"Celebration of the Senses", Global Collaboration Series III under 9th Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta



Given its open space and tranquilized atmosphere, “Celebration of the Senses” aims to foster bonds amongst dancers, choreographers, musicians and multi-disciplinary artistes. Sway with the rhythm and through the eyes of a layman, capture breath-taking moments in an “improvised state of performance”. The closing party will feature ODT Festival Collective with artistes from 7 countries, led by Kim Won (South Korea).

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

Since 2001, the biennial Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta (Xpo) has placed strong emphasis on professional dance-making and its impact on the local and regional dance scenes. With strong international presence, 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 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 broad range of global dances from around the world has helped to realign the understanding of Contemporary Dance in Singapore and Asia.

During the last 3 editions (2011, 2013 & 2015), Xpo had gained new height with ‘Global Dance in Unison' series being introduced. It had presented the first Singapore's Dance Festival on tour to Germany, Italy, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Partnering with numerous eminent organisations such as the 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, Xpo's new festival direction had provided creative impetus for concise platforms to present Singaporean and international works to more global audiences, which had enhanced greater depth in international collaboration, promoting sustainable and more cohesive cultural exchanges between artistes and people of different countries.

In this 9th edition, Xpo continues to evolve with streamlined programmes to heighten its cultural diplomacy with the international dance community. Odyssey Dance Theatre (ODT) had toured 6 Italian cities and partnered with 10 Italian dance companies in this January and June 2017. In September 2017, ODT collaborated with Cie Nuna and premiered in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Between 1 - 11 November 2017, Xpo in Singapore will be orchestrated in a new format with 2 major tracks - Performance & Education, in preparation of its celebration for 10th edition in 2019. The Performance Track embodies Global Dance Series, Global Dance Links Series and Global Collaboration Series which will stretch the audience's mind in appreciating profound works by established choreographers and companies to the current waves in contemporary dance presentations around the world. While the Education Tracks shares in-depth knowledge in contemporary dance approaches through Global Dance Seminar, Global Masterclass and Global Choreographic workshops. The festival's openness in its inclusive programming has attracted 8 international companies and more than 45 global artistes from 19 different countries to participate.

More information can be found at www.xposition-o.com and Facebook (@ODT International Sg)

About ODT Festival Collective

Since 2015, ODT Festival Collective is a collective to support and promote innovative and creative projects among international artistes. Opportunities had been set for international artistes to reside in Singapore to produce and present works under ODT's festival platforms.

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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Sat Nov 11, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM SGT
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Free admission. Donation encouraged. FULL
Venue Address
28 Aliwal Street, Aliwal Arts Centre Singapore
Odyssey Dance Theatre Ltd (Singapore)