Perception . 幻.悟 marks a new chapter in NUS Chinese Dance’s history as it presents 2 exciting new works by highly acclaimed choreographers Jenny Neo and Xiao Jing, who are presently the group’s tutors.
Shades by Jenny Neo unveils a picture of a journey through life’s trials and tribulations to find meaning. Graduating slowly from hazy indistinct light and a sense of lostness to increasing illumination as lights get brighter, the path leads to a clearer view of the extraordinary life led, inviting us to reflect on our past with gratefulness.
Enlightenment by Xiao Jing examines the sense of enlightenment as a state of being. At which point do we achieve higher consciousness? Is there a eureka moment or just as flowers of various colors seem to burst suddenly to life with light, do our hearts bloom in life’s moments from becoming into being?
Whether stillness of contemplation or movement and the moment, NUS Chinese Dance's Perception invites you on an adventurous encounter with dance and discovery.
About NUS Chinese Dance
Formed in 1977, NUS Chinese Dance is one of the oldest Chinese Dance groups in Singapore. Over the last 40 years and more, NUS Chinese Dance has earned a reputation for excellence as an accomplished dance group through the development and performance of a highly challenging repertoire of works, from technically demanding traditional Chinese dance to fresh and evocative Chinese contemporary pieces.
As part of a continuing mission to raise the standards of Chinese dance among the youth, the dancers are given a firm grounding in traditional Chinese dance aesthetics while encouraged to explore contemporary styles and choreography as part of their dance development.
NUS Chinese Dance has regularly collaborated with overseas dance companies, such as the internationally-acclaimed Beijing Dance Academy. In 2015, NUS Chinese Dance, together with NUS Dance Synergy, became the first Singaporean dance troupe to perform at the National Centre For Performing Arts, Beijing.
Through a combination of performances within NUS and by invitation to significant corporate events, NUS Chinese Dance fosters a deep love for Chinese dance in its members by developing their expertise and experience as a cohesive community of dancers who promote appreciation for Chinese culture through this unique art form.
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A driven individual dedicated to her craft, Jenny Neo started her dance journey at the age of ten under the tutelage of her mother, Madam Lim Moi Kim at the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts and Cultural Troupe.
Having fully devoted her youth to dancing, Jenny has gained herself a wealth of experience and opportunities as a dancer and graduated from the LaSalle College of the Arts. She furthered her professional training at the Beijing Dance Academy under the scholarship of National Arts Council and Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan.
Jenny is also the Artistic Director of the Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre and Adjunct Lecturer at the LaSalle College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
Xiao Jing graduated from the Beijing Dance Academy and was also formerly a dancer of the China Oriental Song and Dance Troupe. She came to Singapore in 2001 and became a full-time contemporary dancer. Since 2005, has been dedicated herself to promoting traditional Chinese culture in the contemporary world via Chinese dance.
Over her 17 years of experience with teaching and choreography, she has established her very own style and belief, and continues to produce and perform works in collaboration with her students. She strongly believes that every individual has vast potential and that every individual can become an outstanding dancer. Currently she is also the dance coach for the Singapore Artistic Swimming national team.