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Premieres 12 Oct 2022, Wed
For the past 17 years, da:ns festival has been an annual celebration of the joy and wonder of movement—from presenting some of the most exciting and renowned dancers and companies, to supporting the development of regional and local artists, and being a place where everybody can fall in love with dance. As we look ahead to new platforms for presenting dance, Esplanade takes a moment to look back at where dance has taken us and celebrate some of the people who have been a part of this journey.
people of da:ns is a tapestry of the movements, narratives and people who have been involved in da:ns festival. It comprises this video featuring some of the incredible artists we have worked with and their inspiring works, as well as a compilation of photos and personal stories from people—artists, collaborators, audiences and volunteers—who have supported us through the years, which have been shared on da:ns festival's Facebook page. Through these memories, we hope to capture the diversity, energy and spirit of the festival.
Featuring: Pichet Klunchun Dance Company (Thailand), Rianto (Indonesia), ScRach MarcS (Singapore), Singapore Ballet, T.H.E Dance Company and Kuik Swee Boon (Singapore), KuMuDra Myanmar Arts and Cultural Association (Singapore), Nora Thummanit Thaksin University Group (Thailand), Ming Poon (Singapore, Germany), dancers from 14 conceptualised by Chen Wu-Kang and Sun Ruey Horng (Taiwan), Hofesh Shechter Company (UK).
Where dance takes us
As we dance into the future, open your mind, lift your spirit and get your body moving in this time of flux, reflection and change.