Programme A
Thursday 18 July, 8PM
Programme B
Saturday 20 July, 3PM
Programme C
Saturday 20 July, 8PM


Esplanade Annexe Studio


Standard $25
Concession $18
Standing Mezzanine $10
(excluding SISTIC booking fee)

Estimated Duration

75 – 120 minutes (with intermission)

An invitation to watch and be watched. A tennis player’s obsession with victory. A dancer wonders if the body holds a separate memory bank. Daring, exuberant and utterly contemporary, M1 Open Stage is the Festival’s annual excursion into the curious minds of choreographic talents from Singapore, South-east Asia and beyond.

Selected by an international panel from almost 200 entries, these 12 works are a fascinating glimpse into the creative processes and themes that drive the current generation of contemporary dance artists. At once abstract and visceral, profound and questioning, playful and reflective, come delve into the creativity and passion of these dance talents.

House Programme
Photos by
Dana Karuchi (Tennis), Kuang Jingkai (Honey Bee and the Dandelion)
Terry Lin (The Man)

Bozzo (Monkey in a Diaper), New Dance for Asia (Breathing Hole)

Pierpaolo Mazzon (Non(leg)azioni), Crispian Chan (IGNORAMUS)
Arvind (Trikonanga), Gloria Ho (Division)

Programme A (18 July, 8PM)

Tennis – Now or Never by Nimrod Freed (Israel)

Leftovers by Josh Martin from Company 605 (Canada)

Honey Bee And the Dandelion by Hong Guofeng & Chua Chiok Woon (Singapore)

The Man by Jan Möllmer & Tsai-Wei Tien from The Peculiar Man (Germany/Taiwan)

Programme B (20 July, 3PM)

Monkey in a Diaper by Reisa Shimojima (Japan)

Climacteric by Natalie Allen (Australia)

Ghosting: Indelible in the Hippocampus by Bernice Lee (Singapore)

Breathing Hole by Lee Kyunggu & Lee Yeonju from Goblin Party (South Korea)

Programme C (20 July, 8PM)

Non(leg)azioni by Daniele Ninarello (Italy)

Ignoramus by Kim Hoyeon & Lim Jungha from Dab Dance Project (South Korea) & Hwa Wei-An (Malaysia/Singapore)

Trikonanga by Hemabharathy Palani (India)

Division by Justyne Li & Wong Tan Ki from Neo Dance HK (Hong Kong)

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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.