Established by Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) in 1995 as Singapore’s most loved and iconic outdoor dance event at the Fort Canning Green, Ballet Under the Stars, is back this year for its 24th run. They will be presenting a weekend of contemporary works from 5 – 7 July, and another weekend of classical ballets from 12 – 14 July 2019.
Ballet Under the Stars has become an annual tradition that many people who have become acquainted with Singapore Dance Theatre usually experience them for the first time in these park performances.
Their first weekend brings two works created for SDT, Linea Adora by Timothy Harbour and Evening Voices by Tim Rushton. Both are shining examples of what the dancers of SDT inspire in the choreographic voices of remarkably talented and creative dance makers. Complimenting this is SYNC by Nils Christe, from the 30th anniversary gala in 2018; this ballet is unlike any other piece in SDT’s repertoire.
The second weekend will be a celebration of absolute classical ballets beginning with the haunting Act II of Giselle, followed by several divertissements from Swan Lake, including the famous White Swan pas de deux from Act II and Act III’s Black Swan pas de deux.
The end of the evening is Act II of The Nutcracker, called the “Land of the Sweets”. In it, there’s everything from the Dewdrop Fairy in the waltz of the flowers to the Sugar Plum Fairy and her cavalier in the grand pas de deux.
“These ballets are presented in their chronological order of creation and, in many ways, are an exploration of dance through the classical period that made ballet one of the greatest arts in the world.” says Artistic Director Janek Schergen
5 – 7 July 2019
Evening Voices. Choreography and costume design by Tim Rushton and music by Sergey Rachmaninov.
Linea Adora. Choreography by Timothy Harbour, costume design by Keto Dancewear and music by Philip Glass.
SYNC. Choreography and set design by Nils Christe, staging and costume design by Annegien Sneep and music by Ludovico Einuadi
12 – 14 July 2019
Giselle Act II. Choreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, staging by Janek Schergen and music by Adolphe Adam.
Swan Lake Divertissements. Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, staging by Janek Schergen and music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
The Nutcracker Act II. Choreography and staging by Janek Schergen and music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Venue : Fort Canning Green
Time : 7.30pm
Ticket prices : $40 (SISTIC fees apply)
20% concessions for: Children aged 12 and below/Students/NSF/Senior Citizens
Ticket Sales Date: 1 April – 14 July 2019
Tickets are available at all authorised SISTIC outlets and SDT Office. Email [email protected] or call 6338 0611 for ticket enquires.