Artistic choices: paintings by Ong Kim Seng; Kumar unmasked; opera and dance, Art news & Top Stories


The Mind Beholds: the new watercolors of Ong Kim Seng

This exhibition presents 15 recent works by the Singaporean master watercolorist Ong Kim Seng.

There’s a lot to admire here – from the beauty of the tropical sunlight on the concrete in Mohammed Sultan Road Abode (2021) and Riverside Balcony (2021), to the rustic and elaborate masonry depicted in Nepalese landscapes such as Thamel Street , Nepal (2020).

Ong, 76, is a recipient of a cultural medallion and a member of the prestigious American Watercolor Society.

Or: artcommune gallery, 01-01, 76 rue Bras Basah
TRM: Town hall
When: Until September 28, from noon to 7 p.m. every day
Admission: To free
Info: The website of the Commune des Arts

liTHE 2021


Check out some experimental dance performances by artists from THE Second Company – the semi-professional training arm of the local THE Dance Company.

LiTHE, an annual showcase in its 10th year, is also an incubation program for choreographers. This year’s event features works by Nah Jieying, Goh Jia Yin, Maybelle Lek, and Klievert Jon Junia Mendoza that speak to our turbulent times.

Or: Black box at the Goodman Arts Center, 90, chemin Goodman; in line
TRM: Mountbatten
When: From Thursday (Sept. 16) to Saturday (Sept. 18), various times. Live broadcast September 17-18
Admission: $ 12 (live broadcast); $ 28 (on site) via Sistic (call 6348-5555 or visit the Sistic website)
Info: Sistic website

No tenor allowed V2.0


In Western opera, the tenor is often considered the main romantic interest.

But in this show by Singaporean opera singers Martin Ng and Teng Xiang Ting, you can expect the baritone to rush – singing with the soprano voice in situations that are not only romantic, but also conspiratorial, dramatic and more. .

Baritone Ng and soprano Teng will perform duets from La Traviata by Verdi, Rigoletto, Don Pasquale by Donizetti, The Barber of Seville by Rossini and I Pagliacci by Leoncavallo, among others.

The show, which will take place in an intimate theatrical setting, is directed by Tang Xinxin, narrated by Shridar Mani and presented by Lirica Arts.

Or: Victoria Concert Hall
When: Sunday (September 19), 4 p.m.
Admission: From $ 20 via Sistic (call 6348-5555 or visit the Sistic website)
Info: Sistic website

Kumar unmasked


Singaporean comedian Kumar takes on the Sands Theater for the first time.

The 90-minute show will see the famous comedian, host and drag queen poke fun at life during the pandemic.

Or: Sands Theater, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue
TRM: Bayfront
When: Until September 26, 4 p.m. (weekend) and 8 p.m. (Friday to Sunday)
Admission: From $ 58
Info: Marina Bay Sands website


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