During her time in the company, Goh also choreographed many original works. Notably, she was commissioned by M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival in 2019 to create a solo in collaboration with Germaine Cheng, titled Disappearing Act, which has since been selected to be performed at Odoru Akita International Dance Festival in Japan and Internationale Tanzmesse NRW in Germany in 2020. Disappearing Act has also led to Seoul International Dance Festival’s pairing of her with award-winning Korean dance artist, Kwon Hyuk, for a co-creation that will premiere at this year’s M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival.
His first creation, Empty, is a solo dance performance of which he has since created a trilogy. In 2017, he presented a new dance piece, Cittaslow, as part of First Art Support Program that was very favourably reviewed by critics. Cittaslow exposed Hyuk’s style, that focuses on being interesting within a slow tempo. Company SIGA’s Rush also won the Best Choreography Work Award 2017 at Incheon International Contemporary Dance Festival. He now participates in various kinds of shows both as a dancer and choreographer.
In her years of dance, she has worked with both local and international choreographers, including Norhaizad Adam, Lee Mun Wai, Noramin Farid, Goh Lay Kuan, Lim Fei Shen, Dr Filomar Tariao, Ezekiel Oliveira and Martín Piliponsky. In August 2018, Sabtu participated in the Gaga Summer Intensive with Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is currently an Apprentice Project Artist with P7:1SMA Ltd., a dance company in Singapore.
Sabtu has been awarded the Arts & Cultural Award by Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan in 2016 & 2017, and the Merit Award by Tan Chin Tuan Foundation in 2018.
He is in search of different ways to move and communicate in our physical realm. Actively observing inclinations towards intrigue and wonder, he negotiates his existence through the dichotomy of his actions and impulses.
He is currently exploring the relationship between sound and movement. Deriving his movements from street dance and mainly practicing HipHop, House, Dancehall & African.
Photo by Shania Regina.
While undergoing Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)’s Dance Program, Yoong took a liking to interdisciplinary collaborations and projects. She performed in an interdisciplinary project, Remembering World War Two at Singapore: Between Light and Darkness (2017), headed by Grace Leong in collaboration with the theatre and music department for the National Museum Singapore. Stephanie also collaborated with the music department to create the piece Away From Home (2017) under the guidance of Mdm Lim Fei Shen and Dr. Joyce Koh. In 2018, her choreography titled D for dyslexia was chosen to be performed at Intensi-5 2018: Dancing left of centre (a platform for exploring choreography and the creative process).
Upon graduating from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Diploma in Dance in 2018, she joined RAW Moves as an Apprentice Dancer, performing in Close Company (2018), Close Company's Australian premiere at OzAsia Festival (2018), Alice, Bob & Eve (2019), Ghost Call (2019) and Subtle Down Tempo No (2019). Her choreographic work Fragments was featured in RawGround: Competition (2018) and she was also a facilitator for (Young Dancers company) A Little RAW Company's annual showcase A Green Dot (2018).
Ong is now an independent artist and hopes to share God’s love with people.
His independent works have been performed at numerous venues and festivals in Europe and he was commissioned to create pieces for the Danish Dance Theatre (Denmark), Dark Circles Contemporary Dance (Texas), Mainfranken Theater Würzburg (Germany), Landesbühnen Sachsen Dance Company (Germany), EDGE Dance Company (England) and Norrdans (Sweden).
A passionate artist, she is determined to share her passion with others and teaches on a wide range of dance platforms, mainly focusing on her movement research ‘Happy Body’, based on release technique, improvisation and natural movement.
For the past three years, Giat has been working as a freelance dancer performing in Israel and internationally, working with numerous creators from the Israeli dance scene including Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor, Rachel Erdos, Ravid Abarbanel, Merav Cohen, Gilad Jerusalmy, Amit Yardeni, Or Marin, Oran Nachum and Maya Michlal Gelfand. In addition, he teaches dance classes, repertory, master classes and treat people with Fashikom® method and Holistic Massage Therapist leading by Tal Ziv CKTI.
He was awarded a scholarship as part of ‘ATLAS’- create your dance trails program for the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival 2019 and a 2019-20 scholarship from the America-Israel Culture Foundation (AICF).
In 2012 her work Pretty Things was nominated for “Production of the Year”, “Best Director” and “Best Ensemble” in the Life Theatre Awards. In 2014, Toh was part of Substation Directors Lab where she researched the physicality of fighting. Between 2014-2015, she created Homogenous (Raw Series, Esplanade) and developed it into Terra Incognita for the M1 Fringe Festival. In 2017, she was Substation artist-in-residence and created Sole, a one-on-one massage performance. That same year she choreographed A Map of Scars, Bruises and Broken Bones as part of Substation Discipline the City exhibition. In 2018 a work-in-progress of The Map was showcased at the Indonesia Dance Festival.
She is also obsessed with choreography. Her recent creations include the Hong Kong Arts Festival - The HK Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series Wu, Over-master, E-Side Dance Contemporary Soulless, the City Contemporary Dance Company Dance Youth 2015, Y-Space i-Dance Festival Upstairs and Downstairs and so on.
With his latest solo piece, SHYNESS, he won his first Jury Prize in the Solo Contest at MASDANZA in 2017. Once Upon A Time, another well-received work by Ji, received the Excellent Artwork for Dance Creation award by the Korea Arts Council in 2016, and was selected as one of the Best Five Artworks of the Year by the Korea Dance Critics Association the same year. After his appearance at Aerowaves with his co-choreographed piece Silver Knife, Goblin Party has been invited to more than 10 overseas festivals just for the years 2019 and 2020.
