Janek Schergen National Day Award 2017

Singapore Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Janek Schergen was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) by the President of Singapore during the recent National Day Awards 2017 as the Arts Advisory Panel in National Arts Council, Artistic Director of Singapore Dance Theatre, and Founding Artistic Director of Choo-San Goh & H. Robert Magee Foundation

Passages

3 - 5 November 2017, SOTA Studio Theatre

Watch the human body come into full expression as the dancers confront works that grapple with the gratification and realisation of the raw state within oneself. Come and be captivated by the complexities and intricacies of Incomparable Beauty by Ma Cong, the company premiere of Triptych by Val Caniparoli, as well as a World Premiere by Toru Shimazaki.

Ballet Under The Stars

1 - 3, 8 - 10 September 2017, Fort Canning Green

Ballet Under the Stars is back for its 22nd edition! Established by Singapore Dance Theatre in 1995 as Singapore’s most loved and iconic outdoor dance event at the Fort Canning Green, SDT will be presenting a contemporary weekend from 1 – 3 September and classical works from 8 – 10 September.

Celebration In Dance

9 July 2017, Esplanade Theatre

Following the successful inaugural production of Celebration in Dance last August, Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) will be collaborating with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) once again for a one-night-only performance. Celebration in Dance presents a rare and brilliant opportunity for RAD students in Singapore to perform on the prestigious stage at the Esplanade Theatre on 9 July 2017.

Masterpiece In Motion

7 - 8 July 2017, Esplanade Theatre

Masterpiece in Motion speaks for itself – featuring classic jewel pieces that stand the course of time in SDT’s repertoire list. This season presents the most compelling and exquisite works by renowned international choreographers.

Peter & Blue’s Birthday Party

8 - 11 June 2017, Esplanade Theatre Studio

This June holidays, Singapore Dance Theatre will be presenting its annual Peter & Blue's Birthday Party. Choreographed by Artistic Director Janek Schergen, this is an hour-long ballet production which brings together the magic of fairy-tale and delightful dancing.

Coppélia

16 - 19 March 2017, Esplanade Theatre

Coppélia is one of SDT’s favourite full-length classical ballets from our repertoire. This euphoric ballet was first performed by SDT in 1995 with staging by Colin Peasley of The Australian Ballet. With original choreography by Arthur St. Léon, Coppélia is staged with additional choreography by Janek Schergen.

The Nutcracker

7 - 11 December 2016, Esplanade Theatre

With choreography and staging by SDT Artistic Director Janek Schergen, set to a vibrant score by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, with some of the world’s most unforgettable music, this enchanting ballet will feature a spectacular set and gorgeous costumes by local designer Aaron Yap, as well as characters that will dance their way into your hearts.

Passages

28-30 October 2016, Esplanade Theatre Studio

For the first time ever, SDT will be collaborating with Timothy Harbour, the Resident Choreographer of Australian Ballet to create a world premiere for the company. Singapore choreographer, Christina Chan, will also be presenting a new work, which will be her fourth creation for SDT since 2012.

Celebration in Dance

19 & 20 August 2016, Esplanade Theatre

For the first time ever, Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) has collaborated with Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) for a one night only performance, entitled “A Celebration in Dance”. Happening on 21 August 2016 at The Esplanade Theatre, the intention is to invite RAD schools, located in Singapore, to perform alongside SDT in a gala evening performance.

Masterpiece In Motion

19 - 20 August 2016, Esplanade Theatre

Masterpiece in Motion is the name given to our international repertory season to give an overarching theme to the evening. It is a “triple bill” of three works representing what it is that stands at the heart of the foundation of SDT. We challenge ourselves with works by choreographers of impeccable distinction, in ballets that add tremendous richness to our performances.

Ballet Under The Stars

1 - 3, 8 - 10 July 2016, Fort Canning Green

Ballet Under the Stars started in 1995, and has since grown from a single weekend performance to a two-weekend experience, complete with balloon sculpting, food and beverage booth, exclusive merchandise on sale, and more. From local dance enthusiasts, to picnic-loving tourists, all are invited and welcomed to unwind with a sumptuous picnic spread at the park, and enjoy an evening of dance with family and friends!

Peter & Blue Go Around The World

2 - 5 June 2016, Lasalle SIA Theatre

Peter & Blue children’s series has established itself, over the past six years, as some of SDT’s happiest annual performances. The dancers get a big thrill out of the immediate response in performing for young audiences and bringing them into the world inhabited by Peter, his dog, Blue and cat, Calico, with all their adventures.

Don Quixote

10 - 13 March 2016, Esplanade Theatre

Don Quixote was first presented by Singapore Dance Theatre as the concluding highlight of our 2014 season. The decision to present such an important ballet signaled a new maturity in the level of SDT, in every element, from the artistry and abilities of the dancers, to the production values necessary to bring such a masterpiece onto the stage.

