An initiative by the National Arts Council, ‘Arts In Your Neighbourhood’ will take place from 10 to 27 March 2016. This initiative will feature 27 activities at 17 different locations across Singapore.
Arts in Your Neighbourhood provides everyone with the opportunity to enjoy an enriching arts experience right at their doorstep. This season will introduce a neighbourhood-specific focus, with six arts programmes taking place in Toa Payoh, of which two are new commissions drawing content and inspiration from its rich legacy as Singapore’s second oldest satellite town. Look out for a myriad of exciting dance, music, visual arts, literary arts and theatre programmes starting this weekend!
Some highlights include:
10 – 25 March 2016
The Real Estates – Toa Payoh edition – by Jean Loo feat. other young photographers
A stunning visual tapestry of photographs mounted on an art installation, showcasing familiar sights and scenes from the Toa Payoh neighbourhood. Anyone can also contribute to the installation by writing down a phase to share what they love about Toa Payoh.
12 March 2016
CROSSING – by Riduan Zalani and NADI Singapura
A musical feast featuring an assembly of dynamic and prominent Singapore arts groups including SA The Collective, Tamarind Sound Project, OrkeStar Trio and NADI Singapura – reflecting familiar places, scenes, and sounds found only in Singapore through a myraid of multicultural percussive instruments. CROSSING is led by Young Artist Award Recipient, Riduan Zalani.
12 March 2016
DIVERSITY – by MUSA
Experience Chinese music with twin sisters Su-Min and Su-Hui, and Dayn, as they present a new sound and modern twist to the traditional Chinese instruments, Zhongruan and Guzheng. By exploring a range of music genres from Chinese Folk to Pop with the use of electronic music, there are certainly familiar tunes for all to enjoy.
13 March 2016
The Rainbow Toymaker – by Sweet Tooth (Cake Theatrical Productions)
A visually exciting theatre performance where a dynamic interplay of music, costumes, larger-than-life props and storytelling allows young audiences to enjoy a magical tale, interact with the performers and discover some of Singapore’s best-loved retro games such as Five Stones and Pick-up sticks.
20 March 2016
Arts Imprints Around My Neighbourhood – by Quek Ling Kiong feat 10 local musicians including Tay Kexin
A unique music and storytelling trail that transforms iconic landmarks in Toa Payoh to unusual sites for pop-up performances.
For more information on the various events, click here.