Singapore Dance Theatre Ambassadors' Circle Showcase

About Ambassadors 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.

Ambassadors Circle 2020 Acquisition

The Ambassador’s Circle 2020 will acquire the company premiere of Ibsen’s House by Val Caniparoli. He has staged four works for Singapore Dance Theatre including Lambarena in 1998, Swipe in 2014, Triptych in 2017, and the world premiere of Chant in 2012. Ibsen’s House was first created for the San Francisco Ballet. The ballet is based on stories of piviotal female protaganists from the novels of Henrik Ibsen. The music for the ballet is Antonín Dvořák’s Piano Quintet no.2, and the costume design for the ballet is by Sandra Woodall. He will be staging Ibsen’s House for our 32nd anniversary season at Masterpiece in Motion 2020, to bring such an esteemed ballet to Singapore will be a tremendous artistic achievement for Singapore Dance Theatre.

SDT invites you to be a part of the Ambassadors Circle 2020, and join us in our efforts to grow and develop artistically.  Please email at benjamin@singaporedancetheatre.com for more information.

Click here for Ambassadors Circle 2009 – 2019.

Ambassadors Circle 2020 Members

Platinum |
Timothy Sebastian

Angel |
Patricia Gwee, Lim Geck Chin Mavis, Mona Lim, Athen Development Pte Ltd

Benefactor | Francois Dubrulle, Dr Luke Ho, Marcus & Yasuko Yeung, Luai Hong Kheng

Patron |
Anonymous, Lee Ping Jasmine, Anonymous, Amy Lau, Chiaki Kawamura

Contributor |
Jean Lee, Jonathan Stona, Anonymous, Indradi Soemardjan, Rachel Yin Yin

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.

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.

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.

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.”

2018: SDT’s 30th Anniversary Gala
Ambassador’s Circle 2018 acquired the world premiere of Linea Adora by Timothy Harbour and the company premiere of SYNC by Nils Christe as part of the celebrations of SDT’s 30 years of growth and development.

2019: Passages Contemporary
Ambassador’s Circle 2019 will acquire PASSAGES Contemporary Season again with a world premiere specially for SDT by choreographer Lucas Jervies! Natalie Weir’s Bittersweet, Toru Shimazki’s Blue Snow and Val Caniparoli’s Swipe will return to Passages 2019 on the Singapore stage for new and existing loyal supporters to create or reminisce your own individual moments and memories of SDT.

2020: Ibsen’s House by Val Caniparoli
The Ambassador’s Circle 2020 will acquire the company premiere of Ibsen’s House by Val Caniparoli. He will be staging Ibsen’s House for our 32nd anniversary season at Masterpiece in Motion 2020, to bring such an esteemed ballet to Singapore will be a tremendous artistic achievement for Singapore Dance Theatre.