M1 Open Stage + DiverCity


19 & 20 July 2018, 8PM


Esplanade Theatre Studio

M1 Open Stage + DiverCity has been hailed for its “open, diverse and accessible” curation, where up-and-coming choreographers evoke the “power, potential and universality of contemporary dance for all audiences” (The Straits Times).

M1 Open Stage

This year, with an increased number of international programme collaborators, M1 Open Stage features innovative and exhilarating works by a diverse range of dance artists over two nights.

Programme A
Annamaria Ajmone (Italy), Marcus Foo and Shou Yi Goh (Singapore), Mai Kubota (Japan), Jinyook Ryu and Hyeayoon Kim (South Korea), and Gil Kerer and Korina Fraiman (Israel).
Programme B
Albert Tiong (Singapore), Chey Jurado (Spain), Ruri Mito (Japan), Tom Tsai (USA/Taiwan), and Logyee Jung (South Korea).


Are we all living to die? Influenced by Albert Camus’ philosophy of “the Absurd”, Singapore-based choreographers Chiew Peishan and Liu Wen-Chun explore the absurdity that every living being faces death eventually in a new work for DiverCity. Created in collaboration with Taiwanese film artist Chen Yan-Hong and local dramaturg Neo Kim Seng, Should I Kill Myself Or Have A Cup Of Coffee? visualises the choreographers’ personal musings on this absurdity.

Please note that the programmes of M1 Open Stage are different on both nights, while DiverCity remains the same.

Guest festival directors from our international partners and collaborators will be watching both nights to select works that they would like to present at their respective festivals. There will be a selection ceremony after the performance on 20 July.

M1 Open Stage Twin Deal: $38

With two different line-ups on each night, purchase the Twin Deal to catch all 10 selected works!

$25 / $15

20% Discount - M1 Customers and T.H.E Friends (with valid code). 15% Discount - Early Bird (till 1 May), PAssion Card Members and OCBC Arts Platinum Card Members. 10% Discount - OCBC Credit Card Members and Esplanade&Me Cardholders. * Limited concession tickets for students, NSFs and senior citizens. Concession tickets and the twin deal are not eligible for any further discount.

Buy tickets 2019-07-19 20:00:00 1970-01-01 00:00:00 Europe/London M1 Open Stage + DiverCity For details, link here: http://the-contact.org/2018/shows/m1openstage-divercity/ Esplanade Theatre Studio The Contact hello@the-contact.org