He began his formal dance training with the Singapore Ballet Academy where he had completed his Royal Academy of Dance Examinations up to Advanced Foundation. He was also a member of T.H.E (Second) Dance Company from 2010-2015 and had been involved in many of their major productions, including the CONTACT Dance Festival, Emerging Choreographers, Exxonmobil and liTHE.
During his artistic pursuit at TNUA, he had also performed in a variety of repertories of renowned choreographers including Soldier’s Mass by Jiri Kylian which was being restaged by Roslyn Anderson and Urtzi Aranburu where he performed alongside talented dancers like Bryan Arias (Puerto Rico), Leigh Warren (Australia), Repertoire of Cloudgate Dance Theatre Cursive by Lin Hwai-Min (Taiwan), Zhang Xiaoxiong (Taiwan), Dong I-Fen (Taiwan) and Jeong Yun Lee (Korea).
Driven by a desire to create an inspired and nurturing platform for local and regional dance artists, we initiated the very first annual Singapore contemporary dance festival CONTACT in 2010. Testament to its quality offerings and indelible impact, long-time Company platinum sponsor M1 Limited came onboard as the festival’s Title Sponsor starting 2014.
With our unique brand of highly physical and kinetic works, T.H.E digs deep into the universal human experience. At the heart of our works lies a connection with heritage and collective history as Singaporeans, juxtaposed with incisive, insightful observations on modern society: elements that set apart our repertoire of original creations. A continual pursuit of authentic expression led Kuik to initiate the “hollow body” methodology. The practice aims to nurture our dancers as all-rounded performers able to convey the essence of their identity and lived experiences through the full spectrum of physical, emotional, philosophical and meaningful expression.
From the period of 2010 – 2015 he performed with The Human Expression (T.H.E) Second Company. His performances with T.H.E includes As It Fades (2014), The Singapore Writer’s Festival 2012, Bedfellows (2013) and M1 CONTACT Dance Festival 2010 – 2014. Marcus presented a solo work in Hong Kong for the 5th Contemporary Dance Asian Male (2015) showcase presented by E-Side Dance Company and was a dancer for British choreographer Joe Moran, in his 2016 residency at the Delfina Foundation, London.
In recent years, Foo began taking on the role of a choreographer. He has choreographed for T.H.E SECOND Company for their annual platform liTHE in 2013, 2014, 2017 & 2018. International collaborative efforts include works for BIENNALE des DANSES des SEYCHELLES with Parisian dancer Jimmy Vairon, Seoul Performing Arts Festival 2014 with Korean dancer Jin Byoung Cheol and DancePort 2018 (Tokyo) with Yokohama Dance Collection winner (2013) Daisuke Inoue and Seoul Dance Collection winner (2013) Lee Sang Hyun. In 2017 he choreographed for the 3rd edition of Dance in Situ (Singapore), a platform that explores contemporary dance within public spaces in Singapore.
As a dance educator, Foo has taught technique classes for Republic Polytechnic (2008-2010), Le Grande School of Dance (2007-2010), Nanyang Technological University (2012-2015), Ngee Ann Polytechnic (2010-2012), National Junior College (2014-2015) and most recently for LASALLE College of the Arts.
In 2017, Foo completed his postgraduate studies at LCDS and graduated with a Master of Arts degree with distinction from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. He most recently completed his 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Movement Academy (Singapore) validated by Yoga Alliance, the international standard for Yoga Teacher Training.
Foo is currently an associate artiste of T.H.E Second Company (Singapore).
Ong performed in the original As It Fades, the Singapore Arts Festival 2011 commission for T.H.E Dance Company, in 2014 for the re-staging and 2017 in Niigata, Japan. He was one of the performers for Permission to speak, sir, Singapore:Inside Out commission in 2015 that traveled to London, New York, and Beijing. In 2016 he did a month-long residency in Seoul and collaborated with award-winning artists Choi Minsun and Kang Jinan for a work that premiered at the Seoul Performing Arts Festival 2016, followed by M1 CONTACT Festival 2016.
Most recently, Ong performed in Double, choreographed by Albert Tiong for M1 CONTACT Festival and subsequently in Macau and Shanghai.
Goh joined T.H.E Second Company in 2009 and has choreographed for its liTHE showcase in 2014, 2015, and 2017, as well as T.H.E Dance Company’s New Vision platform. His works have also been performed by art institutions in Singapore, and been featured in festivals in Singapore – Esplanade Da:ns festival, M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival, and abroad – d’MOTION International Dance Festival in Malaysia, Seoul Performing Arts Festival (SPAF) and N.D.A Festival in South Korea, and Gothenburg Fringe Festival in Sweden.
Goh has also been involved as a choreographer in theatre projects such as Toy Factory’s PRISM (2017) directed by Rei Poh.
Photo by Tan Ngiap Heng
Goh has danced, performed, and worked with international artists including James Cousins (UK), Kerry Nicholls (UK), Zhang Xiao Xiong / Wu Chien-Wei (Taiwan), Pichet Klunchun (Thailand), Jeffrey Tan (Singapore), Albert Tiong (Singapore), Naoko Ito (Japan), MADBOOTS DANCE (US), Francesca Harper (US), and Sarah Foster (NZ). She performed with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, based in New Jersey, for its 2015/16 season. Now based in Singapore, she is a certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Instructor eager to share her knowledge and find creative solutions for her clients and students. She teaches dance and the Gyrotonic work at various studios and institutions including The Moving Body Group, NAFA, and Firstpointe. Goh also undertakes choreographic projects, as well as performs with The Human Expression (T.H.E) Second Company helmed by Silvia Yong.