Sunday, 28 February 2016

Cirque Eloize iD at the Marina Bay Sands MasterCard Theatre


It's acrobatics meets urban street dance in this performance by Cirque Eloize iD, established in 1993 by founder and artistic director Jeannot Painchaud.  The production was set against an urban backdrop of gang rivalry and love relationship, where the hip hop and street dance elements fit well in this piece.

For this show, the dance choreography was not as strong or interesting as the circus acts.  Fortunately, the dance items were confined mainly to the first half.  Second half of the programme was tighter and more exciting.

While the acrobatic acts may not be on a grand scale, it was well choreographed.  The last key item featuring the acrobats bouncing off a trampoline (hidden) was memorable due to the beautifully designed multi-media images projected onto the stage.

Audience would inevitably compared such productions to a more established company, which just visited Singapore recently.  Nonetheless, this production has some surprises which managed to stand on its own.

An enjoyable second half performance.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

2016 Lunar New Year Decorations at Chinatown

Saturday night, the night before Lunar New Year's Eve.  Chinatown was packed with visitors looking at the decorations and doing last minute shopping.  The photo below was taken along South Bridge Road.

The key decoration was along Eu Tong Sen Street.  This year, the monkeys were rather small to make a visual impact.

For 2015 Lunar New Year decoration, see 2015 Lightup

Happy Year of the Monkey!