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Arts Picks: Bhaskar’s Butterfly Lovers returns, interactive kampung tour, Arts Information & High Tales

Arts Picks: Bhaskar’s Butterfly Lovers returns, interactive kampung tour, Arts Information & High Tales

Butterfly Lovers

A bharatanatyam tackle the Chinese language legend of the star-crossed lovers Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, this landmark intercultural dance work was first staged in 1958 by Bhaskar’s Arts Academy’s inventive director, Mrs Santha Bhaskar.

Greater than six a long time later, the group returns with the work – this time choreographed by Mrs Bhaskar’s daughter, Meenakshy Bhaskar.

Malini Bhaskar, Mrs Bhaskar’s granddaughter, performs the position of Liang Shanbo.

The remake, Bhaskar’s first co-presentation with the Singapore Chinese language Cultural Centre, makes use of classical Chinese language dance actions and options unique music by Indian composer Rajkumar Bharathi – together with the ruan, performed by home-grown musician Neil Chua.

The place: Victoria Theatre, 11 Empress Place
MRT: Metropolis Corridor, Raffles Place
When: Dec 19, 8pm
Admission: $25 to $30 by way of Sistic (name 6348-5555 or go to Sistic’s web site)
Data: Sistic’s occasion web site

Voices: Recollections of Kampong Lorong Buangkok


This interactive heritage tour by arts group GroundZ-0 and tour firm Let’s Go Tour takes place in Kampong Lorong Buangkok, Singapore’s final surviving kampung.

Actors will play characters primarily based on real-life tales from the villagers – from a long-time resident who introduces guests to the realm’s natural world, to a songstress who will serenade them with pop classics.

The place: Kampong Lorong Buangkok
MRT: Buangkok
When: Dec 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 and 26, 1.30 to 4pm and 5 to 7.30pm
Admission: $50 to $60 from
Data: SingapoRediscovers vouchers apply

Wardah Books pop-up


Now you possibly can go to two native bookstores directly. Till mid-January, 2022, home-grown bookstore Wardah Books shall be at 263 Seashore Street whereas its 58 Bussorah Avenue retailer undergoes renovation.

It’s a few doorways down from the pop-up Epigram Bookshop at 267 Seashore Street, which focuses on Singapore titles. Each areas are owned by The Lo & Behold Group.

Wardah, which specialises in books on Islam within the English language, opened in Kampong Glam in 2002 and can mark its twentieth anniversary subsequent 12 months.

The place: 263 Seashore Street
MRT: Nicoll Freeway
When: 10am to 6pm day by day, with prolonged hours until 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays
Admission: Free
Data: Wardah Books’ web site

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