School of Creative

Nurfatini Dayana Bte Alwi

Nurfatini Dayana Bte Alwi

BA(Hons) Arts Management
2018 — 2021

Fatini aspires to be a creative arts manager who curates unique programmes for all audiences. Her interests lie in heritage and culture and she believes that everyone should be exposed to quality arts programming. She is a hardworking individual with a proven track record of leadership and excellent organisational skills. Fatini is able to adapt quickly to new environments and is a confident communicator. She has worked with people from all walks of life and remains inquisitive to the changing needs and trends of the arts industry.

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Thesis abstract

Analysing the efforts of preserving and promoting Malay cultural heritage through Malay dance in Singapore 

Traditional arts plays an important role in the development of the Singapore identity. Moulded by the diversity of cultures in Singapore, the Malay dance industry has developed tremendously in the past few years. This is evident in the rising numbers of Malay dance groups and programmes offered. As a form of intangible heritage, Malay dance plays an important role in preserving and promoting its cultural heritage. Many different policies have also been introduced to govern and support this development – from Our SG Arts Plan to Our SG Heritage Plan. However, are these programmes and policies beneficial in preserving and promoting Malay cultural heritage through dance? The purpose of this research is to analyse the effectiveness of these efforts and find out if there are any recommendations to further increase its effectiveness. The research methods utilised are interviews with five industry players representing different sectors of the Singapore Malay dance industry and the use of literature reviews.

Work experience

Apr – Dec 2020
Era Dance Theatre Ltd
Business Development Intern

Jun – Nov 2020
Muara Festival
Marketing and Publicity Manager