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Got to Move 2019: Open Call For Programmes This October

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At the fifth edition of the National Art Council’s Got to Move (GTM) programme, Singaporeans are once again encouraged to get up and MOVE, as the programme continues to grow awareness and appreciation for dance from the ground up.

This year’s anchor festival takes place across the entire island, with a variety of activities happening from 4th to 27th October, having increased its duration from three to four weeks instead. Working closely with the local dance community, the NAC intends to empower and enliven the festival further with an open call for programmes that will widen the reach of GTM, bringing out artists’ talents with works that inspire and bring people together to enjoy and appreciate dance.

Submissions for the open call close on 23rd June 2019, and application is open to all dance enthusiasts and professionals to organise activities across all forms of dance, with a focus on creating programmes that can make dance relatable for people from different backgrounds and age groups, be it dance-related exhibitions, dance film productions and screenings, or even dance projects that incorporate technology.

This year, GTM will also bring its mix of dance programmes to more locations in neighbourhoods across the country, with the inclusion of community centres and sports centres. It aims to make dance more accessible to the public by reaching the heartlands as well, while still maintaining a close relationship with previous partners. Since its beginnings in 2015, GTM has reached out to 70,000 physical attendees to date, with multiple successful ground up initiatives and work that has been created that pushes creative boundaries while remaining inclusive to all communities.

Throughout the year, dance is also encouraged and made accessible with programmes such as pop-up events as part of NAC’s Arts in Your Neighbourhood, while staying present digitally on Facebook and Instagram @GotToMoveSG. Whether you’re already a dance enthusiast or new to the art form, get ready to move as Got to Move returns for its anchor festival this October, and stay tuned to find out just what NAC and local dance practitioners have prepared to bring dance to one and all.

Got to Move takes place from 4th to 27th October 2019 around Singapore. The application for the open call ends 23rd June 2019, with results announced by 19th July 2019. For more information, visit NAC’s website here

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