This year's production Elements marks an achievement in Flare Dance Ensemble's journey as it celebrates its 5th annual production. Nothing made us more happy than to share this with our audience who came and let us perform three nights to a full house. Flare has been constantly striving upwards and forward, buliding new friendships bonds that will last a lifetime.
Elements includes numerous excellent works by talented new choreographers. The substantial amount of time we have spent this past year choreographing, practicing, publicising, making costumes and so on, have now finally come to fruition.
4. Spring Shower
6. Gypsy (guest item)
7. Desert Storm
8. Dance of the Petite Cygnets
9. V Gorode Moem (guest item)
11. JM Dance Club
12. Déjà Vu
15. Flare FM 107.8
16. Finale - I'm a Believer
Eskalation by Marlisa Septiansyah, Bernard Lee & Vanessa Kwa
Cast: Nguyen, Nicholas Ng, Kelvin Cheah, Bernard Lee, Kin Ben Lam, Jining Dai, Marlisa Septiansyah, Syazwani Hanapi, Winny Wieseno, Juliette Alcock, Ginnie Tan, Lee-Ean Teoh, Sharlene Tai, Wen Li Teoh, Daniella Thy, Cynthia Yap, Evelyn Ng, Joon Win Tan, Su Lynn Ong, Sher Leen Ng, Amabel Lim, Xiao Yun Yang, Caleb Low, Jo-Anne Chan, Vanessa Kwa, Joanna Reekie
Despite the hardships in life, confrontation is essential to become stronger. Each phase is depicted through the dance, from the struggles of dealing with reality to the progression of slowly yet surely letting things go. Finally, one is able to appreciate the better things in life and those around them. To be finally set free of the burden and be confident in oneself.
Enigma by Tiffany Dawn Wong
Cast: Dawn Wong, Xiu Xia Lim, Winny Wieseno, Daphne Loo, Tiffany Dawn Wong, Diana Loo, Farahdini Linata, Ginnie Tan, Q-Pei Tan, Rozanna Latiff
Jealousy, hatred and immense love plagued the very first part of the dance. It holds the entity of love and hope. It may take a long time, but there will always be the one for everyone. Come join us in this dance of rage and happy-ever-after - the ending that many wish for.
Taboo by Vinh Khuu & Suzanne Heng
Cast: Jason Tang, Beatrice Toh, Kelvin Cheah, Grace Toh, Caleb Low, Suzanne Heng, Bernard Lee, Jeremin Mak, Joon Win Tan, Juliette Alcock, Jo-Anne Chan, Xiao Yun Yang, Vanessa Ong, Shawna Fam, Bena Tan, E-Lin Chay, Sze Ching Lee
A playful and sexy piece which combines both latin and ballet steps.
Spring Shower by Sze Ching Lee & Li Ting Chen
Cast: Sze Ching Lee, Li Ting Chen, Shinta Purnama, Daniella Thy, June Tan, Tracy Tay, Wen-Jun Lim
Pitter-patter...pitter-patter...Listen closely to the rain sing as it washes away the filth of the land, leaving it afresh and endowed with the sweetness of youth and its vigour.
Symmetry by Juliette Alcock
Cast: Dawn Wong, Bena Tan, June Tan, E-Lin Chay, Q-Pei Tan, Suzanne Heng, Winny Wieseno, Wen-Jun Lim, Diana Loo, Daphne Loo, Juliette Alcock, Shawna Fam, Vanessa Ong, Xiao Yun Yang, Alanna Myers, Jo-Anne Chan
In the 3rd millennium BCE the Yellow Emperor wrote, "Heaven was created by the concentration of Yang, the force of light; Earth was created by the concentration of Yin, the forces of darkness". One cannot exist without the other just as day cannot exist without night, nor light without darkness. Yin is embodied by water and Yang by fire. Both should be respected equally in the epic battle to uphold universal balance.
Gypsy (guest item) by Vjerba Dance Theatre
Cast: Rita Kruskos, Alisa Pedrano, Luda Sherstnova, Veronika Gouskova, Chloe Span.
Believed to have originated in India, the Roma (Gypsy) people have travelled and settled to parts of Southern and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and America, bringing their music and dance traditions with them. Be captivated by the passion, colour, wild and free spirited culture of the Russian Gypsies.
Desert Storm by Jane Khoo
Cast: Sze Ching Lee, Wen Li Teoh, Tracy Tay, Wen-Jun Lim, Kin Ben Lam, Inggrid Wardani, Edwin Kwan, Tony Nguyen, Caleb Low, Bernard Lee, Diana Loo, Daphne Loo, Tiffany Dawn Wong, Tsih Ern Gooi, Charlotte Yap, Junni Lim, Juliette Alcock, Xiao Yun Yang, Rozanna Latiff, Lee Lee Ng, Vanessa Ong, Shawna Fam, Amabel Lim, Vanessa Kwa, Su Lynn Ong, Aaron Walton, Jane Khoo, Kylie Ohlson, Nicholas Ng
The landscape is serene. Mystique surrounds the dunes. The soft sand gives easily with each step. Yet, beyond the horizon of this uncharted territory, a storm is imminent. The people of the desert will rise to the challenges of living at the edge of the harshest frontiers.
