Dance Dialogue: Focus on Danny Tan

Founded in 1999 by Dr. Danny Tan, Odyssey Dance Theatre Ltd (ODT Ltd) has evolved from a dance company to an illustrious dance institution. As one of Asia Pacific’s foremost full-time professional dance/arts organizations, ODT Ltd 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 dance, ODT Ltd’s remarkable records have demonstrated their passion and determination in engaging global audiences. ODT Ltd thrives with distinctive initiatives by its six divisions – ODT International, ODT Arts Education, ODT Cares, ODT Arts Hub and ODT Gives, supported by its performing arm, ODT Dance. This division is comprised of ODT Main, Young and Youth Companies with a team of Associate Artists in ODT Music Ensemble, ODT Dance Collective and ODT Production & Creatives.

Photo: Be Angels, at Victoria Theatre (600 seats)

ODT International has presented contemporary dance for the past two decades that represent the new wave and the most prolific companies, choreographers and artists from Asia, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the USA. This is to align with the latest developments and trends of contemporary dance around the world, bridging the understanding between the east and the west. ODT international also delivers an array of services, including the management and touring of artists/dance companies; the development and operation of dance festivals; consulting, advisory and event management work for artists, arts institutions and corporations; and, production of dance and arts projects. ODT International presents international works in several of Singapore’s distinctive venues, from 100 to 2000 seating capacities. It runs two notable Singapore International Dance Festivals – Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta ( and DanzINC – International Dancers and Choreographers’ Residency Festival ( since 2001 and 2004, respectively.

ODT Ltd also partners with various stakeholders to open up new spaces. Most recently, the first of its kind, Singapore’s Creative Arts

Photo: DOKKAEBI, at Aliwal Arts Centre Multi-Purpose Hall (150 seats)

& Cultural Hub has been launched, which is an incubator of ideas, a home to world cultures and a facilitator of exchanges between people and societies in Singapore, Asia and the world. It believes in inculcating cultural intelligence to advance a human-centered and inclusive approach to societal development. Creative Arts & Cultural Hub develops and supports platforms across the fields of creative arts, culture and education, which address contemporary challenges to create a shared future. For any interested parties, we love to receive your ideas on any presentation, partnership, residency or collaborative efforts on production. Please send your proposal to

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