Impressing the Czar by Dresden Semperoper Ballett

Dance, Ballet
Impressing the Czar by Dresden Semperoper Ballett
Photo: Ian Whalen
Impressing the Czar by Dresden
Impressing the Czar by Dresden

Marvel at the breathtakingly graceful silhouettes of the German contemporary ballet company, Dresden Semperoper Ballett, as they pirouette and jeté across the Esplanade Theatre stage on March 15 and 16 and as a part of this year's da:ns series. Choreographed by the postmodern ballet mastermind William Forsythe, this award-winning dance composition features a stunning blend of traditional and contemporary ballet along with lavish costumes and an elaborate set. The epic four-act Impressing the Czar, which debuted in 1988, is deemed as one of William Forsythe's most acclaimed work in the history of dance.

Impressing the Czar has no linear narrative. The 4-act narrative collectively plays on the history of ballet and the economics of Western culture with subtle tongue-in-cheek cultural references. Think Mr Pnut as a protagonist of sorts who personifies the arrow-impaled Christian martyr, Saint Sebastian. Secure your seats to this captivating ballet experience here.

Time Out Singapore in partnership with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

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