A Celebration of Chinese Dance 2012 returns with yet another exciting series of showcase events, performances and training workshops. Organised by the National Arts Council with support from our partners, this festival showcases performances by some of the outstanding Chinese Dance groups in schools, alongside pieces by young dance talents, and well-known artists from Hong Kong and Beijing. In addition to the performance events, this festival also features a costume showcase and exhibition, and training workshops for local dancers to learn from the visiting dance practitioners.
| Event Schedule |
Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Dance Night 10 – Traces: Essence of Existence
《舞之思忖（十） - 神跡》- 福建会馆舞蹈团主办
Sunday, 15 July
University Cultural Centre Hall
50 Kent Ridge Crescent
The Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Dance Troupe celebrates its 10th biennial dance event with Traces: Essence of Existence, a night of unforgettable performances that showcases the beauty of Chinese dance. Choreographed by the group’s artistic director, Lim Moi Kim and resident choreographer, Jenny Neo, audiences will be treated to a wide variety of performances, from the classical Chinese dance forms to more contemporary set pieces. One of the highlight performances at this showcase is Essence of Existence, a unique choreography that brings together elements of Chinese cultural dance with traditional martial arts.
Tickets: $18 and $22.
Tickets are available through Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan DanceTroupe. For booking/enquiries, please contact Miss Lee at 9825 0714 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cadence- A Chinese Dance Showcase by Young Talents- Organised by National Arts Council
Saturday, 4 August
NUS University Cultural Centre Theatre
50 Kent Ridge Crescent
Come and be captivated by our budding dancers who will present a series of Chinese folk and classical dance performances at this unique young talent showcase. Enjoy spectacular performances by award-winning primary and secondary schools, as well as select pieces by promising young dancers pursuing professional Chinese dance training overseas. Audiences will also be treated to a showcase by guest artist, Wu Kam Ming, a well-known dancer and choreographer from Hong Kong, as well as a special performance from the students of the festival’s training programme.
$10* per ticket.
Tickets are available via SISTIC website (www.sistic.com.sg) or its ticketing hotline (6348 5555).
*Ticket price does not include SISTIC fee.
Dancing in Unity 2012- Organised by the Chinese Dance Artistes’ Association
Saturday, 8 September
University Cultural Centre
50 Kent Ridge Crescent
Centred around the theme of traditions and humanity, this showcase features choreography that explores the relationship between the past and the present, and what forms our culture and identity. This emotive series of performances aim to engage audiences and explore the importance of Chinese traditions and cultures in our modern lives.
Tickets: $10 (Matinee show), $15 and $18 (Evening show).
Tickets are available through Chinese Dance Artistes’ Association. For booking/enquiries, please email: email@example.com.
Chinese Dance Costumes Showcase and Exhibition- Organised by National arts Council, supported by Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Dance Troupe
15-16 and 22-23 September
1 Jurong West Central 2
Saturday, 29 September
1 Harbourfront Walk
This event is a unique showcase of the vibrancy of Chinese Dance, through the colours and designs used in traditional folk dance costumes. Five community dance groups will come together to present folk dances of the different Chinese ethnic groups. The different characteristics and features of the dances and costumes will also be featured in an accompanying photo exhibition.
Admission is free.
Chinese Dance Training Workshops - Conducted by Cai Ying and Chen Lei
Saturday-Sunday 11-12 August
Goodman Arts Centre
90 Goodman Road
Esteemed dancers, Cai Ying and Chen Lei, will conduct workshops for male and female dancers, from across intermediate and advance levels. These classes will allow Chinese dance enthusiasts to learn from these well-known overseas trainers, hone their technique and knowledge of the traditional art form. For dancers aged 13-30. Workshop content includes:
- Partner work
- Chinese classical dance techniques
- Chinese folk dance techniques
For enquiries and registration, please call Sharon at 6346 9478/ Ying Er at 6346 9567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
About Cai Ying
Cai Ying graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 2003, majoring in Chinese Dance. In 2008, she obtained her Master’s degree in Fine Arts (Dance) from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), majoring in Choreography. Her choreographies Sun of Snow Mountain (2006), Growing (2007) and Lotus (2008) received the Outstanding Choreography Award at the 8th Peach & Plum Cup Dance Competition, the Golden Award at the First Asia-Pacific Youth Arts Festival and the Originality (Choreography) meritous Award at the 4th Bauhinia Cup Hong Kong Dance Competition 2008. Cai Ying continues to develop new choreography, and is currently a lecturer in Chinese Dance at HKAPA.
About Chen Lei
Chen Lei graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy with a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Folks Dance in 2001. In 2002, he joined the Hong Kong Dance Company and assumed the position of Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Dance Company Youth Troupe in 2007. Chen Lei recently received a scholarship from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance fund, and is currently pursuing his Masters in Contemporary Dance Education and Choreography at Beijing Dance Academy.