CAN – Connect Asia Now is a weekend dedicated to contemporary works by Asian dancemakers, from 13 – 15 Oct 2023. CAN will take place annually as part of da:ns focus, our year-round dance season comprising five themed weekends.
One of the most acclaimed Asian contemporary dance companies in the world, TAO Dance Theater (China), makes a long-awaited return to Singapore with the Southeast Asian premiere of their latest works, 13 & 14.
For the inaugural CAN, Esplanade is commissioning new works by two Southeast Asian female choreographers, Kornkarn Rungsawang (Thailand) and Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia). Mali Bucha: Dance Offering marks Kornkarn’s debut as a choreographer in her own right and will be her first full-length production. She represents a new generation of Asian dancemakers who continue to bridge traditional and contemporary dance. Acclaimed visual and performance artist Melati premieres Lapse, a new dance creation performed by dancers from Indonesia and Taiwan, with collaborators from Singapore, including Yuen Chee Wai from The Observatory.
When: 13 - 15 Oct 2023,