M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival 2017 premieres Dance at Dusk. An exciting and free of charge performance – guiding audiences closer to contemporary dance with a family-friendly dance performance at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre on the backdrop of the iconic Singapore financial district and Marina Bay. (2nd-4th of June).
A chance to see Swiss Company Ici’ba’s working across circus and contemporary dance with the talented dancers from T.H.E Dance Company and second company. M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival 2017 dominates the cultural calendar in Singapore this Summer with extraordinary performances and music/dance collaborations across companies.
Borderline – is the much-anticipated highlight of the festival. A collaboration of returning company Muscle Mouth famous for taking sound composition and choreography to a levelled creation process – part concert, part choreography the company distinguishes itself for original music compositions arising with the choreography. Partnering this time with Kuik Swee Boon and T.H.E. Company dancers promising an evening of brilliance and discovery over 120 minutes. (22nd-24th of June)
The festival is large, and Swee Boon is in-charge drawing together mid-career artists and less well-known choreographers giving a chance to one and all to experience the different stages of an artist’s work. Up and coming multidisciplinary artist Adam Lau is featuring on Off stage, an intimate studio work-in-progress sharing not to be missed.
M1 Open Stage and DiverCity established a reputation for collaboration and innovation with international and local artists. This year, featuring works by Stephanie Burridge in collaboration with the excellent dancer Yarra Ileto. Albert Tiong as well as a first festival commission with choreographer and dance critic Germaine Cheng. A chance to see a total of 8 different pieces on two separate nights – listings of the entire programme via sistic.
The festival unfolds with Asian Festivals Exchange with a focused objective to showcase collaborative work from the region featuring Yokohama Dance Collection’s Kubota Mai as well as Seoul Dance Collection’s Younghun Lee and Jeongchan Seon.
In Binary – International Artists Showcase, Swee Boon brings Zero by Humanhood (U.K.) and Broken Lines by Dimo Kirilov (Bulgaria/Spain) & Tamako Akiyama (Japan/Spain). Experienced artists bring new proposals for contemporary dance choreography with intimate duets.
M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival 2017 has a strong line-up and offers something for everyone.
The annual contemporary dance audience can expect brand new regional commissions and international touring performances. As well as performances for new audiences unaware of the art form, particularly Dance at Dusk where young children and families are welcome to explore the theatrical, musical and creative arena of contemporary dance performance, intertwining circus, acrobatics and street dance.