CHANG Kang Hua
( Taiwan )
TIEN Hsiao Tzu
( Taiwan )
( Taiwan )
/ FACILITATES GROUP PHILIPPINES
/ FACILITATES GROUP SINGAPORE-B
WANG Ning, born in 1991, is a contemporary dancer and choreographer from Taipei, Taiwan. Since 2013, Ning has performed, choreographed and collaborated with independent artists and groups in Taiwan. She engaged in various forms of multi-disciplinary arts, including dance, theater, contemporary circus, percussion, multimedia and film. Her first full-length dance piece, 《丨丨》The Other (2018), focused on the gendering spectacle of human bodies. She attempted to create a hybrid teasing curls under the spectatorship on the ground of nudity. In 2020, she was selected to join ARTWAVE “Movers’ Platform#1 Taiwan/Japan”, and started to collaborate with international artists. Ning also participated in [CP]3, organized by Dance Nucleus (Singapore), to exchange and start conversation with artists from different cities in Asia. Launching a series of experiments about dance making, Ning initiated an improvised practice and developed into her current choreography Movement (2021). It was nominated by The 20th Taishin Arts Award.
TIEN Hsiao-tzu was born in 1984 in Tainan and now she works as a freelance choreographer, dancer and performer based in Taipei. Tien puts focus of her choreography research on human emotions shaped by time, history, culture and environment. She also develops the potentials of body and movements through international exchange and collaboration with theater or performing arts, keeping connected with foreign cultures and other disciplines.
In 2016, she was selected by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan for the artist residency program in Paris. The work, Masses co-created by Shih-Wei Wang, Tzi-Mei Li, Helmi Fita was the winner of Performing Arts Award of the 18th Taishin Arts Award in 2020.
Her works "The Hole" and "Stem" have been presented respectively in Avignon Off, Shenzhen Contemporary Theatre Biennale and Dance Bridges Festival (Kolkata). Drifting Dust, the dance video she created with artist Cheuk-lam Chiu, has been exhibited in Kaohsiung, Chiayi (Taiwan) and Madrid.
CHANG Kang Hua was born in Indonesia, brought up and educated in Taiwan. He is a co-founder of Taipei-based multi-creator collective, Co-Coism. His achievements include grants from the National Culture and Arts Foundation as part of the Young Star New Vision and Overseas Arts Travel project and the Youth Gardener project of Culture from Ministry of Cultural in Taiwan. He also participated in TPAC ADAM Artist Lab in 2018. In his works, he focuses on the relationship between audiences and performers and attempts to broaden the spectrum of the performing arts. His recent works have emphasized forms of performance that are outside the conventional theater space. By transitioning performance methods and spaces, he re-examines performing art works in the contemporary context and their dimensionality in terms of society, audience and issues.
Andrei Nikolai PAMINTUAN
( Philippines )
Carla Isabela Gabrielle L.CAMPOMANES
( Philippines )
/ FACILITATE TOGETHER
Gabbi Campomanes is a writer, production manager, and theatre practitioner. Her previously written works include My Night with Lea (2018, 2019), the blueREP 25th Anniversary Concert (2017), and Real-Life Fairytales (2016). She has also worked as a production manager for Sa Wakas, A Pinoy Rock Musical (2017, 2018) and the Korean run of Real-Life Fairytales (2017). For Pineapple Lab and Fringe Manila, she has worked as a festival programs manager and as co-host of the podcast Leave Your Shoes Outside. In 2021, she participated in Connect with SEA (Gender Issue): Residency in the CLOUD under Thinkers' Studio in Taiwan as a resident artist.
Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan is currently an MA Researcher at UAL: Central Saint Martins studying Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries. He has worked in the Philippines and the United States, where he took on various roles in non-profit theater, cultural organizations and as a theater practitioner. He founded the Fringe Manila International Arts Festival in the Philippines, which was designed as a platform for emerging local and international artists to be able to present their works to the public. He managed a creative hub called the Pineapple Lab, where he conceptualized and produced events and creative interventions through exhibitions, performances, festivals, and immersive experiences both digitally and in-person. He is an advocate for LGBTQIA+ artistic expression and champions access to arts and cultural activities for marginalized communities. He is currently the host and producer of Leave Your Shoes Outside, a digital talk series and podcast.
CHONG Gua Khee
( Singapore )
/ FACILITATES GROUP TAIWAN-B
Chong Gua Khee is nourished and energised by bodies – human, plants, animals, objects - connecting with each other. Hence, across her work, she seeks to create and hold intimate, playful and porous spaces for bodily encounters and connections to happen. This sometimes manifests as Gua Khee creating or directing performances, and at other times translates as she dramaturging or facilitating.
Gua Khee graduated from the University of British Columbia, Canada, with a Psychology (Honours) and Theatre (Major) degree, and is currently based in Singapore. She is a co-founder and co-coordinator of CITRUS practices working group, which aims to expand conversations around care practices in artmaking, and is also part of the Something-Something Working Group, which hopes to imagine and prototype new paradigms and infrastructures for knowledge-production, artistic practice and contingent entanglements.
Recent projects include co-curating new residency platform Arts-Business x Business-Arts (ABxBA) Residencies and co-directing Tactility Studies: Hold to Reset at Singapore International Festival of Arts 2021. guakhee.com