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Director's Message

Welcome to the third Sigma Youth Programme Showcase. The programme was incepted three years ago with the vision of uniting individuals passionate about dance and providing them with a platform to delve deeper into the intricacies of contemporary dance. Our aspiration was to cultivate an environment where they could learn, evolve, and thrive together. Over the past year, we have borne witness to extraordinary growth among these dancers, witnessing their discoveries of new pathways within their bodies and the emergence of fresh perspectives on dance.


This year, we are also delighted to welcome back alumni from previous batches to share in the experience of making the work.
Today's performance marks a significant milestone in the dance journey of these dancers. We are eager to witness the further evolution they will undergo from this point forward.

On behalf of the faculty and the entire team at Sigma Contemporary Dance, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your presence here today. Please enjoy the show.

Warm regards,
Hong Guofeng
Artistic Director
Sigma Contemporary Dance



Between is a thrilling place to be.

Remove Before Flight is a culmination of a year of education and exploration with the Sigma Youth Programme. Dancing on the edge of the unknown, the performers journey toward breakthrough as they navigate new ways of being together and apart.



Christina Chan Born in Singapore, Christina studied at The Boston Conservatory was awarded the prestigious Arthur B. Whitney Medal for highest scholastic achievement after previously training at The New Zealand School of Dance. Her work in dance has taken her around the world, to Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, the UK and Africa; working with artists including Noa Zuk, Stephanie Lake, Sita Ostheimer, Byron Perry, Liu Yen Cheng, Matej Kejzar, Stephanie Batten Bland, Shahar Binyamini, Wallie Wolfgruber, Gabrielle Nankivell, Victor Fung, Lewis Major, Russell Maliphant, Aymeric Bichon and more. At home, Christina has been working with Singapore Ballet/Singapore Dance Theatre, since 2011, creating 7 repertory works for the company for company seasons and festivals Dans Fest and Sifa. She was previously a full-time artist and the rehearsal director at Frontier Danceland where she created numerous repertory works. She has also created work for NAFA, Lasalle and Sigma Contemporary Dance, where she is currently a resident choreographer. Featured as “upcoming dance artist of the year to watch” in 2012 by local newspaper Lianhe Zaobao and in Prestige magazine’s “nation’s brightest 40 under 40, 2013”, Christina was also a National Arts Council Scholarship recipient from 2005-2010 and a recipient of the Julie Ince Thompson Scholarship as well as a Merit Scholarship from The Boston Conservatory.

Germaine Cheng A wordsmith and movement magpie, Germaine received her initial training in classical ballet at Singapore Ballet Academy before pursuing a BA(Hons) degree at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London. Since graduating in 2012, she has performed with local dance company RAW Moves and her choreography has been showcased at Dance Nucleus’ HATCH and M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival. Germaine has also created interactive installations for Pop-up Noise: Soul Searching as well as Arts in Your Neighbourhood. She is currently an artist with Sigma Contemporary Dance. Germaine was on the Dance Faculty at School of the Arts, Singapore from 2014 to 2020, and is an adjunct lecturer at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. In addition, Germaine is a freelance dance writer, who received commisions to research, write and edit commemorative publications for Singapore Dance Theatre and T.H.E Dance Company.




Top L-R: Ellen Ng, Tan Fong Han, Doris Lai, Kimberly Sim

Middle L-R: Ernest Yim, Tng Pei Ling, Mark Tay, Sandra Faith Tan

Bottom L-R: Wilson Teh, Vivyan Yeo, Goh Kai Yu, Leong Kit Yee


Teaching Faculty

Christina Chan, Germaine Cheng, Hong Guofeng, Jieying Nah

Additional Workshops: Lee Mun Wai, Li Yong Wei


Production Team

Production Manager: Chen Wanxin

Stage Manager: Darren Ho

Lighting Designer: Darren Lee

Photographers: Burke Raby & Jingkai Kuang

Videographers: Burke Raby, Patrick Poh & Tajima Emiri

Finance Manager: Melissa Ng

Marketing Manager: Chua Chiok Woon


Sigma Youth Programme [2024-25] Audition

We are running an open call for the next Sigma Youth Programme dancers who are looking to refine their technique and movement quality, discover new tools of expression in contemporary dance as well as experience the creation process of professional artists.

Audition Details

13 April 2024

Saturday, 10:30AM - 12:30PM


Find out more below!



Special thanks to Saw Wei Jie for your kind support.


This production is supported by:

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