NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

NAC-AEP Programme Details

Exposure
Dance

Programme ID: AEP0119269

T.H.E Second Company Contemporary Dance Performance 

- OUTLINE -

Our proposed performance duration is 45 minutes and will feature selected excerpts from our repertoire (approximately 30 minutes of dance, 10 minutes of accompanied introduction and explanation, and 5 minutes of a final Question-and-Answer session with the students). The presentation can be tailored to suit a school's requirement and the show will cover variety, with the salient points of each excerpts highlighted to the audience. The three excerpts are "#thewaythingsare", "Rising Winds" and "In the Distance". 

Choreographed by our homegrown choreographer, Marcus Foo, "#thewaythingsare" reflects a conscious effort to conceal the inner self and how perceived images mask our imagination to which they hide the face of reality. The next excerpt choreographed by established choreographer/educator Albert Tiong, "Rising Winds" talks about the constant and restless search for meaning, racing against time and the constraints of society's expectations. Last but not least, New Zealand's choreographer, Sarah Foster-Sproull, delves into human interactions that are forged as a result of migratory journeys. Dancers magnetize or repel their bodies, ‘flock’ harmoniously as a group, or discordantly interact with one another in the space. 'In the Distance" is a concoction of human connections dancing the line between being an individual, and becoming part of a group- from manipulation, to metamorphosis, to raw human inter-relations. 

The show will be thought-provoking and visually engaging as we explore and present the multiple facets of human, and the issues we faced in today's society.

- LEARNING OBJECTIVES -

Our performance will serve as an introduction to contemporary dance, which can be used as a tool to convey so many relevant truths about society. Indeed, most contemporary art aims to reflect our current environment. Through our carefully planned AEP programme repertoire and presentation format, T.H.E hopes to make contemporary dance more accessible and appealing to students. 

1. To stimulate the young generation’s interest in and appreciation of contemporary dance and the arts. 

2. To endow the student population with a general knowledge of what a physical art form can be about, and to encourage those who are genuinely interested to raise questions and explore further into a potential undertaking.

3. To enable students to understand the creative process behind a dance work through performance and lecture, thus heightening their enjoyment of dance beyond visual appeal. 

4. To allow students to identify with dance as a significant component and product of our life experience, society, culture, and environment.

- DETAILS -

Dance theatre or hall with clean and safe stage and dressing room

Sec - Lower / Sec - Upper / JC/CI / ITE

English

45 mins

Microphone / PA system / Simple lighting equipments if possible

6-8

- COST -

$1800

Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost. There is a subsidy of up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.
The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. NAC partners selected pre-school centres to receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP.

The following programme is approved under NAC-AEP 2019/2020 until 31 December 2020.


- CONTACT -

- T.H.E Dance Company -

Silvia Yong

63458454

education.thedc@gmail.com