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JOURNEY: PURPOSE IN MOTION

what's on > past productions > 2015 season > journey: purpose in motion

22 February 2014, 21:00 - 21:30

 

In this post-performance dialogue, choreographer Madam Xiao Yanying will share behind-the-scenes experience of creating her dance masterpiece; hosted by SHHKDT artistic advisor, Dr Chua Soo Pong.

 

Dialogue in Mandarin and English. Free admission for valid ticket holder.

 

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Post Performance Dialogue

With Guest Choreographer, Xiao Yanying

23 February 2014, 13:30 – 16:00

 

In this workshop led by lead artiste Jiang Wei, winner of 2009 Cultural award in the 9th Peach Cup and Plum Cup Dance Competition, experience the infinite possibilities of Classical Chinese dance through a series of movement based exercises.

 

Instruction in Mandarin. Free admission for valid ticket holder.

Chinese Dance Workshop

With Guest Lead Dancer, Jiang Wei

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Post Performance Dialogue

With Guest Choreographer, Xiao Yanying

Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre (SCDT) takes a trip down memory lane in their third annual core production Journey: Purpose in Motion. In addition to an exciting line-up of fresh choreography, re-visit some of their best-loved works from over the years. Arranged in three distinct chapters, the night’s presentation reflect the virtues held dear by the theatre throughout its decades-long odyssey in preserving the Chinese cultural arts in Singapore.

 

The first chapter features adapted ethnic folk dances, paying tribute to the raw and insightful influence of traditional forms and structures. The theatre also firmly believes in reflection as a function for betterment and the next segment comprises reworked crowd favourites etched in time and memory. Finally, regale in bold new creations which challenge innovation and novelty in a new era.        

 

Embark on an exquisite journey with a youthful cast as they explore what it means to inherit and carry forward the fine traditions of a glorious heritage in an ever-changing landscape.

 

 

 

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11 July 2015 (Saturday) and 12 July 2015 (Sunday)

7:45 pm

School of the Arts (SOTA) Drama Theatre

90 minutes (no intermission)

THE ARTISTES

Lim Moi Kim is the Founder, Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre (SCDT). She was formerly a lecturer at LaSalle College of the Arts, Dance Faculty, as well as at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), Dance Department.

 

Throughout her career, she has produced many commendable works that have left good impressions on critics and members of the public.  In 2002, her work “Madam White Snake”, performed by The Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Dance Troupe at the Liverpool International Theatre Festival, won the “People’s Choice”, “Best Visual Presentation” and “Outstanding Supporting Actress” awards from the festival. Madam Lim has also choreographed many dance items for her schools that have won prestigious awards in the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Central Judging of Dance. Two of her works “Glow of the Forest” and “Spirited Blossoming of the Plum Flowers”, received the Gold with Honours award at the 2005 SYF Central Judging of Dance, and were invited to be performed at the SYF Closing Ceremony, “Festival of Dance” in July 2005.

LIM MOI KIM

Artistic Director & Choreographer

Neo Jenny started her training in Chinese Classical and Folk Dance at the age of ten under the tutelage of her mother, Madam Lim Moi Kim. Jenny graduated from LASALLE – College of the Arts, Singapore, with a BA (Honours) in Dance. She was also awarded grants from the National Arts Council and scholarships from the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan to further her professional training in Choreography at Beijing Dance Academy, China.

 

Throughout the years, Jenny has been actively choreographing for the company, schools, and national major events like Chingay and National Day. Her latest, and currently ongoing, involvement is choreographing a dance piece titled "Returning" for a large-scale production conceived and directed by Singapore dance pioneer and Cultural Medallion recipient Goh Lay Kuan, to be performed during the Singapore International Festival of Arts 2015.

