This Weekend, Catch A Dance Production By A Tony Award Nominee Or Watch Parasite At The Korean Film Festival In Singapore
1/5 Singapore Tatler Ball 2019
What The society ball of the year is happening this Friday, as Singapore Tatler celebrates our 37th birthday at Capella Hotel. It isn’t like any other ball (here are nine things to know about it), but first up, you can’t buy tickets to this gala; it’s a strictly by-invite-only. The theme this year is Chinoiserie, which is a European lens on Chinese culture—and we can’t wait to see what our guests will turn up in.
When October 18
2/5 Fair Play
What Homegrown theatre company Wild Rice has had an eventful year so far—especially with the opening of its new 358-seat Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre at the Funan Mall in August. This month, in line with the company's support for the youth and young adults in pursuit of the performing arts, its new Theatre-In-Education (TIE) programme will stage a production of Fair Play in the new space, where it will also be used as a platform to kick start conversations such as gender equality in today's society.
Written by Wild Rice's associate artistic director for youth and education Thomas Lim, the production will be performed by a troupe of professional actors to inspire educators to bridge tough topics into the classroom.
When Till October 24
3/5 Korean Film Festival in Singapore
What Eight critically-acclaimed Korean films will be screened over two weekends at the 13th edition of the festival, which will take place at various film theatres, including Shaw Theatres Lido and The Projector. The line-up this year includes the film, Little Forest, directed by South Korean director Yim Soon-Rye, who is one amongst the handful of female auteurs of the Korean New Wave Cinema. Yim will also be giving a workshop on the process of film-making and the art of storytelling for aspiring filmmakers in the industry during the festival.
Besides that, Parasite, a film by Bong Joon-ho that went on to win the Palme d'Or award at Cannes Film Festival this year will also be screened as part of the festival. For the uninitiated, the win was a first for a South Korean director at the festival, and the film's success has been astounding. Just last weekend, it smashed the US box office and held a record-breaking title as the best per-screen haul since the release of La La Land in 2016.
When Till October 27
(Related: What To Do In October 2019: Celebrate Capella Hotel's 10th Anniversary, Attend A Singapore Bicentennial Concert And More)
4/5 Grand Finale
What Israeli choreographer and composer Hofesh Shechter is a familiar name in the world of dance. The internationally-renowned practitioner was also nominated for a Tony Award for his choreography of musical Fiddler On The Roof in 2016 and has taken on choreography commissions from the Paris Opera Ballet and Royal Ballet among many others.
This weekend, he brings his company to our sunny shores to present his latest work, Grand Finale, at the Esplanade Theatre. Nominated for an Olivier Award in 2018 for Best New Dance Production, the piece will be performed by 10 dancers alongside a live band. Shechter's choreography brings a sense of hope to the scene of an apocalypse, which is an intensely cathartic experience to depict onstage. Through this, he invites the audience to journey along with them through a beautiful yet thought-provoking piece.
When October 18 and 19
5/5 Artisanal Showcase by La Putri
What Singapore-based jeweller La Putri will host an exclusive jewellery pop-up at its retail space at the Mandarin Gallery, showcasing a range of prized pieces from family-owned jewellery manufactures in Italy.
Among the brands curated, expect to see pieces from the likes of Florentine jewellers Meini Gioielli and Buzzanca, a jeweller who is known for its exquisite craftsmanship working with both diamonds and pearls.
When Till October 23
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