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Highlights: Dance | SUTRA
Date & Time: 22 & 23 May 8pm
Price: $100, $80, $60, $40, $30, $20
Venue: Esplanade Theatre
Duration: 80 mins
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/ Antony Gormley/ Monks from the Shaolin Temple (Belgium/UK/China)
Acclaimed Flemish/Moroccan choreographer Sidi Lari Cherkaoui presents a brand new dance work inspired by the skill, strength and spirituality of Buddhist Shaolin monks. As the monks from Henan, China, climb, jump, backflip, hide and mediate within and around life-sized wooden boxes, the sublime cultural blend of the East-West comes to the fore.
Discovered and mentored by famed choreographer Alain Platel, Sidi Larbi Cherakaoui’s choreography works for Les Ballets C. de la B include Rien de Rien, which won him the Promising Choreograph prize at the Nijinski Awards, as well as Foi and Tempus Fugit, commissioned by Festival d’Avignon. In 2005, he and fellow choreographer Akram Khan created and danced Zero Degrees which won two Helpmann Awards. Larbi has also collaborated with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Ballet du Grand Théatre de Genève and Cullberg Ballet.
Highlights: Music | The Magic Flute – Impempe Yomlingo
Language: Performed in English and other languages of South Africa.
Date & Time: 28, 29, 30 May 8pm
Price: $70, $55, $40, $25, $16
Venue: Victoria Theatre
Duration: 135 mins
An Eric Abraham – Isango Portobello production adapted and directed by Mark Dornford – May (South Africa)
Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, 2008
A life-enhancing and joyous adaptation of Mozart’s beloved opera as you’ve never heard it before – the South African way! An adventure, a fairy story, a comedy and a drama gloriously re-imagined with 35 singers and musicians on marimbas and drums drawn from across South African townships.
Developed in association with the Young Vic.
Highlights: Music | Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy
Date & Time: 22 & 23 May 7.30pm
Price: $80, $60, $45, $35, $20
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Duration: 105 mins
Arnie Roth with Singapore Festival Orchestra/ Victoria Chorale/ The Vocal Consort (USA/Singapore)
Today’s video game classic, Final Fantasy, with its most memorable state-of-the-art images and award-winning game soundtrack composed by the “John Williams” of gaming music, Nobuo Uematsu, will mesmerise all, whether you’re familiar or new to the world of video games.