02 Oct '11, 9pm

A tale of two buildings

They could not have been any more different. One, a venue for performing arts, recently risen from the proverbial ashes after a makeover of sorts. The other, a prospective ground zero for the visual arts, still in its infancy stages. But two weeks ago, Kallang Theatre and The National Art Gallery Singapore (TNAGS) found themselves in the news almost simultaneously for exactly the same issue: Foreign talent. The former had announced its post-renovation re-launch with a resident show titled Singapura, Lion City. The musical, which opens on Oct 8, will present the history of Singapore - performed by the Yunnan Provincial Performing Arts Group of China, a foreign troupe specialising in acrobatics. Almost immediately after came news that TNAGS was embarking on an international search for a new director after its current director, Kwok Kian Chow, was appointed senior advisor to ...

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