Swan Lake

3 - 6 December 2015, Esplanade Theatre

An enthralling revival of the world's most beloved ballet, Swan Lake will bring the year to a spectacular finale as SDT rekindles this famous classical masterpiece. A ballet for all ages, Swan Lake tells the story of undying love, a cruel twist of fate, and the promise of devotion.

Passages

30 October - 1 November 2015, Goodman Arts Centre

In light of our nation’s 50th anniversary, SDT joins this jubilant occasion by showcasing brand new ballets by Singapore’s very own dance choreographers. SDT will celebrate and develop our current talents by having two previous Passages choreographic workshop create two complete works – Gigi Gianti (2011) and Max Chen (2013).

Masterpiece In Motion

21 - 22 August 2015, Esplanade Theatre

In its sixth season, Masterpiece in Motion continues to bring in world-class ballets like the world premiere of Midnight Waltzes by François Klaus, as well as the company premiere of Bournonville Divertissement by legendary choreographer August Bournonville, staged by Dinna Bjorn. We will also showcase one of our existing repertoire, Opus 25 by Edwaard Liang

Ballet Under The Stars

12 - 14 June, 19 - 21 June 2015, Fort Canning Green

2015 will mark the 20th year that SDT has presented Ballet Under the Stars in Fort Canning Park. I doubt anyone thought that when it first started in 1995, that the outdoor dance performances we presented then would become the iconic annual event it has grown into today.

Peter & Blue Birthday Party

2 - 5 July 2015, Esplanade Theatre Studio

SDT’s annual children season performance, returns after the successful productions of Peter & Blue’s Birthday Party in 2013, Peter & Blue’s Forest Adventure in 2010, 2011 and 2014, and, Peter & Blue Go Around the World in 2012. Peter & Blue’s Birthday Party is the final story of this exciting three-part ballet series.

Sleeping Beauty

12 - 15 March 2015, Esplanade Theatre

A treat for all ages, audiences will be captivated by this timeless tale about a beautiful princess, a spell of 100 years sleep, a charming prince and a true love’s kiss which awakens the kingdom’s slumber. Sleeping Beauty is a visual spectacle of music and dance with a rich score by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and stunning costumes designed by Tracy Grant Lord.

Don Quixote

4 - 7 December 2014, 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

12 - 13 September 2014, University Cultural Centre Hall, National University of Singapore

Be enthralled by Singapore Dance Theatre’s (SDT) international repertory season, Masterpiece in Motion, from 12 – 13 September 2014. Be captivated by a visual spectacle of exquisite contemporary works, as SDT presents an annual triple-bill, featuring three works of international standards, showcasing the finest choreographies.

Ballet Under The Stars

18 - 20 July, 25 - 27 July 2014, Fort Canning Green

Immerse yourself in the perfect evening at Singapore Dance Theatre’s (SDT) 19th Edition of the annual Ballet Under the Stars. This year, SDT will be presenting two weekends of exquisite choreography by award-winning international choreographers from 18 – 20 July and 25 – 27 July at Fort Canning Green.

Peter & Blue’s Forest Adventure

5 - 8 June 2014, Esplanade Theatre Studio

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.

Romeo and Juliet

13 - 16 March 2014, Esplanade Theatre

Goh Choo San’s moving interpretation of this romantic tragedy in three acts is inspired by Shakespeare’s timeless classic tale of two lovers from two feuding families in Verona, Italy, brought together by fate. Be mesmerised by the beauty of dance through the enduring story of the beloved star-crossed lovers, set against a powerful score by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev.

The Nutcracker

4 - 8 December 2013, Esplanade Theatre

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. SDT will present its version of The Nutcracker, first staged in 2011, which will bring audiences on a journey through the pre-WWI, turn of the century Shanghai. The ballet will feature your favourite and familiar characters including Clara, the Snow Queen, the Sugar Plum fairy and her Cavalier.

Passages

1 - 3 November 2013, Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore

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.

Peter and Blue’s Birthday Party

26 - 29 September 2013, Esplanade Theatre Studio

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

23 - 24 August 2013, Esplanade Theatre

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

19 - 21 July, 26 - 28 July 2013, Fort Canning Green

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 and 26 - 28 July at Fort Canning Green.

Singapore Dance Theatre’s 25th Anniversary Gala

31 May - 1 June 2013, Esplanade Theatre

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. The Gala will be one that will pay tribute to SDT’s past, celebrate the present and represent the Company’s anticipation towards the future.

Coppélia

14 - 17 March 2013, Esplanade Theatre

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. A new staging by Artistic Director Janek Schergen, featuring original choreography by Arthur Saint-Leon, Coppélia is set to a ballet libretto by Charles Nuittier, with music by Léo Delibes.