NEO JENNY

Creative Director & Principal Choreographer

 

Ruimin graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Degree in Dance. Majoring in Chinese Dance with a minor in Choreography, Ruimin was awarded the Chinese Dance Faculty Scholarship and the William Au Arts Education Scholarship during her studies. She is also the recipient of the Singapore National Arts Council Arts Scholarship (Overseas).

 

Ruimin had worked with talented choreographers such as Xing Liang, Liu Qi, Lim Moi Kim, Wu Kam Ming, Cai Ying and Neo Jenny. She was also a participating artist in the "Asia Dance workshop" in korea and has worked with choreographers Idit and Kim Seol Jin as well.

 

Her recent choreography with co-dancer, Zheng Long, titled (IM)pacity of Perfection was showcased in "Emergence 2015" and invited to performed at "Chinatown Food and Cultural Festival 2015" in Mauritius.

LI RUIMIN

Choreographer and Main Dancer

Zheng Long graduated from the ZheJiang Vocational Academy of Art, majoring in Chinese dance. He has played major roles in "Yellow River", "男儿", "谷灵生息", "光芒芒" which received several awards in competitions. He also worked with Guan Yi Yi in "漠然的远离". Zheng Long danced in "东城决" at the tenth Tao Li Cup competition group dance category and was awarded the third prize.

 

His recent choreography with co-dancer, Li Ruimin, titled (IM)pacity of Perfection was showcased in "Emergence 2015" and invited to performed at "Chinatown Food and Cultural Festival 2015" in Mauritius.

ZHENG LONG

Choreographer and Dancer

Aaron graduated from LASALLE College of the Artsʼs BA(Hons) Technical Theatre programme in 2011, and has designed sets and costumes for different theatrical genres, ranging from Chinese opera (Bukit Panjang Hokkien Konghuay Opera Troupe), classical ballet (Singapore Dance Theatre), plays and musicals (LASALLE). His more notable works to date are The Merry Widow (set design: Singapore Lyric Opera, 2014 – in progress), The Wedding Singer (set design: LASALLE College of the Arts, 2014), The Nutcracker (set and costume design: Singapore Dance Theatre, 2011) and Bloodshed in the Imperial Palace (set and lighting design: Bukit Panjang Hokkien Konghuay Opera Troupe, 2009).

 

While also doing lighting design for smaller productions one a while, and occasionally dabbling with musical compositions, graphic design and playwrighting, he is planning to move one level up: to produce/ direct/ write his own show.

AARON YAP

MULTIMEDIA AND SET DESIGNER 

Tay Huey Meng or Meng as he commonly know, started as a performer in the mid 80’s and was an artist with SAF Music and Drama Company. In late 80’s, he become a full time Production Stage Manager with Singapore Dance Theatre. Meng left SDT in 95’ and become a freelance Production Manager, Technical Manager and Lighting Designer for productions by companies like Singapore Lyric Opera, TheatreWork, Singapore Repertory Theatre, Wild Rice Production, Dream Academy Production just to name a few.

 

Aside from the Art scene, he also involve in many commercial show like Jazz Festival as Logistic Manager, Radio Music Award as Technical Stage Manger, Santosa’s Sandsation and Sentosa Count Down event as Stage Manager. He was also the technical/stage manager for several other projects to name a few big productions, “Cooking” a Korean production, “That’s Kit” Kit Chan Solo Concert and JJ Lin Concert in Singapore Indoor Stadium. International event included Production Technical Manager for Royal Academy of Dance’s “Genee International Ballet Competition 2009”. Technical Stage Manager for “Singapore Day” in Shanghai World Expo 2010.

TAY HUEY MENG

Light Designer 

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Pre-Show Talk by Artistic Director

7:45pm, School of the Arts (SOTA) Drama Theatre

 

With the aim of deepening audience engagement and understanding, a Pre-Show Talk will be held as part of the Programme-Plus Event. Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre’s current and founding Artistic Director, Madam Lim Moi Kim, will share her ethos in preserving Chinese heritage through dance as well as the rationale behind each chapter.

 

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