How To Be Alone

ExxonMobil Campus Concerts

  • FREE
Free Admission 5 Sep 2017 - 07.30pm Dance Studio, SRC UTown

NUS Dance Blast alumni, Chen Jiexiao, takes on the stage with a performance expressing the struggle one faces when in love - making decisions based on rationality or impulsion. How to Be Alone highlights the complexity of love while contrasting it with intense and fluid dances. It will cast a light onto the importance of approaching such situations with both logical and emotional minds in equilibrium.

How To Be Alone is Chen Jiexiao’s celebration of 10 years since his graduation from NUS.

Registration opens in August 2017.

About the artist
A late bloomer in dance, Jiexiao started his dance journey with the hiphop club NUS Dance Blast in 2003 under the guidance of Patrick Loo, and choreographed for numerous productions for the club such as SUAD (Shut Up And Dance). He also founded the award winning hiphop crew Little White Riding Hoods that counted amongst their many achievements champions of WCG (World Cyber Games) Hiphop Dance Competition in 2005. He later joined NUS Dance Ensemble after graduating from NUS, and was honored to have been given opportunities by Zaini Tahir to choreograph for The Next Wave and Evocation series of concerts from 2009 to 2011.

Intrigued by the endless possibilities that availed in contemporary dance, he undertook and graduated from the PULSE program at Frontier Danceland in 2010. Jiexiao was invited to join T.H.E Second Company in 2011, and performed with the company til 2015. More recently, he has choreographed for SIM Dance Art's productions in 2013 and 2014.

At present he is an independent dance artist, and has returned to perform as an NUS Alumni for Ricky Hu (NUS Arts Festival Overdrive 2016), Chen Wu-kang (Overdrive 2015), and Idan Cohen (Overdrive 2014). As well, he performed with Frontier Danceland for their EMCC 2016 show “Radial”. Collaboratively, he has worked with Fine Artist Jaxton Su Jingxiang for the “Colours In Motion” project in 2016 that culminated with a public exhibition, and co-choreographed a full-length duet with Dance Artist Jereh Leung for Dance Nucleus' HATCH in 2017. As an artist, he is deeply interested in the human condition and its vagaries, and seeks to investigate through self-immersion often.

About the series
Powered by ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Limited since 1986, ExxonMobil Campus Concerts (EMCC) is a series of free-admission performances presented by NUS Centre For the Arts. Working with young artists as well as established professional practitioners to share their love for the arts with the wider community, EMCC fosters a vibrant space for experimentation, practice and creation. Audiences are invited to engage with new artists, new works and new ways of thinking through a diversity of shows as part of NUS’ vibrant campus arts scene.

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