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"Are We?", opening of 9th Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta

Description

PS: Tickets purchased through Peatix must be exchanged for a ticket at the Front-of-House (FOH).

Synopsis

“Are We?” draws inspiration from "Game of Life" - a game simulating the holistic journey of one's life. It echoes the subtle moments of human weaknesses due to the loss of loved ones, while at the same time bringing us to the realisation of a safe space with renewed courage. "Are we?" is refreshing, bold and futuristic at times.


Be enthralled by the multi-disciplinary performance with live vocal (52 strong choir) and piano accompaniment, choreographed by veteran choreographer Dr Danny Tan and performed by homegrown Odyssey Dance Theatre!


About Performing Companies

ODT Main Company

ODT Main Company is made up of highly skilled dance artistes. The professionalism and proficiency of these dance artistes have elicited international acclaims from ministries and ambassadorial guests through mainhouse seasons, local & global invitations, international touring and cultural exchanges. The versatility and matured artistry of ODT artistes have seen them translated performing works to excellent creative output, coupled with strong artistic direction from Singapore and invited eminent choreographers. ODT Main Company regularly receives commissions from Singapore ministries and government agencies, corporations, as well as local and international festivals, whilst serving as Singaporean cultural ambassador on various established international platforms in Asia Pacific, Europe and USA.

Website: http://www.odysseydancetheatre.com/company-main.html


ODT Music Ensemble

A collective of passionate musicians, as part of ODT Associate Artists. They dare to break the boundaries of music, collaborating across various art forms to deliver cutting edge professional performances in Singapore and abroad. Since 2014, ODT Music Ensemble has been involved in more than 10 major productions, supporting numerous students and alumni of local arts institutions at School of the Arts (SOTA), LASALLE College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. ODT Music Ensemble continues to expand its repertoires with its growing pool of talents to perform a diverse range of Singaporean new music, as well as East and West classical music.


Website: http://www.odysseydancetheatre.com/company-main.html



About Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta (since 2001)

Since 2001, the biennial Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta has placed strong emphasis on professional dance-making and its impact on the local and regional dance scenes. With strong international presence in a major local dance event, the public continues to see lots of synergy, participation, cultural exchanges and dance appreciation for the local and international contemporary dance in this iconic event in Asia and Europe.

With 8 editions across sixteen years, the festival had expanded its reach by presenting more than 30 international dance companies and more than 500 artists. Acclaimed works were presented at diverse venues, from Black Box to major proscenium stages like the University Cultural Centre Hall, and large scale outdoor events which were made accessible to all. The range of global dances from around the world has helped to realign the understanding of Contemporary Dance in Singapore and Asia.

In November 2011, this festival had gained new height with ‘Global Dance in Unison I’, presenting the first Singapore's Dance Festival on tour to South Korea during 6th Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta which was supported by Singapore Embassy in Seoul, The Republic of Korea Embassy in Singapore, National Arts Council, Korea Arts Council, Singapore International Foundation, Dance Association of Korea and many others. Since 2011, this festival direction has provided creative impetus for concise platforms to present Singaporean and international works to more global audiences, which enhances greater depth in international collaboration, promoting sustainable and more cohesive cultural exchanges between artistes and people of different countries.

In 2013, ‘Global Dance in Unison II’ continued to scale new heights, touring to 6 cities in Germany, Italy, South Korea and Singapore. In 2015, the festival continued its mission by touring Italy, Taiwan and Thailand.

In 2017, the festival has evolved by heightening its cultural diplomacy with deep ties being developed with the Italian dance community. Odyssey Dance Theatre partnered with 10 Italian dance companies and had toured 6 Italian cities. Xposition 'O' has continued to evolve itself with 2 major tracks - Performance & Education, with 6 diverse platforms in this 9th edition. This change will bring along new impetus for the festival to grow in bounds and leaps, in preparation for its 10th edition celebration in 2019.


About ODT International

ODT International aspires to lead in arts management, providing high standards to our associates and clients. ODT International has presented some of the region’s emerging and most prolific companies, choreographers and artistes. ODT international delivers an array of capabilities including the management & touring of artistes, dance companies; development and operation of dance festivals; consulting, advisory and event management work for artistes, arts institutions and corporations, and production of dance & arts projects.


Website: www.odtinternational.com

For enquiries: (e) odtinternational@gmail.com (t) 6221 5229


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Nov 1 - Nov 2, 2017
[ Wed ] - [ Thu ]
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
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VIP (With post-show reception) SOLD OUT $98.00
Standard (Stalls) SOLD OUT $68.00
Standard (Circle) SOLD OUT $48.00
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9 Empress Pl, 179556 Singapore
Organizer
Odyssey Dance Theatre Ltd (Singapore)
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