For the third time running, Celebration in Dance is a collaboration between Singapore Dance Theatre and the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) for a one-night-only performance. This production presents a rare and brilliant opportunity for RAD students in Singapore to perform on the prestigious stage at the Esplanade Theatre. SDT will be presenting Double Contrasts by Choo-San Goh and The Tarantella from the ballet Napoli by August Bournonville as well.
The RAD is one of the world’s most influential dance education organisations. RAD exams set standards in classical ballet and they are a global leader in Continuing Professional Development for dance. Today, RAD has a presence in 83 countries, with 36 offices and about 14,000 members worldwide. Now in the 95th year, RAD continues to promote and develop excellence in dance. Their syllabi are taught around the world and thousands of students are enrolled on many dance courses and study programmes.
“Celebration in Dance is a unique, one of a kind collaboration developed by the Royal Academy of Dance and Singapore Dance Theatre. It is our hope to bring student dancers closer to professional dance performance through this experience with SDT in a performance celebrating everything that is magical and special in the art of dance and performance. Students devote themselves to the study of ballet to experience the both the process of learning and the rewards of dancing in front of an audience,” says Artistic Director Janek Schergen.
“It is my desire to create memories for young dancers that will last beyond the moments of preparation and performance and carry over into their future lives. These kinds of things are priceless and have an incomparable value connected to them. Moments like these are what we wish for our children and I welcome you to join us for the experience,” he added.
Choreography Choo-San Goh
Staging Janek Schergen
Music Francis Poulenc (Concerto in D Minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra)
Double Contrasts is both elegant and classical in dance form. The two sets of dancers reflect the two solo pianists; one set being full and youthful enthusiasm and the other more sophisticated in nature. The work has energy, wit and style. The dancers exude chic and elegance in their formal costumes. Double Contrasts presents many technical challenges for the dancers. It is fast, as are all Choo-San’s ballets at their heart and its leaves the audience exhilarated. One of Choo San’s first ballets that stood the test of time and that is performed on a consistent basis from its premiere till now. Double Contrasts was first created for The Washington Ballet. Presented by the arrangement of Choo San Goh & H. Robert Magee Foundation
Choreography August Bournonville
Staging Dinna Bjørn
Music Edvard Helsted & H.S. Paulli
Bournonville ballets are represented in every major ballet company in the world and considered to be amongst the purest form of ballet that has ever been established. August Bournonville (1805-1879) was the greatest choreographer of his generation. The Royal Danish Ballet has been the home of his choreographic works since his period with them as chief choreographer.
Title : Celebration in Dance
Date : 29 July 2018 (Sunday)
Venue : Esplanade Theatre
Time : 7pm
Ticket prices : $45 (SISTIC fees apply)
10% concessions for: Children aged 12 and below/Students/NSF/Senior Citizens
Ticket Sales Date: General Sales: 1 Apr – 29 July 2018
Tickets are available at all authorised SISTIC outlets and SDT Office. Email [email protected] or call 6338 0611 for ticket enquires.