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The Scene The Tatler Weekend Round-Up: August 16 To 18

The Tatler Weekend Round-Up: August 16 To 18

The Tatler Weekend Round-Up: August 16 To 18
By Amelia Yeo
August 14, 2019
Singapore's veteran comedian and actor Hossan Leong celebrates his fiftieth birthday by taking centre stage for a three-week run of shows, while regional and homegrown talents exhibit their works at established galleries this weekend
Image: Singapore Dance Theatre
Image: Singapore Dance Theatre

1/4 Masterpiece in Motion

What Singapore Dance Theatre returns with its triple-bill evening at the Esplanade Theatre, featuring works such as Serenade and Themes and Variations by phenomenal ballet icon, George Balanchine, and Fives by Singapore ballet legend, Goh Choo San.

When August 16 and 17

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(Image: Gajah Gallery)
 

2/4 The New Now III: Convergence

What One of Singapore's pioneering art spaces Gajah Gallery plays host to the last edition of The New Now series, which seeks to showcase the vast amount of emerging talent in Southeast Asia. This time, it features 19 up-and-coming artists from across the region with works that are in line with the Japanese idiom of ichi-go, ichi-e, which translates to 'once-in-a-lifetime'. Among the artists include Philippine-based visual and performance artist Gabby Prado, Thailand-based Leela Promwong and homegrown talent, Mahalakshmi Kannappan. 

When Till August 25

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Image: Double Confirm Productions
Image: Double Confirm Productions

3/4 Hossan Ah 50!—Love You Leong Time!

What After living through six tourism slogans, three recessions, two international airports and one government, Singapore's veteran comedian and actor Hossan Leong celebrates his big Five-O with a three-week show at the Drama Centre Theatre doing what he does best—tickling audiences with his bold, hilarious and satirical jokes starting this week. Performing for quite possibly the last time before retiring from stand-up comedy for good, be sure to catch the funnyman in action as he pulls out all the stops and shares the stage with a live band and three back-up singers.

When Till August 31

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

Hilmi Johandi, My Raffles Experience (Image: Ota Fine Arts)
Hilmi Johandi, My Raffles Experience (Image: Ota Fine Arts)

4/4 Stagecraft: Landscapes and Paradise

What Homegrown artist Hilmi Johandi holds his first solo exhibition at the Ota Fine Arts gallery space to showcase his most recent series, Stagecraft: Landscapes and Paradise (2019), which includes seven paintings and one video piece. As a trained painter, Hilmi's works often reflect the nostalgic setting of Singapore and its history, and in his exploration of stagecraft within theatre production in this series, he depicts familiar and symbolic motifs of the cityscape within the spatial parameters of a theatre set. Particularly inspired by a collection of postcards of Singapore in the '80s and '90s, witness how Hilmi provides viewers with a glimpse of the past as he frames it with red curtains, stage lights and wooden backdrop panels to suggest the notion of spectacle and stage. 

When August 17 till September 28

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The Scene Gajah Gallery The New Now III: Convergence Hilmi Johandi Ota Fine Arts Hossan Leong Drama Centre Theatre Masterpiece in Motion Stand-up comedy Ballet Singapore Dance Theatre

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