Friday, 25 June 2021, 3pm & 8pm*
Saturday, 26 June 2021, 3pm & 8pm*

*Real-time livestreams available for the 8pm shows on 25 & 26 June, with post-show dialogue.


In-venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio

Real-time livestream: SISTIC Live


Standard $38
Concession $25
Livestream $15+

(excluding SISTIC booking fee)

+General Discounts are not applicable

Programme Booklet

Estimated Duration

Approximately 90 minutes

In light of the latest safe management advisories, the in-venue shows will proceed as planned.

All patrons are required to do SafeEntry check-in at the venue via the TraceTogether app or token only. Other modes of SafeEntry check-in will not be accepted from 24 Apr 2021. To ensure a smooth entry, please download the TraceTogether app ahead of the performance if you have not already done so. We regret that patrons who do not have the app or the token will be denied entry.

, a meditation on inter-dependent coexistence, initiates the Festival’s overture to choreographers Jos Baker (UK/Belgium) and Dimo Kirilov Milev (Netherlands/Bulgaria). 


More than the idea that no man is an island, his interbeing is tied to every creature and object offering nourishment, protection, kinship, a sense of identifying. InterBeing is thus equally a declaration of being in the present, to carry on and keep making.

Addressing the immediate conundrum, Baker’s work Contactless explores how the body remains vital when the future brings restricted travel, where touch is banned and physical proximity turns dangerous. Intermingling mundane, intimate rituals of everyday life with eloquent physicality, Baker crosses multiple mediums in search of the essence of communication.

In Desidium, Milev uses the simplest instruments to generate layers of subtle intimations. Lure or guide? Provocation or plea? Tender offering or a game of discards? With every gesture to yield, resist, stretch and evade, the work invites audiences to arrive at their own conclusions.

Desidium and Contactless were first presented online as works-in-progress in late 2020. The entire choreographic process remains as purely virtual experiences for the choreographers, and will be the Company’s first experiment with creating, rehearsing and premiering new works for a ‘live’ audience without the choreographers being physically present.

General Discounts

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

25% off

Friends of T.H.E (Emanate)

20% off

Friends of T.H.E (Embrace)

15% off

Friends of T.H.E (Embark), Esplanade&Me Black Cardholders, PAssion Card Members, OCBC Arts Platinum Card Members

10% off

Esplanade&Me White Cardholders, OCBC Credit Card Members

5% off

Esplanade&Me Discover Cardholders

Concession Perks

NAC-AEP Tote Board Arts Grant

Secondary schools, JCs, CIs & ITEs that have opted in during the opt-in exercise for 2021 conducted by the National Arts Council (NAC) may use the NAC-AEP’s Tote Board Arts Grant to apply for a subsidy of up to 50% of concession ticket costs for all ticketed shows held at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay in due course.