Sleeping Beauty

13 - 16 December 2012, Esplanade Theatre

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

2 - 4 November 2012, National Museum Gallery Theatre

This November, three fledging choreographers will showcase their talent and fresh ideas as dancers from Singapore Dance Theatre present their stunning contemporary works at the National Museum Theatre during the annual Passages showcase. 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

24 - 25 August 2012, Esplanade Theatre

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

20 - 22 July 2012, Fort Canning Green

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 & Blue Go Around The World

8 - 10 June 2012, Esplanade Theatre Studio

SDT’s annual children season performance, returns after the successful premiere in 2010 and restaging in 2011 (Peter and Blue’s Forest Adventure), this all-new sequel will see the ever-inquisitive trio - Peter, his dog Blue and his cat Calico, embark on yet another magical adventure but far beyond their home this time!

Swan Lake

15 - 18 March 2012, Esplanade Theatre

Artistic Director, Janek Schergen and the Singapore Dance Theatre will present Swan Lake, perhaps the most famous and well-known ballet of all time, from 15 to 18 March 2012 at the Esplanade Theatre. This is the third time the SDT is presenting this ballet, having performed it in 2007 and 2009.

The Nutcracker

8 - 11 December 2011, Esplanade Theatre

Join The Nutcracker on a tinsel journey through pre- WWI, turn-of-the-century, colonial Shanghai. This new version of the timeless classic by Tchaikovsky is a light-hearted tale of adventure and courage featuring Clara and her adventures after she receives a beautifully-crafted nutcracker doll from her toymaker uncle, Dr Drosselmeyer.

Passages

28 - 29 October 2011, Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore

Contemporary dance takes center stage again in a two-dayonly showcase! ‘Passages’ shines a light on the new creations of four young choreographers Christina Chan, Gianti Giadi Gigi, Basu Mallick Koustav and Micheal Wong. The sky is the limit when Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) and National Museum of Singapore come together in this spectacular collaboration.

Ballet Under The Stars

15 - 17 July 2011, Fort Canning Green

Experience an evening of beauty as Singapore Dance Theatre brings back Singapore‟s favourite annual outdoor dance event, Ballet Under The Stars (BUTS). BUTS is best known for it‟s exciting performances and an annual occasion well suited for family outings and social gatherings, where our audiences can
enjoy a medley of modern and classical dance performances over a leisurely picnic, right under the Singapore night sky.

Masterpiece In Motion

10 - 11 June 2011, Esplanade Theatre

Masterpiece in Motion features SDT’s premiere of Fearful Symmetries by Nil Christie, Maninyas by Stanton Welch and a new work, The Winds of Zephyrus by Edwaard Liang.

Romeo and Juliet

24 - 27 March 2011, Esplanade Theatre

Featuring a sweeping score by Sergei Prokofiev and soaring choreography by Goh Choo San, Romeo and Juliet is one of the greatest love stories in the classical ballet repertoire. This March, Singapore Dance Theatre brings Romeo & Juliet to the Singapore stage.

Sleeping Beauty

16 - 19 December 2010, Esplanade Theatre

Featuring music by Tchaikovsky and choreography by Marius Petipa, Sleeping Beauty is one of the most famous ballets in the classical repertoire. Its opulence and formal rigour characterise — perhaps better than any other production — the essence of classical ballet. This December, Singapore Dance Theatre brings Sleeping Beauty to a Singapore stage in a brand-new production featuring dynamic staging by the company’s Artistic Director Janek Schergen and an array of lavish sets and ornately hand-crafted costumes.

Passages

3 November 2010, Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore

Fledgling choreographers have limited opportunities to set their works on professional dancers, but Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) circumvents this limitation by collaborating with the National Museum of Singapore to present Passages, where four young choreographers will be invited to work with SDT dancers to produce new and original dance creations that are best suited for the black box theatre space.

Ballet Under The Stars

16 - 18 July 2010, Fort Canning Green

Singapore’s most popular outdoors arts event, Ballet Under The Stars (BUTS), is back this July to bring entertaining dance performances to the audience. BUT is an annual occasion for family outings and social gatherings, where audiences can savour a leisurely picnic while enjoying a medley of modern and classical dance performances.

Masterpiece In Motion

25 - 26 June 2010, Esplanade Theatre

Masterpiece in Motion features SDT’s premiere of Serenade by George Balanchine, A Million Kisses to my Skin by David Dawson and a new work by Adrian Burnett.

Peter & Blue’s Forest Adventure

7 - 9 May 2010, LASALLE SIA Theatre

Created by Artistic Director Janek Schergen, Peter and Blue’s Forest Adventure is a new one-hour children ballet blending elements of a fairy-tale with a meaningful moral. The story unveils on a sunny midsummer morning, when Peter, together with his dog, Blue, and cat, Calico, venture into the enchanted forest to search for treats to surprise his mother on her birthday.

Giselle

11 - 14 March 2010, Victoria Theatre

A great romantic ballet soars onto the stage as Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) presents Giselle this March at Victoria Theatre, with staging by Janek Schergen, after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. Drawing audiences into a work that embodies elements of the Romantic period, Giselle is a ballet filled with mystery, otherworldly beauty, excitement, danger and death.