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SOAR: A Devotion

Singapore Premiere

5 & 6 August 2022 | 3pm & 8pm | 60 minutes

Goodman Arts Centre - Blackbox

Digital Premiere

14 - 31 October 2022 | 60 minutes

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Why do They persevere endlessly? What drives Their boundless perseverance?  


Choreographed by Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre's Artistic Director Neo Jenny and Creative Director Benedict Soh, “SOAR: A devotion”  ("SOAR") is inspired by the legendary Huma Bird. In the Hindu scriptures, the Huma Bird is said to never come to rest, living its entire life flying in high sky, even when it lays its eggs. The only time it ceases its flight is when it dies.


In every trace of life, there is the pursuit of something. And that devotion comes not without bewilderment. How do we then unbind from the bemusement in our fight for flight? 


"SOAR" will be the second work co-choreographed by Artistic Director Neo Jenny and Creative Director Benedict Soh. Their first co-created piece "If It's Now" (Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts 2022) saw 7 sold-out shows. "If It's Now", unlike their previous works, was a new venture for both acclaimed choreographers as they set forth into a new realm of creation - a dance installation. To appeal to the changing standards of aesthetics, the dance installation infused various contemporary elements to situate itself closer to today's audiences. At the same time, the directors were sensitive during the creation process to ensure that the work remained rooted in the fundamentals of Chinese dance. With the success of "If It's Now", the director duos are eager to continue exploring how their respective styles can blend together in the creation of "SOAR", which continues to be grounded in their belief to "persevere through innovation and innovate through perseverance". 


Join us to witness how our Artistic and Creative Directors translate the spirit of the Huma bird into their vision for "SOAR" through the dance choreography.

Neo Jenny Profile Photo
  Co-Choreographer - Neo Jenny  



Artistic Director:
Creative Director:

Original Music:

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Audio Production:

Lighting Designer: 

Makeup & Hairstyling: 


Neo Jenny
Benedict Soh

Jeffrey Tan, Kailin Yong,

Dr Tan Qing Lun

Kailin Yong, Benedict Soh

Benedict Soh, Neo Jenny

Vynil Productions

Darren Lee

Hong Ruwang

Adrian Foo,

Gabriella Gleichenia Gautama,

Koo Jing Yi Natasha,

Ling Jia Yan Deborah,

Low Kai Tong, Ng Yu Heng,

Tay May Xuan Jocelyn,

Wong Wen Ru, Yong Fong Sin

Benedict Profile Photo
  Co-Choreographer - Benedict Soh  
Kailin Profile Photo

  Composer - Yong Kailin  

Qing Lun Profile Photo

  Composer - Dr Tan Qing Lun  

Jeffrey Tan Profile Photo

 Composer - Jeffrey Tan  


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