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World Cultures Festival 2015: Southeast Asian Edition

Two weekends of performances and workshops on Traditional Southeast Asian performing arts disciplines
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World Cultures is back! This year, we take a closer look at the performing arts disciplines from Southeast Asia. From Topeng to Gamelan, Thai dance to Zapin Melayu, immerse yourself into the rich and diverse cultures of our region in a series of performances and workshops over two weekends at the library@esplanade!



BALINESE DANCE PERFORMANCE
Date: 22 August, Saturday
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Venue: Open Stage, library@esplanade
Take a peek into the intricate and beautiful Balinese dance with Eka Suwara Santi. Watch as they entertain us with four different dances from the classic repertoire of Topeng, Kebyar and Legong.


BALINESE DANCE WORKSHOP
Date: 22 August, Saturday
Time: 4pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Dance Village, library@esplanade
Learn the basics of both male and female Balinese dance moves of this expressive dance. Employing bodily gestures from the hands, head and even eyes through angular and dynamic movements, this workshop will take you deeper into this traditional dance form.


ZAPIN PERFORMANCE
Date: 23 August, Sunday
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Venue: Open Stage, library@esplanade
Zapin is one of the more popular dances in Malay dance. Join us as we trace the history and influences of this Arabic art form and find out how it has been adapted to be an integral part of the traditional Malay dance culture. The dancers from Era Dance Theatre will entertain you with their moves and who knows, you might pick up some dances moves yourself!


TRADITIONAL THAI ‘LAKHON’ DANCE

Date: 28 August, Friday
Time: 7pm - 8pm
Venue: Open Stage, library@esplanade
Be mesmerised by the traditional Thai dance of Lakhon'. The movement of 'Lakhon' dancers are graceful and sensual, especially in the upper torso and hands. It is definitely an eye opener for the dance enthusiast! Join us for an evening of 'Lakhon' Thai dance and gain a better understanding of the history and concept of this rare and niche art.


JAVANESE GAMELAN PERFORMANCE
Date: 29 August, Saturday
Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Venue: Open Stage, library@esplanade
Join us as Singa Nglaras presents a selection of traditional instrumental works and dances of the Javanese Gamelan. Golek Lambangsari, a dance from the Mangkunegaran Palace in Solo, whose performance style combines features from both the Solonese and Jogjanese courts. Menak Koncar is a solo dance in the Alus or “refined male” style that depicts a character from the Javanese Serat Damarwulan. Gamelan is a type of music originating in Java and Bali, but is today played all over the world, with recognised amateur and professional ensembles in America, the United Kingdom, Japan, Europe, and even Singapore.


JAVANESE GAMELAN WORKSHOP
Date: 29 August, Saturday
Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Dance Village, library@esplanade
Learn more about the Javanese Gamelan in this fun and interactive workshop. Try your hand at playing these instruments under the guidance of the Singa Nglaras performers.

Event Timeline
Aug 22 - Aug 29, 2015
[ Sat ] - [ Sat ]
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM SGT
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Venue
library@esplanade
Tickets
[22 Aug|2PM] Balinese Dance Performance
[22 Aug|4PM] Balinese Dance Workshop
[23 Aug|1PM] Zapin Performance
[28 Aug|7PM] Traditional Thai 'Lakhon' Dance
[29 Aug|1.30PM] Javanese Gamelan Performance
[29 Aug|3.30PM] Javanese Gamelan Workshop

On sale until Aug 28, 2015, 7:00:00 PM

Venue Address
8 Raffles Avenue, #03-01, Singapore 039802 Singapore
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library@esplanade
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