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The SceneRevel In Mid-Autumn Festivities At Moonfest 2019, Or Catch A Play By Shakespeare's Globe This Weekend

Revel In Mid-Autumn Festivities At Moonfest 2019, Or Catch A Play By Shakespeare's Globe This Weekend

Revel In Mid-Autumn Festivities At Moonfest 2019, Or Catch A Play By Shakespeare's Globe This Weekend
By Amelia Yeo
September 12, 2019
There's also an art exhibition you can visit, or a Nordic film festival to attend
Sara Heng in Guzheng Crossover (Image: Esplanade)
Chinese dance troupe from Geylang Methodist School, performing in Celebrations of Chinese Ethnic Dances (Image: Esplanade)
Nam Hwa Teochew Music Ensemble, performing in Teochew Beats (Image: Esplanade)
NUS Dance Performers in Silvery Moonlight, Swaying Shadows (Image: Esplanade)
 

1/4Moonfest—A Mid-Autumn Celebration

What Take a break from indulging in mooncakes and immerse yourself in Chinese art with the family at the 15th edition of Moonfest at the Esplanade this weekend. Held during the Mid-Autumn season, Moonfest is an annual traditional Chinese arts festival that hosts a series of ticketed workshops and free programmes for all. Watch a classical Chinese dance performance titled Silvery Moonlight, Swaying Shadows at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre by the NUS Chinese Dance troupe, or listen to the Nam Hwa Teochew Music Ensemble, as they perform classic Chinese songs such as An Auspicious Union and Riding on the Waves of Triumph, among many others at the Esplanade Forecourt Garden. 

Looking for hands-on activities with the kids? Parents can choose to create Chinese shadow puppets at a workshop conducted by the Taishan Shadow Puppet Art Troupe, or participate in a Shaolin Kungfu workshop where both parents and kids get to experience the traditional martial art together. 

When Till September 15

(Related: The Best Mooncakes For Mid-Autumn Festival 2019)

(Image: Shakespeare's Globe)
(Image: Shakespeare's Globe)
(Image: Shakespeare's Globe)
(Image: Shakespeare's Globe)
(Image: Shakespeare's Globe)
 

2/4Shakespeare's Globe

What After touring Europe and the United Kingdom, Shakespeare's Globe returns to Singapore with a trio of the bard's plays comprising a late romantic, Pericles, and two comedies, Twelfth Night, and The Comedy of Errors. Helmed by director Brendan O'Hea who had previously brought three Shakespeare plays to our shores last year, he leads an international cast of eight actors who take on multiple roles across all three plays anchored in the themes of refuge and displacement. Performing at the Victoria Theatre for five more runs over the weekend, don't miss out on this opportunity to catch the touring ensemble in action before they head off to Beijing and Hong Kong for the next league of their tour. 

When Till September 15

(Related: 5 Facets Of The New Wild Rice At Funan That Make It Truly A Home For Singapore Theatre)

(Image: Richard Koh Fine Art)
(Image: Richard Koh Fine Art)

3/4Wong Perng Fey—The (Un)-Related Sceneries exhibition

What Malaysian artist Wong Perng Fey holds his solo exhibition in Singapore at the Richard Koh Fine Art gallery for one more week, featuring eight mixed media paintings and four painted picture books that explore his experience living in Beijing since 2010. By adopting the lens of a migrant worker, Wong brings the realities of eviction and demolition to the foreground as the rapid modernisation takes over the city. After witnessing countless old villages being demolished to make way for newer developments, he interweaves his encounters into his works and attempts to document these disappearing landscapes. "Once these villages are gone, future generations can only get a glimpse of them through photographs", says Wong, who paints rusty stains and layers of ink on the images of the demolished villages to represent his personal journey in processing loss and displacement. 

When Till September 21

(Related: 5 Museum Exhibitions To Visit Beyond Art Basel)

(Image: The Projector)
(Image: The Projector)
(Image: The Projector)
 

4/4Nordic Film Festival

What Singapore's first Nordic Film Festival showcases the true spirit of the High North with eight exciting films lined up for film buffs at The Projector. Well into the festival's second week now, spend your Friday evening watching the award-winning film Den 12 Mann (The 12th Man), a Norwegian historical drama that follows the lives of 12 resistance fighters. On Saturday afternoon, catch Happier Times, Grump, a Finnish dramatic comedy that showcases the heartwarming relationship between a 17-year-old granddaughter and her ill-tempered grandfather.

Besides these screenings and many others that are held over the weekend, a special encore screening of Heavy Trip, a Finnish comedy that shows the journey of an up-and-coming metal band, will take place on September 21 due to overwhelming response.

When Till September 21

(Related: Kirsten Tan Reveals The Realities Of Being A Woman In Film)

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