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In the 2019-2020 season we are focusing our attention to the world of contemporary dance by bringing new and established productions to fresh audiences around Asia. While we have not lost our attention to music, we will re-energise the scene with different and unique varieties of ensembles to new and old venues throughout Asia. Stay tuned to see what we have coming up in your city!
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18-22 Jul 2019
2019/20
Naturally 7
China Tour

Performances in Shenzhen and Zhongshan. Please come back for more information.

 
Jazz
 
01-18 Oct 2019
2019/20
Danish Dance Theatre
Siren

Premiered at the Oriente Occidente Festival in Italy in August 2018, Siren is the first work by Pontus Lidberg as the new Artistic Director of Danish Dance Theatre.

 
Dance
 
18-19 Oct 2019
2019/20
Hofesh Shechter Company
Singapore Premiere of Grand Finale

Part of the da:ns festival presented by the Esplanade in Singapore, Hofesh Shechter will make their anticipated return with their most stunning and epic piece to date: Grand Finale. Performances will take place at the Esplanade in the Theatre for two nights on October 18th and 19th, 2020. Don’t miss out! For more information please visit the following website:

https://www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/dans-festival/2019/grand-finale

 
Dance
 
01-30 Nov 2019
2019/20
Da Capo
Asia Tour

A new work by Yui Kawaguchi and Aki Takase, which tells the story of French sculptor Rodin and Japanese actress and Geisha Madame Hanako. Using jazz music and dance, and a DJ, the work was inspired by an exhibition of Rodin’s work that featured masks and busts of the Japanese actress, which led to a fascinating story of cross-cultural interchange in Paris in the early 20th century.

Stay tuned for more information on the touring dates and city.

 
Jazz Dance
 
04-18 Nov 2019
2019/20
Tero Saarinen Company
Breath

Working alongside Kimmo Pohjonen, Tero Saarinen’s Breath is the newest and last work in which he will dance on stage.  Designed as a duo for dancer and accordion, Breath, takes the audience on a soundscape journey with lights and dance.

 

 

 
Classical Music Dance Period Performance
 
25-30 Nov 2019
2019/20
Christian Schmitt
Japanese Premiere of Toshio Hosokawa's Organ Concerto with Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Suntory Hall

One of the leading organist from Germany and a recipient of the ECHO Klassik prize, Christian Schmitt will premiere Toshio Hosokawa’s organ concerto in Tokyo with the Tokyo Metropolitan Sympony Orchestra in November 2019. The concerto by Hosokawa was composed and dedicated to Christian Schmitt, and was premiered in by Christian Schmitt and the Bamberg Symphony.

 
Classical Music Recital
 
01 Jan, 2020 - 31 Dec, 2021
2019/20
AΦE
Whist

A physical theatre and virtual reality production, Whist, is an exciting and digitally immersive feast to your senses. Touring to Asia from 2020 onwards.

Journey into the unconscious mind as interactive theatre and virtual reality combine.
“What happens when the desires hidden in the dark corners of your mind are suddenly brought to light? What if they have been the driving force of your choices all this while?”
WHIST tells the fictional story of a family, characters of which inspired by Japanese Artist Shuji Terayama and Sigmund Freud’s real case studies, and their dreams, fears and desires unveiled through physical theatre. Audi- ences are invited on a journey into the unconscious mind, where their instincts will guide them to see the story from different perspectives.
This mesmerising hour-long experience merges Physical Theatre, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual. Through art and 3D sound installation coupled with cinematic and interactive 360° film, viewers will be immersed in a surreal world of unfolding dreams and fears.

 
Theater Technology
 
28 Feb - 05 Mar, 2020
2019/20
Viennese String Soloists
Asia Tour

Consisting of members from the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna Symphonic Orchestra, the Viennese String Soloist is one of Vienna’s premiere chamber ensembles. Bringing the Viennese sound into an intimate the chamber setting.

 
Classical Music Chamber
 
01-31 May 2020
2019/20
Nico and the Navigators
Silent Songs

Using the music of Franz Schubert, Nico Hümpel’s Silent Songs uses music, dance and theatre to tell a unique story.

Come back for more information!

 
Theater
 
15-24 May 2020
2019/20
Christian Schmitt
Asian Recital Tour

In 2020 Christian Schmitt will return to Asia on a recital tour, which will also feature Tatjana Ruhland, principal flutist, from the Radio Symhony Orchestra Stuttgart.

