press releases
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don quixote

Swan Lake

4 - 7 december, esplanade theatre

Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) presents the company premiere of Don Quixote; one of the most cherished classical ballets of the 19th century repertoire. A celebratory conclusion to the 2014 season, Don Quixote will be from 4-7 December 2014, at the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay. Don Quixote is the first new full-length classical ballet to be added to SDT’s existing repertoire in the past seven years.



masterpiece in motion

Swan Lake

12 - 13 September, university cultural centre, nus

Be enthralled by Singapore Dance Theatre’s (SDT) international repertory season, Masterpiece in Motion, from 12 – 13 September 2014. In its fifth season, Masterpiece in Motion will feature a company premiere of American choreographer Val Caniparoli’s Swipe. SDT will also present two other works from our own repertoire, including the dramatic Fearful Symmetries by acclaimed Dutch choreographer, Nils Christe, and 4Seasons, a reflective piece by Natalie Weir.



Ballet Under the Stars

Swan Lake

18 – 20 July & 25 – 27 July, Fort Canning Green

Singapore’s favourite outdoor dance event returns this year with two spectacular weekends of dance. Featuring the world premiere of a new work by Natalie Weir, Chant by Val Caniparoli, The Winds of Zephyrus by Edwaard Liang, Piano Concerto #2, Opus 102 by Edmund Stripe, Theme and Variations by George Balanchine and Opus 25 by Edwaard Liang.



Ballet illuminations : malaysia tour

9 – 11 May, klpac | 16 & 17 May, penangpac

After four successful consecutive years of performances in KLpac, SDT will be making our fifth annual tour back to Malaysia to perform a medley of classical and contemporary performances from the repertoire, sharing some of the Company’s best ballets with the audiences in Malaysia, with additional performances in Penangpac.



Peter and Blue’s Forest Adventure

Swan Lake

Back by popular demand, Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) will be restaging Peter & Blue’s Forest Adventure from 5 - 8 June at the Esplanade Theatre Studio. Created by SDT Artistic Director Janek Schergen, this hour-long children’s ballet production brings together meaningful morals in a time of fun and adventure.



season 2014 media kit

Swan Lake

Find out more about SDT, our history, vision, mission and what we have in store for 2014.



romeo & juliet

Experience the legendary tale of love and passion next March as Singapore Dance Theatre presents Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Singaporean master craftsman in dance, Goh Choo San. From 13 – 16 March, Singapore Dance Theatre will revive this breath-taking romantic ballet at the Esplanade Theatre.



Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) Artistic Director Janek Schergen has announced the Company’s 2014 season. Six new works will enter the repertoire, including world premieres by Natalie Weir, Christina Chan, Ma Cong and Toru Shimazaki and the company premieres of Don Quixote with staging by Cynthia Harvey and Val Caniparoli’s dynamic Swipe.





current press releases


the nutcracker

The Singapore Dance Theatre celebrates the holiday season with the return of the quintessential Christmas classic, The Nutcracker, from 4 – 8 December at The Esplanade Theatre.



Be inspired this November at Passages, Singapore Dance Theatre’s annual Contemporary Season. A 3 – day only showcase, Passages will present a medley of inspiring contemporary dance works at the Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore. This year, three up and coming local choreographers – Max Chen, Ci Ci Chen and Frontier Danceland’s Jereh Leong will showcase their talent and fresh ideas at Passages, the outcome of the Passages choreographic workshop which will equip them with various techniques while stretching their potential.


peter and blue's birthday party

From 26 – 29 September, Singapore Dance Theatre presents Peter & Blue’s Birthday Party, a celebration in conjunction with SDT’s 25th Anniversary year. Performed at the Esplanade Theatre studio, this hour-long children’s ballet production brings together meaningful morals in a time of fun and adventure.



masterpiece in motion

21 May 2013 -Be treated to a visual spectacle as Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) brings a trio of diverse and exquisite works to the Esplanade Theatre stage from 23 – 24 August. Masterpiece in Motion, SDT’s International Repertory Season, is an annual triple bill featuring three works of internationals standards, showcasing the finest examples of choreography to audiences at home


ballet under the stars 2013

21 May 2013 - Immerse yourself in the perfect evening at Singapore Dance Theatre’s (SDT) 18th Edition of the annual Ballet Under the Stars. In the year of SDT’s 25th Anniversary, the Company will be presenting two enchanting weekends of Ballet Under the Stars. From 19 – 21 July, SDT will perform a dazzling showcase of contemporary dance works, featuring guest artists from Expressions Dance Company (Australia) as well as stunning pieces from the Company’s repertoire. From 26 – 28 July, SDT will revive the heart-wrenching romantic tale of Giselle, one of ballet’s most famous tragedies.

