This year’s event returns with excerpts from one of Kuik Swee Boon’s most contemplative works, Silence.
Since it was first commissioned by Esplanade da:ns Festival in 2007, Silence has continued to evolve and was last seen in Singapore a decade ago, when it was presented as a full- length work at the Esplanade Theatre as part of T.H.E Dance Company’s first anniversary. Now performed by dancers from T.H.E Second Company, the timeless piece continues to deal with the concept of communication breakdown, and investigates the depths of one’s connection to the surroundings in this age of information overload.
Friday - Sunday, 12 – 14 July 2019 - 6.30pm & 8pm @Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
As part of the Festival’s efforts to explore the accessibility of contemporary dance performances, Dance at Dusk will be adapted to encompass greater engagement and participation this year. Curated in collaboration with Access Path Productions, the shows will be made more meaningful and enjoyable especially for audiences with disabilities or sensory sensitivities.*
“Mature and complex, Silence was a delicate, intimate experience”
Tara Tan, The Straits Times
“an ambitious and beautiful work that’s matched by the super-committed and intense performances by the dancers… overall, the piece breathed. As did the pores on both my arms.”
Mayo Martin, TODAY Online
“elegant and sophisticated in its execution, and its themes of alienation are intelligently realised.”
Stephanie Burridge, The Flying Inkpot
A highlight at the Festival since 2017, Dance at Dusk is a family-friendly, free performance showcasing the many facets of contemporary dance.