Esplanade Presents Moonfest Online
- 25 Sep - 04 Oct
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay’s annual Moonfest – A Mid-Autumn Celebration goes online and sheds new light on traditional Chinese arts. For the 16th edition this year, we have put together a special selection of free digital programmes which continues to champion traditional art forms such as xiqu, dance, folk songs, puppetry, poetry and crosstalk performed by Singapore artists and arts groups. Look out for the special virtual edition of the Lantern Walkabout too! In this current climate, traditional arts play an even bigger role now to uplift spirits, provide respite and to also bring people together as we celebrate a shared culture and heritage.
The performances and activities will be available on Esplanade Offstage and Huayi ’s Facebook page from 25 Sep – 4 Oct 2020. Audiences can look forward to performances streamed live from the Esplanade Concourse, as well as five newly-produced videos filmed at various performing venues at Esplanade. These include Teochew Opera by Nam Hwa Opera, folk songs by Marcus Chin, crosstalk by Johnny Ng and Yong Ser Bin, Chinese dance by Li Ruimin and Zheng Long, as well as poetry and music performance by Lee Yong Tick. We are also screening archival videos of a concert by popular Northern Shaanxi folk singer Wang Er Ni and a family-friendly puppetry theatre The Magic Paintbrush presented at Moonfest in 2013 and 2017 respectively.
To view full schedule, please visit www.esplanade.com/moonfest.