Eurasian Folk Dance with Eurasian Cultural Troupe

About the programme

Enter the world of Eurasian dance with Diana and Christina who will be performing the traditional courtship dance jinkli nona! With its simple steps and catchy tunes, this is a dance that everyone is sure to fall in love with at first step!

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Programme Details

Language

English

Ticket Price

S$10 (excluding eventbrite service fee)

Where

Entrance of The Eurasian Association (139 Ceylon Rd Singapore 429744)

Instructions

Dress appropriately (i.e. casual with covered shoes). Masks are mandatory. Bring along hand sanitisers.

Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host (eg. out-of-bound areas, use of toilet). Facilitators will brief participants before the start of the programme.

Please arrive 20 minutes before our scheduled meeting time for registration and temperature taking.

Please do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell.

Look out for our facilitators who will be wearing yellow or blue festival t-shirts.

Meet the dancers from the Eurasian Cultural Troupe!

Diana Rodrigues

Hello everyone, I am Diana and I have been with the troupe since 1991! When I first started doing Eurasian dance, I was 30 years old and already had 2 children. But that did not stop me from dancing!

For me, doing Eurasian dance was a way for me to better connect with my culture and to also socialize with the rest of my community. I believe that anyone – regardless of age and race – can and should take part in this dance. With the colourful costumes and fun choreography, there is really something for everyone!

Christina Rodrigues-Seah

Hi, I am Christina and I have been dancing since primary school. I remember first joining the troupe with my primary school friend who had an auntie already in the troupe. As a Eurasian child, I was always quite confused about my identity. I did not know what ‘Eurasian’ meant – Was it just an identity marker? Was it a race? Was it a culture? Participating in the dance really helped me to learn more about my culture and who I am.

Eurasian dance has not only help me find myself but also connect with other Eurasians! When I was younger, my relatives in Malacca would have these large communal dances and I am very happy to have found a similar community today in Singapore! I cannot wait to share and teach you my dance in these upcoming sessions!

More about Eurasian Cultural Troupe

Formed in 1991, the Eurasian Cultural Troupe was formally known as the Kristang Cultural Troupe under the Eurasian Association. The troupe teaches and performs Eurasian dances with the most well-known dances being the branyo and jinkli nona. Outside major performances during National Day and Chingay, the troupe promotes wider Eurasian culture through booths at community centres and talks at schools. With 16 members, including 2 primary school students and 2 teenagers, the troup maintains that Eurasian dance is not something exclusive and that it can be performed by people of all ages!