Theatre & Dance Pavilion
Neo Jialing is a dance graduate from LASALLE College of the Arts and has a strong penchant for somatic, improvisational and creative movement techniques in dance. Her performance credits include international work by choreographers such as Bill T. Jones (USA), Chankethya Chey (Cambodia), Dalija Acin Thelander (Sweden), Simona Cieri (Italy), as well as creations by leading Singaporean artists, Bernice Lee, Kay Grace Lee, and Melissa Quek to name a few.
Driven by the belief that dance is a visceral medium of expression, Jialing hopes to be able to share her passion for movement with bodies beyond the dance landscape. An active educator and creator for young audiences, Jialing is also a project dancer for The Kueh Tutus and Derring-Do Dance Company. Apart from performing, Jialing's choreography credits include being guest choreographer for Ngee Ann Polytechnic's D3 Contemporary Dance Club recital seasons.
Most recently, her original dance-theatre piece was selected to be featured in the M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival 2018, and her collaborative movement/music work, "jiak kantang" (2019) was co-produced by MOTUS Danza (Siena, Italy), on an invited residency platform. When she's not dancing, Jialing enjoys staging mini showdowns in the kitchen where the pasta and potatoes play the lead roles. Explore the eclectic range of what she does on her website.
"now's a daze/ nowadays"
In this day and age where speed and efficiency is lauded above all, and our attention span is limited to the eye of a needle, how much can we find a moment of silence in the buzz of it all?
In her work, and daily practice, Jialing attempts to examine the possibilities of living in the process, seeking for the notion of "product" in the intangibles.
"now's a daze/ nowadays" is a site-specific response to the art installations in the pavilion, and reflects the artists' improvisational practice and her experiences in the moment. The performance shifts as the environment around her informs it.