Associate Artists Biographies

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BEACDS 2009 ARTISTS:

Annie  Pui Ling Lok

Currently lecturing on the Dance and Professional Practice and Performing Arts BA at the University of Bedfordshire and have been in rehearsal and performance with Siobhan Davies Dance in ROTOR.

Annie’s independent work is currently centered around work with various body work practitioners (Craniosacral Therapy and Cranial Osteopathy) to inform an on-going exploration and play with improvisation away from performance and choreographic contexts.


Chisato Minamimura

Chisato’s current dance work, ‘NEW BEATS’ was showed at GDA, DaDaFest International 2010, Hawth theatre and at Spring Dance 2011, Utrecht in April. Also she was invited to Europe in Motion 2011 in Utretcht. She choreographed for theatre ‘Laundry Boy’ produced by Face Front in 2011. And the article about her dance education, ‘WHAT’S SPECIAL’ published by RESEO, European Network for Opera and Dance Education.


Khamlane Halsackda

Since premiering ‘A single act’ in London Khamlane has toured the solo to Sweden (Scene konst festivalen) and India (Attakkalari biennial). He has now been researching and developing the sequel to this work and was given a residency by Pavilion Dance (of Dance South West) and Danstationen (of Malmo, Sweden). This was fully funded by Arts Council England. In August Kham was 1 of 3 UK choreographers to have a commission in Taiwan as part of Arts Cross, a 3 year scheme and partnership between the UK, Taiwan, China and Singapore.


Quang Kien Van

Since 2010 Quang has worked extensively with Fleur Darkin Company and has recently been appointed Rehearsal Director/ Assistant Choreographer to the group. He has also been a regular Guest Artist to Salon K, a performance art collective based in Berlin: http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/a-secret-berlin-cabaret-for-the-21st-century/. Kriya a new solo created and performed by Quang has been performed as part of Salon K: www.vimeo.com/qkv. Furthermore, Quang has been invited to choreograph for the opening ceremony of a new tropical greenhouse “L’Oasi dell Farfalle” (Butterfly’s oasis) in Milan Italy.

STEPPING EAST 2010 ARTISTS:

JiaYu Corti

JaiYu Corti has completed a commission from Roehampton University for the creation of a dance piece and presented it in March and will again on 17th May. Her interdisciplinary work which combines computer technology, projection and improvisation will be presented on 3rd and 4th June at LCDS as part of her current MA choreography projects. This work is a collaboration between improvisation practitioners Kathy Crick and Robert Anderson, computer software programme developer Henry Suryo and JaiYu.


Julia Cheng

Julia has just been accepted for Dance4 Springboard 2011 at Corby Cube. Previously, after finished performing with IHOW UK Waacking Company at Richmix, Julia was selected as a Supported Artist for Luton Hat Factory 2012-2013. She is working on her new piece and performing a excerpt showcase of it on 6th and 7th May at Roehampton University. In June, the piece will be performed at KCC, Kensington and Chelsea College as they have offered in-kind support in studio space. This new work is aimed to be toured in venues working closely with the Hat Factory by early 2012. She is still teaching freelance and as an artist for East London Dance. Recently, she has been competing in competitions and was a Semi-Finalist at Juste Debout Hip Hop Festival. She has been working with company ‘Theatre Is’ performing roadshows in Thurrock and teaching at the Digital Academy in Luton. She is also working with the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich teaching in schools with a performance in June 2012 with young performers.


Lucia Tong

Lucia is currently working as a choreographer on Luan in association with Nottingham Trent University and Dance4.  A part of the Living in Silk Exhibition Series in Nottingham this spring, Luan is an interdisciplinary exhibition created in collaboration with MA students in movement, film, fashion interactive sound and design. Lucia is also working as a dance artist at the Rushmore Primary School in Hackney, London.  In preparation for the school’s Mela celebrations at the end of March, Lucia is introducing the students to elements of folkloric dance from China, Turkey and India which the students will use to choreograph their own short pieces. Lucia continues to perform with several dance and theatre companies including the Foundation of Indian Performing Arts, Troika Ranch, Kieran Sheehan Dance Theatre, and Future Cinema.


YuYu Rau

Yu Yu is currently working with Step Out Arts as a choreographer for Jumping Dragon 2011, and has recently performed the research and development work at Greenwich Cultural Festival in July. Previously Yu Yu finished the Sadler’s Wells dance production The Most Incredible Thing with Javier De Frutos in March 2011. Re-encounter was invited to perform at Hawth Theatre and later at the Plymouth Festival on the 8th May.

Should any of the artist’s work appeal to you or to any platform opportunities and festivals, please do not hesitate to contact the Artistic Director Jih-Wen Yeh at jw@stepoutarsts.co.uk,Tel: 07899 807741. We look forward to hearing from you.