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Gateway Theatre Black Box 

3615 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159461

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 730pm
Sunday, 26 November 2023, 530pm

It’s time once again for us to invite you to join BREATH 2023, dACADEMY’s annual year-end performance! At dACADEMY, our heart is to share dance as a means to education and growth. Performed by dancers from dACADEMY, The Apprentice Company (Contemporary) 23/24 as well as dTEAM 23/24 dancers, BREATH 2022 will feature works by dTEAM Mentor Goh Shou Yi, alongside works by dACADEMY's teaching faculty Leia Ang, Ng Xian Cui, Bryan Rodriguez, Farliana Ghani and Stacie Leong.


BREATH is dACADEMY's annual dance production that showcases our dACADEMY students, dTEAM Dancers as well as The Apprentice Company (Contemporary) Dancers. We believe that BREATH is an experience for students to I. learn and grow, II. to dance together as the dACADEMY community, and III. as a platform to share, perform, witness and celebrate students’ achievements. Join us to witness our students' journeys in the year 2023! See you!

Ticket sales will commence in October 2023

Free Seating | No entry for infants aged 3 and below

Site-specific Dance Piece by Chiew Peishan*

We are glad to be able to invite Chiew Peishan as a guest choreographer for BREATH 2023. She will be creating a Site-specific Dance Piece that will be performed in various sites around Bukit Merah Town Centre (166 Bukit Merah Central, Singapore 150166, located near Gateway Theatre) as a pre-show for BREATH 2023.

What is Site-specific Dance?

Site-specific performance generally refers to works created in response to and performed within a specific site. Instead of creating the work in a studio and placing it on a theatre stage, alternative spaces are used to shape and inform the movement, spacing, theme, costuming, music, etc. for a performance. 

What are the Potential Sites that Dancers will be working in?

What is the level of commitment to participate in the Site-specific Piece?

3hrs of rehearsals per week spanning over 14 weeks (starting from week of 14 August 2023), as per scheduled by choreographer and agreed upon by students who will be participating in the piece (rehearsal schedule to be confirmed depending on interest, please refer to the form below).

I'm Interested!

Interested dancers are to fill out the following form: 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email

*only for dACADEMY Students, dTEAM and The Apprentice Company (Contemporary) Dancers

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Chiew Peishan 

Peishan is a dance artist and choreographer. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Contemporary Dance (Distinction) from London Contemporary Dance School, with the support of National Arts Council Arts Scholarship (Overseas). She attained a Diploma in Dance from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2007, following her graduation from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy in 2004.


She was an artist (2007 to 2011) and assistant artistic director (2020 to 2023) with Frontier Danceland, and manager, associate artistic director, artist with RAW Moves (2013 to 2016). Her creative practice is informed by life, where she draws from lived experiences to craft autobiographical fiction. Engaging the body as the central medium, her works explore the connections and tensions between reality and imagination, and situate in the in-between of subjective truth and inventive representation.

Peishan has created for Frontier Danceland, Re: Dance Theatre, RAW Moves, The Human Expression (T.H.E) Second Company, Dance in Situ, as well as LASALLE College of the Arts, School of the Arts Singapore, Singapore Management University and National University of Singapore. Her works have been presented in Esplanade da:ns festival and M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival in Singapore, as well as in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan. Her recent creation is a dance film, Am I Here?, an Esplanade Huayi -
Chinese Festival of the Arts 2023, Dance en Scene commission.

As an educator, Peishan has lectured at LASALLE College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and School of the Arts Singapore.

Contemporary Dance Masterclasses by Invited Guest Artists

We are also very honoured and happy to be able to invite guest artists to conduct Masterclasses for all BREATH 2023 Participants.

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Hong Guofeng

Improvisation Movement Facilitator 


Ng Zu You

  Contemporary Dance


Sufri Jawahir

Contemporary Dance

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