2024 is looking to be a great year for the arts and culture scene in Singapore and January is the perfect time to start crafting up new year resolutions on what’s there to Catch this year! From diving into our local music scene and captivating dance performances to theatre shows, home-grown films, and even hands-on activities that bring out the artistic spirit in you, there’s something for everyone and here are our top five events to start with in January 2024.
1. Decadance: The 11th Hour
Decadance Co. brings to you an immersive dance performance with a dark, comedic twist. Image credit: Decadance Co.
Decadance Co. unveils a cutting-edge dance extravaganza The 11th Hour, delving into the cosmic dance of life and death. With a wink at opposing cultures, this dark comedy navigates the terrain of acceptance and the quirky coping mechanism of storytelling. Joining forces are resident choreographer Rachel Lum and world-renowned British choreographer Sam Coren, who have orchestrated a mesmerising ensemble to spin tales of myths and the afterlife. Beyond the dazzling moves, the performance acts as a springboard for a spirited dialogue, aiming to make conversations about life's inevitable exit a norm. This is one thematic double bill you wouldn’t want to miss!
Hang on to your seats for a captivating performance in Decadance: The 11th Hour, which runs from 5 to 6 January 2024 at the Esplanade Theatre Studio. Tickets are priced from $32.
2. Raga 2024 - Love All Around by Abhaya
Brace yourself for a narrative that pirouettes through the mysteries of love, leaving you wondering if you've truly grasped its every nuance. Image credit: SISTIC Singapore
Love–it’s an enigmatic force that fuels dreams, inspires melodies, and captures audiences through the silver screen. But how well do we truly understand this simple yet complex word? Embark on a love odyssey with Raga 2024 - Love All Around by Abhaya as this mesmerising bharatanatyam (a classical Indian dance form) production tracks the escapades of three unsuspecting souls on an expedition that'll leave you questioning if you've cracked the code or if love still has a few tricks up its sleeve.
What is love? Find out in Raga 2024 - Love All Around by Abhaya from 12 to 14 January 2024 at the Esplanade Theatre Studio. Tickets are priced from $30.
3. Madagascar The Musical
Acclaimed Dreamworks animated film Madagascar comes to life (literally!) in this hilariously entertaining musical! Image credit: SISTIC Singapore
Get ready to roar with laughter as Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippo take centre stage in the musical escapade of a lifetime! Bursting from the blockbuster DreamWorks animated film, Madagascar The Musical catapults your favorite cracka-lackin' crew from New York's Central Park Zoo into the uproarious realm of King Julien's Madagascar. Packed with quirky characters, thrilling escapades, and a lively soundtrack, you'll be itching to Move It, Move It and catch this musical!
A comical adventure awaits in Madagascar The Musical from 18 to 28 January 2024 at the Esplanade Theatre. Tickets are priced from $48.
4. In Memory of...
Channel feelings of loss and grief into works of art through clay. Image credit: Clay Cove
Creating art can be a therapeutic experience and In Memory of… invites you to step into the realm of artistic healing. The Open Studio Art Therapy is tailored for those navigating the journey of loss through the magic of clay, where you have the chance to process your grief and channel your emotions into crafting a personalised clay sphere as a vessel cradling memories of departed loved ones. It will then be fired and glazed by Clay Cove, where you will get to bring home a dear memory that was created by your own hands.
Find therapy in art with In Memory of… from 19, 21, 25 and 28 January 2024 at Clay Cove, 402 Orchard Road, #04-05, Delfi Orchard, Singapore 238876. Tickets are priced at $80.
5. SSO Pops: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - Film with Live Orchestra
Enjoy the best of E.T. with a compelling soundtrack played live against a film screening–talk about an immersive experience! Image credit; Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Prepare for an electrifying fusion of cinema and symphony in a live orchestral extravaganza! A classic heartstring-tugging 1982 cinematic gem, the soundtrack of E.T. will be brought to resounding life by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra as they unleash the magic of John Williams' score. Take a step back into cinematic time as you soak in the beautiful melodies while watching young Elliot's quest to help E.T. "phone home" through an immersive film screening session.
Catch SSO Pops: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial - Film with Live Orchestra from 26 and 27 January 2024 at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Tickets are priced from $20.
Enter the new year with a bang in the arts and culture world this January 2024
The beginning of the year also marks a whole new beginning for what Singapore’s arts and culture scene has in store for you and Catch is here to bring you all the good stuff about it! We look forward to spending the rest of the year with you and here’s to finding every great arts and culture event under the sun in Singapore, with Catch.
Top image credit: Decadance Co.