4 Shows, Events to Check Out This October 2022 in Singapore
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Gear Up for These Shows and Other Events in Singapore This October 2022

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Cultural and art events abound in Singapore this October 2022, so much so that it's almost impossible to catch all of them! If you love exhibitions, literature, theatre, and dance, then these four events are perfect for you.

Go solo or bring your loved ones as you view paintings created by Singaporean artists with disabilities and witness the world- class triple-bill dance performance of Singapore Ballet. There's also a mental health awareness festival featuring migrant and local writers if you need a safe space to talk about coping and healing, and a contemporary dance show to open the Esplanade's Singtel Waterfront Theatre. Have fun!

'Unseen Singapore - Our Past, Present and Future' by ARTDIS

This exhibition by 16 artists with disabilities from ARTDIS is in homage to Singapore's 57th year of independence in 1965. "Unseen Singapore" has three sections, namely Past, Present, and Future, where the artists showcase 44 paintings depicting their nostalgia and hopes for the city-state. The exhibit, which is supported by Maybank Singapore, was launched last Aug. 4, 2022, and will run until Oct. 31 at The Gallery at Changi City Point. You may view "Unseen Singapore - Our Past, Present and Future" from Monday to Friday at 10 AM to 6 PM.

'Evening Voices' by Singapore Ballet

"Evening Voices" is a tripe-bill dance performance by the Singapore Ballet this October, a comeback from last year's sold-out performances. It will be held at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre against the Marina Bay skyline from Oct. 21-23 at 8 PM, opening with Toru Shimazaki's Brahms tribute "Absence of Story," "Val Caniparoli's "Triptych," a response to the realities of war, and lastly, Tim Rushton's "Evening Voices," set to Sergei Rachmaninoff's "All-Night Vigil." Standard tickets are priced at S$40, while students, persons with disabilities (PWDs), seniors, and national servicemen (NSFs) can purchase discounted tickets for S$32.

The show is suitable for children aged six and above. As it is outdoors, mask-wearing is optional, though the public is encouraged to be responsible and wear masks when in crowded places.

Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Festival 2022

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This event focusing on mental health and art's power for coping and healing will have migrant writers, local writers, and mental health professionals among its guests. This is the Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Festival's second edition and will include activities like a panel discussion, readings, and performances. Organised by Migrant Writers of Singapore and backed by Sing Lit Station, The Majurity Trust, One Bag One Book, and the Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre, the festival will be held on Oct. 9 at the centre from 1 PM to 5 PM. It is free and open to all.

'Infinitely Closer' by The Human Expression (T.H.E) Dance Company

This contemporary dance performance by T.H.E will mark the Esplanade's Singtel Waterfront Theatre opening to the public. Considered as one of the foremost dance companies in the city-state, T.H.E. will have the audience mesmerized by director Kuik Swee Boon's HollowBody methodology, holograms, and three-dimensional sound with "Infinitely Closer.”

The show is Kuik's "artistic response to the impact that apathy and increasingly complex and opaque systems have on human expression and freedoms." It is a collaboration of the greatest artists, as it will also feature Malaysian sound artist Kent Lee, Macau-based projection artist SEESAW, Korean costume designer Choi In Sook, Singaporean lighting designer Adrian Tan, Singaporean dramaturg Kok Heng Leun, Australian-Laotian guest performer Billy Keohavong, and six T.H.E dance artists.

"Infinity Closer" will run from Oct. 13-16, with standard tickets priced at S$45 and S$36 for students, seniors, NSFs, and PWDs. It will have afternoon and evening shows on Oct. 15 and Oct. 18, scheduled at 3 PM and 8 PM, and 2 PM and 6 PM, respectively.

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