Riches of the Ear: A Celebration of Words and Wonder

Performance (multidisciplinary)  |  General  |  Cross-genre  |  English, தமிழ், Spanish  |  1 hr | General

20 Nov Sun, 11.00am - 12.00pm
Festival Pass with registration  - $30
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What magic can happen if we dare to listen to our hearts? In this original performance, the author and teacher Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma combines poetry, magic, story, and song to explore the art of listening. He draws on the classical Tamil masterpiece on ethics, power, and love, Thiruvalluvar’s Thirukkural, and on other beloved poets in Tamil, Spanish, and English, to explore what Thiruvalluvar calls “riches among riches, the highest of all other riches.”

This performance is conducted in English with use of Tamil and Spanish. English translations will be available. This programme is made possible with the support of the U.S. Embassy Singapore.

Stay on after this performance for a 30-min bilingual Meet-The-Author session with Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma in English and Tamil (சொல்வழி பயணம்: தாமஸ் புரூக்ஸ்மாவுடன் நேர்காணல்/MTA with Thomas Pruiksma: Journey Through Words)!

The MTA session is co-presented with the Centre for Singapore Tamil Culture and the National Library Board.