Singapore’s Got to Move 2021 Returns With Dance Programmes For The Whole Family To Enjoy!

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Happening from January to March this year, the sixth edition of Singapore’s nationwide dance movement, Got to Move (GTM) will be presented digitally for the first time ever.

This annual initiative by the National Arts Council (NAC) aims to raise awareness and grow appreciation for dance, as well as to encourage Singaporeans to experience dance in new ways through a range of highly accessible and participatory programming.

Audiences can look forward to five interactive digital dance works, and learn more about communicating perspectives through movement while getting to know some of Singapore’s prolific and upcoming dancers. 

Here's a list of commissioned works for GTM 2021:

  • XITY Augmented Reality Application

Photo Credit: Raw Moves

Launch Date: 18 Jan 2021
Ticketing Info: Free

Kicking off the season is XITY Augmented Reality Application by Raw Moves, where participants will experience dance through an AR application and discover the city-living environment through an audio geometry experience. This programme is an extension of the company’s interdisciplinary live performance of XITY which fuses movement, sound and visual animation.

  • Lens Lens Revolution

Photo Credit: ScRach MarcS

Launch Date: 3 Feb 2021
Ticketing Info: Free

Building on the momentum of accessibility and interactivity, Lens Lens Revolution by ScRach MarcS invites audiences to experience the integration of traditional fusion movement and music elements into modern street styles through a series of three Instagram AR filters, where participants get to exchange dance moves, enhanced with special animation graphics. 

  • To Or Not

Photo Credit: TRDOco

Launch Date: 24 Feb 2021
Ticketing Info: Free

TRDOco, a contemporary dance company, draws on the strength of technology to amplify its message in To Or Not. Participants can look forward to a youth-centric narrative that follows the lives of two teenagers in this interactive dance concept video. The video tackles the salient social issue of mental health and social support, inviting audiences to inhabit the persona of a character and toggle between multiple scenarios to make their own decision on how the story should unfold. 

Family-Friendly Dance Programmes

Launching in time for the March holidays are two kid-friendly programmes that invite younger audiences to join in the fun.

  • Plotterpus Adventure Tours

Photo Credit: The Kueh Tutus

Launch Date: 12 Mar 2021
Ticketing Info: Free, registration required for Zoom performances

The Kueh Tutus’ Plotterpus Adventure Tours lets parent-child pairs interact digitally with imaginary baby Plotterpi through a series of curated IG posts
about Plotterpi by our avid plotterpus watcher and tour guide, Cheryl. By following the posts and participating in the 45-minute Plotterpus watching Tour experienced over Zoom, audience members will be able to follow the plotterpus saga, learn interesting plotterpus facts and how to move like one. There are six Zoom tours being offered.

Recommended for families with children aged 4 to 9 years.

  • The Ballroom of Magnificent Beasts

Photo Credit: The Arts Fission Company

Launch Date: 5 Mar 2021
Ticketing Info: Free

For families seeking adventure in the comforts of their homes, they can assume the role of a wild beast avatar and play a game-like dance tour through two Instagram AR filters by The Arts Fission Company, and enter the fantasy realm of The Ballroom of Magnificent Beasts.

Recommended for families with children from K1/K2 to primary school.

  • Alice‚Äôs Topsy Turvy Tea Party

Photo Credit: Esplanade

When: 12 Mar 2021, 10.30am & 4.30pm | 13 & 14 Mar 2021, 10.30am, 2pm & 4.30pm
Where: Esplanade Annexe Studio
Duration: 1 hour (No intermission)
Ticketing Info: $20 (Tickets sold in packages of 2 to 5; Admission for ages 4 and above) | Book tickets here

Come dressed in your party best and be part of wonderland! Alice’s Topsy Turvy Tea Party by The Kueh Tutus is a picnic-style interactive dance experience that explores questions of friendship and belonging.  

Recommended for children aged 4 to 9 years old and their families. Audiences will be seated in package groups on picnic floor mats. There must be at least one accompanying adult in each group.

  • Latin Dance, Dancesport For Fun And Creative Movement Classes For Kids

Photo Credit: The DanceSport Academy

A myriad of specially tailored dance classes for kids await at The DanceSport Academy, which is co-founded by the 13-times undefeated Dancesport champions, Melvin and Sharon Tan. 

  • Contemporary & Creative Dance Holiday Camp¬†

Photo Credit: Rolypoly Family / Facebook

When: 15 to 18 Mar 2021, 9am to 1pm
Where: The Substation
Ticketing Info: $400 | Book tickets here

Jazz up the school holidays with Rolypoly Family’s 4-day Contemporary & Creative Dance Holiday Camp. With four hours of technique classes, creative workshops with guest artists and conversations about health and wellness each day, their experiences will definitely be fun-filled and enriching.

Recommended for children from ages 7 to 12 years old.

Championing Inclusivity through Dance

GTM supports and promotes meaningful dance programming tailored for different communities and audiences in a bid to foster and champion inclusiveness in the arts. This year’s edition is no different and will feature a series of videos under Dance x Social, showcasing ways in which dance groups are engaging with the underserved communities.

Hear about how local dance company Flamenco Sin Fronteras has been working with the seniors at Social Health Group, and witness how independent artist Wong Wai Yee and Diverse Abilities Dance Collective (DADC) have been impacting the lives of special needs children through dance. 

The first of the digital dance programmes will be launched on 18 January 2021, on Got to Move’s Facebook and Instagram pages. All five programmes are available for free, and registration applies for some. For more information on Got to Move 2021, please visit GTM’s Facebook page.


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This article is prepared by

Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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