Win Tickets To 30th Anniversary Gala By Singapore Dance Theatre

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Win Tickets To 30th Anniversary Gala By Singapore Dance Theatre

July 13, 2018

Ballet fans, get set for an evening of ballet gems in celebration of the Singapore Dance Theatre’s 30 years of milestones, memories and moments.

The dance company’s 30th anniversary gala performance features four compelling works: Timothy Harbour’s world premiere of Linea Adora, created especially for the 30th anniversary gala, the company premiere of Nils Christe’s SYNC as well as Choo-San Goh’s Double Contrasts and Configurations pas de deux.

SYNC (Company Premiere)
Choreography: Nils Christe
Staging: Annegien Sneep
Music: Ludovico Einaudi
Originally created for the Washington Ballet, SYNC has been successfully performed by 14 companies in Europe, USA and Australia. Standing for “syncronisation”, “syncopation” and “to be in sync”, SYNC was created to Salgari by Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi. The music is partly very quick, percussive and propulsive, but also lyrical and poetic. The large truss gives a “high-tech” feeling to the piece. It is not only there as decoration, therefore adding an interesting element to the choreography.

Symphony In Three Movements by Nils Christe

Double Contrasts
Choreography: Choo-San Goh
Staging: Janek Schergen
Music: Francis Poulenc (Concerto in D Minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra)

First created for The Washington Ballet, Double Contrasts is both elegant and classical in dance form. The two sets of dancers reflect the two solo pianists; one set being full and youthful enthusiasm and the other more sophisticated in nature. The work has energy, wit and style. The dancers exude chic and elegance in their formal costumes. Double Contrasts presents many technical challenges for the dancers. It is fast, as are all Choo-San’s ballets at their heart and its leaves the audience exhilarated.

• Configurations pas de deux
Choreography: Choo-San Goh
Staging: Janek Schergen
Music: Samuel Barber (Concerto for Piano & Orchestra, Opus 38)

Created for American Ballet Theatre in 1982, Configurations stood as a very impressive piece of choreography. It was a tribute to the durable values of Choo-San’s craft and art. There is a definite dramatic subtext, not quite a story, but a portrait of personalities and relationships. Two people who are attracted to one another, cross each other’s paths and get involved, but at the same time, remain self-absorbed in worlds that utterly diverge.

• Linea Adora (World Premiere)
Choreography: Timothy Harbour
Music: Philip Glass
Translated from the Latin as “the adoration of lines” or “the glory of lines”, Linea Adora celebrates line, both in the individual shapes the dancers make as well as in the configurations of the ensemble. Ballet’s powerful form owes much to its use of line and the sense it makes organising the human frame. Best of all, the work is a reflection of the Singapore Dance Theatre’s dancers as they all make an appearance in it, showcasing their talents for dynamism, musicality and cohesion.

Another Energy by Timothy Harbour

To win a pair of tickets worth $156 to the Singapore Dance Theatre’s 30th anniversary gala performance on Friday, 27 July at 8pm at Esplanade Theatre, click here.

27 & 28 July


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Photos courtesy of Bernie Ng

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