In the Studio with Liu I-Ling and LASALLE, presented by Esplanade's da:ns festival Next Generation 2022


Date & Time

Date: Sun 23 Oct 2022
Time: 11:00am and 4:30pm


Rehearsal Studio,
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay,
1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981


Free, registration is required.

Public registration opens on Thu 28 Sep 2022, 11:00am


Dance, Lecture / Talk

Next Generation returns to da:ns festival with festival artist Liu I-Ling (Taiwan) working closely with students from LASALLE’s Diploma in Dance in a one-week creative residency. With a strong focus on the process, the students will get a chance to learn movement phrases from each artist, and co-create with them as they get introduced to different creative practices, philosophies and movement styles.

Drawing from both I-Ling's and the students’ lived experience during the pandemic, the residency will reflect on their journeys through dance, and how their relationships with dance have changed over the years.

This session will be a casual and informal sharing of the creative residency. Audiences will get to hear about the interactions and exchanges between the festival artist and students in between presentations of the works-in-progress. Join in the conversation between the artists, students, educators and other audience members to learn more about the process of the residency.

About the artist 

Liu I-Ling is a contemporary dance artist from Taiwan with a BFA from Taipei National University of the Arts and a former member of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company of 11 years. She has been creating and displaying her works as well as collaborating with visual artists, photographers, composers, directors and actors in theatre and film. Her choreographies focus on reminiscence, loneliness and social observation. Most recently, she was part of Australian choreographer Stephanie Lake’s Taiwanese version of Colossus as the rehearsal director.

In 2021, she was one of the recipients of the Cloud Gate Art Makers Project. Since 2020, she has been a part of Taiwanese-American artist Lee Mingwei’s Our Labyrinth, performed at the Metropolitan Museum and Tate Modern. Since 2019, she has been collaborating with the Taiwanese filmmaker Su Hui-Yu as a choreographer, performer and movement director for several productions such as The White Waters. In 2018, she joined Luca Veggetti’s production as a soloist, and performed in Bologna, Italy. In 2017, her solo work GENG was nominated for the Taishin Arts Award in Taiwan. She is currently a part-time assistant professor at the Taipei University of the Arts.