Cultural Extravaganza 2022 Online

Cultural Extravaganza 2022 Online

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Cultural Extravaganza 2022 Online

Though live performances of Cultural Extravaganza 2022 have come to an end, you can still relish in the festival’s spirit from the comfort of your home. We have a new programme available exclusively online too on 1 July 2022; and some of the popular #CE2022 programmes will be available online from 8 July 2022!

 

Rediscovering Chinese Music

Online livestream on Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok
1 July 2022, 8pm

From 1950s to the 1970s, when Chinese music activities were in their infant stage in Singapore, due to the political climate and environmental factors, many related music scores were very scarce. Under the dilemma of extreme lack of music scores at that time, Chinese music groups or individuals would listen to record music and songs through notating scores, or attempt to arrange the music. They were self-taught by listening to records amidst the lack of teachers in musical instrument performance. In short, with full enthusiasm, they would not bow down to difficulties. This online concert is based on this spirit and will be initiated by the Singapore Cultural Medallion Recipient Mr. Phoon Yew Tien, conductor Mr. Mike Chiang and Mr. Lee Hoon Piek.

Watch the livestream here!

 

Shadow Moon

Video-on-demand on YouTube and Facebook
8 July 2022

Based on the Chinese myth of karmic entanglements between Chang É and Feng Meng, this musical performance re-imagines the two enemies as lovers, with their genders reversed after several reincarnations. Starring Bonnie Loo, Sugie Phua, Audrey Luo, Timothy Wan and Andy Yew, be sure not to miss this truly one-of-a-kind performance!

View video here!

 

Windward Side of the Mountain

Video-on-demand on YouTube and Facebook
8 July 2022

SAtheCollective, Nine Years Theatre and T.H.E Dance Company join forces for the first time to co-create Windward Side of the Mountain, a site-specific production set in urban Asia.

You’ll find yourselves following a group of modern-day sojourners as they journey through various locations within Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. As they weather the ups and downs and the multi-dimensional mysteries of their uncharted journey to carve out a way of life, they find themselves on the other side of a legendary mountain — only to discover that this is the side where the wind bellows.

View video here!

 

Butterfly Lovers

Video-on-demand on YouTube and Facebook
8 July 2022

Choreographed by Mrs Bhaskar’s daughter, Meenakshy Bhaskar and featuring music from the world-renowned Rajkumar Bharathi and local artist Neil Chua, this unique cross-cultural play brings a new perspective to the classic Chinese folktale of two tragic lovers.

View video here!

 

Seven Sisters’ Sonata

Video-on-demand on YouTube and Facebook
15 July 2022

Drawing inspiration from the fabled Chinese Valentine’s Day, this concert explores the origins of this tradition and re-interpret it in an intimate format of Chinese chamber music and dance. Set in Singapore’s iconic Chinatown, journey with our protagonist across time and space as she explores the vivid scenes and characters from this rich heritage location. Come connect the past and present of the fast-disappearing tradition of Seven Sisters’ Festival with us.

View video here!

 

Jazz It Up! – A Jazzy Celebration of Chinese Songs 2022

Video-on-demand on YouTube and Facebook
15 July 2022

This year’s concert will feature Mandopop veteran Jimmy Ye and acclaimed Mandarin-English singer-songwriter and producer Serene Koong, a three-time winner at the Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards and Singapore Hit Awards. Up-and-coming Singaporean singer-songwriter Marcus Lee of Channel U’s Campus Superstar and The Great Singapore Replay will also be joining as a performer and co-host for this year’s concert.

View video here!

 

The Forefathers Project

Video-on-demand on YouTube and Facebook
15 July 2022

The TENG Ensemble innovates age-old traditions, celebrates Singapore’s unsung Chinese music pioneers and reimagines the sounds that were carried in the hearts of Singapore’s Chinese forefathers. Presenting a uniquely  Chinese Singaporean identity, the lecture-concert features original works inspired by our diverse local Chinese dialect musical traditions.

View video here!

 

Rhythm of Time — Mini Film Festival

Video-on-demand on YouTube and Facebook
20 June 2022 – 20 August 2022

Generation gaps are limited not only to human connections, occurring also in landscapes, values and culture — these are the different changes Singapore had gone through. Featuring a selection of local short films, Rhythm of Time — Mini Film Festival is a time capsule that documents various depictions of generation gap in Singapore from the 1940s to the present day.

Many of these critically-acclaimed shorts are no longer easily accessible to the public, with the oldest one produced more than 25 years ago. Carefully curated by Screentone, this mini film festival will be presented both physically and online, accompanying the launch of SCCC’s latest short film, Aunt Lotus & Her Dream Bicycle.

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Poetic Pandemic

Virtual space
Till 27 August 2022

From the vacuum of Covid isolation pours forth deep and frustrating desires to connect, break free, retreat, and reach out in turns. Poetic Pandemic is a rich expression of those intermingled desires, a multi-modal exhibition where original music, calligraphy and literature come together in intimate collaboration. Enter the Creative Box of the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre and traverse 15 cultural islands that will unbox your pandemic-bottled inner voice. Immerse your senses in the poetry of Dr Ng King Kang, recited by actor Andie Chen and translated into calligraphy by Alan Tan Jwee Meng. The myriad experiences are wrapped in an atmospheric electro-ethnic score composed by SAtheCollective.

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Treasures of the Clans

Online artspace

A collaboration with the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, Treasures of the Clans will bring together over 80 paintings and calligraphy works from  various clans in Singapore, done by renowned artists such as Lim Tze Peng and Xu Beihong. These paintings by local and international artists reflect the strong ties between the artists and their respective clans over the past century.

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Event Date & Time

Jul 01, 2022 - Oct 01, 2022

Event Language

Conducted in English and Mandarin

Suitable For

All ages

Price

Free

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