The 16th edition of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay’s da:ns festival will take place from 8 – 17 Oct 2021 and presents the proposition of finding new ways to dance. Presented within four focal points, it addresses pertinent developments in dance, and sets us towards open pathways for dancing into the future.
The festival looks inwards to see outwards, to reflect and celebrate how far and diverse our dance scene in Singapore has become in GO LOCAL, with over 10 new works and 280 diverse local dance artists. Propelled by the physical restrictions arising from the pandemic, dancemakers are expanding more into virtual stages and digital realms, which call upon both artists and audiences to see dance THROUGH A NEW LENS, one which presents new artistic approaches and formats, dramaturgies and aesthetics. DANCE REVOLUTION engages with important social issues of our times and is set to empower individuals and communities through dance projects which initiate conversations on diversity, inclusivity, social engagement and culture. After a year-long hibernation, we invite dance lovers and curious novices to reset and dance again in PARTICIPATE.
Complement your festival experience through our digital materials on Esplanade Offstage, which discuss and demystify dance through videos, podcasts, talks and articles.
When: 8 - 17 Oct 2021,