According to The Straits Times, dancers who can combine ideas from local dance cultures with any dance genre will have the opportunity to perform in the Chingay program next year.
Anyone aged 13 to 35 can upload a video of their dance to www.chingay.gov.sg/D2 until December 15, with the top cash prize of $1,200 available in the virtual Dynamic: Diversity (D:2) competition.
To commemorate Chingay50, there will be mini float competitions & dance contests. (Photo / Retrieved from the Pixabay)
This is one of the unique events commemorating the parade's 50th anniversary, which will take place on February 12.
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The Straits Times mentions, in accordance with current safe management methods in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, it will be livestreamed on the Chingay website and the PAssion Club Facebook page.
The reintroduction of the We've Got Talent section, where contestants can submit a one-minute video, is one of the highlights. The winner will get $3,000 in addition to training and performance chances in the competition.
From December 15 to December 30, the public can vote for their favorite video.
Residents from 17 group representation constituencies can now build little floats to be exhibited in the Chingay50 display as part of a new program.
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Chingay As You Photo is another endeavor. It encourages people to submit images of the annual event, from the inaugural in 1973 through the digital edition last year.
The Straits Times says, Madam Ong Choon Mui's submission is one of the several. The 69-year-old included a photograph of herself and her companions performing in a "large head dolls" item from 1973.
"There were so many people on both sides of the street; it was really thrilling."
The retired dancer explained, "We improvised (our movements) as we went and gave out candy to the kids."
These photographs will be available on the Chingay website starting in January of next year.