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Celebrate the Opening of Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre with an 8-day Festive Extravaganza!

By Flora  /  25 Apr 2017 (Tuesday)
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From 20 - 27 May, embark on a cultural journey as Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) presents the first SCCC Cultural Extravaganza (华彩2017) with a series of activities ranging from film, music, exhibition, workshops and talks!

Kicking off the Cultural Extravaganza is a special live performance directed by Royston Tan. Titled ‘Voyage’ (起航), a first-in-Singapore multimedia musical and visual journey will see a cast featuring MediaCorp actor Desmond Tan, veteran actress Li Yinzhu, as well “getai princess”, Lee Pei Fen. 


Photo Credit: Royston Tan

Through the use of 3D projection mapping with holographic imagery, each act promises to take audiences down memory lane with familiar rhymes and folk songs re-arranged by the critically acclaimed TENG Ensemble. 

“We are very excited to be bringing Singapore’s first hologram multimedia production,” said Tan.  “This is something new for us, and it actually involves a lot of mathematics and science behind it.”

The “3688” filmmaker will also be producing a commissioned omnibus film by six local film directors - Eva Tang (The Songs We Sang), He Shuming (And The Wind Falls), Kirsten Tan (Pop Aye), Liao Jiekai (Red Dragonflies) with Boo Jun Feng (Apprentice), and Jun Chong. 

The film will trace the journey of these filmmakers as they go in search of their cultural roots and how they make Singapore home, as told through their stories. 

(Read: Director of Pop Aye, Kirsten Tan shares her filming experience with Bong the elephant!)


L-R: Liang Wern Fook, THELIONCITYBOY, Tay Kewei, Gentle Bones
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Butterfiles Music, THELIONCITYBOY, Tay Kewei, Gentle Bones)

Fans of Xinyao will be delighted to know that a one-of-a-kind concert “Sing•浪Concert”, presented by artistic director Fan Dong Kai, will witness Xinyao icons and current pop artistes sharing the same stage performing Xinyao favourites and popular locally composed songs from the 1980s to present day, re-arranged by renowned Music Director, Goh Kheng Long. 

The one-night-only concert feature performances by Liang Wern Fook, Pan Ying, Jiu Jian, Gentle Bones, MICappella, Tay Kewei, Alfred Sim, Ling Kai, Jacky Chew and THELIONCITYBOY. 

Fan shared: “We want to challenge the artists with something that they’ve never done before. Gentle Bones will be singing his first Mandarin song, while the different pair-ups will showcase a fresh perspective on the Chinese music in Singapore.”

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Other highlights visitors can look forward to include a series of cultural workshops on puppetry, crosstalk, Chinese opera, and performances by local arts and culture groups. 

(Head to the official website for ticketing and programme details!) 

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