Experience the passion and artistry of local, Southeast Asian and international dance artists in the 10th edition of the festival.
Billed for its bold curation, residency programmes, commissioning of local and international works across its several platforms, as well as a smorgasbord of workshops and technique classes, the annual M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival is presented by Singapore's leading contemporary dance company, T.H.E Dance Company.
Wednesday & Thursday, 3 & 4 July 2019 - 8pm - 9.15pm @Esplanade Annexe Studio
For the very first time, DiverCity presents three new creations by a fresh breed of Singaporean independent dance artists, in a season showcasing the bold energy and dynamism of our evolving local dance scene.
Dance at Dusk
Friday - Sunday, 12 – 14 July 2019 - 6.30pm & 8pm @Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
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.
M1 Open Stage
Thursday, 18 Jul 2019 : 8pm
Sunday, 20 Jul 2019 : 3pm & 8pm @Esplanade Annexe Studio
Tickets: $10 - $25
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,
M1 Open Stage is the Festival’s annual excursion into the curious minds of choreographic talents from Singapore, Southeast Asia and beyond.
Friday, 19 July 2019 - 8pm @Esplanade Theatre Studio
“T.H.E has struck gold with South Korean choreographer Kim Jae Duk… (Mr. Sign) is hard-hitting with a tinge of humour.” Germaine Cheng, The Straits Times
“Mr. Sign is a universally resonant work able to strike a chord with any audience, in any country it is staged in… the work’s expansiveness fires the imagination, and is one reason why it can transcend cultural borders.”
Li Hai Yen, dance journal/hk