Esplanade Presents | da:ns da:ns focus - EveryBody The Running Show  by Monica Bill Barnes & Company,  In collaboration with Singapore Dancers

20 Apr 2024 (Sat) -
21 Apr 2024 (Sun)

$25.60 - $35.00

Esplanade Presents | da:ns da:ns focus - EveryBody The Running Show  by Monica Bill Barnes & Company,  In collaboration with Singapore Dancers

20 Apr 2024 (Sat) - 21 Apr 2024 (Sun)

Date and Time

20 Apr 2024 : 20:00 - 21:00

21 Apr 2024 : 15:00 - 16:00

Location / Links

Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade

$25.60 - $35.00


Event Details

“An expertly crafted show that was not only enthusiastically performed by all, but spoke to the importance of dance.” – LA Dance ChronicleA seven year old falls in love with dance at her first recital. 40 years later, she works every day to stay in the game.  At 70, she keeps moving. Examining the life of the dancer through an athlete’s point of view—complete with running commentary—The Running Show positions the dancer as a new kind of sports hero, one that keeps moving against all odds. The production documents a dancer’s life through movement, interviews and stories, featuring a large cast of local performers of ages ranging from 12 to 70+ from the city the show is presented in. These dancers join choreographer and performer Monica Bill Barnes on stage after learning their parts over the course of one week. Co-artistic director, writer and performer Robbie Saenz de Viteri interviews the cast and incorporates their voices and stories into the show.Filled with dynamic movements, gripping moments and an undercurrent of humour throughout, The Running Show is an enlightening dance-theatre performance that speaks to the community and humanity of dance.This programme is presented as part of da:ns focus – EveryBody, a weekend of dance which challenges conventions by presenting high quality works and experiences focusing on inclusivity, diversity and participation, where we encourage everybody and every body to experience dance.

Created by Monica Bill Barnes & Robbie Saenz de Viteri
Choreographed by Monica Bill Barnes 
Written by Robbie Saenz de Viteri
Lighting Design by Tess James
Costume Design by Kelly Hanson
Rehearsal Direction by Flannery Gregg
Associate Producer Elizabeth Furman

The Running Show was commissioned and generously supported by Jody and John Arnhold/Arnhold Foundation.

Admission Rule

Admission Rules of Esplanade:

Rating/Age Limit

- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.

- Infants in arms or children below the age of 6 shall not be admitted.

- Children aged 6 years and above must purchase ticket for admission.

Late Seating Advisory

- You are strongly advised to be seated before the performance start time.

- Latecomers will be admitted during suitable breaks, if any.

- Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance.

Photography/Video Recording Rules

- No unauthorised photography, video and audio recording is allowed for this event.

- Please note that photographs and videos of patrons may be taken at this event for use in our archival and publicity material.

Help Us Keep Everyone Safe

- Strictly no food & beverage allowed in the performance venues.

- Stay at home if you're unwell.

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