Cultural Extravaganza 2021 returns with a month-long lineup of shows and concerts you can experience from the comfort of your home – Mothership.SG
The cultural extravagance of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Center (SCCC) is back for its 2021 run.
In light of the tightening measures, there is a series of programs where you can enjoy the comfort of your own home.
Learn about the local tea culture through an interactive online tea carnival. FanTEAstic, or choose from a series of online performances here:
Jazz It Up! A jazzy celebration of Chinese songs 2021
Missing concerts? Why not enjoy an evening of jazzy covers of your favorite Chinese and English songs? With local singers Joanna Dong, Tay Kewei, Marcus Lee, as well as Jeremy Monteiro and the Jazz Association Singapore Orchestra (JASSO), this is the second concert of Jazz It Up! And promises to deliver an experience just as charming as its previous interpretation. Watch it with your dad this Father’s Day on the SCCC and JASSO Facebook page.
Dated: June 20, 2021
Pán is a dance performance that explores pun imagery and the different meanings of the word “盤” or Pán, across different cultures and languages. Viewers will get a glimpse of the concept of ‘transculturation’ as artists explore how our cultures merge, converge and continually evolve with new and innovative elements.
The work also hopes to advance new possibilities for diverse audiences and artists with disabilities, with performances by 《盤》 Pán providing access tools such as audio description and live captioning.
Purchase a pay-as-you-wish ticket for on-demand online viewing of a 30-minute clip of the production, available May 30 through June 24.
Dated: May 30, 2021 to June 24, 2021
This theatrical production won the production of the year award at the Straits Times Life Theater Awards 2020.
The story, set in 1787, sees the British Empire’s First Fleet sailing to Australia with a group of convicts on board to establish a penal colony.
A lieutenant was commissioned by the governor to rehearse a play with his convicts, to use the power of the theater to rehabilitate them. What follows is their struggles with skeptical views over such a proposal and the future of the penal colony they hope to create.
The show will be available for viewing online May 15-29 on SISTIC On Demand.
Dated: May 15 to May 29
Charcoal Sketches of Urban Transitional Spaces – A Visual Arts Exhibition by Tang Ling Nah + Dreaming in Black & White Film Screening
Local artist Tang Ling Nah will present for the first time ever his sketchbooks and preparatory studies for major works created during the last 20 years of his artistic career. Find out how Tang portrays familiar local spaces such as alleys, hallways and empty bridges, and how they come to life in drawings, installations and performances.
A film that celebrates his artistic journey and the pursuit of his artistic dreams will also be screened via SISTIC on Demand by June 12.
The exhibition, produced in English and Mandarin, is free, while the film is Pay-As-You-Wish.
Exposure: May 14, 2021 to June 12, 2021 | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Movie: May 15, 2021 to June 12, 2021.
Immerse yourself in the sweet, sweet melody of Ruan played by Neil Chua in The Night Walker, a thoughtful musical journey of discovery. This site-specific interdisciplinary performance also features Bharatanatyam – an Indian classical dance form, an ancient Chinese nocturnal division system portrayed through Teochew opera and live sound scaping to delight the senses. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that invites audiences to open their minds, ears and hearts as they step into the night with the performers.
You can catch it for free at SCCC YouTube channel on June 11.
If this programming has piqued your fancy, there are still tons of other programming that the SCCC has underway as part of its month-long Cultural Extravaganza. You can check out the full range on their website here.
This sponsored article has been brought to you by the Chinese Cultural Center in Singapore, which has already arranged for this writer to attend with his parents.
Top image via SCCC website