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13 Oct 2023 - 15 Oct 2023

Singapore | Connect Asia Now 2023 performances

CAN – Connect Asia Now, held at the Esplanade in Singapore from 13 to 15 October 2023, will spotlight contemporary dance works by Asian dance artists. 

Part of the Esplanade’s da:ns focus initiative (previously the longstanding da:ns festival), CAN is recognised for supporting distinct voices and creative impulses from the region and it acts as a gathering place for connection – within Asia, and between Asia and the rest of the world.

Performances include: 

  • Indonesian visual and performance artist Melati Suryodarmo who premiers "Lapse", a new dance creation performed by collaborators from Indonesia, Singapore and beyond
  • Chinese dance company TAO Dance Theater presenting "13" and "14", the two latest instalments of choreographer Tao Ye’s signature "Numerical Series"
  • Emerging Thai choreographer Kornkarn Rungsawang, who will present "Mali Bucha: Dance Offering", a ritual-inspired performance that combines dance, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)

In addition, TAO Dance Theater will deliver a workshop for professional dancers, dance teachers and students, focused on the Circular Movement System, a signature movement vocabulary developed by Tao Ye and Duan Ni, the Artistic Directors of the TAO Dance Theater.

Full programme

Image: TAO Dance Theater, credit Fan Xi.