Photo by Malcolm Fu.

M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2021: Replugged celebrates the challenges and breakthroughs of 2020 and one trailblazing decade of remarkable milestones. The 11th edition revives ‘live’ performances created by Singaporean artists and international dance makers. A quarantine-friendly selection of live-streamed shows will also be made accessible on digital screens. As we begin the curative process of rebuilding communication, intimacy and hope, M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2021: Replugged is a fitting paean of optimism and gratitude as the Festival gears up for a refreshed, reimagined outlook next year.

Where does a dance festival find its place amidst a time of unprecedented crises? For our community of creators, facilitators and allies, the Festival hopes to provide a safe harbour to process the effects of the pandemic on our dance landscape. With a fair portion of this year’s programming influenced by global ongoings, it kickstarts the curative process by restoring our tools of communication, satiating the yearning of tactile intimacy and acknowledging that fragility and endurance coexist in the human body.

M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival has become a staple of the Singapore dance scene, and aims to dispel the myth of incomprehensibility while presenting quality international and regional works and championing new local artists.

                                                                                                                                Photo by Benjamin Becker.

The Festival Team

Board of Directors
Jobina Tan
Foo Yuet Min
Lee Biyi
Kuik Swee Boon
Lee Chor Lin
Jason Chia
Belina Tan

Artistic Directors 
Artistic Director, T.H.E Dance Company & Festival Director, M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival: Kuik Swee Boon
Associate Artistic Director, T.H.E Second Company: Silvia Yong

Office Staff 
Festival Manager: Athelyna Swee
Outreach Manager, Education & Community: Denise Leong
Administrative & Partnerships Executive: Jaycee Ho
Marketing Executive: Danielle Patayan
International Projects Coordinator & Tour Manager: Giulia Poli
Intern (Marketing): Zelda Chua

Production & Design Team
Production Manager: Natalie Lim
Lighting Designer (InterBeing): Adrian Tan
Lighting Designer & Coordinator (Dance at Dusk, M1 Open Stage, Co.Lab.Asians): Liu Yong Huay Faith
Technical Manager (Dance at Dusk, InterBeing, M1 Open Stage, Co.Lab.Asians): David Li
Stage Manager (Dance at Dusk, InterBeing, M1 Open Stage, Co.Lab.Asians): Lee Xinzhi
Stage Manager (Off Stage): Marilyn Chew
Assistant Stage Manager (InterBeing, M1 Open Stage, Co.Lab.Asians): Rachel Ong

Creative Team 
Graphic Designer: Qu’est-ce Que C’est Design & Bryan Angelo Lim
Blog Writer: Adeline Loh
Copywriter: Jael Chew
Key Visual Photographer: Crispian Chan
Festival Trailer Video Editor: Weilee Yap
InterBeing & Video-on-demand Videographer & Video Editor: Made in SG
Photographers: Bernie Ng & Kuang Jingkai
Livestream Videographer: Pangolin Films
Creative Access Artist (Dance at Dusk): Access Path Productions

Any questions?

Please feel free to get in touch with us!