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Of Music and Art: The Legend Retold, the legend of the Sisters’ Islands by Ding Yi Music Company

Of Music and Art: The Legend Retold, the legend of the Sisters’ Islands by Ding Yi Music Company

Singapore is often referred as the “Lion city”, “Garden city”, the “Red Dot” and perhaps the description of her being an urban jungle. But delve deeper and you be amazed by the folklores associated with Singapore and the islands surrounding her. With that said, the legend or story behind the formation of Sisters’ island has always intrigued me the most…

According to Wikipedia, “Sisters’ Islands are two of the Southern Islands in Singapore and are located to the south of the main island of Singapore, off the Straits of Singapore. Big Sister’s Island, about 39,000 m2 (9.6 acres) in area and also known as Pulau Subar Laut in Malay, faces the open sea, while Little Sister’s Island, about 17,000 m2 (4.2 acres) in area and also known as Pulau Subar Darat in Malay, faces the mainland. The two islands are separated by a narrow channel. Currents through this channel can be very dangerous to swimmers and divers.”

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisters%27_Islands

There are a few versions of the legend of Sisters’ islands and Ding Yi Music Company is going to take audiences into the immersive story through the unique mediums of sand art with the prodigious sand artist, Lawrence Koh , an alluring Hawaiian Javanese Dance by Garrett Kam and conducted by an esteemed Guest Conductor, Quek Ling Kiong. The concert will showcase the new arrangement of the award winning composition “The Sisters’ Islands” by young Singapore composer, Wang Chen Wei.

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Of Music and Art: The Legend Retold, the legend of the Sisters’ Islands by Ding Yi Music and Company
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Sand artist, Lawrence Koh
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Hawaiian Javanese Dancer Garrett Kam

According to Quek Ling Kiong,: “Rehearsing Sisters’ Islands feels like I’m carried away to a small kampong. You feel the breeze and rhythmic waves, surrounded by friendly villagers. It amazes me still, how versatile Chinese chamber music is. I hope to inspire children and adults alike.”

With so much anticipation for this performance, give and experience the gift of “Kampong-ness” this Christmas with your friends or even the entire family and relive how and what the sisters of Sisters’ island felt with this multi-sensory performance that is guaranteed to leave audiences of all ages inspirited!

Tickets are available at Esplanade Box Office and SISTIC

Date                : 3 Dec, Sat

Time                : 7:30pm

Duration          : Approximately 1 hour, without intermission

Venue              : Esplanade Recital Studio

Ticket price     : $25

To learn more about Ding Yi and Of Music and Art: The Legend Retold performance, please visit www.dingyimusic.com

An exclusive workshop with limited seats will be available to audiences who purchase 4 tickets and above. Workshop will be held on 30 Nov 2016. Interested readers can drop an email to khaihong@anticsatplay.com for more details.

With Christmas round the corner, our kind sponsor, Ding Yi Music Company has kindly sponsored WAOblog.asia with 5 pairs of tickets and we are giving a pair of tickets to 5 lucky readers.

Simply answer True or False to the following question:

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