An Extra•Ordinary Celebration 2019
An Extra•Ordinary Celebration 2019 was successfully held on 8 and 9 November 2019. Within the University Cultural Centre Hall in National University Singapore over the two days, we managed to bring together more than 900 performers, 5,000 in the audience, and nearly 13,000 online viewers through the live streams on our Facebook page.
Themed “Home, Heart and Hope”, the event celebrated the artistic abilities of the performers who took to the stage in 24 inclusive teams made up of diverse members from 31 Special Education and mainstream schools, as well as 10 partnering organisations, fully demonstrating the inclusive spirit of the event and the quality of arts training in our educational institutions. Each show was graced by a different Guest-of-Honour, namely Ms Indranee Rajah, Second Minister for Education; Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Mr Sam Tan, Minister of State for Social and Family Development; and Mdm Halimah Yacob, President of The Republic of Singapore. We also had the honour of His Excellency Joseph Del Mar Yap, the Ambassador of the Republic of The Philippines to Singapore to grace our second show.
Local performers were joined by guest performers from overseas, including Fun Forest Deaf Dance Crew presented by Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong, The Heart at Play Foundation from the Philippines, and G Star from Gigi Art of Dance in Indonesia.
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