20% off tickets for Cultural Extravaganza 2022

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Cultural Extravaganza is an annual festival that represents and re-presents our distinctive Chinese Singaporean culture to audiences from all walks of life. First launched in 2017 in conjunction with the opening of Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC), it offers an exciting line-up of programmes by the best of Singapore's Chinese arts and cultural groups.

In celebration of SCCC’s 5th Anniversary, this year’s Cultural Extravaganza 2022 presents a series of cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural, and cross-generational programmes. The festival brings arts groups from different disciplines together to present traditional themes from the past in new and modern formats, highlighting the many crossovers between disciplines, cultures and generations.

Programmes Synopsis Date & Time Venue
Shadow Moon

Shadow Moon
Featuring maestros who helmed the xinyao era like Chen Jiaming, Roy Lee, Eric Moo, Jimmy Ye, Mu Zi, Lee Wei Song, Lee Si Song and Jiujian, Shadow Moon is a hybrid of upbeat alternative music and nostalgic xinyao. It follows the heartwarming story of two youths in love. Written by Johnson Wong and directed by Trey Ho, the musical rekindles the flavours of youth as our two protagonists navigate the different realities of life.

Based on the Chinese myth of karmic entanglements between Chang É and Feng Meng, this musical performance re-imagines the two enemies as lovers, with their genders reversed after several reincarnations. Starring Bonnie Loo, Sugie Phua, Audrey Luo, Timothy Wan and Andy Yew, be sure not to miss this truly one-of-a-kind performance!
14 May: 3pm - 4:30pm
14 May: 8pm - 9:30pm
15 May: 3pm - 4:30pm
SCCC Far East Organization Auditorium, Level 9
Seven Sisters’ Sonata

Seven Sisters’ Sonata
Seven Sisters’ Sonata is a unique blend of Chinese chamber music on one of Singapore’s disappearing traditions, the Seven Sisters Festival.

Drawing inspiration from the fabled Chinese Valentine’s Day, this concert explores the origins of this tradition and re-interpret it in an intimate format of Chinese chamber music and dance. Set in Singapore’s iconic Chinatown, journey with our protagonist across time and space as she explores the vivid scenes and characters from this rich heritage location. Come connect the past and present of the fast-disappearing tradition of Seven Sisters’ Festival with us.

This production is part of “Disappearing…” series, produced by Ding Yi Music Company and presented by Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, as part of the SCCC Cultural Extravaganza. The “Disappearing…” series shines the spotlight and pays homage to the fading heritage and vanishing trades of our Singaporean Chinese culture.
22 May: 3:30pm - 4:40pm
22 May: 7:30pm - 8:40pm
SCCC Far East Organization Auditorium, Level 9
Jazz It Up! - A Jazzy Celebration of Chinese Songs 2022

Jazz It Up!
Jazz It Up! 2022 once again features jazzy renditions of well-loved Chinese evergreens and modern-classic songs. Enjoy upbeat performances by the Jazz Association Singapore Orchestra (JASSO), led by Singapore's "King of Swing" — JASS Music Director Jeremy Monteiro, and JASS Associate Music Director Weixiang Tan.

This year’s concert will feature Mandopop veteran Jimmy Ye and acclaimed Mandarin-English singer-songwriter and producer Serene Koong, a three-time winner at the Global Chinese Golden Chart Awards and Singapore Hit Awards. Up-and-coming Singaporean singer-songwriter Marcus Lee of Channel U’s Campus Superstar and The Great Singapore Replay will also be joining as a performer and co-host for this year’s concert.
28 May: 7:30pm - 9pm
29 May: 7:30pm - 9pm
SCCC Far East Organization Auditorium, Level 9
Butterfly Lovers

Butterfly Lovers
First premiered in 1958, Butterfly Lovers was pioneering dance doyenneSantha Bhaskar’s first full-length performance in Singapore. More than six decades later, Bhaskar’s Art Academy now re-imagined Butterfly Lovers by infusing Chinese classical dance movements into the performance.

Choreographed by Mrs Bhaskar’s daughter, Meenakshy Bhaskar and featuring music from the world-renowned Rajkumar Bharathi and local artist Neil Chua, this unique cross-cultural play brings a new perspective to the classic Chinese folktale of two tragic lovers. The work will be re-staged at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre for the first time, paying tribute to the late Mrs Bhasker for her lifelong dedication to our multi-cultural heritage.
3 June: 8pm - 9:30pm
4 June: 8pm - 9:30pm
5 June: 8pm - 9:30pm
SCCC Far East Organization Auditorium, Level 9
Windward Side of the Mountain

Windward Side of the Mountain
SAtheCollective, Nine Years Theatre and T.H.E Dance Company join forces for the first time to co-create Windward Side of the Mountain, a site-specific production set in urban Asia. Following a group of modern-day sojourners, venture into uncharted waters as they weather the ups and downs of their dangerous journey. Before long, they find themselves on the other side of a legendary mountain — only to discover that this is where the wind bellows.

Incorporating contemporary music, theatre and dance, this artistic collaboration between three local groups of different disciplines celebrates the warmth, strength, and will of humanity.
9 June: 8pm - 9:30pm
10 June: 8pm - 9:30pm
11 June: 8pm - 9:30pm
12 June 8pm - 9:30pm
Various locations at SCCC. Entrance at Level 6
The Forefathers Project

The Forefathers Project
The TENG Ensemble innovates age-old traditions, celebrates Singapore’s unsung Chinese music pioneers and reimagines the sounds that were carried in the hearts of Singapore’s Chinese forefathers. Presenting a uniquely Chinese Singaporean identity, the lecture-concert features original works inspired by our diverse local Chinese dialect musical traditions.

Interviewing, documenting, and learning from first-generation masters, luthiers, instrument dealers and proteges from the local Cantonese, Hokkien, Hainanese, Hakka and Teochew music traditions, The Forefathers Project marks an initiative by The TENG Ensemble to reimagine the possibilities of dialect music.
17 June: 8pm - 9:30pm
18 June: 3pm - 4:30pm
SCCC Far East Organization Auditorium, Level 9

 

Promotion Details

20% discount for tickets
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Programmes Price after discount
Shadow Moon $38.40 (Usual Price: $48)
$30.40 (Usual Price: $38)
Seven Sisters’ Sonata $28 (Usual Price: $35)
Jazz It Up! - A Jazzy Celebration of Chinese Songs 2022 $54.40 (Usual Price: $68)
$38.40 (Usual Price: $48)
Butterfly Lovers $24 (Usual Price: $30)
$20 (Usual Price: $25)
Windward Side of the Mountain $32 (Usual Price: $40)
The Forefathers Project $28 (Usual Price: $35)

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