The Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) was founded in 1988 with seven dancers by Goh Soo Khim and Anthony Then. Located right on top of Fort Canning Hill, situated on the second storey of Cox Terrace, SDT has since developed into Singapore’s premier professional dance company comprising of 34 professional dancers. In 2002, SDT was honoured to have been given the opportunity to grace the official opening of the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay with the opening performance of Boi Sakti’s Reminiscing the Moon. Since its establishment, SDT continues to have the privilege to perform in a world-class performing arts venue, exhilarating audiences with a myriad of repertoires. In the course of each year, the Company performs five to six seasons, with three full ballet performances at the stage of Esplanade Theatre. One of the highlights of the Company’s performance season each year would be the widely popular outdoor dance event - Ballet under the Stars at the Fort Canning Park.
In 2009, Janek Schergen took over the post of Artistic Director of SDT. Under his leadership, the Company has made new achievements in the international and Singapore dance arena. Janek is also the Artistic Director of the Choo-San Goh & H. Robert Magee Foundation which oversees the licensing and production of Choo San Goh's ballets and the annual Choo San Goh Awards for Choreography.
新加坡舞蹈剧场还积极接触公众，通过开展学校内拓展艺术教育项目、舞蹈鉴赏系列（共同由Esplanade Co.呈现），以及One @ The Ballet，一个具有首创精神的帮助公众获得更好的理解舞蹈不同方面的活动，在公众中创造更高的舞蹈意识。新加坡舞蹈剧场还开设了学术项目，该项目是一项职前培训项目，旨在帮助真正有兴趣追求专业舞蹈生涯的舞蹈学生。
SDT also actively reaches out to the public to create greater awareness of dance through outreach to schools with its Arts Education Programme, Dance Appreciation Series (jointly presented with Esplanade Co.), and One @ The Ballet, an initiative to help the public in gaining a better understanding of the different aspect of dance. SDT also created the Scholars Programme which is designed to be a pre-professional programme for student dancers who are seriously interested in the pursuit of a professional dance career
Artistic Director：Janek Schergen
雅克•谢尔根来自瑞典哥德堡。他和萨德勒的威尔斯皇家芭蕾舞团的Richard Ellis 和 Christine Du Boulay一起学习芭蕾，之后又继续在美国芭蕾中心和美国纽约的哈克尼斯中 心学习芭蕾艺术。1971年，他加入了皇家温尼伯芭蕾舞团，并在第二年成为了费城的宾夕法尼亚芭蕾舞团的成员。1987年，在Harkarvy先生和Lupe Seranno的指导下，雅克•谢尔根开始在宾夕法尼亚舞团的学校里任教。除了舞蹈表演和教学，他开始为宾夕法尼亚芭蕾舞团和其他公司登台表演Harkarvy先生的艺术作品。1981年，雅克•谢尔根接受华盛顿芭蕾舞团指导Mary Day和该公司的常任编舞吴祖山邀请，为华盛顿芭蕾舞团担任嘉宾老师。他加入华盛顿芭蕾舞团担任全职芭蕾指导和老师，并且随公司赴远东、欧洲、南美和美国巡回演出。
Janek Schergen is from Göteborg, Sweden. He studied ballet with Richard Ellis and Christine Du Boulay of the Sadlers Wells Ballet, and continued at the American Ballet Center and the Harkness House for Ballet Arts in New York. In 1971, he joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the following year, became a member of the Pennsylvania Ballet in Philadelphia. In 1978, under the guidance of Mr. Harkarvy and Lupe Seranno, he began teaching at the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. In addition to dancing and teaching, he began staging the works of Mr. Harkarvy for Pennsylvania Ballet and other companies. In 1981, he was invited by Mary Day, the Director of Washington Ballet, and Choo San Goh, the Company’s Resident Choreographer, to guest-teach for the Washington Ballet. He joined Washington Ballet in a full-time position as ballet master and teacher, and toured with the Company through the Far East, Europe and South America, as well as the United States.
As Artistic Director and a Board Member of The Choo-San Goh & H. Robert Magee Foundation, he has staged more than 120 productions of Choo-San Goh’s works worldwide. He is the Chairman of the Awards Committee for the Choo-San Goh Awards for Choreography. In the past 14 years, 72 awards have been made and more than $750,000 has been dedicated to the creation of new works of choreography. Since the establishment of SDT in 1988, he has staged 12 of Choo San’s works for SDT and in December 2000, mounted the full-length Romeo & Juliet.
From 2002-2006, he was ballet master and staff teacher of the Norwegian National Ballet (NNB) in Oslo. He was responsible for rehearsing many full-length works (Swan Lake, Othello, Cinderella , The Taming of the Shrew, Onegin, Sleeping Beauty), in addition to contemporary works and the most recent Balanchine repertoire including Symphony in C, Agon, Serenade and Four Temperaments. The production he created of Tornerose (Sleeping Beauty) for NNB was broadcasted on NRK television in December 2006. In June 2007, he was appointed Assistant Artistic Director of SDT. He staged all of the ballets for the September 2007 season, The Legacy of Goh Choo San, and made it one of SDT’s most successful seasons.
本场演出全长约92分钟，中场休息15分钟。Duration: approximately 92 minutes with a 15-miniute intermission
本场演出适合10岁以上人士观看。Suggested age: 10 and above
Late-comers are requested to wait outside the auditorium and are led to assigned seats quietly between pieces. The management reserves the right to determine with seats to be assigned and the manner in which late-comers are to be admitted.
Double Contrasts (19 minutes)
Age of Innocence (28 minutes)
囍 （13分钟) 由苏州文化艺术中心芭蕾舞团演出
Double Happiness（13minutes) performed by SSCAC Ballet Theatre