Singapore has a diverse and vibrant dance scene, with everything from traditional and cultural dances to cutting-edge contemporary styles. An initiative by the National Arts Council, Got to Move (GTM) celebrates dance in all its forms, bringing it to people from all walks of life in Singapore—whether they’re seasoned dancers or experiencing dance for the first time. The fifth edition of the GTM Anchor Festival is on from now until Oct 27 with over 300 programmes across the island, here are five events you shouldn’t miss.
A highlight of Got to Move, the GTM Dance-Walk brings people together for a morning of dance and fitness. This year, the Dance-Walk draws inspiration from the childhood game of musical chairs, and will take place at Sengkang Sports Centre. Pre-registration is required here. Oct 19
Dance is for everyone and anyone, and the Diverse Abilities Dance Collective proves this by welcoming everyone from children with special needs to elderly nursing home residents to their dance sessions. Through these sessions, attendees will learn how to get comfortable with expressing themselves through dance, while also gaining a better understanding of each other. Members of the public are welcome to join in. Registration is required here. Oct 20 and 22
Immerse yourself in the history of Malay dance through this workshop and talk show, and find out how it’s being transformed by performers today. In the hands of the talented members of P7:1SMA, a contemporary Malay dance company, you’ll learn all about the costumes, musical instruments and, of course, moves from the various genres. Registration is required here. Oct 20
It doesn’t get more exciting than this. In this inter-disciplinary and site-sensitive work, contemporary dancer Valerie Lim and classical saxophonist Michellina Chan will perform together as they move between the exterior of the Esplanade and Jubilee Bridge. Members of the audience will play a key role in creating the soundscape with pieces of plastic. Pre-register to participate here. The performance is free to attend. Oct 20
Spice up your daily routines with the drama and flamboyance of flamenco dancing! The team at Flamenco Sin Fronteras will show you how to incorporate flamenco moves into cooking, shopping and cleaning, helping you to stay fit. Register for the workshops via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Performances are free to attend. Oct 26
For more information, visit the Got to Move webpage, or follow Got to Move on Facebook & Instagram (@gottomovesg)