(PHOTO) Minister Edwin Tong presented the 5th SCCCA (Individual) to Dr Tay Teow Kiat and 5th SCCCA (Organisational) to Young People’s Performing Arts Ensemble, alongside SCCCA Judging Committee Professor Eddie Kuo and SCCC Chairman Mr Chua Thian Poh.
SINGAPORE, 13 MAY 2022 — Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC)’s annual festival, Cultural Extravaganza 2022 was officially opened in the evening, which will feature 14 programmes across these 2 months.
Graced by Guest-of-Honour Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law Mr Edwin Tong, the festival’s opening started with the presentation of the 5th Singapore Chinese Cultural Contribution Award (SCCCA) to local Chinese orchestra music pioneer, Dr Tay Teow Kiat and local Mandarin theatrical performing arts company, Young People’s Performing Arts Ensemble.
Dr Tay has been a pioneer in the Singapore Chinese orchestral scene, and even earned a Cultural Medallion in 1993, the first Chinese music practitioner to do so. Young People’s Performing Arts Ensemble has been cultivating the next generation of creative artistes through Mandarin theatre and cross-talk.
Around 450 attendees were present to witness the presentation of the award, including key leaders from the local Chinese community.
Nominations for the 6th SCCCA were also officially announced by Professor Eddie Kuo, and SCCC would like to invite individuals and organisations to nominate themselves or other deserving candidates for the award. The criteria can be found on our website here.
(PHOTO) Minister Edwin Tong presented the 5th SCCCA (Individual) to Dr Tay Teow Kiat, alongside SCCCA Judging Committee Professor Eddie Kuo and SCCC Chairman Mr Chua Thian Poh.
(PHOTO) Minister Edwin Tong presented the 5th SCCCA (Organisational) to Young People’s Performing Arts Ensemble, alongside SCCCA Judging Committee Professor Eddie Kuo and SCCC Chairman Mr Chua Thian Poh.
Shadow Moon — Heartwarming Xinyao Musical Performance To Evoke Nostalgia
(PHOTO) Sugie Phua and Bonnie Loo, as part of Cultural Extravaganza 2022’s opening act, Shadow Moon.
(PHOTO) Bonnie Loo and Timothy Wan took the stage for the opening performance of Shadow Moon.
(PHOTO) Andy Yew, Audrey Luo, Bonnie Loo, Sugie Phua, and Timothy Wan performed a rendition of Mavis Hee’s Moonlight In The City to end the night’s performance
Following the award presentation, the first programme of Cultural Extravaganza 2022 was staged, which featured Bonnie Loo, Sugie Phua, Audrey Luo, Timothy Wan and Andy Yew in a xinyao musical performance.
Audiences were treated to a re-imagination of Chang É and Feng Meng as re-incarnated and gender-swapped lovers, complemented by xinyao tracks to underscore the emotional story.
There will still be three more performances of Shadow Moon this weekend, as well as 13 other online and on-site programmes, both free and ticketed, at Cultural Extravaganza 2022, available for the public.
Ticket and event information is available at https://ce2022.singaporeccc.org.sg/
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