Concerts to include debut performance at the Weiwuying Concert Hall in Kaohsiung, and Christian’s triumphant return to Xinghai Concert Hall. More information to follow!

 
Classical Music Recital
 
01-15 Jun 2020
2019/20
Lucas Debargue
Asian Solo Recital Tour

Please come back, more information to come!

 
Classical Music Chamber Recital
 
01-31 Jul 2020
2019/20
Nico and the Navigators
Silent Songs

Using the music of Franz Schubert, Nico Hümpel’s Silent Songs uses music, dance and theatre to tell a unique story.

Come back for more information!

 
Theater
 
01 Sep - 30 Nov, 2020
2020/21
Tero Saarinen Company
Third Practice

Flagships of their respective genres in Finland and leading forces of the European dance and baroque music, Tero Saarinen Company (TSC) and Helsinki Baroque Orchestra (HeBO) join forces to find new dimensions to opera pioneer Claudio Monteverdi’s (1567- 1643) radical madrigals. Third Practice features thirteen live performers on stage. Six TSC dancers and six HeBO instrumentalists are complemented by two internationally recognized opera soloists specialized in early music: Tenor Topi Lehtipuu live on stage and the virtual avatar of Catalonian Soprano Núria Rial. The creative team of Third Practice is Choreographer Tero Saarinen, Music Director, Arranger Aapo Häkkinen, Lighting Designer Eero Auvinen, Projection Designer Thomas Freundlich, Costume Designer Erika Turunen, Sound Designer Marco Melchior and Choreographer’s Assistant Henrikki Heikkilä.

Saarinen is known for insightful fusions of the classical and the contemporary – such as his praised The Rite interpretation HUNT (2002). Many of Saarinen’s best-known creations also feature inventive use of live music: Borrowed Light (2004) with early music ensemble The Boston Camerata and recent collaborations with Esa-Pekka Salonen (Morphed, 2014), The Finnish National Opera and Ballet (Kullervo by Jean Sibelius, 2015) as well as Susanna Mälkki and The LA Phil (Zimmermann Trio, 2018). In Third Practice Saarinen once again creates a gripping choreography combining dance with live music, strong and exceptional performers, innovative sound, lighting, video and costume design – intertwined with multi-layered and emotionally gripping themes.

 
Classical Music Dance Period Performance
 
07-13 Sep 2020
2020/21
Sasha Waltz & Guests
Kreatur in Hong Kong

Kreatur premiered in 2017 will receive the Asian and Hong Kong premiere in 2020 at the Kwai Tsing Theatre. Stay tuned for more information.

 
Theater Classical Music Dance Period Performance
 
14 Sep - 01 Oct, 2020
2020/21
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
AKAMUS Berlin Asia Tour 2020

One of the leading period performance ensembles makes their long awaited tour to Asia in 2020 combined with the a performance of Sasha Waltz’s Dido and Aeneas in Shanghai. The orchestra will also tour to other venues in Asia with an independent orchestral program.

 
Classical Music Period Performance
 
14-21 Sep 2020
2020/21
Sasha Waltz & Guests
Dido & Aeneas

With Sasha Waltz’s choreography, Henry Purcell’s (1659-1695) most notable opera Dido & Aeneas, is restaged with soloists and dancer, and  accompanied by the established Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and the Berlin Vocal Consort.  Since the premiere of the work by Sasha Waltz & Guests, the work has toured to all corners of the world and will now receive the Asian and China premiere at Shanghai Grand Theatre.

 
Theater Classical Music Dance Period Performance
 
01-31 Oct 2020
2020/21
Nico and the Navigators
New Work - Beethoven's Force and Freedom

For Beethoven’s 250th birthday anniversary, Nico and the Navigators will celebrate with a unique dance and theatre piece based on Beethoven’s late String Quartet, featuring the Küss Quartet.

Tune in for more information in Spring 2020!

 
Theater
 
01 Oct - 30 Nov, 2020
2020/21
Turtle Island Quartet
Asia Tour

Stay tuned for more updates soon!

 
Classical Music Jazz World Music Chamber
 
12 Oct - 02 Nov, 2020
2020/21
Naturally 7
Asia Tour

More to come!

