NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

NAC-AEP Programme Details

Exposure
Dance

Programme ID: AEP0119265

T.H.E Contemporary Dance Performance 

- OUTLINE -

Our performance will last 45 minutes and feature selected excerpts of 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 show will cover variety, and the salient points of each excerpt of repertoire will be highlighted to the audience. We will select three excerpts from different pieces of our repertoire to perform, including “As It Fades”, “Silences We Are Familiar With”, “Mr. Sign”, and “The Highest Animal”. We can tailor our presentation to suit a school’s needs.

“As It Fades” deals with memory and how it serves as a window to our inner selves, as well as the immediacy of the body in its expression and ability to embody emotion. “Silences We Are Familiar With” delves into life, death, love, and everything in between, resulting in a dance that draws from our deepest and truest reactions to life. “Mr. Sign” examines the individual’s place in a hierarchical society, questioning the importance of communication between humans as well as the importance of finding peace through self-realisation. “The Highest Animal” displays unique “animal pop” style, a fascinating fusion of ancient, Eastern forms, Western pop dance, and primal animal-inspired movement. Overall, the show will be thought-provoking and visually engaging.

- 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