M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2021: Replugged celebrates the challenges and breakthroughs of 2020 and one trailblazing decade of remarkable milestones. The 11th edition revives 'live' performances created by Singaporean artists and international dance makers. A quarantine-friendly selection of live-streamed shows will also be made accessible on digital screens. As we begin the curative process of rebuilding communication, intimacy and hope, M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2021: Replugged is a fitting paean of optimism and gratitude as the Festival gears up for a refreshed, reimagined outlook next year.
Where does a dance festival find its place amidst a time of unprecedented crises? For our community of creators, facilitators and allies, the Festival hopes to provide a safe harbour to process the effects of the pandemic on our dance landscape. With a fair portion of this year's programming influenced by global ongoings, it kickstarts the curative process by restoring our tools of communication, satiating the yearning of tactile intimacy and acknowledging that fragility and endurance coexist in the human body.