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Taking The Step

On February 11, NUS Dance Synergy will present The Steps, a full-length contemporary dance piece choreographed by Albert Tiong that narrates the personal tales of Synergizers about their everyday school lives — stories of romance, of joy and of heartbreak. Known for his strict and draconian style of teaching, Albert has a reputation that most...

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[Review] Martha@… The 1963 Interview

Indeed, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Named “Dancer of the Century” by Time magazine, Martha Graham’s influence and importance to modern dance has been compared to Picasso’s and Stravinsky’s impact on modern visual arts and music respectively. Based on recently discovered audio recordings, dancer Richard Move, and actress and playwright, Lisa Kron, recreate...

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Title: [REVIEW] NUS Arts Festival 2014: Traces

Title: [REVIEW] NUS Arts Festival 2014: Traces

Re: Dance Theatre (RDT), a budding local dance company, was founded in 2012 under the artistic direction of Albert Tiong, who is currently also the technique tutor of NUS Dance Synergy. It was therefore only natural for the two groups to collaborate, and so Traces was birthed. Traces is based on the The Other Shore,...

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[Review] As it Fades

  The show opens with what looks like large pieces of broken glass strewn across five black mobile structures on the stage. A dancer walks out on stage and turns on a gramophone hoisted on a chair behind the structures; a recording of Madam Han Tok Ngan singing The Four Seasons, a Hainanese folk song,...