re:turn re:turn

11 SEP
Sat: 3pm, 8pm | Sun: 3pm, 8pm
72-13 @ Mohd Sultan Road

"re:turn" is an experiential dance presentation which combines sound, movement and installation. Introduced on film by Singapore’s pioneer dance choreographers, then presented as an original piece on stage, discover how the disappearing grammar of traditional dance continues to find its way to influence, evolve and turn newer dance genres like hip-hop into fresh and exciting possibilities. Directed by celebrated dance instructor, Gin Lam.



  • Act 1 turn 
  • Intermission (10mins)
  • Act 2 re:turn



Creative Director

Gin Lam

Gin Lam

Gin is one of the pioneers and a triple threat in the hip-hop dance industry. Currently the Creative Director and Founder of Stirring Ground, Gin’s career as a dancer and choreographer is embellished with several dance championships.  She co-directed Esplanade Huayi Arts Festival Opening 2021. Gin also choreographed and performed in ‘Fullout’ Scrach vs Marcs 2021 by Esplanade and ‘The 2 Stepsisters’ under Esplanade Open Call 2020. Gin is also an inspiring dance educator to many youths and gives her time working with youth-at-risks.





Student Production Team

Creative Leads (Left to Right): Lo Xi Yu (Joy), Ho Shu En

Creative Team (Left to Right): Tan Wan Tin, Enkhlin Batbold, Wee Antong, Cao Mingxuan,
Goh Xin Yi (not in photo)

Arts Team (Left to Right): Soh Shin Yee Jamie, Kimberly Chai Shi Hui, Nia Sarah Binte Azmy, Gwen Yong Jia Wen, Keith Chan Wei Shyan, Eugene Phang (not in photo)

Arts Team (Left to Right): Renee Ng Bao Xuan, Loh Shuang Ching, Jolene Wee Hui Ting, Tan Ee Ling, Chua Cui San Mabel



Guest Musicians

Aameer Bin Hassim, on the Rabana
Calista Liaw, on the Erhu
Hem Kumar, on the Tabla

Dance Video

Choreographed and Performed by: Gin Lam and Gerald Chan
Director & Director of Photography: Darren Choy Wong Loong

Pioneers in Traditional Dance featured in video

Ms Cai Shiji [蔡适吉老师], Dance Ensemble Singapore [新加坡聚舞坊]
Mdm Som Said, Sri Warisan Performing Arts Ltd
Ms Raka Maitra, Chowk Productions
Ms Meenakshy Bhaskar, Bhaskar’s Academy Arts


Production Team

Wee E-Chiing

Lighting Designer
Clement Cheong

AUX Media Group


SMU Clubs

SMU Emix

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 specializes 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. Member 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.