What to expect of the Rebel Heart concert in Singapore

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A MASSIVE RUNWAY

Catwalks are a staple in any pop star's stage set-up. However, the Queen of Pop's is a huge cross-shaped runway that ends in a heart. That means plenty of up-close moments with the star for fans who are standing near the stage.

HIGH-OCTANE CHOREOGRAPHY

Madonna's posse of dancers are a group of professionals with sculpted physiques who execute precise, vigorous choreography. Besides pulling off moves from tap dancing to banging on taiko drums, they will be performing risky stunts such as hanging from poles or falling from a spiral staircase.

UNPLUGGED NUMBERS

It is not all pulse-pounding bangers in a Madonna show. She is known to take a break from the sound and fury and sing stripped-down renditions of some tunes. She has played a ukulele on songs such as True Blue.

UPDATED VERSIONS OF PREVIOUS HITS

You might love the songs from Rebel Heart, her latest album. But you will scream loudest for defining pop tunes from the past few decades, including Vogue, Like A Virgin and Into The Groove. The live versions rarely sound like the original recorded ones and are often given new arrangements.

COSTUMES GALORE

The Material Girl does not work with just any designer when it comes to her on-stage ensembles - she works with the best. The elaborate designs on the Rebel Heart tour are collaborations with vaunted fashion houses such as Gucci, Prada and Alexander Wang. Look out for multiple costume changes.

Eddino Abdul Hadi

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2016, with the headline 'What to expect of the Rebel Heart concert here'. Print Edition | Subscribe