Odyssey Dance Theatre
A professional contemporary dance theatre, ODT is a strong advocate of local original dance works and has represented Singapore in festivals, conferences, arts market and cultural exchanges.
6th Biennial Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta
Seoul, South Korea
The 6th Biennial Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta marked ODT’s first foray beyond Singapore shores for the biennial dance festival since 2001 in an extension of its local programme. Organised in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Singapore and South Korea’s Onstage Art Management & Trade, it gathered more than 80 dancers and sound artistes from Singapore, Korea and Japan in Seoul for four mainstage collaborative performances, a dance residency and outreach programmes, celebrating dance as a universal language.
The Art of Faking
6th Mulle International Arts Festival, Seoul, Korea; and Move Off Festival (Winter Edition), Sienna, Italy
Inspired by the book “The Art of Faking It” by Laurence Whitted-Fry, the duet by ODT’s Lo Pui Sze and Linnea Ong portrayed their observations of human tendencies and behaviour in today’s society
21st Korea Dance Festival 2012, Yeo Su, Korea; and Move Off Festival (Winter Edition), Sienna, Italy
Featuring original choreography by ODT founder Danny Tan, Hi Heaven! Questioned the dichotomy between calm and loud sounds, extreme physicality within emotional and spiritual context underlined by aesthetic precision.
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Founded by Singapore’s Cultural Medallion Ong Keng Sen, TheatreWorks is one of Singapore’s pioneer arts companies known for reinventing traditional performances through cross-cultural collaborations to represent the contemporary realities and identities of Southeast Asia.
The Continuum: Beyond the Killing Fields
World Theatre Festival Shizuoka under Mt. Fuji 2012, Shizuoka, Japan
The documentary performance recounted the lives of four Cambodian artists who survived the Khmer Rouge genocide, exploring the universality of the human spirit in overcoming adversity, as well as the artists’ integrity in preserving their art forms for future generations. The multi-disciplinary work combined live performances of traditional Cambodian dance and puppetry with testimonials, confessions and story-telling and multimedia elements. First performed in 2001, it was subsequently presented in London, Vienna, Berlin, Brazil, Singapore, Rome, Istanbul, Stockholm, Oslo, and Gothenburg.
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Click here for the complete 2012 artist line-up.