The Rhythm of Us

Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) & the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) (Singapore)

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  • 7 & 8 Aug 2021

    7 & 8 Aug

    In-venue: Esplanade Theatre
  • $68/$88* 

    *Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors

    • 1h 5m, no intermission

      All ticket-holders will need to undergo a fast and painless Antigen Rapid Test (ART) at the venue which will be provided at no cost to the ticket-holder.

      Patrons who have received their second vaccination dose 14 days before the date of the performance are exempt from PET. Proof of vaccination will be required.
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The Rhythm of Us

Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) & the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) (Singapore)

long-awaited performance by two of Singapore's pre-eminent arts companies, The Rhythm of Us is a transcendent evening of dance and music for these uncertain times. 

The Rhythm of Us marks an exciting collaboration between Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO)  one bound to delight fans and new audiences as the companies break new ground in this cross-disciplinary concert. 

Buoyed by a collective longing for the theatre, The Rhythm of Us leads audiences on a lyrical journey with three works, culminating in the remembrance of the transcendence and wonder of live music and dance.  

Three contemporary musical pieces will come to life with new choreography by Artistic Director of SDT Janek Schergen, well-known local choreographer Christina Chan and special guest Pam Tanowitz. Tanowitz’s new work marks the first showing of her work in Singapore.  

The evening opens on a meditative note with William Walton's Passacaglia for Cello, performed by Ng Pei-Sian, SSO’s Principal cellist and The HEAD Foundation Chair, along with dancer Chihiro Uchida. The evening builds up to a crescendo with Henry Cowell’s Variations on Thirds, featuring a string ensemble and six dancers.

In the performance’s effervescent finale, expect a brand-new pieceThe Light Behind Us, by local jazz pianist and composer, Chok Kerong, matched by fresh choreography by Christina Chan and a dazzling ensemble of musicians and dancers (as far as safe management measure will allow!). 

A testament to hope and the indomitable spirit of the arts, The Rhythm of Us is an unprecedented treasure by two of Singapore's most celebrated arts companies and a rare treat for these challenging times.  

Choreographed by
Janek Schergen, Pam Tanowitz, Christina Chan

Ng Pei-Sian, Chihiro Uchida, Marietta Ku, Manchin Zhang and more

Conducted by
Joshua Tan



Choreography by Janek Schergen
Music by William Walton
Costume Design by Chloei Hew
Cast: Chihiro Uchida

Variations From A Distance
Choreography by Pam Tanowitz
Music by Henry Cowell
Costume Design by Harriet Jung and Reid Bartelme
Cast: Elaine Heng, Yeo Chan Yee, May Yen Cheah, Timothy Ng, Etienne Ferrère, Shan Del Vecchio

The Light Behind Us*
Choreography and Costume Design by Christina Chan
Music by Chok Kerong
Cast: Chihiro Uchida, Elaine Heng, Yeo Chan Yee, May Yen Cheah, Timothy Ng, Etienne Ferrère, Shan Del Vecchio, Tamana Watanabe, Satoru Agetsuma, Ivan Koh, Jasper Arran

* Due to the prevailing restrictions, the four wind instruments - flute, clarinet, oboe, horn - are pre-recorded and mixed with the live strings and percussion ensemble performing.

Find out more about Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) and Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO).

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