After a year-long hiatus, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC)’s annual Cultural Extravaganza is back with a bang this 2021!
With 20 programmes spanning over the next 30 days, you will have much to look forward to. In order to adapt to the current restrictions, this festival will be carried out in a never-before-seen hybrid format.
It will consist of both ticketed on-ground events, online streams, as well as pay-as-you-wish activities. An interesting solution that doesn’t compromise on the experience but still adheres to the safe distancing guidelines, you definitely won’t be missing out on anything at the festival!
As SCCC Chief Executive Officer Low Sze Wee said, “Despite the strict guidelines during this pandemic, we want to push the limits of imagination and innovation to provide unique experiences at Cultural Extravaganza. As we aim to represent and re-present culture for every generation, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to learn, reflect, and most importantly, enjoy our culture in Cultural Extravaganza 2021.”
Cultural Extravaganza will represent and re-present Chinese Singaporean culture for every generation. Every weekend promises a unique experience for festival-goers, consisting of curated programmes that cater to different interests and age groups. So, there is sure to be something that will cater to your interests lined up in the festival!
So, here’s the programme lineup:
Connect With Your Roots
The first weekend revisits the history of different aspects of Chinese-Singaporean culture such as architecture, colonial history, tea, and language through various presentations such as comedy, cinema and theatre.
Through this informative programme, people can gain a deeper understanding of their roots and history. So, for those curious about how Chinese culture has developed and become integrated into what we know today, you might want to look out for this one!
Encounter Cultural Fusion
The second weekend brings together different cultures in cross-disciplinary dance and music displays, exploring Indian dance and pop culture influences on Chinese art forms. This is a perfect theme for our multicultural society, and is ensured to leave audiences fascinated while still educating the public about how each culture can influence each other and how different aspects from each culture can merge to form something completely unprecedented.
Go on a Heritage Daycay
Revisit Katong and Joo Chiat in the third weekend to learn about the cultural significance of different iconic buildings within the area, such as The Red House and Katong Shopping Centre.
Tune In To a New Rhythm & Flow
Amping up the excitement in the last week, you can look forward to music performances, climaxing with the gathering of local celebrities at the grand finale of Cultural Extravaganza, the annual Mandarin pop music concert, Sing • Lang 2021. The highlight of the festival, an exciting array of performances is lined up for you — you wouldn’t want to miss it!
The month-long festival will have multiple programmes lined up every single day, spoiling festival-goers with a wide variety of cultural experiences, appealing to both the young and old, making this a family-friendly event to attend. Also, throughout Cultural Extravaganza, expect to spot headline performers including pioneer xinyao icon Liang Wen Fu, actor Wang Weiliang, beloved Home singer Kit Chan, and rapper Shigga Shay!
Ticket sales have begun on SISTIC for events, such as Night Walker, The Journey, Evolution of Ruan, Reverberance of Youth III, Dreaming in Black & White Film Screening with Piano Performance & Post-Show Dialogue, First Fleet, and Liang Wen Fu shares his Xinyao Journey.
For Masters of Comedy 2021, Age of Revelation, Pan, Jazz It Up, and Songs of the Dragon Kiln, ticket sales will begin on 21 April 2021, at 9am.
Do note that Singapore Rediscover vouchers may be used for the Jalan Jalan Culture Tour, so for those still wondering what to do with your Rediscover vouchers, this is sure to be both an educational and fun experience for you!
To see more details on the programmes featuring in SCCC’s Cultural Extravaganza 2021. be sure to visit their official site!
Visuals Courtesy of SCCC, Nine Years Theatre, and RuanAtWorkz.