LE SCAPHANDRE ET LE PAPILLON (NC16 – nudity)
On December 8, 1995, Bauby, age forty-three, editor-in-chief of the world-famous fashion magazine, Elle, was living the “good life” to the extreme when he became the victim of a devastating cerebro-vascular accident that left him in a state of total paralysis, incapable of any verbal communication, in what is known in the medical community as “locked-in syndrome.”
His mental faculties totally intact as he laid motionless in his bed at the Marine Hospital of Berck-sur-Mer in northern France, Bauby learned to communicate with the outside world using his left eyelid, the only part of his body over which he still had any control.
Venue: Alliance Francaise Theatre
Tickets: Standard – S$7.20(Exclude Booking Fee)
Postcards to / from the Moon
Do You Know that there are four stories of the Mid-Autumn Festival?
In one story, Lady Chang Er drank the elixir of life in order to save the people from her husband’s tyrannical rule and flew to the moon. In another, Wu Kang was banished to the Moon Palace by his master to chop down a huge cassia tree after he was impatient with this trainng to become an immortal.
Find out the stories of Mid Autumn Festival at this exhibition!
Esplanade also celebrates the Mid-Autumn festival annually with Moonfest and this year, Moonfest coincides with Octoburst! for the first time! To mark the occasion, we created a series of arts workshops themed “Postcards to/from the Moon” and worked with like-minded sponsors to invite over 230 children from 10 voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) to participate in the activity held earlier in June and August.
Time: 10am to 8.30pm
Venue: Jendela, Esplanade
A programme of classic literature is explored by one of Singapore’s premier wind ensembles. The colourful soundscape of British composer David Bedford contrasts with Gustav Holst’s sketches from the Hammersmith district of London and his First Suite in Eb, possibly the most well-loved of all wind band works.
Omaggio was commissioned as a tribute to long serving Director of Bands, Robert E. Foster from University of Kansas. Wild Nights! is a joyus, colourful, musical journey inspired by Emily Dickinson’s poem. The concert ends with Bernstein’s virtuosic Divertimento, written to commemorate the centenial celebration of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Venue: Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 3
posted on September 29, 2009 in To Do Today!
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