Theatre Virgins

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Ring in June! Mid year is here and shame on you if you haven’t gone for at least one art event yet. ArtZine speaks with Haresh Sharma (The Necessary Stage), Loretta Chen (Zebra Crossing) and Charlotte Nors (Singapore Repertory Theatre) on introducing Singapore Theatre to Theatre Virgins.

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Review: Much ado about nothing

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By: Sarima Jasmin

“Some cupids kill with arrow and some with traps.”

Indeed, Shakespeare’s Cupids were striking arrows in all the right places snagging our hearts at Fort Canning through May. Packed with poetic nights of tranquility and romance under the stars, the Singapore Repertory Theatre’s (SRT) Shakespeare in the Park this year, returns with its local take Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, Much Ado about Nothing.

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Singapore Arts Festival 2009 Opening

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And so it begins…
By: Kellynn Wee

The fireworks lofted themselves into the air and exploded, showering man-made stars trailing glitter and gold dust, lighting the upturned sea of faces at the Marina Barrage.

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Jean-Pierre Blanchard

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By: Valerie Oliveiro

It all begins with a blank canvas.

With quick strokes he adds swiggles of red, bright blue and shocking yellow. Almost like a cheoreographed dance, he moves lyrically in front of the canvas. Watch him carefully – if you blink, you might miss the finishing touch to the painting. Satisfied, he steps back and grins. Meet French speed-painter Jean-Pierre Blanchard.

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