Singapore Dance Theatre’s
Silver Anniversary Gala Performance

3 March 2013 - Singapore Dance Theatre is proud to be celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary this year. Since its establishment in 1988, the company has built its reputation as Singapore’s premier dance institution. In conjunction with the celebrations, the Company will present a Gala Performance on 31 May and 1 June at the Esplanade Theatre, featuring a myriad of the best and most memorable pieces from the repertoire.

Singapore Dance Theatre’s New Home at Bugis+ Mall

3 March 2013 - The Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) has officially moved to the Company’s new premises at Bugis+ Mall, after 21 years of calling Fort Canning its home. The move is made possible with the support of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and National Arts Council (NAC), under the Community/Sports Facilities Scheme (CSFS).




20 December 2012 - As Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) celebrates its 25th Silver Anniversary, the Company is proud to open its 2013 season with one of the most well-loved comedy ballets, Coppélia – The Girl with Enamel Eyes. From 14 – 17 March at the Esplanade Theatre, SDT will mesmerise audiences with this charming and sentimental tale of adventure, mistaken identity and a beautiful life-sized doll..



20 December 2012 - Celebrating 25 Years of Elegance
Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) Artistic Director Janek Schergen has announced the Company’s 2013 season, celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary. SDT will bring five new works into the repertoire - four world premieres of new works by Edwaard Liang, Natalie Weir, Kinsun Chan and Christina Chan, as well the company premiere of George Balanchine’s exquisite Theme and Variations.




sleeping beauty 2012

19 September 2012 - In celebration of the magical Christmas season, a time of love, hope and festivities, Singapore Dance Theatre will enchant audiences with Sleeping Beauty, a ballet often considered as the pinnacle of classical repertoire. Staged by artistic director Janek Schergen featuring choreography by Marius Petipa, Singapore Dance Theatre will bring this beloved fairy-tale to life at the Esplanade Theatre as a grand finale to the 2012 season, with stunning costumes, spectacular sets and principal dancers of incomparable technique.



passages 2012

3 September 2012 - This year's Passages will feature new creations by Tan Fang Xi, Timothy Coleman and Christopher Arzaga, who will choreograph exciting new works to be performed in the experimental black box theatre space.




masterpiece in motion 2012

14 June 2012 - Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) is proud to present Masterpiece in Motion this August, bringing three new works of international standards to the repertoire, showcasing the finest examples of choreography to audiences at home.




ballet under the stars

14 June 2012 - Singapore Dance Theatre brings back Ballet Under The Stars this July with a medley of exquisite and inspiring new works. As Singapore’s favourite annual outdoor dance event since its conception in 1995, Ballet Under The Stars is the perfect evening out for family and friends.





peter and blue go around the world

28 March 2012 - For the coming school holidays this June, Singapore Dance Theatre presents Peter and Blue Go Around the World, an hour-long children's ballet production which brings together the magic of fairy-tale and meaningful morals.





SDT announces Season 2012

12 March 2012 – Of course, everyone is looking forward to the 25th year anniversary, which is more symbolic, but this year will be one of great achievements to build the coming celebration on. This season will see the addition of three world premieres and four company premieres, plus the return of several repertoire favourites.




season 2012 subscription package

18 January 2012 – Enjoy premium savings on SDT main theatre seasons that are only available through Season Subscription Package!





swan lake

15 - 18 March 2012

8 December 2011 - The Singapore Dance Theatre opens Season 2012 with one of the greatest classical ballets of all time, Swan Lake. This production premiered in December 2007 and was warmly received by both critics and audiences.


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