Category: Dance

Review: Milieu 2018 by Frontier Danceland

Two new dance works that showcase both artistic vision and immense physical skill from Frontier Danceland Frontier Danceland never lets up in their ability to push their dancers to new limits – in their annual year end showcase Milieu, the contemporary dance company presents two all new choreographies that are challenging both physically and artistically,

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Preview: Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts 2018 by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

This November, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay returns with the 17th edition of the annual Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts. From 16th to 25th November this year, watch as the region’s top Indian artists gather to present revolutionary modern versions of traditional art forms, with artists such as sitar maverick Niladri Kumar, alternative rock

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Preview: Arts In Your Neighbourhood 2018

The National Arts Council’s mission to bring arts for all continues right on the heels of their announcement of Our SG Arts Plan, beginning with the return of Arts In Your Neighbourhood (AYN)! Running from 8th to 25th November, AYN comprises a programme of close to 70 specially curated activities, spread out over 18 locations island-wide including

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Preview: Hong Kong International Black Box Festival 2018 – Becoming Real

Taking on the theme of Becoming Real, the inaugural Hong Kong International Black Box Festival has been launched. Co-presented by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, the festival runs from 11th October to 2nd November 2018, and feature a total of four unconventional theatre productions from around the world, utilising the Black

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Review: Close Company by RAW Moves

RAW Moves embarks on a mission to find the connection between bodies. There’s a scene early on in Close Company where the audience hears the sound of a moving train, reminding audiences of the crowded MRTs we sit on everyday. Company dancers Matthew Goh and Stephanie Rae Yoong are encased in a cloth bag, each attempting

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Review: Nederlands Dance Theater 1 (da:ns Festival 2018)

Four works that showcase the vast talent and infinite imagination of NDT. Each time the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) graces our shores ought to be considered a phenomenal event; the world renowned company is without a doubt one of the top contemporary dance theatres, with no shortage of slick, technically brilliant works that leave audiences

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Preview: Milieu 2018 by Frontier Danceland

After their annual mid-year showcase at Sides 2018. Frontier Danceland ends off their 2018 season with the annual Milieu 2018, as they present a new double bill of work at the Esplanade Theatre Studio this November. Focusing on closely incorporating the concept of sound and aural elements into the performance, Milieu 2018 will invite two international artists to

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Review: Invisible Habitudes by T.H.E Dance Company (da:ns Festival 2018)

Exploring interpersonal relationships through the most primal facets of the human condition and intense choreography.  While often associated with free performances, for da:ns Festival 2018, T.H.E Dance Company has premiered the very first full-length ticketed dance performance at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, beautifully set against the backdrop of the Marina Bay skyline. Choreographed by T.H.E artistic director Kuik

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Review: Until the Lions by Akram Khan (da:ns Festival 2018)

Thrilling, wickedly sharp choreography and strong set design makes for a spectacle of a performance. For veteran choreographer and dancer Akram Khan, life has a fascinating way of coming full circle. One of his earliest experiences on the stage would be as a 13 year old as part of Peter Brook’s staging of the Mahabharata.

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In Photos: Daniel Kok and Miho Shimizu’s xhe (da:ns Festival 2018)

As the Esplanade’s annual da:ns Festival returns this week, they’ll be commissioning a number of bold new productions set to impress and push the limits of the dance medium itself. One of these productions is Daniel Kok and Miho Shimizu’s xhe, a marathon five hour durational, experimental performance that mixes multiple disciplines to create a kaleidoscope of patterns, moving

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