T.H.E Dance Company
Off Stage is a no-holds-barred, intimate studio showcase of new works-in-progress by local and regional dance artists.
Shifting the focus away from the finished product, Off Stage invites you to share in the artists’ creative journeys, and to respond and critique their works in a session of performances and live discussion. You’ll also get to exchange views with international festival directors and programmers in attendance.
Watch H A S E R by local choreographer Syimah Sabtu, as she challenges societal norms and the co-existence of femininity and masculinity. A Singaporean dance artist with the Hofesh Shechter Company, Zunnur Zhafirah’s introspective work, Luna(s), reflects upon intimacy and the process of transcending the ego, through the tantra method of soul gazing.
Michelle Lim, the first Singaporean dancer at The Juilliard School, presents H O M E S I C K, an exploration of displacement, identity and belonging. SILA by Indonesian choreographer Moh Hariyanto adapts elements from ritual culture that connects the body with God.
About M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival
Fondly known as “CONTACT” to the local dance community, M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival began in 2010 to promote contemporary dance in Singapore. Since then, it has become a pillar event that brings growth to the local dance scene. Helmed by T.H.E Dance Company’s Artistic Director, Kuik Swee Boon, this artist-led Festival pursues an attitude of openness where every individual’s point of view is valued.
For M1 Contact Festival, visit http://the-contact.org/.
Credits: T.H.E Dance Company
16 & 17 July 2019
Duration: 90 minutes (Inclusive of intermission and post-show dialogue)
Concession: S$ 5 (applies to students, NSF and senior citizen)