 
Jazz
 
01-30 Nov 2020
2020/21
Hofesh Shechter Company
Asian Premiere of New Work

In 2020 Hofesh Shechter will premiere a highly anticipated new work with co-commissioners for the first time from Asia, as well as UK and European members.

Stay tuned for more updated tour information!

 
Dance
 
09 Dec, 2020 - 13 Nov, 2019
2020/21
Lucas Debargue
Lucas Debargue's Debut with Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

Stay tuned for more information!

 
Classical Music Chamber Recital
 
01 Jan - 31 Dec, 2021
2021/22
Jasmin Vardimon
Pinocchio

The work is an adaptation of the original book ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’ written by Carlo Collodi in 1883, Italy. It was written at a time when Italian society was philosophically and morally engaged in a very important question about the nature of education; could peasants be educated? Could their children go to school and become ‘real boys’, or were they destined to be merely work force -‘donkeys’.
Unlike the Disney version of Pinocchio which portrays a journey to become a real boy, achieved by telling the truth, a message driven home by the film, I find in the original nineteenth century Italian tale a much more complex journey of challenges and discoveries. This journey leads him to realise what it means to be human, understanding and recognising human feelings and emotions in himself and in others. This classic tale, in a way of questioning, allows us to explore our assumptions of what it means to be human.
Throughout creating this interpretation of the story, I was mainly interested in the imaginative way it can be retold, constructing the characters with the performers and rediscovering the tale through them. One of the exciting things we explored with the set designer and the production team was the creation of a stage that also functioned as a marionette theatre, making the interactive set part of the choreography. It was an exciting journey of challenges and adventures for us all, and I’m happy to share it with you.
Jasmin Vardimon

 
Theater Dance
 
27 May - 06 Jun, 2021
2020/21
Jerusalem String Quartet
Beethoven Tribute

for the 2020/2021 season, the Jerusalem String Quartet will embark on a special Beethoven celebratory tour to Asia. The quartet will perform the entire set of string quartets from the great master himself. Please tune in for more information.

 
Classical Music Chamber
 
October-November
2021/22
Sasha Waltz & Guests
Rauschen

Sasha Waltz’s newest work, premiered in 2019, will be available for touring in 2021. Please enquire with us.

 
Theater Classical Music Dance Period Performance
 
01 Oct - 30 Nov, 2021
2021/22
Capella Gabetta
Piazzolla's Tango Seasons Project

Cappella Gabetta and charismatic Bandoneon-virtuoso Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi are crossing boarders and entering in a fascinating world of sound: the first time in our time an orchestra is performing a programm of Piazzolla and Vivaldi on period instruments! The richness of natural harmonics in playing on gut-strings and period instruments is offering a new sound-experience to the listeners. Another new element of this project is the transcription of Piazzolla’s “4 Seasons” for solo-Bandoneon, violin and orchestra and a virtuso final coda arranged and composed by Roberto Molinelli.
The programme has been performed in various European concert halls such as Baden-Baden, Munich and Basel. Argentinian-born violinist and leader Andras Gabetta and Italian Bandoneon-virtuoso Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi are pleased to present this extraordinary project.

 
Classical Music Period Performance Chamber
 
25 Oct - 07 Nov, 2021
2021/22
Basel Chamber Orchestra
Complete Beethoven Symphonic Cycle

With conductor Giovanni Antonini, Basel Chamber Orchestra will embark on an epic Beethoven Cycle of Symphonies in Asia. Stay tuned for updated tour dates and cities!

 
Classical Music Chamber
 
17-28 Nov 2021
2021/22
Sasha Waltz & Guests
Orfeo

Exciting news to come for this grand production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo with Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Berlin Vocal Consort, dancers from Sasha Waltz & Guests, and a stellar cast of singers.

 
Theater Classical Music Dance Period Performance
 
01-15 Oct 2022
2022/23
Basel Chamber Orchestra
Sol Gabetta and Basel Chamber Orchestra

Sol Gabetta and Giovanni Antonini with Basel Chamber Orchestra’s 2022 Asia Tour. Stay Tuned for more information!

 
Classical Music Chamber
 
05-16 Oct 2022
2022/23
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Isabella Faust and AKAMUS Asia Tour

Stay Tuned for more information!

 
Classical Music Period Performance