“GLOBAL DANCE IN UNISON IV”
9TH XPOSITION ‘O’ CONTEMPORARY DANCE FIESTA
1 – 11 NOVEMBER 2017
The 9th Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta, one of the most established dance festivals in Asia, is back with more in-depth engagement with the audience with its new diversified programming!
Since 2001, the biennial Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta (XPO) has placed strong emphasis on professional dance-making and its impact on the local and regional dance scenes. With strong international presence, the public continues to see lots of synergy, participation, cultural exchanges and dance appreciation for the local and international contemporary dance in this iconic event in Asia and Europe.
With 8 editions spanning sixteen years, the festival has expanded its reach by presenting more than 30 international dance companies and 500 artists. The acclaimed works were presented at various diverse venues, from Black Box to major proscenium stages like the University Cultural Centre Hall, and large scale outdoor events were made accessible to all. The broad range of global dances has helped to realign the understanding of Contemporary Dance in Singapore and Asia.
During the last 3 editions (2011, 2013 & 2015), XPO has gained new heights with ‘Global Dance in Unison’ series being introduced. It has presented Singapore’s very first Dance Festival on tour to Germany, Italy, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Partnering with numerous government agencies and eminent dance and arts institutions, such as the Singapore Embassy in Seoul, the Republic of Korea Embassy in Singapore, the National Arts Council, the Korea Arts Council, the Singapore International Foundation, the Dance Association of Korea, and many others, XPO’s new festival direction has provided creative impetus for concise platforms to present Singaporean and international works to wider global audiences, which has led to enhanced deeper international collaboration, promoted sustainable and more cohesive cultural exchanges between artistes and people of different countries.
In this 9th edition, XPO continues to evolve with streamlined programmes to further heighten its cultural diplomacy with the international dance community. In January and June this year, Odyssey Dance Theatre (ODT) has toured six cities in Italy, partnering with 10 of their prestigious dance companies. In September, ODT collaborated with Cie Nuna and premiered in Lausanne, Switzerland, and extended its cultural exchanges with eight of their dance companies.
Between 1 – 11 November 2017, in preparation of its celebration for the 10th edition in 2019, XPO will be delivered in an entirely new format with two major tracks – Performance and Education. The Performance track embodies Global Dance Series, Global Dance Links Series and Global Collaboration Series which aims to stretch the audience’s mind in appreciating profound works by established choreographers and companies to the current waves in contemporary dance presentations around the world. The Education track shares in-depth knowledge in contemporary dance approaches through Global Dance Seminar, Global Masterclass and Global Choreographic workshops. The festival’s openness in its inclusive programming has attracted 48 global artistes and 8 companies from 20 different countries.
More information can be found at http://www.xposition-o.com and Facebook (@ODT International Sg)
Mr Calvin Goh, Associate Director
Office – (65) 6221 5229
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