Flower Moon Over Singapore River
A Celebration for the Commoner
9 & 10 September 2022
7:30pm & 8:30pm
1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Flower Moon over Singapore River《花月夜》– the annual Moonstruck Series by ARTS FISSION, will be presented at the historic CAVENAGH BRIDGE. The performance is offered free to the public as a celebration of respite to ease social isolation under the COVID-19 pandemic in the past two years.
The staging at a bridge is inspired by the famous long Chinese scroll – Upstream at Qing Ming Festival 清明上河图. Original music for the performance is by composer Zechariah Goh Toh Chai. Using contemporary composition treatment, he deconstructs the familiar Chinese music melody of Spring. River. Flower. Moon. Night. 春江花月夜 and presents his version with suona, flute and drums performed by the Chinese percussion group, Reverberance.
The dance works are created by ARTS FISSION Dancers and curated by artistic director Angela Liong. Two duets of note featured myth-inspired dances. DRAGON MORPHING by Aisha Polestico and Andine Elaina references the story of the fish that leaped over the mountain top and transformed into a majestic dragon. GOBBLING THE MOON by Marveen Lozano and Cymone Woo depicts two frogs vying to swallow something more than the animals could handle.
A Mid - Autumn Celebratory Performance
6 & 7 Sep 2019
13 & 14 Sep 2019
8.30 - 9pm
PUB Boardwalk at Jurong Lake Gardens
104 Yuan Ching Rd Singapore 618665
MOON MUSING is a lunar theme dance performance that takes place by the lake. The performance makes reference to the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and triggers off our never-ending fascination of the moon.
The performance pitches old stories and cultural musings with the lunar phenomenon that resulted in an amalgamate of moon related music from operas like Puccini’s Turandot and Dvořák’s Rusalka, a dubstep remix of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, and new rendition of the Chinese Suzhou pingtan (苏州评弹)music.
Part of the set-up also includes a 2-meter floatation moon that lends luminescence to the performance space at the PUB Boardwalk in Jurong Lake Gardens, the third national garden of Singapore.
Fri, 29 Sep @ 9pm
*Gardens By the Bay, Supertree Grove
Sat, 30 Sep @ 7pm
**Singapore Botanic Gardens Shaw Foundation
Sun, 01 Oct @ 7.45pm & 9pm
Wed, 04 Oct @ 9pm
*Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove
Moonstruck is a whimsical dance-theatre piece conceived by professional contemporary dance group The Arts Fission Company. A cultural collision of the familiar Chinese legend of Chang Er (嫦娥) with the Apollo 11 moonlanding is sure to delight audience of all ages with a new riveting mid-autumn story.
What’s exciting about Moonstruck is that the dance performance takes place on an open top 41-foot trailer as a pop-up stage (except the performance at Botanic Gardens).
The dance performance features well-known music that are inspired by the moon like Dvorak’s opera aria Song to the Moonand even a metalized arrangement of Beethoven’s famous Moonlight Sonata.
* Held in conjunction with Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2017, jointly organised by Gardens by the Bay and National Arts Council, in partnership with Chinese Media Group of Singapore Press Holdings, Singapore University of Technology and Design, and People's Association.
** Singapore Botanic Gardens performance will be held at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage without a trailer and will be joined by musicians from National University of Singapore.