Your Dance Itinerary For June 2023 — 7 Dance Events To Attend

We are almost halfway through the year, but the dance events are just getting started. Here are seven events we’re highlighting in preparation for a crazier second half of 2023!

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Desire Lines

We are starting off June really well with Project Kinaesthesia presenting Desire Lines, a film screening that will debut on 11 and 18 June at PLAYinc!

It is a collaboration between three dancers (Rachel, Daphne and Madhu), two musicians, an illustrator, and a documenter over the course of six months to craft a short film that traces the memories we leave in the different spaces around Singapore.

As part of the experience, you will be surrounded by live music, dancers and plenty of opportunities to connect and be inspired.

Beyond the film screening, you can expect discussions, activities and even food and drinks — all for only S$10! Desire Lines will also be hosting a workshop for dancers to experience the ideation process through some fun and simple exploration.

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Over the course of three time slots each day at 11am, 3.30pm and 7.30pm, it is the perfect platform for your archived ideas to resurface and be explored! Otherwise, come by to be inspired and plant new ideas, or just spend some time amidst endless passion and creativity.

Don’t miss out on this all-rounder and register for a slot here. Remember to follow Project Kinaesthesia’s telegram channel for special updates and content too!

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Recognize! Recital 2023 Auditions

We’re also kicking off the month of June with the return of R! Recital.

After a prolonged pandemic hiatus, Recognize! Studios is bringing back the 7th edition of the recital which will be taking place on 12 November 2023 at the UCC Auditorium.

In preparation for that, the auditions will be conducted throughout the month of June during the instructors’ open classes. This takes away from the pressures of a one-take video audition or a two-attempt live audition as you have multiple opportunities to attend class and even display your progress through the month!

The results will be released the first week of July and the experience will incur a S$150 recital fee if you are selected. The choreographers and genres in this year’s recital are available below:

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All you have to do is register your interest in the form here and take note of the open class schedule for the month.

R! Recital offers a platform for dancers to train, learn and perform, and for instructors and guest artists to showcase their choreography skills.

If you’re still not convinced, we cover more on recitals and why you should consider joining one here.

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Recognize! Studios Open House

Besides the Recital Auditions, Recognize! is also hosting its open house on 10 and 11 June.

Designed to accommodate dancers from various dance backgrounds, the open house offers dancers the opportunity to try, explore and push their limits with the diverse dance styles available. The discounted prices provide another good reason to come by the open house.

At S$7 per class or S$35 for unlimited classes on both days, take the opportunity to try out different styles and learn from choreographers whose classes you’ve always wanted to attend!

Make sure to bring along your friends and immerse yourself in the joy of dance! Of course, there will be classes catered for the kids to experience street dance at an introductory pace, focusing on easy-to-learn and entertaining dance fundamentals. What’s more, kids’ classes will be completely free of charge!

Something for everybody, there’s absolutely no reason to miss the open house. Slots are now open for booking here!

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Cont·act Contemporary Dance Festival

From 8 to 27 June, The Human Expression (T.H.E) Dance Company is collaborating with Esplanade to present the Cont·act Contemporary Dance Festival!

The program includes shows, classes, workshops and the company’s mid-year intensive. For its 13th edition, the festival draws us back to the essence of dance: the body as instrument, and movement as language.

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There will be four shows — Dance at Dusk, PheNoumenon, Open Stage and Off Stage — alongside over 20 workshops of varying levels and focuses conducted by choreographers for Singapore, Australia, United States, Russia, Israel, Germany, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, United Kingdom and Japan.

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Finally, the T.H.E Mid-Year Intensive is a three-day intensive that comprises five hours of technique, improvisation and repertoire classes each day.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain insight into the company’s signature works by experiencing its movement methodology and technique classes! From playful approaches to dance to poignant reflections of the modern-day world, let cont·act bring you on a journey like no other to reimagine, redefine and reconnect with yourself and the world around you.

Head over to their website here for more details of each show, class and intensive workshop together with the pricing and schedule for all the programs.

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*Scape Street Dance Intensive Workshops

*SCAPE presents a series of workshops with some of the most talented choreographers in the local scene.

The workshops are an introduction to the upcoming Street Dance Intensive mentorship program, where participants will get the chance to consult with international choreographers and present their work in January 2024!

These workshops will allow choreographers to refine ideas and concepts or level up and learn new skills and methods.

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There will be two different sessions, on 17 and 24 June. Both sessions will be conducted by different instructors — B.MABOO and Jeremy Tan on 17 June, then STNY Brothers and Ah Lee on the 24 June.

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Each session is going for S$15 and tickets can be bought here.

Don’t miss out on learning from some of Singapore’s best dancers and choreographers, and learning their ways with approaching choreography!

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5OAK Singapore Qualifiers

The 5 Of A Kind (Singapore Qualifiers) returns on 24 and 25 June, bringing back Breaking, Hip Hop, Locking, Popping and Waacking battles.

With plenty of guest battlers and judges, the time has come again for you to earn your spot in the main event!

The early bird period has ended but registrations are still open with registration fees going at S$30 for each participant and S$10 per additional category.

Save the dates and register here!

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Embryo

Finally, Amalgam presents Embryo on 25 June to end the month!

Embryo is going to be a visual and movement-stimulated experience, in collaboration with Stirring Ground and ScRach MaRcs.

Defined as “a thing at a rudimentary stage that shows potential for development”, it explores the social constructs that hold little relevance to us and takes the audience on an emotional rollercoaster to explore the depths of the human mind and its perceptions of social structures.

Staged at Singapore Repertory Theatre, join the performers as they enter a new realm where visual arts meet movement, a playing field where creative minds cross paths.

To provide a taste of what’s to come, catch their trailer below:

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Tickets are now available here.

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