Celebration in Dance by Singapore Dance Theatre – 2019

ZIN! Photo Paul Ng
August 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Esplanade Theatre
Celebration in Dance by Singapore Dance Theatre - 2019 @ Esplanade Theatre

For the fourth 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 unique and brilliant opportunity for eight RAD students in Singapore to perform on the prestigious stage at the Esplanade Theatre.

Along with the school performances, Singapore Dance Theatre will also be staging George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations and Nils Christe’s ZIN! to heighten the spectacular night’s performance.

Theme and Variations is a breath-taking ballet showcases the intensive development of the classic ballet lexicon, featuring a cast of 26 dancers. Performed to Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score, “the moment” for the ballet is found in the grand polonaise which exudes drama and excitement. This ballet is a crowd pleaser, offering the audience any number of favourite moments, with dazzling choreography, gorgeous music, spectacular costumes and the remarkable culmination of all these elements on stage in performance.

ZIN! is a company premiere of the work created for Introdans in 1997. Featuring a cast of seven dancers, it is an upbeat and lively piece that is bubbling with humour. Quirky and playful, ZIN! will most definitely amuse and entertain, tease smiles and laughter from the audience. ZIN! is danced to the music of Serra Pelada from the album Powaqqatsi by Philip Glass.