As part of National Gallery Singapore’s celebrations in welcoming 1 million visitors since its opening in November, it brings back Common Grounds for a second edition!
Enjoy a fun day out with family and friends at the Gallery’s community open house. From captivating performances to exciting art activities, there is something for everyone.
Ballroom Dancing by Nuevo Dance Fitness (NDF)
Sat 25 Jun & Sun 26 Jun | 10am – 11am
Nuevo Dance Fitness was founded by social entrepreneur, Kelvin Toh, to promote an inclusive society and share holistic wellness programmes with the underprivileged and individuals with special needs. Watch an opening dance act, participate in a DanceSport workshop and Dance Jam with participants for this Common Grounds weekend.
Sat 25 Jun & Sun 26 Jun | 11am, 2pm, 3.30pm
Location: Outside Padang Atrium and Coleman Street entrances
Baracuda Batucada is a percussion ensemble with a slogan of “Heavier than Samba, Lighter than Rock.” Consisting of more than 150 members since 2004, they are the masters of addictive samba percussion tunes. You may even get to try your hand at the drums, and create some heart-thumping beats!
Xinyao Performance by The JumpStart
Sat 25 Jun | 2.30pm – 3.15pm
Sun 26 Jun | 4pm – 4.45pm
The JumpStart is a 4-member bilingual acoustic and live band, which does originals and covers of songs from the ’80s to the top-40 hits of today. For Common Grounds, they’ll be presenting a xinyao performance. Sing along in harmony with the band to familiar songs such as Rasa Sayang Eh and Di Tanjong Katong.
SMU VOIX A Cappella Performance
Sat 25 Jun | 4pm – 4.40pm
Sun 26 Jun | 2.30pm – 3.10pm
VOIX is SMU’s premier a cappella group, with a wide repertoire from pop ballads to swing and jazz. They perform regularly at SMU events and hold an annual concert to showcase their latest songs. In an interactive segment, learn how to mirror the sounds of musical instruments using just your voice!
Malay Dance by DIAN Dancers
Sat 25 Jun & Sun 26 Jun | 5pm – 5.45pm
DIAN Dancers emerged in the Malay Arts scene in December 2003, and their name figuratively means “glowing light.” Currently based in Aliwal Arts Centre, they have collaborated with and participated in productions of other established groups such as ERA Dance Theatre and Perkumpulan Seni Singapura.
Free admission, fees to activities may apply.
To find out about the specific programmes and their timings, please visit www.nationalgallery.sg
Venue: National Gallery Singapore
When: 25 - 26 Jun 2016, 11am - 6pm