Archive | Dance


The Italian Restaurant, August 26th & 27th, 2017

The Italian Restaurant is an existential tale telling of a chance meeting between a woman and a man in a restaurant and the forging of their destinies as their hearts become entwined. Provocative symbolism and metaphor creates the tranquil yet chaotic forward momentum for the story, forcing the audience to interpret the unique performance and choreography. […]

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Romain Etienne Hakanai

Hakanai, August 18th and 19th 2017

In Japanese, the word “Hakanai” means ‘impermanent, fragile, evanescent, transitory, and fleeting’, somewhere between dream and reality. Digital art directors Claire Bardainne and  Adrien Mondot have undertaken to illustrate this ancient Japanese concept in their contemporary dance choreography, in which they combine live animation based on physical movements an original music score, and a solo […]

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Blue Snow by Toru Shimazaki - Photo by Bernie Ng (2)

Ballet Illuminations, May 12th-14th 2017

  Singapore Dance Theatre, the country’s premiere professional dance company, returns to Penang for the fourth year running with its wildly popular Ballet Illuminations. Three choreographic works will be presented, and the annual Master Class with artistic director Janek Schergen will also be held, on Saturday, 13 May, 10am – 11.30am. Each year, Ballet Illuminations showcases some of […]

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Moved by Padi, August 27-28

Honouring green swaths of paddy might seem to be clutching at straws as a basis for a performance act. But, if you think about it, it holds more meaning than may appear at first glance. In East and Southeast Asia, paddy fields and their crop – rice – are an integral part of the region’s […]

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Triptyque, August 26th and 27th

If you like Cirque de Soleil you will like this. Seven artists juggling, dancing, prancing, hanging from ropes, balancing on hands and heads … Canadian  troupe Les 7 Doigts de la Main  perform mind-boggling tricks that blur the lines between contemporary dance and acrobatics, between theatre and athleticism and also use interactive multi-media to make […]

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Chekara, Jalal y Gabaldon (2)

Chekara, August 19th and 20th

Chekara combines flamenco dance with the Andalusian music of Morocco known as al-ala, which originated in the courts of Seville, Granada and Córdoba during the Golden Age of Al-Andalus (9th-13th centuries)- a time when Muslims, Christians and Jews coexisted in southern Spain. With its haunting tunes, rhythmic beats, and passionate voices, Chekara preserves the rich […]

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