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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.