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Monkey God

Brochure for a two-night performance by the National Dance Company

Ministry of Culture

To raise public awareness of its existence, the National Dance Company put up a two-night performance at the Victoria Theatre. Seven new items were put up by artistic director Francis Yeow as well as choreographers Lee Shu Fen and Madhavi Krishna. One of the highlights was a dance drama featuring six scenes from the Chinese classic Monkey God.

Besides designing the brochure, illustrator Kwan Shan Mei also designed costumes for the dances.

The company of part-time dancers was formed in 1970 by the Ministry Culture as a cultural mission for the Festival of Arts in Adelaide. It continued as the ministry hoped to raise the dance standards and experiment with new forms typical of Singapore.


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