Dance of the Petite Cygnets by Jeremin Mak
Cast: Sze Ching Lee, Suzanne Heng, Jeremin Mak, Beatrice Toh, Grace Toh
Adapted from Swan Lake, Flare's debut classical ballet item portrays swans arriving by the lake and being transformed into beautiful maidens.
V Gorode Moem (guest item) by Vjerba Dance Theatre
Cast: Aimee Neistat, Tiziana Marinelli, Rita Kruskos, Chloe Span, Veronika Gouskova
The first of two pieces showcasing the innovative new works from Vjerba's upcoming Russian themed production, Svetlana's Lullaby. V Gorode Moem (In My City) tells the story of a young girl rushing through the empty, rainy and cold streets of Moscow, longing to find her lost love.
Alias by Jane Khoo
Cast: Grace Toh, Suzanne Heng, Marlisa Septiansyah, Janey Lin, Jeremin Mak,Juliette Alcock, Xiao Yun Yang Junni Lim, Sher Leen Ng, Lee-Ean Teoh, Ginnie Tan, Evelyn Ng, Su Lynn Ong, Rozanna Latif, Vanessa Kwa, Ning Wong, Amabel Lim, Lee Lee Ng, Jane Khoo, Sze Ching Lee, Jo-Anne Chan
The way she came into the place, there is something different about this girl. As she stalks the room, feel the aura of her presence. Every head turns, feeling passion and lust, the girl is persuasive, this girl you do not trust, the girl is bad, the girl is dangerous.
JM Dance Club by Janey Lin & Monica Weng
Cast: Kwan, Jason Tang, Dang Fen Wang, Timothy Chang, Kylie Ohlson, Winny Wieseno, Elaine Lee, Cynthia Yap, Kin Ben Lam, Janey Lin, Monica Weng
Where ladies and guys flirt in clubs, then take it to the next step in latin. In the end, we all party hard with hip-hop.
Déjà Vu by Xiaoyun Yang
Cast: Marlisa Septiansyah, Daniella Thy, Annamae Wong, Dawn Tan, Rozanna Latiff, Grace Toh, Wen Li Teoh, Juliette Alcock, Suzanne Heng, Beatrice Toh, Junni Lim, Xiao Yun Yang, Shawna Fam, Jo-Anne Chan, Kylie Ohlson
Ever had the feeling of déjà vu? When you're walking down the street and it felt like that moment was something out of a dream...
Gig-Gantic by Kelvin Cheah, Sharlene Tai, Amabel Lim & Ning Wong
Cast: Kelvin Cheah, Amanda Lee, Amabel Lim, Bernard Lee, Jo-Anne Chan, Sher Leen Ng, Winny Wieseno, Q-Pei Tan, Wen Li Teoh, Vanessa Kwa, Sharlene Tai, Ning Wong, Beatrice Toh, Charlotte Yap, Diana Loo, Jane Khoo, Jeissy Koriston, Kartika Teguh, Su Lynn Ong, Kin Ben Lam
Featuring a collection of our favourite pieces performed at various gigs this year, Flare continues to expand its performing horizon to become bigger and better than ever before.
Dusk by Vanessa Ong & Shawna Fam
Cast: Tiffany Dawn Wong, Inggrid Wardani, Wen-Jun Lim, Daphne Loo, Ginnie Tan, Diana Loo, Bena Tan, Vanessa Ong, Shawna Fam, Dorothy Ling
The city comes alive when darkness is scattered. Feel the pulsating beat of the diversified rhythms and experience the dancers' undulating bodies as they light up the city with their energy. The energy intensifies as dawn approaches, but fades away in almost an instant when light overshines the darkness. Give your inhibitions up to the ecstatic tempo and let it run through your spine.
Flare FM 107.8 by Amabel Lim & Amanda Lee
Cast: Kelvin Cheah, Junni Lim, Jining Dai, Jeissy Koriston, Grace Toh, Aaron Walton, Bernard Lee, Amanda Lee, Vanessa Kwa, Beatrice Toh, Diana Loo, Su Lynn Ong, Sher Leen Ng, Joon Win Tan, Amabel Lim, Ning Wong, Tsih Ern Gooi, Sharlene Tai
Everybody move your feet. Get united. Tune into the finest hip-hop and jazz beats around. Pump it up and......Go!
Special thanks to Grace Toh, Sharlene Tai & Vinh Khuu
Finale - I'm a Believer by Amabel Lim, Daphne Loo, Diana Loo, Jane Khoo, Shawna Fam, Vanessa Kwa, Vanessa Ong
Cast: Full Cast
A fairy tale ending...