Singapore Chinese Cultural Contribution Award
Xinyao icon Dr Liang Wern Fook and Singapore’s oldest professional bilingual theatre institution, The Theatre Practice, were recipients of this year’s Singapore Chinese Cultural Contribution Award (SCCCA). Minister for Culture, Community & Youth and Second Minister for
Law Mr Edwin Tong presented the award at SCCC on 3 May 2021.
After a hiatus due to COVID-19, SCCC’s flagship cultural festival returned with a month of exciting cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary programmes presented in hybrid format.
Love in Many Colours
Love in Many Colours was an “insta-worthy” art installation about expressing love through Chinese festivals, pop culture and traditional customs.
Charcoal Sketches of Urban Transitional Spaces –
A Visual Arts Exhibition by Tang Ling Nah
For the first time, local artist Tang Ling Nah presented her sketchbooks and preparatory studies for major works created in the past 20 years of her artistic career.
Masters of Comedy 2
Masters of Comedy 2 was a witty talk show which covered the five main Chinese dialects.
Commissioned by SCCC, Pán was a multi-cultural dance performance created by T.H.E Dance Company to explore the ideas of transculturation and positionality.
Night Walker fused Chinese ruan music, traditional Indian bharathanatyam dance and live soundscaping.
Songs of the Dragon Kiln
Both archival and commentary in nature, Songs of the Dragon Kiln was a seamless blend of documentary, pottery and Chinese chamber music.
The 4th edition spotlighted our homegrown maestros – Martin Tang, Kenn C, Goh Kheng Long, and Terence Teo and featured homegrown singers like Kit Chan, Joanna Dong and Benjamin Kheng and many more.
Jazz It Up
The second edition of Jazz It Up featured local singers Joanna Dong, Tay Kewei, Marcus Lee, together with Jeremy Monteiro and the Jazz Association Singapore Orchestra.
Age of Revelation
Commissioned by SCCC, Age of Revelation was a sound-film by SAtheCollective and filmmaker Liao Jiekai.
SOAR was the first music video by our very own award-winning local percussion ensemble Drum Feng.
Dreaming in Black & White Film Screening
Dreaming in Black & White followed the art, artistic journey, and daily life of local visual artist Tang Ling Nah.
Odyssey revisited the Romance of the Three Kingdoms and the Chinese virtue of righteousness in this interactive digital art experience.
It’s FanTEAstic was an online carnival that showcased the creative and multi-cultural aspects of tea culture in Singapore from past to present.
Held on the first and third Friday of each month, 121 singers and groups from the local and international Mandarin pop scenes have performed in this series.
Electrify My World
Inspired by historical events, Electrify My World was a power-charged play that led audiences to see Science and Humanity in a new light. This original production was co-presented by SCCC and Nine Years Theatre.
Singapore Creator Festival
The inaugural Singapore Creator Festival, themed “Recalibrate”, was a platform for local and international creative industry leaders to exchange and share ideas and experiences through public forums, talks and workshops.
Jointly organised by Lianhe Zaobao and SCCC, the festival also presented the Singapore Creator Awards 2021. The competition, themed “New Normal, New Design”, attracted 240 entries.
Singapore Talent Night
Co-presented by SCCC and River HongBao 2022, Singapore Talent Night was aired on the 15th day of the Chinese New Year, with classic songs, creative dance and martial arts performances.
SG:SW 2021 I Write the Songs
SG:SW I Write The Songs returned in 2021 in a digital format due to the pandemic. Jointly organised by Composers & Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS), Ocean Butterflies Music and SCCC, SG:SW received 306 entries this year from 266 participating songwriters and saw more diverse themes and collaborations.
15th National Day Sing-along
Held online for the second year, the 15th National Day Sing-along gathered Singaporeans online to sing and express their love for Singapore.
Spring Reception 2022
Jointly presented by SCCC and Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, representatives from the local Chinese community and various ethnic groups gathered virtually to celebrate the Year of the Tiger on the third day of Chinese New Year.