Further your passion for performing while making some great friends
Think becoming a professional singer, dancer or actor is a pipe dream in Singapore? Then you might not have heard that NUSChoir took home the top prize at the prestigious Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and was named “Choir of the World.” Or that many of our local theatre companies have been staging their original productions for audiences overseas.
For those of us no longer in school, we don’t have CCAs that will give us a chance to perform or compete even as we learn. But all is not lost! Many community interest groups and professional companies around Singapore invite members of the public who love to sing, dance or act to join them, even with little or no experience. More than your typical classes or workshops, these seven groups will take you out of the studio and onto the big stage, so you can experience the rush of performing before an audience.
Photo: Era Dance Theatre
5. Era Dance Theatre
You haven’t seen Malay dance like the way Era Dance Theatre does it. Blending traditional and contemporary forms, the company pushes the boundaries of Malay dance at unique productions like their 90-minute dance drama “Tumasik” last year, exploring the lesser known periods in Singapore’s early history. Have you ever seen a violin and bass guitar sharing the stage with traditional Malay instruments like the kulintang and rebana? Another unique element of Era Dance Theatre is its in-house music ensemble, the first one in Singapore to feature multi-ethnic instruments. With a mission to promote Malay arts and culture in Singapore, the company also participates annually at the regional Muara Festival for Malay dance and music. And they invite you to join them in sharing the joy of dance, no experience and fees needed.
You can visit their official website to find out more information and register your interest.
Rehearsals are at 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre Blk M #03-54, Singapore 439053.