Time Out Singapore: ‘The Nutcracker’ Review

The Singapore Dance Theatre has brought the iconic Christmas performance back to the main stage. In the hopes of finding herself in the production’s wintery spell Gwen Pew lands in a hit-and-miss affair. 6 Dec 2013: There are few better ways to welcome the festive month of December than going to see The Nutcracker. Composed by the great … Continue reading Time Out Singapore: ‘The Nutcracker’ Review

Time Out Singapore: ‘The Nutcracker’ Preview

No Christmas season is complete without the beloved ballet, The Nutcracker. This year, Singapore Dance Theatre will be putting on a version that is set in pre-WWI Shanghai. Gwen Pew speaks to artistic director Janek Schergen to find out more. 26 Nov 2013:  Tell us a bit more about this set-in-Shanghai production of The Nutcracker – how … Continue reading Time Out Singapore: ‘The Nutcracker’ Preview

Time Out Singapore: Bolshoi Ballet’s ‘Swan Lake’ Preview

Literally meaning ‘Big Ballet’ in Russian, the Moscow-based Bolshoi Ballet is one of the world’s oldest dance companies – although its reputation has been tarnished by a string of recent scandals. Gwen Pew reports. 13 Nov 2013: Literally meaning ‘Big Ballet’ in Russian, the Moscow-based Bolshoi Ballet is one of the world’s oldest dance companies. First established in … Continue reading Time Out Singapore: Bolshoi Ballet’s ‘Swan Lake’ Preview

The Muse: Enchanted by Design with Tracy Grant Lord (Interview)

This festive season, Singapore Dance Theatre will enchant audiences with Sleeping Beauty, one of the classical repertoire’s most famous ballets.  Set in an enchanted world of castles, curses, forests and fairies, Sleeping Beauty is an age-old tale of a beautiful princess, enchantment of sleep and a handsome prince. First performed in 1890 at the Mariinsky … Continue reading The Muse: Enchanted by Design with Tracy Grant Lord (Interview)