Friday, 21 June, 8PM
Saturday, 22 June, 8PM


Esplanade Theatre Studio


Standard $38 Concession $23
(excluding SISTIC booking fee)

Estimated Duration

130 minutes (inclusive of 30-minute intermission with light reception)

This 10th anniversary edition of Binary – International Artists Showcase presents two unforgettable past Festival artists hailed for their commanding stage presence and artistry.

House Programme
Photos by Matron (Dan-su), James Quah (Stigma)
Watch the trailer of Dan-su and Stigma here

For those who missed its highly-acclaimed 2013 staging at the Festival, here’s your chance to catch Stigma, a dark, enigmatic solo performance by Danish dance artist Kitt Johnson. Hailed as one of the New York Times’ Top 10 Dance Performances of 2003, this extraordinary work has lost none of its visceral power and hypnotic intensity 20 years after its astonishing debut.

Last seen at the Festival in 2014, Japanese dance artist Shintaro Oue presents 談ス (Dan-su), marking the Singapore premiere of this adventurous full-length work. Stripping away all dance rules, the work lets go of perfection to courageously explore states of uncertainty. Both a dance and a dialogue, the choreography develops from the myriad expressions of the body, as its three performers shape-shift in every scene.

A reflection on the life of creating and performing, Binary – International Artists Showcase celebrates the evolution and beauty of these artistic journeys.

Advisory 16: Please note that part of the performance of Stigma contains top-half female frontal nudity.

Read about Kitt Johnson and Shintaro Oue
on our blog! Allow them to share their own insights to dance and choreography.

Traffic Advisory

Please note that several roads around Esplanade will be closed on Saturday, 22 June, due to rehearsals for National Day Parade 2019.

As traffic congestion is expected and the road closures may cause significant delays, we advise you to arrive with a comfortable lead time on the day and to please use public transport to access Esplanade.

Do note that vehicular access to Esplanade will also be affected on the day. Details as follows:

  • Esplanade Mall Driveway drop-off point (along Raffles Avenue): Closed from 9am – 12am
  • Esplanade Basement Carpark: Entrance along Esplanade Drive towards Nicoll Highway will be closed from 9am – 12am. Please enter along Esplanade Drive towards Fullerton Road.

The duration of the performance is 2 hours 10 minutes, including a 30-minute intermission. Patrons who arrive after the performance commences will only be admitted into the venue during suitable breaks or at intermission, if any.

For more information, please visit NDP website here, or call Esplanade’s Customer Experience team at +65 6828 8377 (from 8.30am – 10pm daily).

Thank you for your understanding.

Get the Show Bundle and enjoy up to

20% Savings

upon purchase of Co.Lab.Asians, Binary – International Artists Showcase, DiverCity & Mr. Sign. This bundle is best combined with the M1 Open Stage Triplet Deal for a perfect taste of all seven different ticketed programmes at our national performing arts centre. Available from 25 March 2019.

$108.80 (Usual Price: $138)

General Discounts

Only applicable to shows held at Esplanade and selected events held at T.H.E Dance Company’s studio.


T.H.E Friends (with valid code) &
Early Birds (till 15 April)


PAssion Card Members, OCBC Arts Platinum Card Members, Esplanade&Me Black Cardholders


OCBC Credit Card Members, Esplanade&Me White Cardholders, Group Bookings of ≥10

Concession Perks

NAC-AEP Tote Board Arts Grant

Secondary schools, JCs, CIs and ITEs may use NAC-AEP’s Tote Board Arts Grant to apply for a subsidy of up to 50% of concession ticket costs for selected shows.

Click for Letter of Eligibility.

Group Bookings

For every 20 student tickets purchased for a single show, an accompanying teacher or instructor gets a free ticket.

Aspiring Professional Dancers Incentive

Dance students enrolled in a full-time vocational dance course enjoy 3 free classes with a minimum purchase of $200 (excluding SISTIC booking fees). Simply email us proof of your current enrolment and a copy of your receipts and we will arrange your free classes.