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Chinese Dance Fiesta 2024

26 April - 5 May 2024

Multiple Locations

“Chinese Dance Fiesta” is a nationwide outreach programme that aims to strengthen the camaraderie among the local Chinese dance community while fostering a deeper level of appreciation for Chinese dance within the larger community.

 

This year, audiences can look forward to 9 performances prepared by SCDT, performers from Singapore institutions, local Chinese dance groups, as well as a collaboration between SCDT and Dua Space Dance Theatre from Malaysia, whom SCDT had specially invited to be part of this year’s performance lineup.

 

Apart from dance performances, participants of the event can also look forward to Dance Masterclasses on Chinese Han-Tang Classical Dance, Contemporary Chinese Dance and Yao Ethnic Folk Dance, as well as Dance Talk & Demonstration sessions on Chinese Han-Tang Classical Dance and Yao Ethnic Folk Dance.

Dance Performances

[FREE ADMISSION]

26 April 2024 (Friday) | 7:30 pm | VivoCity Amphitheatre*

27 April 2024 (Saturday) | 7 pm | Our Tampines Hub Festive Plaza

28 April 2024 (Sunday) | 11am | Bedok Town Square

3 - 5 May 2024 (Friday - Sunday) | 7 pm & 8:30 pm | DBS Foundation Theatre at Esplanade
 

Chinese Dance Fiesta 2024 will showcase a total of 9 performances, the highest number since its inception in 2015. 


The fiesta will kick off with captivating performances in both the mall and our heartlands from 26 to 28 April 2024. Following that, expect an exciting lineup of specially curated performances at the DBS Foundation Theatre at Esplanade. Performers from local schools and institutions will take the stage on 3 May 2024, followed by a collaborative performance by SCDT and Dua Space Dance Theatre from Malaysia on 4 May 2024, and concluding with presentations by local Chinese dance groups on 5 May 2024.

All performances at various venues will be free for everyone to enjoy. Do not miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Chinese dance - remember to bring your family and friends!

*Click here to pre-register for the dance performance at VivoCity Amphitheatre.

Dance Masterclass: Chinese Han-Tang Classical Dance
[REGISTRATION REQUIRED]
4 May 2024 (Saturday) | 10 am

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Tower Block

Chinese Han-Tang classical dance was created in 1979 by the late Professor Sun Ying of the Beijing Dance Academy, China. The dance style is inspired by the music and dance of the Han and Tang dynasties as well as the ideology of traditional Chinese opera in the Ming and Qing dynasties, showcasing the unique beauty of Chinese culture.

 

This dance masterclass will be conducted by Ms Liu Jia, an experienced instructor who teaches at the School of Continuing Education of the Beijing Dance Academy, China. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Chinese Classical Dance as well as a Master’s degree of Fine Art. 

This masterclass is brought to you in partnership with the NAFA School of Dance.

Interested participants are required to book a ticket here for the Masterclass.

Dance Masterclass: Contemporary Chinese Dance
[REGISTRATION REQUIRED]
4 May 2024 (Saturday) | 2 pm

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Tower Block

The movement language of contemporary Chinese dance represents a modern reinterpretation of traditional dance routines. It emphasises creativity and expression, often blending elements of modern dance. Instead of merely depicting traditional dance scenes, contemporary Chinese dance delves deeper into the emotions and stories that reflect the lives of contemporary people. This approach aims to break away from convention and integrate innovative elements while staying true to the essence of Chinese dance.

This dance masterclass will be conducted by Dua Space Dance Theatre Co-Founder and Managing Director Mr Anthony Meh. Anthony graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts major in dance. He was an Ex-professional dancer in Taiwan Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and GGD Dance Company in New York, USA. Participants are guided to experience the dynamic changes that breathing brings to the body, to feel the connection between their bodies and the space in which they move, and discover the relationship between movement and soul.

This masterclass is brought to you in partnership with the NAFA School of Dance.

Interested participants are required to book a ticket here for the Masterclass.

Dance Masterclass: Yao Ethnic Folk Dance
[REGISTRATION REQUIRED]
5 May 2024 (Sunday) | 10 am

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Tower Block

 

The Yao people have lived in the mountains and forests for a long time, making a living by farming and hunting. As a result, the dance of the Yao people is closely related to hunting, farming and religious offerings. The movements of the Yao dance reflect the hardworking, courageous and positive attitude towards life of the Yao people. The main types of Yao dances include “long drum dance”, “bronze drum dance” and “Tao drum dance”.

 

This dance masterclass will be conducted by Ms Shao Ziwen, Deputy Head of Dance of Singapore Raffles Music College (Dance Faculty). She graduated with a Bachelor of Dance from Minzu University of China in 2012 and obtained her Master in Dance (Choreography) from Minzu University of China in 2015.

This masterclass is brought to you in partnership with the NAFA School of Dance.

Interested participants are required to book a ticket here for the Masterclass.

Dance Talk & Demonstration: Chinese Han-Tang Classical Dance 
[FREE ADMISSION]

4 May 2024 (Saturday) | 5 pm & 6 pm

Esplanade Concourse

 

Chinese Han-Tang classical dance was created in 1979 by the late Professor Sun Ying of the Beijing Dance Academy, China. The dance style is inspired by the music and dance of the Han and Tang dynasties as well as the ideology of traditional Chinese opera in the Ming and Qing dynasties, showcasing the unique beauty of Chinese culture.

 

This talk & demonstration will be conducted by Ms Liu Jia, an experienced instructor who teaches at the School of Continuing Education of the Beijing Dance Academy, China. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Chinese Classical Dance as well as a Master’s degree of Fine Art. 

 

Dance Talk & Demonstration: Yao Ethnic Folk Dance 
[FREE ADMISSION]

5 May 2024 (Sunday) | 3:15 pm & 4:15 pm

Esplanade Concourse

 

The Yao people have lived in the mountains and forests for a long time, making a living by farming and hunting. As a result, the dance of the Yao people is closely related to hunting, farming and religious offerings. The movements of the Yao dance reflect the hardworking, courageous and positive attitude towards life of the Yao people. The main types of Yao dances include “long drum dance”, “bronze drum dance” and “Yao drum dance”.

 

This talk & demonstration will be conducted by Ms Shao Ziwen, Deputy Head of Dance of Singapore Raffles Music College (Dance Faculty). She graduated with a Bachelor of Dance from Minzu University of China in 2012 and obtained her Master in Dance (Choreography) from Minzu University of China in 2015.

 

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