Five performances to catch at M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival 2018

Witness local and international dancers throw shapes at this modern dance festival
Singapore’s biggest contemporary dance festival returns with yet another bold line-up featuring both local and international commissions, as well as a plethora of workshops and technique classes to juice up your dancing skills as opposed to hitting the nightclubs. Its ninth edition welcomes an uncompromising attitude of experimentation that explores a wide range of themes. Here are the five highlights to catch.
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Dance, Contemporary and experimental
Asian Festivals Exchange
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This sensorial spectacle presents the award-winning First Abundance Society by Kim Ho-yeon and Lim Jung-ha. Working with collaborator Hwa Wei-An, the visual treat is based on the reimagination of paradise à la Marshall Sahlin’s “original affluent society” theory. Chosen from the Yokohama Dance Collection, Kenji Shinohe’s K(-A-)O showcases the emoticon phenomenon. The night then wraps up with a twin bill by T.H.E. Second Company.
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M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival 2018
Tommer Halperin
Dance, Contemporary and experimental
Binary
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This is a double bill featuring international artists Shamel Pitts and Mirelle Martins for the multi-themed showcase Black Velvet, as well as Astrid Boons for the intense performance Vestige.
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