Peranakan Arts Festival Singapore 2015

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Peranakan Arts Festival is coming to Singapore with theatre shows, exhibitions and more!

Peranakan Arts Festival Singapore 2015

A congregation of all things Peranakan in the first Peranakan Arts Festival in the world at Empress Place. Delve into the vibrancy and spirit of this unique culture with a five-day extravaganza festival featuring 2 world premiere theatre shows, 3 seminars, free public performances and a myriad of exhibitions. Artworks by renowned Peranakan visual artistes and a bustling bazaar with exclusive Peranakan merchandise will be on sale. 

Peranakan Arts Festival Singapore 2015
4 November - 8 November 2015

Peranakan Arts Festival Singapore 2015

Theatre Shows
Thursday, 5 November 2015 to Sunday, 8 November 2015
Victoria Theatre, Empress Place

Bibiks Behind Bars: Watch the quirky antics of the Bibiks of Katong as they challenge old traditions and gambling with the new, conjuring up new tricks to challenge their odds of winning. This fun-filled musical is a must-see for the whole family with a colourful spectacle and side-splitting entertainment.

Starring
Shirley Tay, Melvyn Chew, Catherine Sng, Francis Hogan, Richard Chia, Jackie Pereira, Reggie, Matheus Ting, Dennis Heng, Adriana Tanubrata, Amanda Germaine Lee

Special Guest Appearance
Koh Chieng Mun

Show Schedule
5 November 8pm
6 November 3pm & 8pm
7 November 3pm & 8pm
8 November 3pm

Ticket Prices
Evening Show SGD$85/ SGD$55
Matinee Show SGD$75/ SGD$45

Tickets available at www.sistic.com

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Pintu Pagar: A romantic coming-of-age musical set in the old colonial days during the golden era of the Peranakans, Pintu Pagar speaks of decades of missed chances and close encounters between the protagonists. What lessons would they have learnt at the end of their journeys traveled separately, and apart? Will they manage to find each other or will they swing in tandem like the two doors of the Pintu Pagar – always to miss, never to connect with and always to long for each other?

Starring
Henry Heng, Nora Samosir, Nicholas Bloodworth, Kimberly Chan

Show Schedule
4 November 7.30pm
6 November 2.30pm & 7.30pm
7 November 11am
8 November 11am

Ticket Prices
Evening Show SGD$75/ SGD$45
Matinee Show SGD$55/ SGD$35

Tickets available at www.sistic.com

Peranakan Arts Festival Singapore 2015

Expressions

Browse the exhibition showcasing the historical collection of vintage photographs from The Intan celebrating fashions of yesteryears – and a collection of visual arts paintings from Peranakan artists of today. The presentation of original paintings by local Singapore visual artists - Adeline Yeo, Desmond Sim and Carolyn Law - is current and relevant. Each Artist presents their version of what is Peranakan in their eyes. 

Peranakan Arts Festival Singapore 2015
Peranakan Arts Festival Singapore 2015
Peranakan Arts Festival Singapore 2015
Peranakan Arts Festival Singapore 2015

Cultural Interludes & Workshops
Thursday, 6 November 2015 to Sunday, 8 November 2015
Victoria Theatre, Empress Place

A free public showcase of Peranakan Music, Dance and Demonstrations with live stage performances, food demonstrations and dancing under the stars, Cultural Interludes promises to be full expression of the Peranakan Culture – Past, Present and Future! On the schedule are visiting Peranakan performers from the Asia Pacific region - including Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. Enjoy a full feature of some of our forgotten art forms and practices and revel in the music, songs and dances.

Sulam Embroidery Workshop
Harness your sewing skills the traditional and modern way with Baba Raymond Wong & Heath Yeo. Understand the distinctions in threads and materials, using old sewing machines or modern equipment. Learn what to get, where to get them from - and what to avoid! 

SGD$20 per person (60 minutes)

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Mari Masak! Cooking with Singapore's Best Baba Chefs
Discover finer cooking tips and personal secrets never found in cookbooks. Let our master chefs share their Nyonya secrets with you in these interactive cooking discussions! 

SGD$20 per person (60 minutes) 

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Know Your Peranakan Tunes!

Ever heard of easy to learn original Peranakan songs for every festive occasion? Now you have the opportunity to join in an interactive sing-along and be inspired by how these tunes came to be! Mari, Let's Jolly & Joget! 

$10 per person (60 minutes) 
*includes song sheets! 


Peranakan Arts Festival Singapore 2015

Ba-Bazaar

Shop an exclusive range of art pieces, Peranakan ornaments and memorabilia from around the region on sale at the Ba-Bazaar. From books to baju, jewellery to makan, browse through a unique offering of old and new Peranakan merchandise for sale and get the best picks early!


Peranakan Arts Festival Singapore 2015
Peranakan Arts Festival Singapore 2015
Peranakan Arts Festival Singapore 2015

28th Baba Nyonya Convention

Seminar 1
Baba Patois: Today & Tomorrow
9am, Saturday, 7 November 2015
Victoria Theatre, Empress Place

What does the future look like for the Baba Patois language? Weaving through the discussion involving literature, music and the arts, how is Baba Patois maintained in everyday communications with younger Peranakans? How is this passed on to a younger generation of Peranakans? 

Seminar 2
The Business of Being Peranakan | Authenticity & Sustainability
10.15am, Saturday, 7 November 2015
Victoria Theatre, Empress Place

In today's fast-paced business environment, how does consumerism affect the Peranakan culture? How do we ensure ethics and integrity in the development of Peranakan products that are on sale and representative of the Peranakan culture? How is this value placed? How do we pace ourselves as entrepreneurs in a capitalistic environment to propagate the culture forward without diluting its authenticity?

Seminar 3
Adulation, Subjugation or Misplaced Identities? The Essence of Being Peranakan - 50 Years Forward
11.45am, Saturday, 7 November 2015
Victoria Theatre, Empress Place

What do we carry forward in our lives as Peranakans? Has the spirit of our forefathers dwindled over the generations? The very Spirit that had our forefathers leading in society as businessmen, politicians, and philanthropists - has that fire dwindled over the years or does the Peranakan passion still burn within us? How do we carry the Peranakan Legacy forward? What do we take with us and what do we let go of? As we reinvent ourselves, everyone is invited to put a voice forward and be heard! 

Seminar Ticket Prices
SGD$45 (Single Seminar)
SGD$80 (Three Seminars)
Free Seating

Tok Panjang
This unique Long Table Feast boasts a gastronomical menu of authentic Peranakan dishes and a dash of new culinary treats. Held for the first time along the banks of the Singapore River fronting metropolitan Raffles Place, this is a once in a lifetime experience celebrated as part of the 28th Baba Nyoyna Convention. Dine and Dance under the stars on a night to remember. 

Tickets are limited as most seats have been pre-booked. If you would to like to share in this experience please send an email to info@peranakanfest.com.

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