An invitation to watch and be watched. A tennis player’s obsession with victory. A dancer wonders if the body holds a separate memory bank. Daring, exuberant and utterly contemporary.
Thursday, 18 Jul 2019 : 8pm
Sunday, 20 Jul 2019 : 3pm & 8pm @Esplanade Annexe Studio
Tickets: $10 - $25
M1 Open Stage is the Festival’s annual excursion into the curious minds of choreographic talents from Singapore, Southeast Asia and beyond.
Selected by an international panel from almost 200 entries, these 12 works are a fascinating glimpse into the creative processes and themes that drive the current generation of contemporary dance artists. At once profound and questioning, playful and reflective, come delve into the creativity and passion of these dance talents.
Programme A (18 July, 8PM)
Tennis - Now or Never by Nimrod Freed/Tami Dance Company (Israel)
Leftovers by Josh Martin/Company 605 (Canada)
Honey Bee And The Dandelion by Hong Guofeng & Chua Chiok Woon (Singapore)
The Man by Jan Möllmer & Tsai-Wei Tien/Peculiar Man (Germany/Taiwan)
Programme B (20 July, 3PM)
Monkey in a Diaper by Reisa Shimojima (Japan)
Climacteric by Natalie Allen (Australia)
Ghosting: Indelible in the Hippocampus by Bernice Lee (Singapore)
Breathing Hole by Lee Kyunggu & Lee Yeonju/Goblin Party (South Korea)
Programme C (20 July, 8PM)
Non(leg)azioni by Daniele Ninarello (Italy)
Ignoramus by Kim Hoyeon & Lim Jungha/Dab Dance Project (South Korea) & Hwa Wei-An (Malaysia/Singapore)
Trikonanga by Hemabharathy Palani (India)
Division by Justyne Li & Wong Tan-Ki/Neo Dance HK (Hong Kong)