Forces of Dance
From Singapore’s leading dance company who brings you the annual Ballet Under the Stars comes a triple-bill of neo-classical ballet and contemporary works set against the stunning backdrop of the Marina Bay. Returning to da:ns festival after seven years, the Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) will perform on the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre stage for the first time in a showcase of delicate duets and spirited ensemble pieces.
The evening opens with Piano Concerto No 2, Opus 102, created for SDT by renowned choreographer Edmund Stripe, an uplifting neo-classical piece that has captivated ballet lovers and critics alike since its premiere in 2007. This performance features 13 dancers in a fast paced yet graceful dance set to a rousing score by Dimitri Shostakovic.
Brimming with primal and ritualistic energy, Sticks and Stones, created for SDT by Kinsun Chan is a powerful dance number which shows off the strength of an all-male cast as they move to a percussive soundtrack by Steve Reich.
Capping off the night is The Third Reset, a new and original piece created for SDT dancers by Singapore’s own Christina Chan, a frequent collaborator of the company. Chan, a choreographer under the mentorship of SDT’s Artistic Director Janek Schergen since 2011, developed the piece during their Made in Singapore workshop earlier this year.
Experience the beauty and technical virtuosity that the Singapore Dance Theatre is known for in one stellar evening of dance by the Esplanade Waterfront.