ODYSSEY DANCE THEATRE LTD
Founded in 1999 by Dr Danny Tan, Odyssey Dance Theatre Ltd (ODT), one of Asia Pacific’s foremost full-time professional contemporary dance organizations, is a strong advocate of local original dance works and has represented Singapore as cultural ambassador in numerous festivals, conferences, arts markets and cultural exchanges. Over the years, the organization extended its cultural diplomacy with more than 40 international tours to 30 cities in 20 countries across the Asia Pacific, Europe and USA.
ODT has astounded local and international audiences on a number of accounts while the vision and ambition of its works exhibit utmost commitment to professionalism and innovation. Dedicated to bringing Asia’s brightest young professional dancers to contribute to the cultural health of Singapore, ODT has celebrated the region’s talent without being tied to portraits of nationalism.
ODT has earned wide respect for its consistency and extensive profile in delivering numerous impressive initiatives and productions that have impacted many people’s lives. In addition to its pursuit of excellence in contemporary dance, ODT’s illustrious records have demonstrated their passion and determination in engaging global audiences through distinctive initiatives by its 6 divisions – ODT International, ODT Arts Education, ODT Cares, ODT Arts Hub and ODT Gives, supported by its performing arm ODT Dance which comprises of ODT Main and Young Companies with a team of Associate Artistes.
Odyssey Dance Theatre Ltd is a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Major Grant for the period from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2018.
ODT International aspires to lead in arts management, providing high standards to our associates and clients. ODT International has presented some of the region’s emerging and most prolific companies, choreographers and artistes. ODT international delivers an array of capabilities including the management & touring of artistes, dance companies; development and operation of dance festivals; consulting, advisory and event management work for artistes, arts institutions and corporations, and production of dance & arts projects.
ODT MAIN COMPANY
ODT Main Company has regular seasons yearly. Acclaimed works were presented at different venues in Singapore, from Black Box to major proscenium stages like Singapore Indoor Stadium and University Cultural Centre Hall, and large scale outdoor events which are accessible to all.
Since inception, ODT main dancers have collaborated with various local and international artistes to produce several major works such as “Fervour”, “The Story Continues”, “Silent Connexion”, “Garden in my Heart” and “Synesthesia”, some of which have co-produced and toured internationally. To date, it has collaborated with more than 300 international artistes and 20 international dance companies.
ODT Main Company regularly receives commissions from ministries, festivals, and corporates, whilst serving as Singaporean cultural ambassadors on various established international platforms in various international festivals. In the last 18 years, ODT Main Company has made more than 40 international tours to 30 cities in 20 countries, across Asia Pacific, Europe and USA.
ODT MUSIC ENSEMBLE
ODT Music Ensemble is a collective with passionate musicians who dare to break the boundaries of music, collaborating across various art forms to deliver cutting edge professional performances in Singapore and abroad. Since 2014, ODT Music Ensemble has been involved in more than 10 major projects such as “Seasons” at University Cultural Centre Theatre and “Moments” at the University Cultural Centre Hall for Dr Danny Tan’s full-length choreography. Since then, ODT Music Ensemble was showcased on distinctive platforms such as the 4th Summer DanceFit Festival 2015 and 8th Biennial Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta.
ODT FESTIVAL COLLECTIVE
Since 2015, ODT Festival Collective is a collective to support and promote innovative and creative projects among international artistes. Opportunities had been set for international artistes to reside in Singapore to produce and present works under ODT’s festival platforms. In 2017, ODT Festival Collective has embraced 17 artists from 13 countries.