Fireball 2006

Fireball 2006

ECNAD celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Date: 27 Apr – 1 May 2006

Venue: The Arts House


27 Apr: Gala Opening

28 Apr – 1 May: Free events

  • Sculpture Exhibition
  • 55 x 10 ECNAD Anniversary Exhibition
  • Fashion Exhibition
  • Outdoor Performances (7.30 – 8pm)

28 Apr – 1 May: Performances (8 – 10pm)

29 & 30 Apr: Dance Workshops (3pm – 4.30pm at Play Den)

  • 29 Apr: Dance Improvisation by Tan How Choon
  • 30 Apr: Moving Free by Atsushi Takita & Yusuke Toyomi

30 Apr: Lifestyle Wine Appreciation Workshop with John Chua (3.30pm at the Blue Room)

29 Apr – 1 May: Artist-at-work with Sun Yu-Li (4.30pm)

30 Apr & 1 May (2pm, 4pm, 8.30pm & 10pm), 2 & 3 May (8.30pm) at the Screening Room: Film: Together Higher


Dance Workshops

Dance Improvisation by Tan How Choon

Learn how to dance un-choreographed and spontaneously, and discover the dancer in you!
How Choon, co-founder of ECNAD, has choreographed numerous productions for the stage as well as outreach performances in unusual spaces. He uses improvisation extensively as a device to gather choreographic materials for his creations. Trained in dance at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, and in the United States with Anna Sokolow, Mary Anthony and the Martha …


Lifestyle Wine Appreciation Workshop

A wine-tasting workshop with an aesthetic difference!

Enjoy the company of top wine expert John Chua as he shares his passion and knowledge of fine wines from the world over. Especially for this workshop, the resplendent Blue Room at The Arts House will be transformed into a luxuriant paradise, embellished with refined artworks by renowned artist Mr Sun Yu-Li. Who knows, he may even create a painting before your eyes!

Join us for an unforgettable holistic sensory experience.

Wines to be sampled at workshop:


  1. Anselmann Riesling Kabinett 2003. (Pfalz, Germany)
  2. Anselmann Gewurztraminer Spatlese 2003. (Pfalz, Germany)
  3. Ra Nui Sauvignon Blanc 2004. (Marlborough, NZ)


  1. Sevenoaks ‘artwine’, Rows 1 to 26 Shiraz 2002. (Hunter Valley, Australia)
  2. Anselmann Dornfelder Qba 2002. (Pfalz, Germany)
  3. Diversity 2003. (S. Africa)

John Chua is President of Chinelli Consultancy, and holder of numerous international wine certificates, including an Advanced Certificate (Distinction) from Wine and Spirit Education Trust, England (2003).

In 1991, John created the first-ever Wine Appreciation Group and then, in 1994, the Air Sommelier Club for Singapore Airlines.

He is a Chevalier of La Confrerie des Maistres-Vignerons de Vacqueyras (2005) and a member of Confrerie de la truffle du Mont Ventoux et du Comtat Venaissin (2005).

He was named “Wine Personality of The Year” by The Wine Review in June 1994, in recognition of his contributions in making the topic of wine more accessible to the public.

In 1996, John was inducted into the International Wine Judging Panel and had been judging in wine competitions, including in the following countries:

  • Wine Competition at Concours Mondiale de Bruxelles, Belgium (1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005)
  • China Wine & Spirits Competition, Shanghai/Beijing (2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004)
  • Mondial du Pinot Noir by VINEA, Sierre, Switzerland (2001 & 2003)
  • Co-Chairman, Malaysian Winex-1 (Wine Judging in KL) (2002)
  • Mundus Vini Internationale Weinakademie Gmbh in Neustadt, Germany (2003 & 2004)
  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards, South Africa (2004)
  • Spirits and Wines Asia 2005 (SAWA 2005) (Wine & Dine Magazine, Singapore)

Presently, he is the wine consultant for Jet Airways, an international airline based in Mumbai, India.

Film: Together Higher

A film by Paul Zetter.

Presented by ECNAD & Ensemble Films

Together Higher follows dancers, Dao, Oanh, Huy and Thy on the road performing, interacting with students and talking about their lives. We see a rich tapestry not just of their dance lives but of their work and families and learn how they balance all these elements in pursuit of their passion, contemporary dance. The ‘dance’ of their sign language underpins what they say about how dance transforms them and makes them feel as if they can hear. They talk with great wisdom about life and learning – you have to start simple and build on that, you have to watch and learn from each other, you have to use your eyes and focus.

Together Higher is a film of how this extraordinary group of young deaf people take control of their means of expression and transform not just themselves and each other with it but the people around them too.

In sign language and Vietnamese with English subtitles.




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