da:ns festival 2017

Podcast 30: da:ns festival 2017

Duration: 21 min

Dr Stephanie Burridge and dancer Chloe Chotrani recap the da:ns festival 2017 by Esplanade Theatres on the bay, sharing their personal reflections on the shows they’ve seen. Chloe discusses the relevance of Eisa Jocson’s practice to Filipin@ sociopolitics, and how this comes through in Jocson’s double-bill of Macho Dancer and Corponomy, while Stephanie shares about the passionate, fiery flamenco form of Rocío Molina’s Bosque Ardora (performed by Molina with Eduardo Guerrero and Fernando Jiménez from Spain), Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project, and some of the festival’s Rasas.

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Read more reviews of da:ns festival 2017 performances on ArtsEquator:
Eisa Jocson at da:ns festival 2017: The Body as Archive of Filipino Labour” by Chloe Chotrani
Choy Ka Fai’s Dance Clinic: The Dance Doctor Is In” by Bernice Lee
The Next Generation: LASALLE and NAFA at da:ns festival 2017” by Lim Shan


The da:ns festival 2017 by Esplanade Theatres on the Bay sees its 12th annual edition this year, and ran from 20 – 29 October 2017.

Guest Contributor Chloe C. Chotrani is a dance artist, cultural manager and writer based in Singapore. She was a dance scholar with Romançon Dance in Manila and has worked with B Supreme London, Evidence Dance, Movement Research and Gibney Dance in New York. Her creative research is oriented towards her heritage and ancestry, the dance ethnography of Southeast Asia, eco-feminism and the decolonization of people. Find her on her website.

About the author(s)

Stephanie Burridge (PhD) lectures at LASALLE College of the Arts and Singapore Management University and is a choreographer, performers and dance writer. She is Series Editor for Routledge anthologies Celebrating Dance in Asia and the Pacific and Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change, co-editor Charlotte Svendler Nielsen, Series Foreword by Sir Ken Robinson and Embodied Performativity in Southeast Asia: Multidisciplinary Corporealities (2020). In 2021 she edited the Routledge Companion for Dance in Asia and the Pacific: Platforms for Change and co-authored Routledge Choreographic Basics with Jennifer Roche. Her current choreographic focus and research is collaborating with senior artists and is coediting a new Routledge anthology Dance On! Dancing Through Life to be released in 2023.

Chloe is always intrigued by the body as an instrument for transformation, relationship, and creative potency. This is expressed through her work as a therapeutic bodyworker, embodiment facilitator, and movement artist. She works with people who experience a separation between the mind and body and invites expression and resolution. Her approach is a balance of the holistic sciences, kinaesthetic intelligence, trauma sensitivity, and deep intuitive attuning. Currently based in Singapore and holds ancestry from the Philippines and India.

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