announcing sdt's 2013

performance season



Swan Lake

14 - 17 March, Esplanade Theatre

Coppélia is a colourful, well-loved full length classical ballet. This three-act ballet tells the light-hearted story of the mysterious Dr Coppélius who owns a beautiful life-sized puppet, Coppélia. A village youth named Franz, bethrothed to the beautiful Swanilda becomes infatuated with Coppélia. This ballet is both sentimental and charming with original choreography by Arthur Saint-Leon and music by Leo Delibes. Coppélia is one of the best-known and most performed comedy ballets, sure to entertain and will be enjoyed by all!

kl tour

Swan Lake

5 - 7  April, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Paquita staged by Janek Schergen

ZIN! by Nils Christe

Organ Concerto by Nils Christe

Jabula by Natalie Weir


SDT Gala Show – 25th Anniversary Celebration

Swan Lake

31 May – 1 June, Esplanade Theatre

Guest Artists from The Australian Ballet and Queensland Ballet

Serenade (First Movement) by George Balanchine

A Classical Pas de Deux

A new work by Edwaard Liang

ZIN! by Nils Christe

Fives (Last Movement) by Goh Choo San

Ballet Under The Stars
Contemporary PERFORMANCE

Swan Lake

19 - 21 July, fort canning green

Absence of Story by Toru Shimazaki

A work by Expressions Dance Company

A new work by Natalie Weir

Fives by Goh Choo San

Ballet Under The Stars
Classical PERFORMANCE - giselle

Swan Lake

26 – 28 July, Fort Canning Green

Giselle, choreographed by Jean Coralli & Jules Perrot and staged by Artistic Director Janek Schergen, is one of the golden romantic classical ballets. Giselle is an amalgamated tale of devotion, betrayal and deception that epitomises this tragic love story. It tells the love story between a village maiden, Giselle and a nobleman, Albrecht. SDT will be staging this full-length classical production outdoors, amidst the lush greenery of Fort Canning Park.

masterpiece in motion

Swan Lake

23 - 24 august, esplanade theatre

Organ Concerto by Nils Christe

Lamberena by Val Caniparoli

Theme and Variations by George Balanchine


peter and blue's birthday party

Swan Lake

26 - 29 september, esplanade theatre studio

Peter and Blue's Birthday Party, is an hour-long children's ballet production which brings together the magic of fairy-tale and meaningful morals. Returning after the successful premiere in 2010, restaging in 2011 and a new sequel in 2012, this latest production will see the ever-inquisitive trio - Peter, his dog Blue and his cat Calico, embark on yet another magical adventure, ending off with a blast at huge birthday celebration!



Swan Lake


Featuring a work by Kinsun Chan


The Nutcracker

Swan Lake

4 – 8 December, Esplanade Theatre

SDT brings back the beloved classical ballet this Christmas season. The Nutcracker is set in a pre-WWI, turn-of-the-century, colonial Shanghai setting. Expect to see spectacular sets and costumes, along with the well-loved a familiar characters who will dance their way into your hearts.







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