Building a National Dance Company:
A Conversation with Janek Schergen,
Artistic Director of the Singapore Dance Theatre
May 24, 2019 | Episode #29
SINGAPORE -- In Episode #29 of his podcast, Thomas Fraser talks with Janek Schergen about how to build a national dance company. Schergen is the Artistic Director of the Singapore Dance Theatre. The dance company performs classical, neo-classical and contemporary ballets, including a number of world premieres. The company also produces a variety of educational and outreach programs.
One key to building a successful performing arts organization is vision and long-term planning. As Schergen describes in the interview, the unique identity of the Singapore Dance Theatre is something that has been consciously developed over a long period of time. Schergen also discusses the unique and valuable roles dancers, choreographers, board members, donors, professional staff and many additional people play in building a successful performing arts organization.
The lessons Schergen discusses are ones leaders of a variety of nonprofit, cultural and service organizations will appreciate.
To learn more about the Singapore Dance Theatre, please click here.
Upcoming performances of the Singapore Dance Theatre
Romeo and Juliet. March 5-8.
Peter & Blue's Birthday Party. June 11-14.
Masterpiece in Motion. July 17-18.
Ballet Under the Stars. September 25-27, October 2-4.
Passages Contemporary Season. November 6-8.
The Nutcracker. December 2-6.