From Here On (by SDT) @ Esplanade Theatre
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
From Here On (by SDT) @ Esplanade Theatre

Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) has announced a Pilot Performance, From Here On, the first of its kind since the life in the arts was interrupted by the pandemic. This exclusive performance will take place later this month, on 23 September 2020 at the Esplanade Theatre. The company has also made the difficult decision to cancel two performances of the season, Ballet Under the Stars and Passages.

This exclusive performance will feature the pas de deux from The Nutcracker Act II, Swan Lake Act II, Don Quixote Act III, as well as Configurations pas deux by Singapore choreographer Choo-san Goh.

This one-day performance will have two showings: 3pm and 7.30pm.

From Here On represents the promise to remain progressive and adaptable in times of change. As such, this production will have all the necessary safety measures in place, including social distancing and limited audience capacities.

Pangdemonium presents – Waiting for The Host @ Online (SISTIC Live)
Oct 15 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 1 @ 11:00 pm
Pangdemonium presents - Waiting for The Host @ Online (SISTIC Live)

Pangdemonium ends the year with their first ever digital play WAITING FOR THE HOST, by Marc Palmieri, a brand new play written specifically to be performed and enjoyed online. WAITING FOR THE HOST is thought-provoking, surprisingly poignant and also has heart, humour and humanity.

This play presents a timely piece of theatre in the digital domain that has become the new normal. By buying a ticket to this production, viewers are not only being an integral part of this little “experiment”, they are also helping Pangdemonium keep creatively engaged with the public, keeping theatre freelancers employed, and helping us survive this crisis.

WAITING FOR THE HOST is directed by Tracie Pang, starring Mina Kaye, Neo Swee Lin, Petrina Kow, Adrian Pang, Gavin Yap, Keagan Kang, and Zachary Pang.

To create a communal experience for viewers, they are virtually re-creating the “ritual” of going to the theatre, whereby patrons congregate at a specified time at the venue (the virtual “theatre foyer”), and are then ushered into the auditorium (the SISTIC Live site), to enjoy the performance from beginning to end, together. This play will be told in two parts, with a fifteen-minute interval between Part I and Part II. The play will be streamed once a night, starting at 9PM, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The play will be streamed online via SISTIC LIVE every Thursday to Sunday starting from 15 October 2020 to 1 November 2020. Booking starts on 23 September 2020 on and SISTIC. 

Passages Contemporary Season Festival of New Works [cancelled] @ Esplanade Theatre Studio
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 8 @ 9:45 pm
Passages Contemporary Season Festival of New Works [cancelled] @ Esplanade Theatre Studio

Passages Contemporary Season will feature three brand new world premieres by excruciatingly creative and genius Choreographers – Timothy Harbour, Natalie Weir, and for the first time in Singapore, Loughlan Prior.

In our world where creativity and inspirations are constantly bursting forth like never before, find yourself in the midst of the most cutting-edge dance works at Passages. Be completely immersed in this festival of the evolution of contemporary ballet as we take it upon ourselves to dare to be different!

Staged in a black box theatre, be sure to secure your tickets early and let’s ride on this manic wave of fine artistry and originality.

The Nutcracker by SDT @ Esplanade Theatre
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 10:15 pm

Radiance merriment and a euphoric enchantment, The Nutcracker is a charming Christmas spectacular that will set your feet to dancing and fill your heart with joy!

Based on a story by E.T.A Hoffmann, and with additional choreography and staging by Artistic Director Janek Schergen, The Nutcracker is set to some of the world’s most vibrant and iconic tunes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This enchanting ballet features breath-taking costumes and spectacular sets by local designer Aaron Yap, as well as characters that will dance their way into your hearts!

Join us at one of the world’s most beloved holiday celebrations and create joyous memories with loved one this year!

[POSTPONED] First Fleet (March 2021) @ Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm
[POSTPONED] First Fleet (March 2021) @ Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
[POSTPONED to March 2021]
First Fleet is an original play by Nelson Chia, inspired by Thomas Keneally’s novel The Playmaker and other materials on the convict transportation to Australia.
Nine Years Theatre and Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre jointly present to you First Fleet. The audience will be seated on the stage of the Cultural Centre’s auditorium, as they set sail with the players to explore the relationships between theatre and humanity.

The year is 1787. The First Fleet of the British Empire sets sail for Australia with a group of convicts aboard, to establish a penal colony. Along the way, the Governor instructs one of his lieutenants to rehearse a play with the convicts, with the hope of using the power of theatre to rehabilitate them. But who has ever heard of an officer putting up a play with his convicts? Certainly not the other officers, priest, judge, doctor or the convicts, who all have reservations about such a ridiculous proposition. Will they eventually be able to stage the play successfully? For these officers and convicts, is the foreign land that they are attempting to build a penal colony in, a brave new world or simply a nightmare from hell?