Masterpiece in Motion

Welch, Stanton and Liang, Edwaard and Christe, Nils (2011) Masterpiece in Motion. [Production]

Item Type: Production
Title: Masterpiece in Motion
Synopsis:

Singapore Dance Theatre marked its 23rd anniversary in 2011 and Masterpiece in Motion is an annual production showcasing the best of local and international contemporary choreography. Artistic Director, Janek Schergen, brought three works of equal length together in one evening, separating them with an interval. The centrepiece was a world premiere especially created for the company by Taiwan-born, California-raised, dancer-choreographer, Edwaard Liang. The evening began with a revival of a,"landmark work for the company", first performed here in a collaboration between Australian Ballet and SDT, by dancer-choreographer Stanton Welch - son of Australian dance legends Marilyn Jones and Garth Welch. The third act was another premiere for Singapore, by Netherlands-born Nils Christie, reproduced by his wife, Annegien Sneep, completing a global embrace with this acclaimed collection performed by members of Singapore Dance Theatre.

(Synopsis and Theme)
Maninyas. Originally created for San Francisco Ballet in 1996, Maninyas was Stanton Welch’s first commission outside his home company, The Australian Ballet – his first American exposure, which led to commissions with other companies. The piece consists of a series of pas de deux and pas de trios which depicts the process of ‘unveiling’ that takes place when individuals get to know each other better. As people become familiar with one another, they ‘take off their veils’. Maninyas is set to Australian composer Ross Edward’s Maninyas – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. Duration: 26 minutes
The Winds of Zephyrus. World Premiere created specially for Singapore Dance Theatre by Edwaard Liang – brings contemporary dance to stratospheric heights, with dancers portraying the wind in all its forms. Winner of the Prince Prize Grant for Choreography and the Choo San Goh Award for Choreography, Edwaard Liang’s pieces have been performed all around the world by companies such as New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Shanghai Ballet and most recently the Joffrey Ballet. Duration: 27 minutes
Fearful Symmetries was created by Nils Christe on Ballet Mainz (Germany). Since then, Nil Christe has remounted his work with Queensland Ballet for their 50th Anniversary International Gala in August 2010. Inspired by and set to music of the same title composed by John Adams, Nils Christe’s favourite composer, Fearful Symmetries, in Christe’s own words, “has incredible drive and is high voltage, and has an element of ‘traveling’, or going somewhere.” Fearful Symmetries plays on colour, echoing Piet Mondriaan’s artwork in its use of black, white and primary colours. It features a mix of pointe work, classical virtuosity, and contemporary elements. This utterly contemporary work, however, holds unusual elements for audiences to discover for themselves. Sponsored by the Ambasador’s Circle 2011. Duration: 27 minutes.

MANINYAS
CAST

First Movement
Dancer .......... Rosa Park
Dancer .......... Heidi Zolker
Dancer .......... Nonoko Tanaka
Dancer .......... Ichigo Oguro
Dancer .......... Iori Araya
Dancer .......... William Wu Mi
Dancer .......... Timothy Coleman
Dancer .......... Etienne Ferrere
Dancer .......... Zhao Jun
Dancer .......... Kenya Nakamura

Second Movement
Dancer ........... Heidi Zolker
Dancer ........... Timothy Coleman
Dancer ........... Rosa Park

Third Movement
Full Cast

Production
Choreographer .......... Stanton Welch
Music .......... Ross Edwards
Lightning Designer ..... Lisa J.Pinkham
Scenic & costume Designer Stanton Welch
Staging Assistant ....... Damien Welch

THE WINDS OF ZEPHYRUS
CAST

Dancer ......... Alison Carroll
Dancer ......... Amy Bale
Dancer ......... Heidi Zolker
Dancer ......... Ichigo Oguro
Dancer ......... Iori Araya
Dancer ......... Nanase Tanaka
Dancer ......... Nonoko Tanaka
Dancer ......... Rosa Park
Dancer ......... Tomoko Takahashi
Dancer ......... Xu Lei Ting
Dancer ......... Chen Peng
Dancer ......... Naoki Kataoka
Dancer ......... Etienne Ferrere
Dancer ......... Francis Jaena Jr.
Dancer ......... Kensuke Yorozu
Dancer ......... Ma Dian Lin
Dancer ......... Tatsuro Kannan
Dancer ......... Timothy Coleman
Dancer ......... William Wu Fi
Dancer ......... Zhao Jun

PRODUCTION
Choreographer ....... Edwaard Liang
Music ..... Joby Talbot, Davod lang, John Zorn, Philip Glass
Costume Designer ...... Edwaard Liang

FEARFUL SYMMETRIES
CAST

Dancer............. Alison Carroll
Dancer............. Heidi Zolker
Dancer............. Jiyoung Park
Dancer............. Nonoko Tanaka
Dancer............. Rosa Park
Dancer............. Tomoko Takahashi
Dancer............. Madeleine Halbauer (10th)
Dancer............. Amy Bale (11th)
Dancer ............ Chen Peng
Dancer............. Etienne Ferrere
Dancer............. Francis Jaena Jr.
Dancer............. Kensuke Yorozu
Dancer............. Naoki Kataoka
Dancer............. Tatsuro Kannan
Dancer............. Timothy Coleman
Dancer............. William Wu Fi

PRODUCTION
Choreographer........... Nils Christe
Music ............ John Adams
Set Designer ........... Thomas Rupert
Costume Designer ....... Annegien Sneep
Staging Assistant ...... Annegien Sneep

SINGAPORE DANCE THEATRE

Artistic Director ........ Janek Schergen
Ballet Master ............ Mohammed Noor Sarman
Dancers ................... Alison Carroll, Amy Bale , Chen Peng, Chen Wei, Chihiro Uchida, Elaine Heng, Elynn Chew, Etienne Ferrère, Francis Jaena Jr., Heidi Zolker, Ichigo Oguro, Iori Araya, Jiyoung Park, Kensuke Yorozu, Kenya Nakamura, Ma Dian Lin, Madeleine Halbauer, Nanase Tanaka, Naoki Kataoka, Nonoko Tanaka, Rosa Park, Tatsuro Kannan, Timothy Coleman, Tomoko Takahashi, William Wu Mi, Xu Lei Ting, Zhao Jun
Apprentices .......... Akira Nakahama, Hong Lei, Li Jie, Marina Yatsushiro
Lighting Designer ...... Suven Chan
Lighting Co-Designer .... Josiah Yoong
Production Manager ...... Suraya Rasid
Technical Manager ....... Tay Huey Meng
Stage Manager ........... Chim Sin Yee
Assistant Stage Manager ... Klaire Tan
Sound Engineer ............ Lau Sook Fong
Sound Operator ............ Sage Tan
Wardrobe Supervisor ....... Florence Sim
Wardrobe Assistant ........ Peen Geok Hoon
Dance Shoes Supplier....... Sonata Rainbow Dancewear Pte ltd
Production Interns ........ Anis Qurratu'aini, Candice Quek, Nur Fazsreena

NOTE:

The above summary and credits list is the prime key to this production, but the main collection is found under 'Images', 'Videos/Audio' and 'Documents'.

Images are in both color and black and white, arranged chronologically. All are rehearsal photographs, and start with head shots of the artists appearing in the photographs.

Videos/Audio include major interviews with key artists in sound files, and recordings in the rehearsal room.

Documents include process notes, collateral material and programme booklets from the production itself.

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Subjects: Performing Arts - Theatre
Divisions: Work in process
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 08:00
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2014 04:33
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/243