Daniel K stages a dance performance changing the natural traffic of the wanderers in the plaza outside the National Library. In a joint drawing production in MARK, a commission from SIFA (Singapore International Festival of the Arts).
Flooding the space with the latest electronic music. Enthralling bright colours go through the ceiling upon nine independent dance artists with piercing eyesight and absolute determination.
A rare chance to look at architecture from a new angle and welcoming the unknown acoustics of public spaces.
The city changes with dance and marks are left all over Singapore, in this part site-sensitive, part site-specific dance performance. Spectators are invited to witness the performance growing in places not bargained for. MARK is a free of charge performance, happening at three different locations.
23 August, 5.30pm: National Library Board, The Plaza
27 August, 5.30pm: SCAPE Playspace
31 August, 5.30pm: MBS Event Plaza
2 September, 5.30pm: MBS Event Plaza.
SIFA unfolds until the beginning of September with a versatile programme of theatre and dance performances. We are also going to watch Le Syndrome Ian, imagine Joy Division playing in a club in the late seventies in London, with choreography by Christian Rizzo and a cast of nine dancers bouncing, jumping and dancing in a British post-punk aftermath. Winner of the prestigious Fedora – Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Ballet 2016.
24, 25, 26 August at 8 pm. SOTA Drama Theatre. Christian Rizzo is giving an exclusive talk on the 23rd of August at SOTA 7 pm, moderated by SIFA’s artistic director Ong Keng Sen; admission is free via firstname.lastname@example.org
And So You See… Our Honourable Blue Sky And Ever Enduring Sun… Can Only Be Consumed Slice By Slice… South African choreographer Robyn Orlin works in the multiple zones between dance and performance art. A controversial choreographer in her native home, Orlin splits her time between Berlin and touring a variety of dance works worldwide. SIFA 2017 presents original dance works, representing the magnitude and ongoing expansion of contemporary dance as a multilayered and collaborative art form, going beyond pure modernist dance.
6, 7, 8 and 9 of September at 8 pm. SOTA Studio Theatre.