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SOAR: A Devotion

5 & 6 August 2022 | 3pm & 8pm

Goodman Arts Centre - Blackbox

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.

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Co-Choreographer - Neo Jenny  



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Creative Director:  

Music Production

Lighting Designer: 

Stage Designer:

Makeup & Hairstyling:        

Neo Jenny
Benedict Soh

Yong Kailin, Dr Tan Qing Lun
House of Music

Darren Lee

On Staging Singapore

Hong Ruwang


Adrian Foo

Gabriella Gleichenia Gautama

Koo Jing Yi Natasha

Ling Jia Yan, Deborah

Low Kai Tong

Ng Pei Yao

Tay May Xuan, Jocelyn

Wong Wen Ru

Yong Fong Sin

 Co-Choreographer - Benedict Soh