Wednesday, November 16, 2016

[Media Invite + Giveaway] Of Music and Art : The Legend Retold [ 乐。艺:传奇新传 ]

If you are not travelling this holiday or if you are still planning for what to do with the kids this coming school holiday. This is a great opportunity to expose the kids to Chinese Orchestra if they have yet to be exposed to, experience, listen and watch how Chinese Chamber Music can harmonize between different art forms and get them transport to the shores of Sisters' Islands, reliving the tale of the two fateful sisters, using additional multimedia elements for  an immersive experience.

For the first time, Ding Yi Music Company incorporates sand art and Javanese Dance by collaborating with sand artist - Lawrence Koh and Javanese Dancer, Garrett Kam. 

Sand artist - Lawrence Koh, is an international sand art virtuoso and multi-disciplinary artist specialized in both visual and performing arts. A celebrated artist in Singapore’s entertainment and arts scene, Lawrence’s career spans across theatre productions, cultural fusion performances, short films, corporate videos, television programmes, television commercials, documentaries and live concerts. Click on the caption on the picture below to read more about Lawrence Koh.

Lawrence Koh - Sand Artist

Javanese dancer, Garrett Kam, a native Hawaiian, is an accomplished performer and choreographer of classical Javanese dance in the Yogyakarta court style.

He did his dance studies in 1975 in Hawaii, before continuing in Yogyakarta with master teachers such as Sasminta Mardawa (KRT Sasmintadipura) at his prestigious Mardawa Budaya and Pamulangan Beksa Ngayogyakarta dance schools.

In 2013, he became the first American male to regularly participate in dance activities at the sultan's palace since it was founded in 1756.

Garrett also adds movements from other cultures, especially from Okinawa and has created dances by blending the two styles called “Oki-Jawa”. Besides performing and collaborating with artists internationally, Garrett also curates and authors books on Balinese and Indonesian art.

Garrett Koh - Javanese dancer

Ding Yi is going to present this multi-sensory performance; 6th Edition of the Of Music and Art: The Legend Retold  [ 乐。艺:传奇新传 ] , conducted by Conductor Kwek Ling Kiong.
This is definately not to be missed, a performance which can be enjoyed by the whole family.  There is only one show available and will be on stage on:
Date : 3 December 2016 (Saturday) Time : 7.30 pm
Duration: Approximately 1 hour, without intermission
Venue: Esplande Recital Studio
Ticket price: SGD $25

Ticketing information:

Every purchase of 4 tickets or more, entitles you to an Exclusive Workshop (for one parent and child , suitable for 5 years old and above) . The workshop allows you to have an upclose and personal interaction with DingYi Musicians as well as Javanese Dancer, Garrett Kam, as he will be bringing you through the Javanese dance moves and its musical influences. Should you be keen to find out more about this workshop, email to : Wait no longer as there are limited seats for this workshop.  

30 November 2016
Time: 3-5 pm
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre

And Ding Yi Music Company has kindly sponsored 5 pairs of tickets to giveaway to 5 lucky readers !

Simply follow these steps:
2) Under the comments of this post, answer this question: 
    " Which legend is this performance going to re-enact?" 
3) Tag 3 people under comments (on facebook page of Xavvy-licious)
4) Share this post on your wall (Optional) to earn more entries.

Terms and Conditions :
- Contest runs from 16 - 20 November 2016 and ends at 2359 hours.
- Contest is for residents residing in Singapore only.
- Any incomplete entries will be disqualified.
- All winners will be notified by email, after winners have been selected.

To learn more about Ding Yi and Of Music and Art: The Legend Retold performance, please visit

About Ding Yi Music Company

Founded in 2007, the first Chinese chamber music ensemble in Singapore, Ding Yi Music
Company charms with its distinctive approach to composing and interpreting a wide repertoire that ranges from traditional Chinese music to contemporary and even cross-genre works. 

Ding Yi has become an active ambassador of Singapore, performing, collaborating and winning awards at key music festivals locally and internationally. Led by principal conductor Mr Quek Ling Kiong and assistant conductor Mr Dedric Wong, the 20-musician strong ensemble continues to experiment and create more unique sounds from Singapore.

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Disclaimer: We were invited for the performance, no monetary compensation is involved.  The giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed by or associated with Facebook.

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