Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay’s da:ns festival returns for its 14th edition from 10 – 20 October 2019, presenting some of the strongest voices in dance which hold the body to the light, illuminating the personal and social spaces we lovingly or exhaustingly navigate and occupy in modern times.
Holding a mirror to community and chaos is Hofesh Shechter, whose choreographed bodies in Grand Finale hold the weight of uncertainty and confusion in troubled times. In a state of disorder, we witness a modern tribe searching for hope in crisis. In a lived experience of legitimising non-white bodies in ballet, Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta’s life journey has seen him breakthrough as the first black principal dancer in the Royal Ballet in London, and he is now paving the way for more Cubans to perform on international stages through his new company Acosta Danza.
Venue: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
When: 10 - 20 Oct 2019,