As If To Nothing 那一年 . 这一天 in Esplanade Theatre / Singapore

Date / Time
9 Feb 2011, Wed, 8pm

Choreographer:Sang Jijia
Live music:Dickson Dee
Dance Company:CCDC

Esplanade Theatre

1hr, no intermission

Post-Performance Talk (in Mandarin and English)

$25*, $35**, $45, $55
Limited concessions for students,
NSF & senior citizens: $20*, $27**

School Special: $10 per ticket
Available for school bookings of 10 students & above, only through Esplanade Box Office. Contact us at
6828 8389 or email

“The choreography is supremely kinetic, with endlessly flowing movement that requires the dancers to contort every part of their bodies.”
– South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

Coiling, bending, extending, contorting, joining, separating, shifting, freezing, the bodies in As If to Nothing move in relentless flow, embracing realms of fragmentation and uncertainty, set against a moveable set, innovative lighting, distortive video projections and live electronic music.

Nothing is fixed. Nothing is permanent.

As If To Nothing examines the impermanence of memories with powerful, exquisite choreography by award-winning Tibetan choreographer and Rolex protégé Sang Jijia, brought to life with a physical, charged performance by Hong Kong’s acclaimed City Contemporary Dance Company.

As If To Nothing made its world premiere in Hong Kong in 2009, toured Beijing and Guangzhou in 2010, and won two 2010 Hong Kong Dance Awards (“Outstanding Dance Production”, “Outstanding Achievement in Choreography”)

About the Choreographer
Born and raised in rural Gansu Province, Tibetan Sang Jijia has carved a remarkable career in dance, from winning the Gold Prize in the Modern Dance section of the Paris International Dance Competition, to being Guangzhou’s “Star of the Century”, to being mentored by William Forsythe, one of the world’s foremost choreographers, under the prestigious Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts
Initiative. Sang Jijia is recognised for his powerful technique, having performed to rave reviews in Asia and the West, and is known as an acclaimed dancer-choreographer of great talent in the international dance world.

Sang Jijia