Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) and the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra (MFO) are pleased to announce that we are entering into 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 is now poised to breakthrough to the next stage of its growth by progressively incorporating a fully-professional orchestra into its future full-length classical productions, fitting in the missing piece of the puzzle that will allow the SDT to take its place among the world’s top dance companies.

As Singapore’s first and only fully-independent professional symphony orchestra, the 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. Despite its short five-year history, it has had a deep impact on the Singapore music scene. 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 highly-anticipated partnership will allow both companies to open up new artistic frontiers that were not previously possible for them as individual companies, and will first bear fruit this December, as SDT and the MFO jointly perform the perennial classic Sleeping Beauty at the Esplanade Theatre. Please visit this page for more information about this production.

However, the public’s support will be crucial to sustaining this ground-breaking endeavour.

To cement this partnership, a new dedicated fund has been created. Donations received into this fund will be used exclusively to defray the costs of this endeavour, and donors will 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 most exciting development 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
  • An in-house discount of 25% for all tickets to SDT events
  • Invitation to a cocktail reception on the opening night of SDT-MFO joint theatre performances
  • Privilege to make advanced booking and reservation of preferred seats for all SDT performances (except free-seating performances)
  • Acknowledgement of donors for the Orchestra Fund in the programme booklets of sponsored performances
  • 250% tax deduction
  • Complimentary Tickets (valid for 18 months)
  • Invite to SDT Donors Appreciation Night

To donate and for more information, please contact:

Paul Ang, Company Manager; email: paul.ang@singaporedancetheatre.com

Larissa D’cruz, Senior Executive (Media & Public Relations); email: larissa@singaporedancetheatre.com

SDT-MFO ORCHESTRA FUND DONORS

Janek Schergen
Michael Hwang & Laura Hwang

Alan Robert John
Albert Tiu
Alvin Chung Wei Xiang

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
Vivo Surgical Singapore
Vossloh-Schwabe Pte Ltd

Yasuko Yeung