Category: Esplanade Theatre Studio

Review: Cerita Cinta by akulah bimbo SAKTI

The inheritance of violence and despair is on show in a powerful, unusual love story from one of Singapore’s most exciting theatre makers.  If one has never known love, how does one then display it? That is the issue at the core of Noor Effendy Ibrahim’s 1995 play Cerita Cinta, where contrary to its innocent title (literally ‘Love

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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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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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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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Preview: da:ns Festival 2018 by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Returning for the 13th edition for 13 days, the Esplanade’s annual da:ns festival invites audiences to once again fall in love with dance from 9th – 21st October 2018. As with previous editions, an entire programme of 80 workshops and masterclasses, as well as more than 82 free events.have been curated to showcase the entire spectrum

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Preview: National Theatre Live 2018 presented by Esplanade – Theatres on The Bay

On 29th September, the National Theatre returns to the Esplanade – in film. For one Saturday only, the Esplanade has set aside its Theatre to become a temporary cinema, where audiences will be able to enjoy gloriously filmed performances of the National Theatre and Young Vic’s 2017 co-production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies and the Bridge Theatre’s 2018

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Preview: Esplanade’s Moonfest 2018

The mid-autumn festival returns once again this September, ushering in an entire month of mooncakes, lanterns, and the Esplanade’s annual weekend celebration – Moonfest! Taking place from 21st – 23rd September, the 14th edition of Moonfest will feature traditional Chinese arts as they showcase and shine a spotlight on legendary figures such as Ji Gong

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Pesta Raya 2018: Tarakucha! by Sean Ghazi and Ida Mariana (Review)

The Esplanade’s annual Pesta Raya festivities are always a joy to attend and witness. With a whole host of well-curated activities celebrating Malay culture, this year’s festival even feels like a massive party, as fireworks went off nearby at the National Day preview, and a mini pasar malam was in full swing at the Esplanade

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