9 Dance Events That Make The September Lineup

Get ready to move and groove with an eclectic array of dance events this September that promises to captivate, energise, and leave you in awe.

Courtesy of Decadance Co

Creased

Decadance Co starts the month off with Creased, a contemporary exploration of generational understanding that seeks to bridge the gap between family members, neighbours, and even strangers.

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A masterpiece to embody human connection, Creased unites three generations of dancers of the company, including seniors and youngsters. The performance is a collaboration, shaped by and for everyone, and invites audiences of all ages to be part of this celebration of bonds.

Experience a shift in societal perspectives on 1 and 2 September and get your tickets here.

Courtesy of Esplanade

The Soul of Spain

The Esplanade transports us to Spain with Flamenco Sin Fronteras and violinist Yong Kai Lin to showcase the heart and soul of flamenco, Spanish music, and dance. So get ready for an evening filled with energy and emotion while capturing the very essence of Spanish culture!

The performance is also a lead-up to the Singapore Flamenco Festival 2023 in October when some of the best flamenco artists in Spain and Singaporean-based artists will be performing.

Catch this prelude at the Esplanade Concourse on September 3rd for free and learn more here!

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The Edge of Solace

On 9 September, the Dance Ensemble Singapore Arts Company (DES Arts) celebrates its 30th anniversary with The Edge of Solace – a double-bill performance in collaboration with internationally renowned choreographers, Laba Zhaxi from China and Roh Hyun Sik from South Korea.

Inspired by humanity and worldly affairs, each piece explores progress in growth and navigation in times of turmoil and struggle.

This collaboration will fuse traditional Chinese and South Korean dance styles with a contemporary perspective to create a unique and universal language of dance.

Get your tickets here to ensure you catch the spectacular cast!

Courtesy of Danz People (@danzpeople)

In Da House Masterclass

Danz People brings back their In Da House Masterclass with KAZtheFIRE. Flying in from Japan as a part of the HATA BOYS and Dr. SWAG, and a choreographer for international artists such as TXT, Stray Kids, and Ballistik Boyz, there’s no doubt that he always brings the heat and is full of energy.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from him on 9 and 10 September as he will be conducting one masterclass per day.

Secure your slots before they sell out here.

Courtesy of Movemental

Dance Movement Therapy

We’ve always known dance to be a powerful medium for art and expression but Movemental is bringing us a new way to utilise dance in Dance Movement Therapy.

This September, they are holding a course aimed at imparting professionals in the mental health, social work, healthcare, and education sectors with knowledge and techniques in DMT.

As part of the curriculum, participants will be able to understand how body movement impacts mental and emotional well-being and practice awareness and the ability to modulate well-being through the mind-body connection.

They will also learn to apply DMT using tools that will facilitate emotional discovery, change, and growth through the use of creative and therapeutic movement.

You can now sign up here and learn more about the program here.

World Supremacy Battlegrounds SG

WSB SG Vol. 3 brings us the excitement of an international dance battle with dancers coming from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam over six different categories.

The Junior, Varsity, and Open categories happening on 16 September and the Cell, Tertiary, and Monster categories are on the next day.

Dancers from diverse backgrounds will showcase their skills, creativity, and teamwork in the dynamic competition that highlights the global nature of dance culture.

Tickets are now available for purchase here.

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Origins Interschool

Origins Interschool returns this year with 2 v 2 Hip Hop and B-boy battles on 23 and 24 September respectively.

With over 15 registered teams per genre, the event continues to be a platform for new and upcoming local dancers to compete in a safe space.

Courtesy of Origins Interschool (@originsinterschool)

Not only will you be able to celebrate the essence of Hip-Hop and Bboy culture, but also be part of bringing together dancers from various schools and communities.

Stay tuned to their Instagram page here for upcoming information on the battle format and ticket sales!

Courtesy of College High Singapore (@collegehigh.sg)

College High

Another event for the students and upcoming dancers, College High is taking place right after on the 24 and 25 September.

Taking a more interesting approach, the battles will be 5 v 5, but teams will only be formed on the day itself after the individual auditions!

This event is a testament to the next generation of dancers who are pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation in the world of dance.

Courtesy of College High Singapore (@collegehigh.sg)

Judged by Amin from Singapore, AJ from Taiwan, and Acky from Japan, College High will definitely turn up the competitive spirit for young dancers vying for supremacy on the dance floor – so make sure not to miss the competition’s debut.

Not forgetting, the event will also host workshops by AJ and Acky, now open for sign-ups here! If you are a student in Singapore over 17 or you simply want the witness the rise of our young dancers, registration for participants and audiences is open here.

Courtesy of 5OAK Street Art Festival (@5ofakind_sg)

5 of a Kind 2023

We end the month with the return of another long-awaited festival, 5 of a Kind! Bigger than ever, this year’s edition brings forth dance battles, over 50 workshops, art exhibitions, fashion and food markets, then closing it off with special music performances at their afterparty, The Ripple.

Artists will be coming down from Singapore, France, the United States, Canada, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea, so there is going to be a whirlwind of passion and inspiration. Spreading from 29 September to 1 October, this is not an event you should be missing out on.

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So end the month off with a bang – get your passes and register for the battles and registrations here!

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