The Arts Fission Company

Art Summit V 2007

International Festival on Contemporary Performing Arts

The Arts Fission Company
Angela Liong
9-10 November 2007

Teater Kecil
Taman Ismail Marzuki
Jl. Cikini Raya 73, Jakarta 10330
T 337-325, 334-740, 315-4087
F 334-720

Angela Liong
Angela has created most of the company’s repertories and shaped the distinctive dance profile of Arts Fission since the company’s inception.
She often draws inspiration from literary classics and cultural sources for her dance works (the company’s 1995 inaugural multi-media performance A GRAIN OF RICE is based on a chapter from the Mahabharata).
She likes to borrow forms and methodology from other disciplines to experiment with the craft of dance-making. She shapes dance imagery and movement dynamics into unique choreographic structures that engage with human expressions.

Referred by the Arts Magazine (issue Mar-Apr 1999) as “Singapore’s shaman of dance,” Angela has created many performances for unconventional public spaces in order to solicit place memory from the urban public through dance experience. A significant body of her dance works deal with human sensibility in the fast changing social landscape of the new urban centers in Southeast Asia.

Angela is one of the pioneers who contributed significantly to professional dance development in Singapore. She set up the first dance diploma program at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1989, and implemented, in 1998, the first Singapore dance degree program (BA) at LASALLE-SIA College of The Arts while she was the dean of School of the Performing Arts (1996-1999).
Graduates from her professional programmes are either dancing professionally, set up their own dance companies, or went on to do further dance study abroad. She has helped to nurture a whole generation of dance professionals who are making significant contribution to the development of dance in Singapore.

Angela has served as arts education consultant and arts resource panelist in the National Arts Council and other government arts education and cultural related committees in Singapore since 1984. [from]


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