An established Singapore Cultural Ambassador, Dr Danny Tan’s vision to position Singapore globally has seen him forging strong alliances with many global organisations and artistes for almost three decades. His remarkable milestones in artistic direction, consultancy, dance making, performance and production have garnered high commendations by local and international media, embassies, corporates, ministries, government officials and foreign dignitaries. Being recognized as “Singapore’s Cultural Celebrity”, with a K Fellowship being awarded by South Korea’s Ministry of Culture and Sports in 2017, Dr Danny’s international engagements and commissioned works have graced events and festivals across 100 cities in 50 countries (Asia, Australia, Europe & the Americas).
An award-winning and multitalented artist with more than 30 years of experiences in art direction, staging, choreography, dancing, lighting and production, Dr Danny Tan received the Singapore Young Artist Award from the National Arts Council in 2004, honouring him for his contributions and dance excellence. He has created numerous ground-breaking initiatives in dance and arts events, which have inspired global audiences and local beneficiaries from all walks of life. As the Founding Artistic Director of Odyssey Dance Theatre since 1999, he has been highly successful with his creation of 150 original works and 30 successful editions of festivals, under the banner of 12 festival brands, engaging the diverse sectors in arts, education, social, entrepreneurship, international and corporate.
“Danny Tan, one of the most important choreographers in the world.”
- Siena Press
“I am greatly looking forward to entering Dr Tan’s world of choreography and enjoying the visual eloquence of form and vitality of movement in this new creation.”
- H.E. Oh Joon, Former Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Korea (Singapore)
“In Tan’s performance, simplicity was the key and the movement remained contained spatially within a circle of light – dynamic and expressive. He (Danny) really should dance more often.”
- The Business Times