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Director: Henrique Pina
Dance Artists: Tânia Carvalho, Vera Mantero, Victor Hugo Pontes, Jonas&Lander, Olga Roriz, Paulo Ribeiro (Choreographers), Vítor Hugo Afonso, Diogo Almeida, Luiz Antunes, Inês Campos (Performers)
Six choreographies for six architectural works at six locations around Portugal. Future memories are drawn in Body-Buildings, a series of shorts which brings together dance, architecture and cinema, merging identities and concepts.
Start Sales Date
E&Me Priority Booking
19 Aug 2021, 9am
20 Aug 2021, 9am
Esplanade Box Office:
20 Aug, 12 noon - 6pm
Approximately 50 minutes, with no intermission
Portuguese, with English subtitles
Admission Rules of Esplanade:
- 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.
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
- Infants in arms or patrons below the age of 18 shall not be admitted.
- Patrons 18 years and above must purchase ticket for admission.
- Contains frontal nudity.
- Advisory: Rated M18 (Nudity).
Late Seating Advisory
- You are strongly advised to be seated before the performance start time.
- Latecomers will be admitted during suitable breaks, if any.
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Cineda:ns on 13 - 15 Oct
Curated by Cinemovement
Creative encounters, artistic identities and intimate gestures intertwine in Cineda:ns with three evenings of dance films curated by Cinemovement. This year, da:ns festival 2021 presents international films which range from choreographer documentaries to meditations on the creative possibilities generated by dance made for screen.
Our first evening’s self-reflexive dance documentary on French enfant terrible Jérôme Bel by Sima Khatami and Aldo Lee embraces contradiction, giving us an intimate view of the artistic process and discourse of collaboration between the filmmakers and a choreographer notorious for resisting direction.
The second evening sees Hybrid Motion, a dance-themed anthology of four short films, presenting a lush illustration of intimate dialogues between Hong Kong and Singaporean film- and dancemakers attempting to redefine the boundaries of their respective practices. Including Singapore’s very own Aaron Khek Ah-hock, Ix Wong Thien-pau, and Liao Jiekai.
Finally, lovers of architecture will be transported in Henrique Pina’s Body-Buildings, a site specific collaboration with six choreographers that recontextualises six iconic Portuguese buildings within the lexicon of movement more familiar to dance.
These innovative works of different forms and methods of construction allow us to look at familiar genres with fresh eyes, exploring new possibilities for how dance and film may intersect in da:ns festival 2021.
Co-founded by multidisciplinary artist Elysa Wendi and film producer Jeremy Chua, Cinemovement was initiated as an artist-run platform for filmmakers and choreographers to explore the notion of contemporary dance and film in various settings and modes.
Recommended for 18 years and above. This film contains full frontal nudity. Advisory: Rated M18 (Nudity).