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Published April 7th 2016
Free Performing Arts in April
If you love dance, theatre and storytelling, this April there are many treats for you.
Do not miss the premiere of The Hummingbird written by Zizi Azah. Catch Pooja Nansi with her unique way of combining poetry and storytelling. Be entertained by Indu Vijay performing Odissi, the India ancient dance and many more!
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It is a story of a woman planning to have a wedding in Singapore and her struggle to find a place for her migrant family's roots in Singapore. This is a single actor showcase starring Pooja Nansi, who is well known for her trademark mix of poetry and storytelling. Directed by Joel Tan, this performance is part of Checkpoint Theatre's What I Love About You Is Your Attitude Problem which was commissioned for the Singapore Writers Festival 2015.
Venue: Theatre Studio, The Esplanade Co Ltd, 1 Esplanade Drive Singapore 038981 Date: 19 & 20 April 2016 Time: 8pm Duration: 1 hour Admission: Free
Discover the wonderful and rich history of Odissi
Odissi is a classical dance originating from Orissa, India with more than 2000 year's tradition. It is graceful, unique and elegant. Ms Indu Vijay, an avid Odissi dancer with more than 20 years of experience, has performed in India, Singapore, and Malaysia. She founded Taal School of Odissi with aims to preserve the tradition and nurture local dancers.
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Solo Flight is proudly presented by the final year students of NAFA Diploma in Theatre (English Drama). All performances are based on well-known stories and fairy tales.
Date: 14, 15, 28, and 29 April 2016
Time 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Venue: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Studio Theatre
NAFA Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189656
The Hummingbird The Hummingbird is a play catalysed by "What lies at the heart of faith?". It brings us to the intersection of faith, gender and politics. The play is a commissioned work by National Arts Council Young Artist Award recipient Zizi Azah Abdul Majid, written specifically for BA(Hons) Acting Level 3 students as their graduation production. It will be directed by LASALLE alumna and 2014 The Straits Times' Life! Theatre Award winner Edith Podesta in collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Brian Gothong Tan.
The play is suitable for audiences 16 years and above due to its mature content.
Date: 6-9 April 2016
Time: 8pm to 10.30pm, 3pm matinee on 9 April only
Venue: The Flexible Performance Space, LASALLE College of the Arts LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940
Baby with the Bathwater
A production by the Theatre Incubator for Teenagers Programme at HCAC. This is a dark comedy centered on the parenting theme. It is directed by Warren Baumgart. The casts are young actors from Haque Centre for Acting & Creativity.
Date: 23 and 24 April
Time: 2pm and 8pm
Venue: Haque Centre of Acting and Creativity (HCAC) - 22 Dickson Road #02-01, Singapore 209506 209506
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