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The Lady of Soul gets her groove on

The Lady of Soul gets her groove on

SINGAPORE — This weekend marks the end of what has been a very special edition of The Esplanade’s Studios season. One that didn’t feature the primarily experimental and avant...

We RAT on dancer-scientist Eng Kai Er

We RAT on dancer-scientist Eng Kai Er

SINGAPORE — Who is Eng Kai Er? For some, she’s the A*STAR scholar and scientist who was in the news late last year for her No Star Arts Grant, which resulted in much debate...

This Eunuch Admiral has got balls

This Eunuch Admiral has got balls

SINGAPORE — At some point, we may tire of referring to director Jeff Chen as Singapore theatre’s l’enfant terrible and his works as oddball curiosities in the scene’s general...

We need to talk about Off Centre

We need to talk about Off Centre

SINGAPORE — It’s quite interesting how a play that tackles the subject of schizophrenia so fearlessly has a title that could be interpreted as euphemism. But you can hardly...

The Weight of a tailor-made performance

The Weight of a tailor-made performance

SINGAPORE — The decision to stage two consecutive monodramas — out of only five full productions — for The Esplanade’s special SG50 edition of the Studios series initially seems...

Emily meets us halfway down the Hill

Emily meets us halfway down the Hill

SINGAPORE — The visual arts may have come out with the first big SG50 event in LASALLE’s Institute of Contemporary Arts’ Artists Imagine A Nation last February, but theatre is...

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