Open Stage

7 works, spread over 2 programmes, present a snapshot of the wide, wide world of contemporary dance. Join these exciting, eclectic artists from Southeast Asia and beyond in tender, playful conversations on our world at large.

Photo by Ok Sang Hoon

Open Stage

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Programme A:
23 June, 8PM;

24 June, 3PM

Programme B:
24 June,
25 June, 3PM

Ground Level (Standard): $30
Ground Level (Concession): $21
Mezzanine Level: $12

Ground Level (Standard) Twin Deal: $56
Ground Level (Concession) Twin Deal: $38
Mezzanine Twin Deal: $22

Live, In-venue
Esplanade Annexe Studio

Estimated Duration
Programme A: approximately 80 minutes
Programme B: approximately 95 minutes, including intermission

Accessibility Notes:
Wheelchair access is only available for the ground level. If you require support to access the venue, please get in touch with us at

Open Stage contains 2 different programmes. Programme B contains partial nudity, and uses haze effects and strobe lighting.

A dynamic and diverse platform, Open Stage presents a curated mixed bill of 7 works selected from over 260 submissions. Through the unique movement vocabularies and perspectives of these global artists, explore self-identity, cultural relations, and societal norms; relish virtuosity, camaraderie, and fantastical worlds.

Open Stage celebrates the restaging of works in efforts to reduce the pressure of constant production in the artistic world. Works selected reflect an enduring relevance that speak to the issues of our time, and contribute to conversations and observations of the world around us.

Programme A | 23 June, 8PM¹; 24 June, 3PM²
songs for friends: a vinyl (selected tracks) (excerpt) — Ashley Ho (Singapore/Netherlands) & Domenik Naue (Germany/Netherlands)¹
PALACE — Megan Doheny (United States) & Ilya Nikurov (Russia/Israel)¹
Jap/Vanese — Moh. Hariyanto (Indonesia) & Reisa Shimojima (Japan)²

Programme B | 24 June, 8PM³; 25 June, 3PM⁴
[Advisory 16 (Some nudity]
BALL MEASURES #8 — Dapheny Chen (Singapore)³
It’s Not My Body — Chapter 3.5 — Wong Tan-ki (Hong Kong)³
This Appearance — Nah Jieying (Singapore)⁴
F I C T I O N S — Annabelle Dvir (Israel)⁴
*Programme B includes a 15-minute intermission.
¹²³⁴All shows are accompanied by post-show dialogues, and each dialogue session features the respective indicated artists.

Perks &

Applicable to all ticketed programmes.

Friends of T.H.E (Emanate)

25% off

Friends of T.H.E (Embrace)

20% off

Friends of T.H.E (Embark)

15% off


≥30% off

NAC-AEP Tote Board Arts Grant

Schools are eligible for the Public Arts Programme funding of up to 50% from Tote Board Arts Grant. For schools interested in bulk-booking tickets for students, please contact us at

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