To be the foremost contemporary dance theatre in the Asia-Pacific region.
To be the foremost contemporary dance theatre through presentation of works with a distinctive Singaporean identity, alongside excellence in artistic management and strong production values.
1999 • Founding of Odyssey Dance Theatre (ODT)
2000 • ODT’s first mainhouse “Odyssey to the Sublime” at Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel
2001 • Seagate International, Patron of the Arts for ODT in 2001, commissioned three mainhouse seasons –
“X-Treme 2”, “The White Sensation” & “Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta”
2002 • Commissioned by The Esplanade to perform “The White Sensation” at Esplanade Theatre.
2003 • Establishment of ODT Young Company
• Co-presented with Singapore Art Museum to premiere “Passion.Love”- ODT’s first outdoor mainhouse
2005 • International collaboration and performance of “Synesthesia” by ODT and Seo Dong Hyun Dance Company
with 14 international artists performing at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
2006 • ODT’s Artistic Director Dr Danny Tan was commissioned by the Singapore Arts Festival to produce
“Providence” for its choreographic dance platform – “Forward Moves”
2007 • ODT Young Company’s first mainhouse season “Dance on the Move” at Lee Foundation Theatre
2009 • ODT celebrated its 10th anniversary with ‘Red Tears’, a uniquely Singaporean production that investigated the
400 years old Teochew Opera with Contemporary Dance
2011 • ODT celebrated its young company’s 10th anniversary with “Soaring Odyssey”
• ODT’s second generation of Singaporean choreographers had ventured their choreographic skills since 2008,
producing many refreshing and dynamic works, such as “Silent Connexion” that have toured internationally.
2013 • First full-length performance by ODT’s second generation of Singaporean choreographers with full Singaporean
casts – “The Art of Faking”
2014 • Commissioned by the Singapore Biennale 2013 to present a site-specific work - “As We Live…” at Singapore Art
• Finale of the 6th DanzINC Festival – “Moments” was held in partnership with The Embassy of the Republic of
Korea, and in association with the Korea Festival 2014. Performed by ODT Main Company with live music &
vocal accompaniment by 10 ODT Associate Artistes (Music). (University Cultural Centre Hall)
2015 • ‘Wow! Merlion’ was graced by Minister Grace Fu during at Victoria Theatre
2016 • Supported by The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Singapore for the third time, Dr Danny Tan’s full-length
work “I Am Sorry!” was successfully premiered at UCC Hall as the finale of DanzINC festival,in conjunction with Korea
2017 • Cultural Diplomacy (9th Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta 2017) - ODT completed a 6-city tour in Italy, in
partnership with 10 Italian dance.
• World premiere of "Are We?" at Victoria Theatre as the opening of 9th Xposition 'O' Contemporary Dance Fiesta. Guest of
Honours: Ms Paula Parvianen (Ambassador, Embassy of Finland), Mr Raffaele Langella ( Ambassador, Embassy of the
Republic of Italy) & Mr Sim Gim Guan (CEO, National Council of Social Service)