Founded in 1999 by Dr Danny Tan, Odyssey Dance Theatre Ltd (ODT), one of Asia Pacific’s foremost full-time professional contemporary dance organisations, is a strong advocate of local original dance works and has represented Singapore as cultural ambassador in numerous festivals, conferences, arts markets and cultural exchanges. Over the years, the organisation extended its cultural diplomacy with more than 40 international tours to 30 cities in 20 countries across the Asia Pacific, Europe and USA.
ODT has astounded local and international audiences on a number of accounts while the vision and ambition of its works exhibit utmost commitment to professionalism and innovation. Dedicated to bringing Asia’s brightest young professional dancers to contribute to the cultural health of Singapore, ODT has celebrated the region’s talent without being tied to portraits of nationalism.
ODT has earned wide respect for its consistency and extensive profile in delivering numerous impressive initiatives and productions that have impacted many people’s lives. In addition to its pursuit of excellence in contemporary dance, ODT’s illustrious records have demonstrated their passion and determination in engaging global audiences through distinctive initiatives by its 6 divisions – ODT International, ODT Arts Education, ODT Cares, ODT Arts Hub and ODT Gives, supported by its performing arm ODT Dance which comprises of ODT Main and Young Companies with a team of Associate Artistes.
Odyssey Dance Theatre Ltd is a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Major Grant for the period from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2018.