2GETHER AS 1 With Nature

entwine is a multi-genre dance piece which examines mankind’s relationship with nature through a 5-step life cycle -- Knowing, Growing, Falling, Waiting and Forming.

The choreography is a product of co-creation shared between SMU dancers and guest dancers from Diverse Abilities Dance Collectives under MAYA Dance Theatre. Conceptualised by SMU’s resident hiphop dance club instructor, Gin Lam.

Here are 5 short dance films, representing each phase of life cycle. You can view them in any sequence that best resonates with you. Each presents an aspect of biophilia, personified by our dancers’ movements. They convey the everlasting interconnectivity between human beings, community, nature, and the environment.

Click on any phase of the life cycle that you would like to start with, and then click the play icon in the middle to view dance film associated to the phase.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Gin Lam

Lam Gin Chia

Gin is one of the pioneers and a triple threat in the hip-hop dance industry. Her career as a dancer and choreographer is embellished with several dance championship titles. Gin was the creative director and chief choreographer for 2 signature projects of SIX.5, Singapore’s first urban dance company where one of the projects - “Elements” was featured in the Singapore Night Festival in 2018. Gin is also an inspiring dance educator to many youths and gives her time working with youth-at-risks.

www.instagram.com/ginlam

MUSIC PRODUCER

Evan Low

Evan Low

Fresh off co-writing the 2021 NDP theme song The Road Ahead, artist-producer 'evanturetime' (aka Evan Low) continues to blend genres, concepts and found sounds into an auditory narrative that is uniquely his. Evan’s versatility has seen him take on multiple leading musical roles over the years, composing for prominent commercial brands; music directing, producing and/or performing alongside local musicians like Charlie Lim, iNCH and The Sam Willows; even collaborating across disciplines with the likes of visual artist Sam Lo (SKL0).

www.evanturetime.com

PRODUCTION PARTNER

DADC

Diverse Abilities Dance Collective

Diverse Abilities Dance Collective (DADC) is a community initiative started in 2018 by Maya Dance Theatre. It is a forerunner in providing a coexisting, semi-professional space for persons of all abilities to be empowered through dance and the arts. DADC currently has 15 members and has presented 2 full-length works, Speaking With Hands (2019, in collaboration with Liz Lea from Australia) and SEEDS (2021). The collective hopes to continuously expand the possibilities of who practices art and what it can look like.

mayadancetheatre.org

SMU DANCERS

DADC DANCERS

DADC TALENTS

CREDITS

KNOWING

Narration: Judith Teo Swee Lee
Dancers:
Arassi Maria Rajkumar
Hee Yuan Sheng
Lavelle Chee Li Lin
Ade Loh Xuan Lin
Cherin Kay Si Xian
Choo Kok Wee, Sebastian
Clarice Ng Shu Yi
Lee Bao Yi, Pauline
Lynn Kee Seow Leng
Mohamad Raihan Bin Mohamad Rafi
Naval Elisha Jude Cenaro
Wang Wei Jie David

GROWING

Narration: Chen WanYi
Dancers:
Ade Loh Xuan Lin
Cherin Kay Si Xian
Choo Kok Wee, Sebastian
Clarice Ng Shu Yi
Lee Bao Yi, Pauline
Lynn Kee Seow Leng
Mohamad Raihan Bin Mohamad Rafi
Naval Elisha Jude Cenaro
Wang Wei Jie David

FALLING

Narration: Chen WanYi
Dancers:
Ade Loh Xuan Lin
Cherin Kay Si Xian
Choo Kok Wee, Sebastian
Clarice Ng Shu Yi
Lee Bao Yi, Pauline
Lynn Kee Seow Leng
Mohamad Raihan Bin Mohamad Rafi
Naval Elisha Jude Cenaro
Wang Wei Jie David

