A five-hour dance performance at the National Gallery Singapore

Date : 16 – 17 and 23 – 24 March, 2-7 p.m
Venue : National Gallery Singapore
Admission : Free

French Dance company Le principe d’incertitude, led by Liz Santoro and Pierre Godard, and Singapore’s T.H.E. Second Company present a five-hour performance that unfolds across the National Gallery Singapore’s public spaces. Learning is part of the National Gallery’s special programme Performing Spaces, which conceives of space as a living organism that creates encounters between performers and the public.

Sharing through a performative form this moment of intimacy and high focus, the dancers are scattered throughout the galleries, before gathering, thus blurring the boundaries between process and representation.

Another version of Learning has been performed at Centre Pompidou in Paris in March 2018.

Made possible by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and the Tote Board Group which comprises the Tote Board, Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club.

Liz Santoro is an american choreographer and dancer. She studied both in Boston Ballet School and Harvard University, Cambridge where she majored in neuroscience.

After graduating, she pursued her dance education in New-York, where she trained different technics from classical dance to improvisation and Body-Mind Centering within the Movement Research. She then performed with Ann Liv Young on numerous shows in New-York and across Europe. She worked with many renowned choreographers such as Alexandra Bachzetsis, Jack Ferver, Philipp Gehmacher, Trajal Harrell, Sam Kim, Heather Kravas, Jillian Peña, Eszter Salamon & Christine de Smedt, and David Wampach.

Engineer by training, Pierre Godard shifted his career path from finance to theatre, where he worked as a technician, prop man, lighting director and scenographer alongside Jean-Michel Rabeux, Sylvie Reteuna, Sophie Lagier, and Valère Novarina. After graduating in Natural Language Processing at Sorbonne Nouvelle, he started his thesis at LIMSI-CNRS on alignment probabilistic models notably used in automatic translation.


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