scale, CIRCUS 1903 will bring the largest ever performing African elephants to life, in the ring. These puppets feature groundbreaking advances in design and expression – a mother and baby elephant which takes four puppeteers to animate, will captivate audiences with their lifelike movements as the mother teaches her baby to perform in the circus. Tickets can be purchased on the Marina Bay Sands website.
18-29 April, 2018, multiple timings
MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018973
Come dressed in your most fabulous up-dos, best batik prints, saris, and slinky cheongsams and join the Armenian Street Party. From comedic performances to traditional games, enjoy a mix of old and new local flavours. Grab tasty bites and dance ‘round the block all night. Admission is free.
April 20-21, 2018
Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian St, 179941
Always Moving: The Batik Art Of Sarkasi Said follows the personal development of Sarkasi’s style and traces the history of his practice. The presentation features eleven batik pieces and explores the artist’s regard for batik as a cultural object, and the identity batik confers on users (and consumers) of the textile. Eleven works are included in the exhibition.
Until June 30, 2018
NUS Museum, 50 Kent Ridge Cres, National University of Singapore, 119279
For close to a century, we have been fed with stories of princes and princesses, happy endings and dreams of grandeur for the ordinary man. Well, not here in Grimmsneyland! This interactive performance lets you play the role of villages/farmers/bystanders in the stories and go through Mirror Mirror into the world of the princesses you thought you knew. Interact or observe that’s up to you, but you can be sure that all is not what it seems, for when one story ends another begins. Last but not the least; get 4 dishes inspired by the fairytales served in each world and a magical alcoholic drink at the start of your journey. Click here to buy your tix and uncover the play’s secret location.
April 21, 2018, multiple timings
The location is secret. See link above to buy tix.
It’s all about innovation, the natural environment and Asian arts at the Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2018. Organised by the Embassy of France and Institut Français Singapour, in collaboration with French and Singaporean partners, Voilah! 2018 presents a bespoke line-up of programmes that invites you to rethink what you know of French cultural experiences. Visit the website for a full line-up and ticketing information.
Until May 5, 2018, multiple timings
www.voilah.institutfrancais.sg for more information and line-up
Thick Beats for Good Girls is an electrifying collaboration between performance-poet Pooja Nansi and playwright Jessica Bellamy, who have a tonne of questions about the balancing act that is being a woman, an ethnic or religious minority and —God forbid— a hip-hop enthusiast Directed and dramaturged by Huzir Sulaiman, Thick Beats combines the distinctive, bold voices of Pooja and Jessica as they ignite the stage with original poems, rhymes and musings on life. At once thoughtful and joyful, claiming and reclaiming, “Thick Beats for Good Girls” delves into the intersections between race, culture, femininity and hip-hop while embracing the contradictions that lie at the crossroads. Get your tix on SISTIC.
April 22, 2018, multiple timings
Drama Centre Black Box, Level 5, National Library, 100 Victoria St, 188064
By Hazel Vincent De Paul, April 9, 2018
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