Five things to do over the weekend of March 24-25

Join celebrated dancer Mythili Prakash and her brother, talented musician Aditya Prakash, at the Esplanade theaters this weekend, as they bring their newest production Mara – The Mastermind to our shores. 

This is the first time ever that the production is being performed overseas. 

The True Colours Festival is also happening this weekend at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The inaugural event celebrates artists with disabilities with a myriad of fun and meaningful activities. 

Check out the details of these events (and more): 

1. Mara – The Mastermind

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

Moving away from traditional plot structures, MARA explores the journey of the individual (Jeeva), as she negotiates the dangerous, dazzling maze that is the human mind (Mara). Mara, the demon who infamously attempted to entice Buddha, continues to distract humans from discovering what lies beyond worldly pleasures, the pursuit of true inner freedom. Can Jeeva break free from the chains that bind her to this world?

MARA brings together the depth of Eastern philosophy, aesthetics of Indian classical arts, and dynamism of Western stagecraft and music. On a deeper level, MARA carries a message whose relevance traverses boundaries of culture, age, geography, and time. MARA is about life, perception, transformation, and self-discovery. It is about each one of us.

When: Mar 24-25
Where: Esplanade Theatres
Entry: S$36-76

2. True Colours Festival

Photo courtesy: True Colours
Photo courtesy: True Colours

A celebration of all the senses, the True Colours Festival brings together artistes and performers with disabilities in a multi-faceted celebration of talent.

This inaugural Asia Pacific festival of music, dance and the arts will feature an international conference, an outdoor festival, community outreach activities, and a unique, multimedia concert experience.

When: Mar 24-25
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Entry: Free

3. Anaki Rocks The City: So Shiok 2018

Photo courtesy: Anaki Records
Photo courtesy: Anaki Records

So Shiok 2018 features 23 Lion City bands – as well as homies from around the world who are rocking it right here on our home soil.

Join in the fun with an open mind – as all walks across genres come together as one at this explosive two-day outdoor music fest that promises to be 100% original, 100% SG style. No tickets, all love. 

When: Mar 24-25
Where: Dhoby Ghaut Green
Entry: Free

4. #HumansofSynergy: 40 years in the making

Photo courtesy: NUS CFA
Photo courtesy: NUS CFA

From a small group of passionate young dancers who formed the Jazz Ballet Group, NUS Dance Synergy has evolved into a contemporary group of confident dancers who are committed to honing their craft.

What makes a dance group endure changes in the lives of its members through time as well as changes in the environment around it, and yet maintain a sense of attachment among its generations of members?

The dancer becomes the focus of this unique celebration of contemporary dance in NUS and Singapore in works created by Albert Tiong, Yarra Ileto and alumni dancer, Lydia Lam.

When: Mar 24
Where: University Cultural Centre
Entry: S$20-24

5. Opera Weekend – Two blind beggars by Offenbach

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

Two “blind” beggars compete for the best spot to busk for money. This leads to a musical battle between Zacharia and Ms Buffles, followed by a game of cards to see who is the blinder one.

Directed by Tan Jia Yee, this mini opera is brought to life by Soprano Phoebe Chee and Tenor Jeremy Koh, with music accompaniment by pianist Jonelle Lim.

When: Mar 25
Where: Esplanade concourse
Entry: Free

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