NDP 2022 show segment titled ‘The Story of Us’, about 1,300 students to be involved
The show segment will be directed by former Mediacorp actor Adrian Pang.
This year’s National Day Parade (NDP) show segment will celebrate the resilience and adaptability of Singaporeans in weathering the COVID-19 pandemic and the nation’s emergence from the crisis, according to the organising committee.
NDP 2022 will include a Total Defence Display segment and a parade and ceremony segment, which have been merged and renamed as Strength of Our Nation. On top of that, is the show segment titled The Story of Us.
The five-chapter show will acknowledge the sectors in society which have tide Singaporeans over during the pandemic. This includes frontliners, social and community groups, and our families.
The show will also mark the large-scale return of students and youths to NDP after two years. Around 1,300 youths from secondary schools to tertiary institutions will be involved.
They will contribute as on-stage performers, make-up artists and audience motivators. In total, the segment will comprise over 2,000 performers.
Theatre veteran and former Mediacorp actor Adrian Pang will helm the segment.
“Navigating our way through the pandemic as a people, we have shared some meaningful experiences and learnt some important lessons,” said Adrian.
“I feel that the NDP is a good opportunity to reflect on these experiences and lessons communally, as a tribute to our Singapore spirit,” he added.
The performance, which is set to take place at The Float @ Marina Bay will be hosted by local personalities Joakim Gomez, Sonia Chew, Siti Khalijah and Rishi Budhrani.
Connections, a film directed by local filmmaker Ken Kwek will also be part of the live performance.
The film will depict the interconnectivity among individuals, families and communities and how they help one another out during the pandemic.
Colonel Mikail Kalimuddin, Chairman of the Show Committee said: “Just as the NDP 2022 Show would not have been possible without the collective effort of schools, community groups, and public agencies, Singapore’s strength during the pandemic would not have been possible without all Singaporeans playing a part.
“This year’s show tells us that when it comes to dealing with challenges, we can do it because we have done it before, and Singaporeans should have every confidence for the journey ahead.”