Since 2018, Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) and Metropolitan Festival Orchestra (MFO) have been in a strategic partnership to jointly perform iconic full-length classical works as part of SDT’s annual seasons.

Over the past three decades as Singapore’s premier dance company, SDT has garnered international acclaim for the high quality and versatility of its performances, serving as a leading ambassador for dance and for Singapore. It has now reached a new stage in its artistic development by incorporating a professional orchestra into its full-length classical productions, becoming a home-grown dance company of truly international standards.

As Singapore’s first and only fully-independent professional symphony orchestra, MFO was founded to be a platform to showcase the growing pool of professional orchestral musicians in Singapore, mobilising them in innovative and sustainable ways that open up new performance opportunities across a range of both traditional and non-traditional genres and formats. Not only has it reached unprecedented numbers of new audiences and led the way for other local music organisations to follow, it has also emulated SDT in receiving international acclaim for the high quality and versatility of its performances.

This strategic partnership allows both companies to open up new artistic frontiers that were not previously possible for them as individual companies, and first bore fruit in December 2018, when SDT and MFO jointly performed the perennial classic Sleeping Beauty at the Esplanade Theatre.

Productions for 2019 include Don Quixote (7 – 10 March 2019) and Swan Lake (5 – 8 December 2019). In 2020, we will be jointly performing Romeo and Juliet (5 – 8 March 2020) and The Nutcracker (2 – 6 December 2020).

The public’s support will be crucial to sustaining this ground-breaking endeavour.

To cement this partnership, a new dedicated fund was created. Donations received into this fund are used exclusively to defray the costs of this endeavour, and donors also receive a 250% tax deduction on their donation, as well as see their support multiplied through matching funds provided by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth’s Cultural Matching Fund.

As such, no donation is too small, and we hope to enlist your participation and support to contribute towards the fund, as well as to spread the word among other existing and potential supporters about this very special partnership in the Singapore arts scene.

Please refer below for the list of other benefits that will be offered to all donors to the fund:

  Donation Tiers Ticket Entitlement  
$10,000 and above 30 tickets
$5,000 – $9,999 16 tickets
$2,500 – $4,999 10 tickets
$1,000 – $2,499 4 tickets
$500 – $999 2 tickets
$499 and below N/A

 

BENEFITS

For donations of $500 and above

  • Complimentary Tickets (valid for 18 months)

  • Personalised Priority Booking through SDT

  • An in-house discount of 25% for all tickets to SDT events

  • Invitation to a cocktail reception on the VIP night of SDT-MFO joint theatre performances

  • Invitation to SDT Donors Appreciation Night

  • Backstage Tour (upon request)

For all donations

  • 250% tax deduction

  • Acknowledgement in Website and Programmes Booklets of supported performances​​​

 

To donate and for more information, please contact Paul Ang, Company Manager at paul.ang@singaporedancetheatre.com.

SDT-MFO ORCHESTRA FUND DONORS

Janek Schergen
Michael Hwang & Laura Hwang

Alan Robert John
Albert Tiu
Alvin Chung Wei Xiang

Avex Asia Pte Ltd
Balakrishnan Shegar
Bautista Leonor Gimoro
Catherine Hung
Chan Yin Wai
Chan Min Jian
Chang Wen Wen / Chee Pek Khan

Choo Yi Ping
Chu Tee Chuan, Sylvia

Chu Tee Chui
Chua Seow Ann
Coronation Music School Pte Ltd
Cynthia Poa Kheng Bee

Daniel Teo Tong How
Dr. David Yeo
Dyfrig Maredudd Wilson

Edward Alec D’Silva
Frances Hwang
Giouw Rong Zhen Jolie
Goh Junyi
Graeme & Sharron Bennett
Kok Tse Wei

Lena Ng
Lim Lean Huat / Lim Hong Guat Doreen
Mehta Family

Metropolitan Concert Services Pte Ltd
Ng Tien Chung Russell Kenneth
Ng Wei Han Paul
Quek Chin Tiong / Lyou Helen
Pamela Tan Pei Hsiang
Pauline Erica Tay
Rachel Ong Yue Oing

Rosemary Tan Sok Pin
Steinway Gallery Singapore
Terence Lim

Tan Chuan Thye
Tan Tiat Siang Connie
Tan Whei Mien Joy
Tang Aileen
Teo Soo Chew
(Prof) Thomas Hecht

Tiffany Leu Yi Fang
Trevor Lee
Victor Sim
Vivo Surgical Singapore
Vossloh-Schwabe Pte Ltd

Yasuko Yeung