Founded in 1999 by Singaporean Dr Danny Tan, Odyssey Dance Theatre Ltd (ODT Ltd) is one of Asia Pacific’s foremost professional arts (dance) organizations.
ODT Ltd has astounded ‘glocal’ audiences with the vision and ambition of its works exhibit utmost commitment to professionalism and innovation. ODT Ltd has earned wide respect for its prolific profile in delivering numerous impressive initiatives and productions that have impacted many people’s lives in the arts, education, social, creative, corporate and global sectors.
In addition to its pursuit of arts (dance) excellence, ODT Ltd’s remarkable records have demonstrated their passion and determination in engaging ‘glocal’ audiences.
A strong advocate of authentic Singaporean dance works produced by its own dance company – Odyssey Dance Theatre (ODT), ODT Ltd has represented Singapore as cultural ambassador at notable festivals, conferences, arts markets and cultural exchanges. Building our nation’s rapport with countries, embassies, cultural institutions and artists around the world, ODT Ltd has extended its cultural diplomacy across the Asia Pacific, Europe and Americas.
ODT Ltd thrives with distinctive initiatives by its 6 divisions – ODT International, ODT Arts Education, ODT Cares, ODT Arts Hub, ODT Gives & ODT Dance, supported by 3 strategic arms – ODT, ODT Gem & ODT Services.
ODT Ltd is a charity with Institution of Public Character (IPC) status and an Associate Member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS).
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Ambassador, Embassy of Israel to Singapore
“Congratulations to Odyssey Dance Theatre Ltd (ODT Ltd) for hosting the successful 10th biennial Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta (XPO) this October & November, continuing its cultural diplomacy efforts with the world since 2001. It is heartening to see ODT Ltd, a pioneer in contemporary dance development in Singapore has gained ground firmly with a sizeable audience in Singapore and this region for the last 20 years.”
Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Poland to Singapore
“2019 marks a significant year for Poland and Singapore, celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relationship. The Embassy of the Republic of Poland is pleased to support new collaborative efforts of ODT Ltd in promoting arts and culture. With Singaporean “cultural ambassador” Dr Danny Tan being invited to the Polish Dance Platform in Gdansk, as well as attending the opening of Singapore new Honorary Consulate’s office in Warsaw in September 2019, these initiatives mark some of the wonderful ways to continue the cultural diplomacy and strengthening people-to-people ties between the two countries.”
Former Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Singapore
“With its theme, “Celebrating Cultural Diplomacy with the World”, I am deeply impressed by ODT Ltd’s continuous efforts in promoting cultural exchange with many countries in the region through dance. Especially ODT Ltd has orchestrated various projects to enhance bilateral cultural relations between Singapore and Korea. Korean artists have been invited regularly to join its significant events since 2001.”
Representative, Taipei Representative Office in Singapore
“Congratulations to Odyssey Dance Theatre Ltd (ODT Ltd) for “Celebrating Cultural Diplomacy with the World” with its notable 10 th Biennial Xposition ‘O’ Contemporary Dance Fiesta (XPO). The Taipei Representative Office in Singapore is pleased to note that Odyssey Dance Theatre Ltd (ODT Ltd) has long-term relationship with Taiwanese artists since its founding in 1999.”
Chief Executive, Science Centre Board
“Heartiest congratulations to ODT Ltd for the grand opening of ODT Ltd’s new home, a very significant milestone indeed. Dr Danny Tan and his passionate team with 20 years of relentless innovation and creativity are inspirational, not only nurturing talents in Singapore but also touching many lives along the way. Singapore and Singaporeans should be proud of ODT Ltd for their achievements and aspirations. May ODT Ltd continue to progress and advance from strength to strength!”
Former Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission , Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
“I will never hide my pride of being Danny’s friend. He has been helping people all over the world recognize the wisdom, art talent and potentials of South Asian culture.”
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