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Danielle Marie Vista Patayan

Danielle Marie Vista Patayan

BA(Hons) Arts Management
2017 — 2020

Danielle Patayan is passionate about the local contemporary dance scene, especially with regards to its undocumented history. From her past experience in various recreational dance groups, she saw the need to engage and connect recreational dancers with the local professional dance scene. She is the founder of SG Dance Channel, a telegram channel that collates and shares upcoming dance events happening in Singapore. Through this, she hopes to raise awareness on the diversity and vibrancy of the dance culture in Singapore.


Research interests: documentation, audience development, arts education, artist management.
Past projects: MeshMinds 2.0: Art x Tech For Good (2019), LASALLE-Goldsmiths Partnership Innovation Exchange (2019 – 2020).

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Thesis abstract

A study on university contemporary dance groups

University contemporary dance groups is an under-looked sector in the recreational dance community despite having been around for over four decades. To better understand this sector, this research hopes to study the context of university contemporary dance groups, the influence of dance education on recreational contemporary dancers and understanding the types of issues that they face. Research tools such as observations, interviews, literature review and a survey were employed. The findings of this research will recommend ways that the stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders in this sector can work together to better support these university contemporary dance groups.

Work experience

kids' [email protected]
Managed teachers and students at the second kids' [email protected] school and ran various student recitals.

M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2019
Artist liaison intern
Looked after the welfare of the international artists and festival directors involved in the festival and managed the artist liaison volunteers.

Singapore Night Festival 2019
Producer for Fuerza Bruta
Looked after the welfare of the cast and crew of Fuerza Bruta and liaised with the company and various local organisations involved