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The Rhythm of Us

Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) & the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) (Singapore)

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  • In-venue: Esplanade Theatre
    28 – 29 May 2021

    28 May, Fri, 8pm
    29 May, Sat, 8pm
  • SIFA-On-Demand:
    5 June - 12 June

  • $78*, $88 
    *Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors
    Limited student tickets at $10

    Tote Board Arts Grant
    All Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges / Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost. Special Education Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 70% of the programme cost.
  • All Access - Bundle of 12
    Programmes Included
    1. The Commission
    2. A Dream Under the Southern Bough: Existence 《南柯一梦》之辱梦
    3. A Song for Louis
    4. OIWA - The Ghost of Yotsuya
    5. The Year of No Return
    6. Three Sisters 三姐妹
    7. The Rhythm of Us
    8. _T0701_

    *Bundle of 12 includes the 4 titles within SIFA on Demand: SIFA v2.020:
    1. The Wandering
    2. Sound Social - Planeswalker
    3. Sound Social - Zul Mahmod
    4. Sound Social - weish x Gabriel Loh

    • 1h 5m, no intermission

    • No admission for infants-in-arms
      Admission for audience age 6 years and above


  • Important Information for attendees of the live performance

    Measures will be taken to ensure the health and safety of all patrons.

    This includes wearing a mask at all times for both staff and patrons, temperature taking, TraceTogether check-in and observance of social distancing around the theatre.

    Please note that admission into the venue requires TraceTogether (TT). Do download the TT app on your mobile and set it up beforehand, or bring along your TT token for check-in at the venue. No other check-in modes will be accepted. We regret that patrons without TT at the entrances will be denied entry. Click here for the latest SMM updates.

 
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The Rhythm of Us

Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) & the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) (Singapore)

long-awaited performance by two of Singapore's pre-eminent arts companies, The Rhythm of Us is a transcendent evening of dance and music for these uncertain times. 

The Rhythm of Us marks an exciting collaboration between Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO)  one bound to delight fans and new audiences as the companies break new ground in this cross-disciplinary concert. 

Buoyed by a collective longing for the theatre, The Rhythm of Us leads audiences on a lyrical journey with three works, culminating in the remembrance of the transcendence and wonder of live music and dance.  

Three contemporary musical pieces will come to life with new choreography by Artistic Director of SDT Janek Schergen, well-known local choreographer Christina Chan and special guest Pam Tanowitz. Tanowitz’s new work marks the first showing of her work in Singapore.  

The evening opens on a meditative note with William Walton's Passacaglia for Cello, performed by Ng Pei-Sian, SSO’s Principal cellist and The HEAD Foundation Chair, along with dancer Chihiro Uchida. The evening builds up to a crescendo with Henry Cowell’s Variations on Thirds, featuring a string ensemble and six dancers.

In the performance’s effervescent finale, expect a brand-new pieceThe Light Behind Us, by local jazz pianist and composer, Chok Kerong, matched by fresh choreography by Christina Chan and a dazzling ensemble of musicians and dancers (as far as safe management measure will allow!). 

A testament to hope and the indomitable spirit of the arts, The Rhythm of Us is an unprecedented treasure by two of Singapore's most celebrated arts companies and a rare treat for these challenging times.  

Choreographed by
Janek Schergen, Pam Tanowitz, Christina Chan

Featuring
Ng Pei-Sian, Chihiro Uchida, Marietta Ku, Manchin Zhang and more

Conducted by
Joshua Tan


Programme


Meditation
Choreography by Janek Schergen
Music by William Walton
Costume Design by Chloe Hew
Cast: Chihiro Uchida


Variations From A Distance
Choreography by Pam Tanowitz
Music by Henry Cowell
Costume Design by Harriet Jung and Reid Bartelme
Cast: Elaine Heng, Yeo Chan Yee, May Yen Cheah, Timothy Ng, Etienne Ferrère, Shan Del Vecchio


The Light Behind Us
Choreography and Costume Design by Christina Chan
Music by Chok Kerong
Cast: Chihiro Uchida, Elaine Heng, Yeo Chan Yee, May Yen Cheah, Timothy Ng, Etienne Ferrère, Shan Del Vecchio, Tamana Watanabe, Satoru Agetsuma, Ivan Koh, Jasper Arran


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