19 Jun 2020, Fri
20 Jun 2020, Sat
7pm – 8pm (GMT+8)
Approximately 1 hour
Thinking Afoot draws the drapes from the exciting beginnings of making a dance piece.
Featuring Nah Jieying on 19th June and collaborators Kwon Hyuk and Adele Goh on 20th June, join our artists for a conversation about ideations, thought processes, and embracing uncertainty and anticipation in fluid situations.
Creative direction and facilitation by Anthea Seah.
About the Artists
Nah Jieying (Singapore)
Born in 1995 in Singapore, Nah Jieying started training as an artistic gymnast and a Chinese dancer. She moved on to Contemporary Dance and Ballet training for 6 years in School of the Arts, Singapore. Graduating with an International Baccalaureate Diploma, she became a dancer with T.H.E Second Company from 2011 to 2015. She is a recipient of the National Arts Council Scholarship (Undergraduate) 2016 for overseas study at London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS). At LCDS, she was awarded the Peggy Hawkins Scholarship in recognition for her work, and graduated in 2018 with first class honours for a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance. She joined T.H.E Dance Company as an apprentice in January 2019.
Adele Goh (Singapore)
Adele Goh is a Singapore-based independent artist and creator. She trained at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, graduating with a BA (First Class Honours). In 2012, she performed with Moving Visions Dance Company in the UK. In 2013, she moved to Israel for the Masa programme, where she studied and performed with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. From 2013-2018, she joined Frontier Danceland as a company artist. Some notable performances include Akalika 7 by Olé Khamchanla in the Singapour en France le festival in Paris, and An Old Woman Picking Up A Stone From The Ground And Carrying It Back To Her House by Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof and Flat by Shahar Biniamini, a double-bill hosted by Batsheva Dance Company.
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 was meant to premiere at this year’s M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival.
Kwon Hyuk (South Korea)
Kwon Hyuk was paired with Singaporean dance artist Adele Goh via a collaboration between Seoul International Dance Festival (SIDance) and M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival.
Kwon Hyuk trained at Hansung University in dance and choreography before establishing Company SIGA as one of its members. He distinguished himself as an exemplary dancer when he won gold in the contemporary dance category at the 44th Dong-A Dance Competition in 2014 and the first place at International Dance Competition Hellas in Greece in the same year. Armed with exceptional technique and great physicality, he started his career as a choreographer through MODAFE (International Modern Dance Festival) Spark Place.
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.