Dance Partnering Workshop by Ryan Tan
The Royal Dance-Off (TRDO) is honoured to host a special Pas de Deux workshop for all interested dancers.
Prism, this year's theme for the SMU Arts Festival, is a three sided frame that is special for its ability to use two angled sides to make the unseen, visible and colourful. This is similar to partner work in dance, where bodies are angled in the midst of movement and transitions, expressing relationships in an aesthetic and relatable manner.
This workshop explores dancing with a partner and how two can produce more than the sum of their parts from a choreographic angle.
The Royal Dance-Off (TRDO)
Founded by Ryan Tan, The Royal Dance-Off is the first dance platform of its kind to hit the Singapore dance scene with its blend of Contemporary dance moves and popular culture. TRDO seeks to open doors for young dancers and choreographers while attracting the participation of non-contemporary dancers and the general public.
Ryan Tan has been active in the local dance industry for 18 years, and is a highly respected and sought-after performer, producer, director and educator. Beyond his role as Artistic and Creative Director of O School, he has been engaged to direct and choreograph events such as the 17th S.E.A. Games Opening Ceremony (2013), Merlion's 40th Anniversary Celebration (2012), and National Day Parade (2010, 2011), as well as the Youth Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies (2010). He has also been invited to choreograph Vietnam's 'So You Think You Can Dance' for 2 consecutive years in 2013, and 2014.