WAITING

Narration:
Tang Su-Ann Megan
Judith Teo Swee Lee

Dancers:
Ade Loh Xuan Lin
Cherin Kay Si Xian
Choo Kok Wee, Sebastian
Clarice Ng Shu Yi
Lee Bao Yi, Pauline
Lynn Kee Seow Leng
Mohamad Raihan Bin Mohamad Rafi
Naval Elisha Jude Cenaro
Wang Wei Jie David

FORMING

Narration: Tang Su-Ann Megan
Dancers:
Arassi Maria Rajkumar
Hee Yuan Sheng
Lavelle Chee Li Lin
Ade Loh Xuan Lin
Cherin Kay Si Xian
Choo Kok Wee, Sebastian
Clarice Ng Shu Yi
Lee Bao Yi, Pauline
Lynn Kee Seow Leng
Mohamad Raihan Bin Mohamad Rafi
Naval Elisha Jude Cenaro
Wang Wei Jie David

PRODUCTION TEAM
 

PRODUCERS  Wee E-Chiing, Christopher Goh

ARTISTIC DIRECTORS  Lam Gin Chia  

PRODUCTION PARTNER
Maya Dance Theatre, Diverse Abilities Dance Collective (DADC)

SUPERVISOR, DIVERSE ABILITIES DANCE COLLECTIVE
Subastian Tan Bo Hern

CO DIRECTOR  Chia Bo Yi Lucas

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR  Aloysious Ong Kuan Yong

DIRECTOR’S ASSISTANT  Toh Pei Jun, Michelle 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY   Gabriel Yip Wei Seng 

GAFFER  Ryemie Muhaimin Bin Rozlan 

ASSISTANT CAMERAMEN
Cheok Wee Liang Jasper 
Yeow Hui Yan Regine
Ho Yao Jie, Nicholas

GRIPS  Antoine Iskander Mengin, Ong Jun Kai

JUNIOR GRIP  Vivienne Chong Shi Min

PRODUCTION DESIGNER  Dionne Goh Sze Yin

PRODUCTION DESIGNER ASSISTANTS 
Jason Toh Jia Xian, Lee Wei Lynn, Wong Wen Hui

HAIR & MAKEUP  Pai Zhi Yan, Claudia

SMU VIDEOGRAPHER  Keith Chan Wei Shyan

SMU PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
Delphina Chua Shu Ting 
Genessa Tan Gek Ting
Lo Xi Yu
Tasha Sonia Kaur
Lim Yin Xuen
Chloe Ong Jing Yi
Poh Yeng Harn
Madeleine Kyra V. Hermoso
Chew Yong En, Timothy
Tan Li Wen
Gwen Yong Jia Wen
Loh Shuang Ching

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Heart
Hand
Leg
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SMU CLUBS

SMU EURHYTHMIX

SMU EURHYTHMIX

SMU Eurhythmix, or affectionately known as EMIX, is SMU’s premier hip-hop dance club. Known for its creative signature productions - Timeless and RAW for carrying strong and relatable messages with a tint of humour. In 2018, the club was crowned the tertiary champion in Super 24. EMIX also finds time to give back to the society through its community service initiative – Youth-Rhythmix [Y-MIX]. 

SMU FUNK MOVEMENT

SMU FUNK MOVEMENT

Established in 2013, SMU Funk Movement (SMUFM) is a street style dance club that specialises in funk styles, Popping and Locking. SMUFM believes in grooming its members into a close-knitted community of self-motivated dancers and has about 60 members typically. Members of SMUFM attend regular training and are provided with opportunities to develop their craft through University-wide events, club events, productions and participation in external dance battles.

2GETHER AS 1 SUPPORTS
THE SMU RESILIENCE FUND

The programmes you have watched are a labour of love from over 300 youths over the last 8 months. They have come 2GETHER AS 1 to pursue their common passion in the arts, while juggling the commitments from other aspects of their lives. For some students, this includes shouldering financial difficulties during the pandemic. You can help ease their load by donating generously to SMU Resilience Fund, a university-wide effort established in 2020 to provide timely and much-needed relief for SMU students. We look forward to receiving your support during this festive season.

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