About me

(c) Enrickoan photography 2011
I stepped into a dance class for a university P.E. requirement, and haven’t stopped dancing since. I found my way to the Limon Dance School in New York, while dabbling in ballet, hip hop, and a B.A. in Political Science. In 2011, I completed the Diploma in Dance at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore).  After three years as a Singapore-based independent, I moved to London in 2014 to join the postgraduate choreography programme at the London Contemporary Dance School.

My work melds improvisation, dance installation, text and Asian forms with my interest in the social sciences. I have shared work in Singapore, London, Laos and Indonesia and worked on the organisation of Contact Festival Kuala Lumpur and FangMae Khong International Dance Festival (Laos). 

I am inspired by my participation in the creative processes of Xavier le Roy, Charlotte Engelkes, Ole Khamchanla, Paolo Mangiola, Raka Maitra, Nirmala Seshadri, Patricia Toh, Ricky Sim and Peter Chin.

Even before dancing, my earliest love was writing - scribbling silly short stories from the age of 10. These days, besides this blog, I have written for the Singapore Repertory Theatre Young Co. as Young Playwright in Residence (2006) and presented poetry and performance at the annual literary event ContraDiction 2007 and 2008. As a dance writer I have appeared in Artzine, themuse.com.sg and Aesthetics Magazine.

My current research is about the marketing of happiness, and the staircases between artists and institutions.  I can otherwise be found writing, dreaming, or beachcombing.

A nice profile piece by themuse.com.sg 

Dancing with light (c) Tan Ngiap Heng 2012

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