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Inspired by the legendary HUMA BIRD, which according to the Hindu scriptures, is said never to come to rest, living its entire life flying high in the sky, even when it lays its eggs. The only time it ceases its flight is when it dies. 

SOAR was originally staged by the Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre in August 2022. The 60-minute production was later adapted and re-imagined as a 17-minute version for 360-degree VR format. 

Artistic Director & Choreographer NEO JENNY

Creative Director & Choreographer BENEDICT SOH

Running time: 17 mins

Format: Stereoscopic VR360

A collaboration between Avventura and Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre

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January 27 - 28, 2024 | 10.00 am - 5.00 pm | Free admission

The Pod@National Library Board, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

Four VR dance works will be presented.  The public can book either Session A which will include SOAR, and Swayambhu, or Session B which will feature Moving Stillness, and The Susurration of the Tree. The duration for each session is approximately 30 minutes.


*The public is advised that the extended use of VR headsets may cause temporary eye strain. The current recommendation is that VR headsets be used for no more than 30 minutes at a time. For this reason, both Session A and Session B are under 30 minutes each. Should you choose to attend both sessions, it is recommended that you do not select consecutive time slots.


Join us at PRESSPLAY, the National Library Board's Arts Festival to experience pioneering Virtual Reality (VR) dance works from some of Singapore's leading dance companies. Produced in stereoscopic 180-degree, 360-degree, and 6DOF VR formats, you will be transported to magical worlds to experience dance like never before.


In VR, dance can be immersive, intimate, and interactive in ways that transcend a physical, on-stage performance or a conventional video recording.  

On January 27 and 28,  you can choose from four VR dance films that will take you from the cosmos to the depths of the ocean - all presented on VR headsets to give you the best immersive experience.  On February 3, you are invited to try a VR experience where you can explore an enchanted garden and come face-to-face with a dancing Happiness Fairy.

Volunteer to take part in an extended audience survey after your session and receive a $10 Grab voucher, and a chance to win a Meta Quest VR headset.* (Terms and conditions apply)

Tickets to both DanceXR experiences are free but you are encouraged to reserve your session in advance at PRESSPLAY.  For health and safety reasons, only those 13 years and above may register for the experiences. 

DanceXR Showcase is presented by Avventura and supported by the National Arts Council and the National Library Board.


Pulse of the Universe

The universe is an ocean of vibrations. These vibrations are within and around us in all that is seen, heard and felt. They are there in the five cosmic elements of earth, water, air, fire and ether. When these vibrations are in tune with one another, the mind and soul attain clarity. 


Dancers from Bhaskar's Arts Academy bring these cosmic vibrations to a pulsating VR180 experience with Swayambhu - Pulse of the Universe. Shot on location at the Lower Seletar Park Reservoir, it combines the artistry of the choreography with stunning visual effects.



Running time: 8 mins

Format: Stereoscopic VR180

A collaboration between Avventura and Bhaskar's Arts Academy

Moving Stillness

Indiscriminate disposal of plastics in our waterways has caused devastation to all life.


Moving Stillness immerses you in the depths of the ocean for an artistic, first-person experience of the monumental struggle faced by the Ocean Mother against her plastic invaders. 

Moving Stillness brings together two Asian choreographers, Kavitha Krishnan (Singapore) and Rianto (Indonesia/Japan) working in tandem to devise choreography from traditional Asian dance practices, but through contemporary lens.


Concept, Artistic Director & Co-Choreographer KAVITHA KRISHNAN

Performer & Co-Choreographer RIANTO

Running time: 11 mins

Format: Stereoscopic VR180

A collaboration between Avventura and Maya Dance Theatre


The Susurration of the Tree

The Susurration of the Tree is a fine example of immersive dance theatre at its best. Its amazing set, evocative music, and distinctive choreography and performances succeed in drawing you into the fantasy realm of the towering tree goddess and her spritely tree spirits.

This 16-minute VR180 production benefits greatly from the intimate space and the constant eye contact from its performers - giving you the feeling that you are in their world and that they can see you.

Artistic Director & Choreographer NEO JENNY

Running time: 16 mins

Format: Stereoscopic VR180

A collaboration between Avventura and Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre

February 3, 2024 | 10.00 am - 5.00 pm | Free admission

The Possibility Room@National Library Board, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

February 24-25, 2024 | 10.00 am - 5.00 pm | Free admission

Programme Zone (Level 5), Punggol Regional Library, 1 Punggol Drive One, Singapore 828629

This VR experience is designed for a single participant at a time and will last approximately 10 minutes per session.



Over the Rainbow

Inspired by the timeless optimism of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," this VR experience is a vibrant and uplifting immersive experience that explores the theme of happiness through the prism of dance and music.


You will be transported to a world filled with happiness and positivity - where you will explore an enchanted garden and meet the Happiness Fairy who gifts you with Hope.

Over the Rainbow is a spatial VR experience where you will be able to move with Six Degrees of Freedom (6DOF).

Concept Choreography & Artistic Director KAVITHA KRISHNAN

Dancer in-collaboration: GIGI GIANTI

Creative & Consulting Producer


Running Time: 10 mins

Format: 6DOF VR

A collaboration between Avventura and Maya Dance Theatre

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