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The Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre (SCDT), previously known as the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Dance Theatre, marches into its fourth operation year with great gusto! Being supported under the National Arts Council (NAC)’s Major Company Scheme from the period from April 2016 to March 2019, SCDT would first of all like to extend its deepest gratitude to NAC for its continual trust and support. Since its inception, NAC has guided and supported SCDT in many areas, and recognised our efforts to becoming a professional dance company. This has immensely boosted our morale, as well as motivated us to scale greater heights in the arts industry.
In this fourth season, we aim to carry out our existing flagship programmes in a more exciting and refreshing manner, as well as bring to our community more enjoyable performing arts activities.
We are excited to kick-start 2017 with "EMERGENCE 2017". Running into its fourth series, EMERGENCE will be held on 18th and 19th February 2017 with the theme “Chance”. Support our young budding choreographers as they experiment with Chinese dance choreography on this exploratory and exposure platform!
Our annual major community programmes “Under the BIG Tree” and “Chinese Dance Fiesta” are held during the school holidays (March and June respectively), so do bring your entire family down to show your support and join in the fun! Expect to immerse in unique outdoor performance settings, go high with us during dance interactions, and sign yourselves up for short dance courses lined up!
The highlight of our 2017 season would be our annual core production, “HEARTiculation” on 21st and 22nd July 2017. Look forward to new original creations by Artistic Director Mdm. Lim Moi Kim, Principal Choreographer Ms. Neo Jenny, guest choreographer Ms. Yong Yong Xin, Mr. Wu Kam-Ming from Hong Kong, and Ms. Hoi Ka Man from Macau.
Do not miss our annual Open House in November! This is the best opportunity for you to come down to our campus to find out more about us, but with a twist. We align our open house as a Family Day event so it will be a fun and interactive day for everyone who joins us. Look out for open classes and fringe activities available for every member of your family. Rest assure no one will be left out!
We end the season with “Taking Flight”, our annual children dance showcase in December. Our students work extremely hard every year to push themselves beyond their limits. We are proud to watch them grow and transform into graceful, confident dancers.
There is no best, only better. While SCDT is aware of the greater scrutiny and pressure that has come along. Nevertheless, we will strive to work harder in alignment with our vision and mission. In return, we hope you could give us your utmost support, as your support serves as the biggest motivation for our perseverance and efforts.
Best wishes for an exciting, meaningful and rewarding 2017!
Lim Moi Kim