Susan Yeung

Academics

Susan Yeung

Lecturer, Dance
Susan Yeung
  • MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice, Goldsmiths, University of London (UK)
  • BA (Hons) Music, Kingston University, UK
  • Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance), Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong
  • Diploma in Performing Arts (Music), LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts (Singapore)

Susan Yeung is a producer, artistic director, choreographer, educator and performer. She graduated with an MA in Arts Pedagogy and Practice from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a BA(Hons) Music from Kingston University (UK). She was awarded the City Contemporary Dance Company Prize upon her graduation at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Susan has choreographed and performed internationally since 1998, and joined Ecnad Project as a professional performer in 2002. She has served as assessor, adjudicator, artistic mentor and facilitator for professional companies, universities, national competitions and festivals since 2003, including National Arts Council, Ministry of Education, The Esplanade, Singapore Show Choir Festivals and Singapore Youth Festivals, among others. Having produced and toured works to local and international festivals since 2005 as the associate producer of COLLECTIVE mayhem, Susan also worked as the show choreographer for local and overseas events under Xsystem Entertainment from 2007 to 2010. She joined LASALLE as the programme coordinator for BA(Hons) Dance programme in 2010. In the same year, she was featured in the newsprint as an ‘Uprising artist in Singapore dance scene’.

Apart from her enthusiasm as the artistic mentor for a large number of performances and festivals, her mentorship has also supported the development of emerging choreographers such as the winners of national choreographic competition Sprouts in 2012 and 2013, and the inception of Sri Lanka International Performing Arts Festival in 2013. Susan was also appointed as a panel assessor for the National Arts Council in 2013, and was nominated as the chairperson for the Small Company and Independent Artist Showcase of World Dance Alliance Singapore in 2015. As she continues her independent productions with international artists of various disciplines, Susan conceptualised and initiated virtual residency project International Creative Network in 2020, in partnership with the overseas dance companies and multi-disciplinary artists.

Currently a lecturer at the School of Dance & Theatre of LASALLE College of the Arts, Susan has served as artistic director and mentor for close to 40 major and public dance productions and events for LASALLE since 2010. She often serves as rehearsal director for the works presented by LASALLE, in addition to her contribution as a choreographer and artistic curator for the festivals and touring works. Susan's choreographic research includes a series of practice-based research works that were developed and performed in several local and international festivals from 2016 to 2019, while her educational research on peer feedback has also been invited to overseas symposiums and conferences since 2018.

Publications
  • A commentary in MOTUS 30, ed. La Conchiglia di Santiago; Italy. (2020)
  • Investigating the Impact of Peer Feedback As a Pedagogical Intervention in Dance Rehearsal Class, Conference proceeding, The International Symposium on Business and Social Sciences; Japan (2019).
  • Investigating the Impact of Peer Feedback As a Pedagogical Intervention in Dance Rehearsal Class, Conference proceeding, The International Symposium on Business and Social Sciences; Korea (2018).
Presentations
  • Investigating the Impact of Peer Feedback As a Pedagogical Intervention in Dance Rehearsal Class, The International Symposium on Business and Social Sciences; Okinawa, Japan (2019).
  • Investigating the Impact of Peer Feedback As a Pedagogical Intervention in Dance Rehearsal Class, The International Symposium on Business and Social Sciences; Seoul, Korea (2018). 
  • Starting with Investigation 1.0, Performance Lab Series; LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore (2017).
  • Interdisciplinary Project 'Migration: A Live Performance, Learning and Teaching Seminar; LASALLE College of the Arts for Goldsmiths, University of London, Singapore (2016).
  • Interdisciplinary Project 'Migration: A Live Performance, Community of Practice (COP) Seminar; LASALLE College of the Arts, (2016).
  • Interdisciplinary Project 'Migration: A Live Performance, Learning and Teaching Seminar; LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore (2013).
  • Collaborations, Learning and Teaching Seminar; LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore (2013).
  • Research Practice

    Current Research and Practice

    • Starting with Investigation 1.0 – A practice based research series (2016 – 2020)
       

    Performances (producer/ artistic director/ choreographer) (selection)

    • Searching, Wondering, Hoping. Performed at Camping Asia; Taiwan (2019).
    • Fallen. Performed at Summer Dance Camp Showcase; Indonesia (2019).
    • A conversation: Degeneration. Regeneration. Performed at da:ns festival; Singapore (2018).
    • Investigation 1.2: Degeneration. Regeneration. Performed at Move Off Festival; Italy (2017).
    • E-Motions 2015: Heroes of the Year Dance Convention; Indonesia (2016).
    • Investigation 1.2: Degeneration. Regeneration. Performed at Intensi-5: An Evening of Contemporary Dance; Singapore (2016).
  • In My Mind, A Thousand Ways. Performed at Tari Festival on invitation from the festival; Malaysia (2014).
  • In My Mind, A Thousand Ways. Performed at da:ns festival 2014: Sifting; Singapore (2014).
  • …the silent lines of its lips. A multi-disciplinary performance; Singapore (2014).
  • If I May from double bill Resonance of a Portrait. Presented at the Sri Lanka International Performing Arts Festival; Sri Lanka (2013).
  • Resonance of a Portrait, a double bill production; Singapore (2012).
  • Silver Clouds. Performed at the exhibition Andy Warhol: “15 Minutes of Fame”. Presented and Commissioned by Belarimo & Partners, supported by ArtScience Museum; Singapore (2012).
  • Missing Statement, world premiere. Commissioned by Singapore M1 Fringe Festival; Singapore (2010).
  • The Next Frame, a contemporary dance and Trickfilm projection; Singapore (2008).
  • SUBTEXT ii. Performed at the Guangdong Modern Dance Festival; China (2007).
  • I was there in the room. Presented as part of the 02-SQUARE Series 3; Singapore (2007).
  • SUBTEXT ii; Singapore (2006).
  • …but its not us. Performed at SUBTEXT; Singapore (2005).
  • One Eye Cry, a multi-media collaboration; Singapore (2003).
     
  • Performances (choreographer/ performer) (selection)

    • They Talk, a dance film for RITUAL – Amina Mundi Festival; Italy (2017).
    • Migration: A Live Performance, an interdisciplinary performance; Singapore (2015).
    • They Talk, a dance film for BorderBody - Mixing Identities Festival; Spain and Italy (2014).
    • Kannagi, a contemporary chamber opera; Singapore (2014).
    • Night, a theatre and movement performance; Singapore (2009).
    • Poverty. Performed at September Festival; Singapore (2008).
    • Something about... & in quiet desperation from SUBTEXT; Singapore (2005).
    • Now, Remembering… from Postmodern Beauties, Hong Kong (2005).
    • Singaporean Delegation Performing Gala; Vietnam (2004).
    • Do You Still Remember? from Transfigured Night III; Singapore (2004).
    • The Philosopher’s Stone, international cast; Hong Kong (2004).
    • Missing in Tall Pillars. Performed at Singapore Arts Festival; Singapore (2002).
    • There is nothing much for me. Performed at the Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival; Hong Kong (2001).
    • Swan Lake from Music Appreciation Episode 8 (HKTV Program); Hong Kong (2001).
    • Susan’s House for Dance Across The Boundary, a site specific performance series; Hong Kong (2000 – 2001)
    • Urban Myth from Move Over; Macau (2000).
    Awards
    • City Contemporary Dance Company Prize; Hong Kong (2001)
    Research interests
    • Visual matrix: a co-creation framework for interdisciplinary development of contemporary choreographic works
    • Interdisciplinary art for senior communities in Singapore
    • Peer feedback in dance