Every year during Chinese New Year, there will be a slew of performances all over Singapore. Today, I took some time to attend the performance by Anhui Performing group at Suntec City.
According to the MC, they had a very hectic schedule, having 6 performances in various schools before performing at Suntec City! Kudos to them for keeping up the standards and great performance!
During this Chinese New Year, I brought my family down to the Esplanade for some performances. This is a slew of performances put together by Sheng Hong Arts Institute Chinese Dance Department, Nanyang Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra Percussion Ensemble & Tian Eng Dragon and Lion Dance Centre. (新加坡城隍艺术学院华族舞蹈系、
南洋理工华乐团打击乐小组与天鹰龙狮学院). Unfortunately, by the time my family and I finished our dinner, we can only find sitting places on the steps in one corner, as evident from all the shooting angles below.
And finally my favorite segment, the drum performance. They made it more interesting and spectacular by dusting the drums with what smelt like Talcom powder before hitting them.
Equipment: Olympus E-5 with Zuiko 50-200mm F2.8-3.5 SWD lens.
There are two groups performing at Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC) as part of the Chinese New Year celebration to usher the year of Goat. I chance upon this when I went there for lunch one day and saw the performance by Xuzhou Performing Art Troupe. I came back another day and watched the performance by Hangzhou Performing Art Group.
1. Sony Nex5R with Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS lens
The Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall had recently undergone renovation and upon completion, they held an open house with free performances. As usual, I brought my family down for to catch some fun.
First, we went for some piano performances at the concert hall, but my restless kids could not really appreciate.
Next we went for some indian dance performance by the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society. This time, they are mesmerized.
We then head for lunch and some rest at home, before coming back for another performance. We didn’t know the performance by the Chinese Theatre Circle was an Opera, and were even more surprised to find it done in English!
Between music and dance, I think they prefer the more physical performances.