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Your Guide to the NUS Arts Festival 2016

Ars sine scientia nihil est – art without science is nothing. The NUS Arts Festival 2016 knows this logic well. That is why the National University of Singapore Centre for the Arts (NUSCFA) has partnered with the University’s Centre for Quantum Technologies to organise the NUS Arts Festival, centred on exploring science and technology through the arts. Set…

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An Alternative Playlist for Your Exam Cramming

All difficult academic tasks call for an intense mood-booster. Rather than recommending the usual cookie-cutter “soothing” music, check out this inspiring, mood-based playlist for an alternative source of study music, spontaneously curated by The Ridge writer Janice. 3:03am: Breathe in deeply and let it out. Vacuous as may you feel, brace yourself for the unrelenting night. Glass…

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Double the Drama at the Singapore Lyric Opera

Everyone has seen the common theatre symbol before: two masks–one weeping, and the other laughing–representing the Greek Muses of tragedy and comedy. This symbol is mirrored in Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO)’s recently concluded double bill operas, featuring the tragedy Pagliacci by Leoncavallo and the comedy Gianni Schicchi by Puccini. Held at the Esplanade Theatre for only…

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Casting the Spotlight on Papuan Culture: NUANSA 2015

After uncovering the behind-the-scenes work of Nuansa 2015: Flowers of Asmat, how does the script and planning translate onto the stage? Part 2 of The Ridge‘s exclusive preview takes us into the performers’ and artistic team’s preparations from rehearsal studio to the stage. The Papuan culture, in dance and songs Arguably the most prominent features of…

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Hello Goodbye: A Review

Say what you want about the overused boy-meets-girl cliché, but Hello Goodbye is an undeniably worthwhile romantic comedy. For starters, the restaged play had previously sold out at the Hampstead theatre in London. The story chronicles two acts (both set in the same self-contained apartment): a chance meeting of a couple over a housing mix-up, and their…

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