Arts picks: Ding Yi Music Company’s DY-Logue, Swan Lake by The United Ukrainian Ballet, Hong Kong cinema

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DY-Logue

Chinese chamber ensemble Ding Yi Music Company is mounting its third “DY-Logue”, an annual concert series that places different musical traditions in conversation with one another.

This edition is a musical dialogue between two bowed string instruments – the erhu, to be performed by Ding Yi’s Chia Wan Hua, and the Mongolian morin khuur, played by guest musician Anarva Wang. Pieces range from On The Grasslands by Liu Mingyuan to the Mongolian folk tune Pastoral, arranged by Chow Jun Yan.

DY-Logue is part of the ensemble’s 15th anniversary celebrations this year.

Where: Stamford Arts Centre Black Box, 155 Waterloo Street MRT: Bugis/Bencoolen/Bras Basah/Rochor When: Oct 2, 3.30 and 7.30pm. A talk will be held at 4.45pm Admission: $28 (excluding booking fee); free (talk) Info: https://str.sg/wr3G

Swan Lake by The United Ukrainian Ballet

A company of dancers from war-torn Ukraine will perform Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet in Singapore. The United Ukrainian Ballet is now based in The Hague, Netherlands, and comprises dancers from Ukraine’s ballet houses such as the National Opera of Ukraine.

The group, under the artistic direction of Dutch ballerina Igone de Jongh, comes to Singapore after performances at the Royal Theatre Carre in Amsterdam and the London Coliseum.

Where: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront When: Oct 13 to 16; 7.30pm (Thursday to Saturday), 2pm (Saturday), 3pm (Sunday) Admission: From $55 (excluding booking fee) Info: https://str.sg/wr3N

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