Dressed in unassuming clothes, four lithe dancers blend in effortlessly with an unsuspecting audience, until each pair emerges to command the makeshift stage and captivate with their dynamic pas de deux of playful flirtation, passionate combat or tender love.
A series of eight dance duets that draws on the theme of love, POP-UP Duets is Edinburgh-based dancer and choreographer Janis Claxton’s inspired endeavour at bringing high-quality dance to public places for unsuspecting audiences. In a collaboration with Scottish sound designer and composer Pippa Murphy, each of the five-minute site specific duets is performed to an original track specifically written to the choreography — energetic, organic dance encounters that evolve from simple everyday interactions.
Viewed by more than 10,000 people since it premiered in Scotland in 2016, the free series will “pop-up” in Singapore in and around the Empress Lawn, against the elegant backdrop of the Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall. Hopeful spectators can track down the performances by following the aural cues.
Various Timings & Locations
Music by Pippa Murphy
POP-UP Duets is supported by Creative Scotland for creation and touring.