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Chinmayam 2018

Chinmayam 2018 is a cultural extravaganza featuring notable celebrity artistes as well as our very own local talents. Our special guest for the evening is none other than Gautham Vasudev Menon, the outstanding South Indian Film director who has given us precious gems in films such as ‘Minnale’, ‘Vaaranam Aayiram', ‘Ennai Arindhal' and so on. His movies have reached out to the people and tugged at their hearts for the emotions and sentiments they evoke, while telling a story simply using familiar situations and characters. It is our honour to have him among us to share his thoughts and experiences.

We are also proud to have the honourable Ustad Fazal Qureshi with us to create extraordinary music as his swift and nimble fingers create magic on the tabla. Together with him, the brilliant Naveen Kumar will mesmerise us with his soothing renditions on the flute. Naveen is no stranger to us as he has played the flute for legends like AR Rahman and also to music from movies such as ‘Roja’, ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’, ‘Taal’ and more. Together, these two accomplished musicians will set the stage on fire with a beautiful ‘Jugalbandhi’. Be prepared to fill your souls with hauntingly melodious songs by Geethiyaa Varman, Sajith Sankar and Sangeeta Madhav as they enchant you with their impressive range of vocals.

There will also be some mesmerising dance performances by the very graceful Maalika Panicker, who inspires many with her creative and precise choreography. The highlight of the night will be a dance drama, titled ‘Ramarasam’ based on the Hindu mythology, ‘Ramayana’. Join our young talents as they take you on a journey through time to retell the tale of Lord Rama and his wife, Sita, as seen through the eyes of the young Lava and Kusha. This will be performed by over fifty local talents, many of whom are children and students.

This drama is a move to initiate greater interest and participation among the younger generation towards the local arts scene.

Date:
27 July 2018
Time:
6.15pm
Venue:
Theatre

Tari 2018: Arinah

Hitting the stage this July, Atrika Dance Company brings you through the dance journey of Arinah, a girl with big dreams. After dancing for more than half her life, Arinah now struggles to choose between the path of responsibility and the one of dance. Faced with trials and tribulations, she has to decide what is most important to her.

Delving deeper into what it takes for one to get on stage, Atrika Dance Company aims to push boundaries and show what it means to be culturally relevant in a fast-paced society like Singapore. Arinah is a dance theatre play that has been composed and created with inspiration from malay music.

Date:
21 July 2018
Time:
3pm and 8pm
Venue:
Black Box

Legend of the White Snake

During Qingming festival, the white snake and green snake transform themselves into two beautiful ladies and head to West Lake of Hang Zhou. Calling themselves Bai Suzhen and Xiao Qing, they meet Xu Xian, a young man who is Bai Suzhen’s benefactor. Bai Su Zhen falls in love with Xu Xian and marries him to repay his kindness. The Abbot from Jinshan Temple, Fa Hai, knows about it and plots to break up the couple’s relationship.

Date & Time:
1 Aug 2018, 2pm
2 Aug 2018, 8pm
Venue:
Theatre

Why Don't We - The Invitation Tour

You’re Cordially Invited! American rising dance-pop boy group, Why Don’t We, will be bringing their “The Invitation Tour” to Singapore for the first time ever!

“The Invitation Tour” celebrates Why Don’t We’s chart-topping EP, “Invitation”. Fresh from their sold-out shows across North America and Europe, they are finally coming to Southeast Asia for the first time! Fans in Singapore are definitely in for a treat as they will be watching the group performing live for the first time here.

Amassing more than 212 million global audio streams, 2.7 million Instagram followers, and over 1.6 million subscribers on YouTube with views exceeding 170 million, Why Don’t We is one of pop music’s biggest breakout stories. Following their debut EP “Only The Beginning” and EP “Something Different”, it was last summer’s “Why Don’t We Just” EP that first exploded, hitting #1 on iTunes’ “Pop Albums” chart, overtaking artists like Bruno Mars, Harry Styles, and Ed Sheeran. After selling out their first-ever headlining summer tour, the band put out their “Invitation” EP which proved an even greater success, topping iTunes’ Overall Albums chart in six countries including the United States. The band’s single “These Girls” made a Top 10 debut on the iTunes Store’s “Top Pop Songs” chart late last summer, only to be surpassed by their latest single “Trust Fund Baby”. The band also garnered early press attention from Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, and Billboard who named the band in their annual “21 Under 21” ranking.

Singapore fans should not miss this rare chance to catch Why Don’t We for the first time live in Singapore! It will be a night to remember at “The Invitation Tour”!

Date:
13 August 2018
Time:
7.30pm
Venue:
Theatre

Sugavaasi 1.0

Stories are excellent tools to encourage language development in a joyful environment. Sugavaasi 1.0 is designed to connect with pre-schoolers through our unique bilingual storytelling approach and explore emerging themes in Tamil through rhymes, music, and literacy-based activities. Be pleasantly surprised when you hear your little ones singing, speaking and even reading in Tamil more than before!

Date:
27 May to 28 Oct 2018
Duration:
1 Hour
Session:
Thu, 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Thu, 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Sat, 10.00am - 11.00am
Sat , 11.00am - 12.00pm
Sat , 12.15pm - 1.15pm
Sat , 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Sun, 9.00am - 10.00am (2-3 yr olds)
Sun, 10.15am - 11.15am
Sun, 5.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue:
Studio 1
To Register, contact: info@thinktamilacademy.com or call +65 8188 0627

Gateway Kids Club

Gateway Kids Club is a weekly kids programme that includes storytelling, arts and crafts, and free play activities, as well as parenting talks and workshops.

All our activities are a way for parents to get involved with their kids in arts-related activities. Activities are centred around performing arts, visual arts, music or dance. In fact, studies show that creative activities are imperative in early child development.

Gateway Kids Club gets you and your child engaged in arts-related activities that are not only fun but also feed the imaginative creator hidden within!

Each month features a different theme, around which activities are focused.

Recommended for children 3 to 8 years old.

Date:
Every Saturday
Time:
9am – 1pm
Venue:
Gallery & Sky Garden

One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time is a Creative Movement class specially tailored for children with special needs. This class provides them with an opportunity to enjoy the experience of dance and movement in a safe and fun environment. The class will focus on the wonderful way of using body actions to communicate an image, idea or feeling.

Creative movement increases grace, strength, coordination, rhythm, and so much more! This class is designed to help children explore these areas as well as the wonders of creating their own dances, learning about movement concepts and how music and art relate to dance.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To enjoy music and movement
  • To introduce movement and dance concepts to the students through
  • creative exploration
  • To build self-confidence and discipline
  • To develop basic movement skills and knowledge

INSTRUCTOR : WAH YI XIN

Yi Xin began her Ballet training at age 6 and has attained Honours in Elementary for The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing and Distinction in Intermediate for Royal Academy of Dance. Her tenacious pursuit earned her a BA(Hons) from LASALLE College of the Arts and she is currently pursuing her Masters in Special Education. Her educator career includes teaching in MOE schools, Special Education schools, and with the Brain Tumour Society (Singapore) and private dance companies. Yi Xin also spends her time bringing dance through film. Two of her dance films were shortlisted for an International Film Festival held in Italy.

Training Date:
Saturdays, from 7 July 2018
Time:
10 to 11 am
Venue:
Dance Studio
No of Sessions:
10
Duration:
1hr per session
Target Group:
Age 7 – 12 years old

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