Chinese Singaporean Culture Represented and Re-presented Through Month-Long Showcase at Cultural Extravaganza

Chinese Singaporean Culture Represented and Re-presented Through Month-Long Showcase at Cultural Extravaganza - Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Chinese Singaporean Culture Represented and Re-presented Through Month-Long Showcase at Cultural Extravaganza

Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre presents Cultural Extravaganza

SINGAPORE, 19 April 2021 – With 20 programmes across 30 days, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) presents Cultural Extravaganza, an annual highlight that returns with a bang in 2021.

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival seeks to break new ground in a hybrid format including ticketed on-ground events, online streams, and pay-as-you-wish activities.  This format will cater to both safe distancing guidelines and different interests of festival-goers.

Cultural Extravaganza will represent and re-present Chinese Singaporean culture for every generation. Every weekend promises a unique experience for festival-goers, consisting of curated programmes that cater to different interests and age groups.

  1. The first weekend themed ‘Connect With Your Roots’, revisits the history of different aspects of our culture such as architecture, colonial history, tea, and language through various presentations such as comedy, cinema and theatre.
  2. ‘Encounter Cultural Fusion’ in the second weekend brings different cultures together in cross-disciplinary displays of dance and music, exploring Indian dance and pop culture influences on Chinese art forms.
  3. In the third weekend, Singaporeans are encouraged to ‘Go On A Heritage Daycay’ to revisit Katong and Joo Chiat and learn about the cultural significance of different iconic buildings within the area.
  4. ‘Tune In To A New Rhythm & Flow’ amps up the excitement with several music performances, climaxing with the gathering of local celebrities at the grand finale of Cultural Extravaganza, the annual Mandarin pop music concert, Sing Lang 2021.

The month-long festival will have multiple programmes lined up every single day, spoiling festival-goers with a wide variety of cultural experiences, appealing to both the young and old.

Throughout Cultural Extravaganza, expect to spot headline performers including pioneer xinyao icon Liang Wen Fu, actor Wang Weiliang, singer Kit Chan, and rapper Shigga Shay.

SCCC Chief Executive Officer Low Sze Wee said, “Despite the strict guidelines during this pandemic, we want to push the limits of imagination and innovation to provide unique experiences at Cultural Extravaganza. As we aim to represent and re-present culture for every generation, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to learn, reflect, and most importantly, enjoy our culture in Cultural Extravaganza 2021.”

Ticket sales have begun on SISTIC for events, such as Nightwalker, The Journey, Evolution of Ruan, Reverberance of Youth III, Dreaming in Black & White Film Screening with Piano Performance & Post-Show Dialogue, First Fleet and Liang Wen Fu shares his Xinyao Journey.

For Masters of Comedy 2021, Age of Revelation, Pan, Jazz It Up, and Songs of the Dragon Kiln, ticket sales will begin on 21 April 2021, 9am.

Singapore Rediscover vouchers may be used for the Jalan Jalan Culture Tour.

As creativity and culture intersect, there will be new ways to tell stories and inspire audiences. These creative, cross-cultural, and multi-disciplinary expressions of culture in Cultural Extravaganza are an extension of SCCC’s mission to nurture Chinese Singaporean culture and enhance social harmony.

ABOUT SINGAPORE CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE

The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre collaborates with arts and cultural groups and community partners to promote and develop local Chinese culture. Through engaging and accessible content, we hope to nurture greater appreciation of our multi-cultural identity and a stronger sense of belonging.

Opened by our Patron, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 19 May 2017, our Centre located in the heart of the city welcomes everyone to enjoy exhibitions, fairs, performances, seminars, talks, workshops and other cultural activities throughout the year.

For more information, please visit https://www.singaporeccc.org.sg/.

 

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