Singapore Dance Theatre Ambassadors' Circle Showcase

About Ambassador’s Circle 

The Ambassadors’ Circle is Singapore Dance Theatre’s (SDT) specially designed group for ballet and dance connoisseurs who are among the most dedicated friends of the company.

Members both have a passion for dance and a desire to contribute to Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) through supporting the acquisition of new works; boosting the company’s repertoire and enriching the ballet and cultural experience for the local audience. At the same time, these acquisitions will further SDT’s role as Singapore’s main ambassador for dance within the global arts scene.

The Ambassadors’ Circle enables its members to understand the need for sustaining and enhancing SDT’s repertoire. This eventually contributes to the overall appreciation of the company, its current performances, and future growth.

As a member of the Ambassadors’ Circle, you contribute because you want to see the company grow to greater heights in both the local and international dance scene. At the same time, you share our desire to carve a higher reputation for SDT while nurturing dancers through exquisite repertoire.

Ambassador’s Circle 2018 Acquisition

The Ambassador’s Circle 2018 will be acquiring the 30th Anniversary Evening programme performing in July 2018; consisting of a mixture of company and world premieres by distinguished choreographers such as Ma Cong, Nils Christe and Timothy Harbour. Each choreographer brings a distinct style and flavour that represents Singapore Dance Theatre as a whole and this evening has been carefully planned out to showcase the versatility of SDT.

The 30th Anniversary evening will stage world and company premieres all in one single evening. Company premieres of Samsara by Ma Cong and SYNC by Nils Christie will be accompanied by a world premiere by Timothy Harbour, specifically created to showcase the dancers of SDT.

SDT invites you to kindly be part of Ambassadors’ Circle 2018 in celebrating this milestone with us. Join us in celebrating our 30 years of the best in dance and the continuation to grow with SDT! Please email at ambassadors@singaporedancetheatre.com for more information.

Click here for Ambassadors’ Circle 2009 – 2017.

"Immerse yourself in the perfect evening at Singapore Dance Theatre’s (SDT) 20th edition of the annual Ballet Under the Stars! Expect spectacular medley of works including Double Contrasts by Choo-San Goh, Rubies by George Balanchine and Lambarena by Val Caniparoli on the first weekend of contemporary ballets; and Concerto Barocco and Serenade by George Balanchine, as well as Schubert Symphony by Choo-San Goh for the second weekend of a fusion of classical and contemporary pieces. Unwind with a sumptuous picnic spread at the park and enjoy an evening of dance together with your loved ones at Singapore’s favourite outdoor dance event!"

Ambassador’s Circle 2017 Members

Platinum |
Philip Choi & Tan Khim Ee, Jim Rogers & Paige Parker, Lam Kun Kin

Angel |
Chua Seow Ann, Jeanette Tan, Christopher John Fussner, Lim Geck Chin Mavis, Athen Development Pte Ltd, The Mathier Family

Benefactor | Mona Lim, Bobby Lim Chye Huat

Patron |
Benjamin Chong, Patricia Wong, Amy Lau, David Lim, Kevin Cheok, Lena Ng, Suzanne Gibson, Exec Capital, Anonymous, Anonymous, Lee Teck Hoon Veron, JPDM Pte Ltd, Paul Ng, Chase Ma

Contributor |
Malcom Cook, Veiter Soo, Jared Phau, Chng Hak-Peng

Contribution CategoryContribution AmountNo of Complimentary TicketsComplimentary FSDT Membership
Platinum$10,000 and above30Gold
Angel$5000 and above16Gold
Benefactor$2500 and above10Silver
Patron$1000 and above4Basic
Contributor$500 and above2Basic

All Ambassadors Circle members are entitled to:

  • An in-house discount of 25% on purchased tickets.
  • Priority booking to all performances.
  • In-studio presentation of the acquisition before opening night to the public.
  • Invitation to a cocktail reception on all opening nights of each performance.
  • A souvenir programme autographed by the artists and dancers.
  • Credit acknowledgement in the souvenir programme of the work acquired.
  • 250% Tax Deduction on the full amount donated.
  • Complimentary Friends of SDT Membership.
  • Complimentary tickets of your choice to SDT’s performance seasons at the theatre.#
# Not applicable to fundraising gala events and performances not presented by SDT, e.g. Esplanade Da:ns Festival and Singapore Arts Festival.

PREVIOUS

2009: Concerto Barocco by George Balanchine
Set to Bach’s Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, Concerto Barocco is an example of George Balanchine’s love of a dialogue between movement and music.

2010: Serenade by George Balanchine
Serenade has come to be considered as the signature piece of the New York City Ballet and is one of Balanchine’s most widely performed works.

2011: Fearful Symmetries by Nils Christe
Fearful Symmetries has incredible drive and is high voltage. This piece has an element of “travelling”, or going somewhere.

2012: Age of Innocence by Edwaard Liang
Age of Innocence was created for Joffrey Ballet in 2008. This piece is inspired by the novels of Jane Austen and the women of her era.

AMBASSADOR’S

2013: Theme and Variations by George Balanchine
Theme and Variations is a grand masterpiece and was intended, as Balanchine wrote: “to evoke that great period in classical dancing when Russian ballet flourished with the aid of Tchaikovsky’s music”.

2014: Swipe by Val Caniparoli
Swipe is a high octane piece that requires ballet’s precision, the curve and attack of earthborne steps and the relaxed ease of walking; presented in all fluency.

2015: Passages Contemporary Season
For the first-time ever, the Ambassador’s Circle 2015 acquired an entire season, featuring three brand new works – Sticks and Stones by Kinsun Chan, Bliss by Gigi Gianti, and Incandescent Dream by Max Chen.

2016: Symphony in Three Movements by Nils Christe
Symphony in Three Movements was Christe’s fourth work with the company. Inspired by the emotions and stories during World War Two, this piece evokes a sense of ache and longing during a time of war.

CIRCLE ACQUISITIONS

2017: The Four Temperaments by George Balanchine
The Four Temperaments is “an expression in dance and music of the ancient notion that the human organism is made up of four different humours, or temperaments.”