From stage to sofa: NAC brings local arts to homes in new livestream initiative

National Arts Council (NAC) has launched a brand new online series 'From The Living Room', featuring the best of local music and dance – livestreamed from the homes of these artists. 

As part of the #SGCultureAnywhere campaign by NAC, you will be able to enjoy intimate performances, engage with artists, and discover insights to their craft in this month-long series. 

Be greeted by the likes of theatre darlings Oon Shu An to Munah Bagharib as a new host introduces you to a different art form every week night. Look forward to an kaleidoscope of themes, from classical music by the Lorong Boys to contemporary dance by Sufri Juwahir, and even fusion performances by NADA and Sai Akilesh.

Tune in every weeknight at 8pm from 11 May, exclusively on National Arts Council’s Facebook page

Programme line-up for Week 1, May 11 to 15.
Programme line-up for Week 1, May 11 to 15.

Kickstarting the series on May 11 is dancer Sufri Juwahir, whose passion lies in exploring rhythm – the pulse of both music and dance – as he translates his current practice of learning the mridangam, an Indian classical percussion instrument, into dance. Watch how his body interprets the score as he shares an improvised segment turning these rhythms into contemporary movements. 

On Thursday, May 14, the spotlight shines on Carnatic music. ​In this session, classical Indian vocalist Sai Vigneshwar, percussionist Sai Akilesh and violinist Sughosh ​Pavan will bring you through the beauty and intricacies of carnatic music in this bite-sized performance.