Over the last 40 years, NUS Chinese Dance has earned a reputation for excellence as an accomplished dance group through the development and performance of a highly challenging repertoire of works, from technically demanding traditional Chinese dance to fresh and evocative Chinese contemporary pieces.

As part of a continued mission to raise the standards of Chinese dance, the dancers are given firm grounding in traditional Chinese dance aesthetics while encouraged to explore contemporary styles and choreography as part of their dance development.

Through a combination of performances within NUS and various external engagements, NUS Chinese Dance aims to foster expertise and experience not just in Chinese dance, but an appreciation for Chinese culture and to bring this unique art form to the masses. NUS Chinese Dance also regularly collaborates with overseas dance troupes, such as the internationally-acclaimed Beijing Dance Academy.

Key Past Events

  • 201135th anniversary production Efflorescence with Beijing Dance Academy
  • 2013NUS Arts Festival highlight Mirror.Moon
  • 2014Performance at Macau International Youth Dance Festival
  • 2015Performance at National Centre for the Performing Arts, China under Chun Hua Qi Shi series
  • 2016Performance at Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts, presented by Esplanade, Singapore
  • 2016Opening show for NUS Arts Festival, space.time.mind

Key Past Achievements

  • 20122nd runners up, Overseas Category, 10th Tao Li Cup Competition, Hefei Grand Theatre, China
  • 2012Group of the Year, Tan Ean Kiam Arts Awards
  • 2013Production of the Year, Tan Ean Kiam Arts Awards with Mirror.Moon
  • 2013Bronze award, Recipient of NUS Students Achievement Award (Arts and Culture)
  • 2015Silver award, Recipient of NUS Students Achievement Award (Arts and Culture)
  • 2016Production of the Year, Tan Ean Kiam Arts Awards with space.time.mind

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TUTOR'S BIO

Ding Hong

Artistic Director & Resident Choreographer

Ding Hong received her degree in Dance Education from the Beijing Dance Academy where she graduated with distinction in 1991. Upon graduation, she was invited to join the Academy's Youth Dance Troupe and has represented China in many overseas performances. She was also awarded the Merit Citation Class 1 by the Chinese government. In Singapore, she has performed and choreographed works for local arts and dance festivals, ASEAN dance festivals and National Day celebrations. She has also established Hong Lei Culture & Performing Arts International to promote Chinese dance in Singapore. She has led the NUS Chinese Dance troupe since 2001.

TUTOR'S BIO

Zhou Lei

Technique Instructor

Zhou Lei was among the first batch of students admitted to the Arts College of the People's Liberation Army. He graduated with distinction from the Beijing Dance Academy Ethnic Dance Department (Professional Division), and joined the Academy' Youth Dance Troupe as a principal dancer and dance captain. In Singapore, he has performed and choreographed works for many local arts festivals. Many of his school entries for the Singapore Youth Festival Dance Competitions have been awarded the Gold medal.