Performed by: Master Artiste Mr Tan Swie Hian, Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO), PA Talents (Dance), PA Talents (Gamelan / Tabla), China’s Red Star Dance Troupe (Beijing, China), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Music Department), Sembawang CC Presented by: Singapore Totalisator Board, Singapore Pools, Singapore Turf Club Music Director: Tsung Yeh Artistic Director: Fan Dong Kai Choreographers: Tay Poh Soon, Marimaran, Chiang Hsiao Min, Osman Bin Abdul Hamid, Fung Kway Wah Float Designer: Mr Tan Swie Hian Artistic Director – Choir: Jennifer Tham Narrators: Wang Wen, Ong Teck Lian Music Arranger: Law Wai Lun
The closing item is an ingenious musical masterpiece featuring the works of Mr Tan Swie Hian, "Tian Wang". Led by it's music director, Mr Tsung Yeh, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) will put up an explosive and visually impactful concert-like performance that is sure to captivate the hearts of all the audience. Pulsating rhythm and beats from the SSO musicians enhances the poignant atmosphere and the interplay of strength and grace, further emphasizing the grandeur of the music. Multi-ethnic dancers are creatively dressed in different thematic costumes to bring out the artistic and vibrant mood of Chingay. Choreographed by Mr Fan Dong Kai, PA's resident Artistic Director, all performances will be full of vigour to bring out the cherry atmosphere of the parade. To cap off an amazing night, the sight of Mr Tan Swie Hian showcasing his painting skills on top of a scissor lift extended to 12m high is sure to bring this closing item to a pulsating climax!
Dancers of the Red Star Dance Troupe have won a series of national and international prizes recently, such as “Stream, River and Sea” which won the title of “One of the Classical Dance work of Chinese Nationality in the 20th Century”; “A Golden Snake in Merry Dance” which won the Gold Medal at the 13th World Youth Gala Celebrations etc. The troupe is also well known for its dancers frequently winning first prize in the National Dance Competitions and “Peach and Plum Cup” (held typically for young dancers). The troupe values the artistic exchange with other art troupes both nationwide and abroad, and has performed in countries like France, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, the United States of America, Korea and Japan etc.
A 20-metre majestic float personally designed by Mr Tan Swie Hian himself will be artistically woven into the show, full of dazzling lights and glitter as dancers gracefully sizzle on and off the float throughout the entire performance.