Fun Weekends in Singapore
See a list of ALL FREE activities recommended for you and your family this weekend!
Melissa, Shall We Dance?
5 minutes is all you need to fall in love with dance! Catch the roving group of professional dancers from Jazz Inc who’ll educate you on a snazzy dance move or two. All you have to do is pick from a list of styles. Be cautious, once you begin, it’s hard to stop.
Your free five-minute dance lesson is brought to you by Melissa Shoes Singapore.
14 – 16 Oct 2016 (Fri – Sun)
6.30pm & 7.45pm
Espanade, Various Locations
Rasas – Kandyan Dance
Kandyan Dance is a ritual-dance custom that only evolved into a performance art in the 20th century. Its origin can be traced back again to pre-Buddhist moments, and since it was preserved through oral tradition, it is quite obvious that the ritual theatre, like all living art forms, offers been changing through the years: discarding some components and absorbing others, progressing and adapting. It was only in the 1930s, with the emergence of Chitrasena, a virtuoso in the traditional dance forms of Sri Lanka and his innovative work in getting the dance to the stage, that this ancient art form was given new life. Chitrasena, determined to keep the historic dance forms alive in a world that was rapidly changing, adapted and refined it to match the modern stage.
The most well-known of Kandyan dances, Ves, is derived from these ritual dances and features elaborate costumes and headgear that are considered to be sacred. Performed only by men originally, Ves was adapted for feminine dancers in the 20th century.
Established in the 1940s the Chitrasena Dance Firm is definitely Sri Lanka’s oldest & most prestigious dance company. Reputed for being the pioneers and revolutionists in the dance sphere in Sri Lanka – the business continues to experiment without compromise and pursues their objective of preserving the original dance forms while innovating within them.
Date and Time:
14 Oct 2016 : 7.15pm & 9pm
15 Oct 2016 : 6.15pm, 7.30pm & 9pm
16 Oct 2016 : 6.30pm & 8.15pm
Espanade, Outdoor Theatre
Rasas – Lakhaon Kaol
Lakhaon Kaol is one of Cambodia’s oldest classical dance forms. Stone inscriptions from the tenth century reveal the form was originally called Phea Ny – produced from Sanskrit and meaning to inform or recite a tale. Phea Ny was performed by male dancers and musicians and shares this characteristic exclusively, amongst others, with the present-day Lakhaon Kaol. All performers are masked except for those taking female roles.
Cambodians respect Lakhaon Kaol while a sacred talent with overtones of a spiritual ritual. Yet, regardless of its sacred character, Lakhaon Kaol also serves as entertainment at particular occasions within families, at monasteries and to welcome visitors to a village. It offers only one narrative: the tale of Reamker, the Cambodian version of the Hindu Ramayana epic which came to Cambodia in the sixth century.
Performances of Lakhaon Kaol are accompanied by the Pin Paet ensemble, the traditional Cambodian classical orchestra. The dance was typically performed around enough time of Khmer New Calendar year to purge the city of bad omens and as an entreaty to the gods to bring villagers pleasure and fertility.
Amrita Performing Arts is an International NGO located in Phnom Penh, committed to creating Cambodian contemporary theater and dance, responding to the creative drive of a young generation of performers passionately focused on ushering their country’s ancient executing arts heritage into the future. Founded in 2003 with a mission to help revive and preserve the wide spectral range of Cambodia’s traditional carrying out arts, the ongoing company has evolved to focus more on modern creativeness in theater and dance. Amrita Performing Arts produces fully staged productions of modern Cambodian theater and dance featuring professional Cambodian performers.
Date and Time:
14 – 16 Oct 2016 : 8.30pm
14 & 15 Oct 2016 : 7.30pm
15 Oct 2016 : 6.30pm
Voted the BEST Baby Fair by local mummies, Baby Marketplace is the Simply no.1 LARGEST Baby Exhibition in Southeast Asia! Boosting tens of thousands of brands and products, this massive baby display is the perfect spot to try, test, compare and enjoy exclusive offers!
This mega baby event aims to bring the largest names in the maternity, baby and family industries exclusively, all you and baby need under one roof just. You name it, it had been got by us! Expect invaluable advice, unique offers and great bargains on your own favourite products and services and free essential facilities for both you and your little one, plus a range of fun features and entertainment for all the family!
If you are a parent expecting or planning a family, Baby Market Fair may be the accepted place for you personally. Come experience the enjoyment and all that Baby Market has to offer!
THE LARGEST BABY FAIR IN SOUTH EAST ASIA where main brands of Strollers, Carseats, Cots, Carriers, Slings, Feeding Apparatus, Toys, Baby Gadgets, Maternity Treatment & necessities shall be at!
14/10/2016 – 15/10/2016
11am – 9pm (Fri-Sat)
Singapore Expo, Hall 5
TOP Interior & Furniture Show
Major home show of the full year, TOP Interior & Furniture Show brings to you a few of the top names in interior design and furniture. Supported by the most well-known and set up ID firms, shop with ease as many are CaseTrust and RCMA accredited firms. Additionally, there are installment programs with selected vendors to make it easier to get that new home appearance. Don’t miss attractive discount from your own favourite international mattress brands with prices ranging from the budget friendly to top quality luxurious. The display also features all of the must-haves for a house including natural leather and fabric sofas, solid wood furniture, closet systems, flooring, curtains, wall and wallpaper panels, invisible grilles, laundry systems, induction cookers and more!
08/10/2016 – 16/10/2016
Singapore Expo, Hall 7
Wish you a great weekend,