Beyond Human is a dance production that raises thought-provoking questions about identity, authenticity, and our place in a post-human world. This post-modern production seamlessly fuses contemporary dance and costume design and delves into the relationship between humans and technology. This performance is choreographed by SMU INDANCITY’s artistic director Hong Guofeng and guest choreographer Jieying Nah, featuring costumes created by students from LASALLE’s School of Fashion and performers from SMU INDANCITY.
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Choreographer (INDANCITY’s Artistic Director)
Guofeng Hong is the artistic director of Sigma Contemporary Dance and SMU INDANCITY. His works have been showcased in local arts festivals such as M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival and SMU Arts Festival and in international dance festivals such as Sibu International Dance Festival, Dance Circus and Blossom Arts Festival.
He creates works based on the ongoing development of his movement and choreographic practices and The Straits Times and Arts Equator have described his works as “compelling”, “slick”, “immersive” and “clever”. In 2019, he created a work with long-time collaborator Chiok Woon, which has been showcased in M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival and invited to perform in Hong Kong Dance Exchange and Macau CDE Springboard.
Most recently, he started a collective called Unsound Bodies which explores ways in which multidisciplinary elements can work together.
Jieying started her training as an artistic gymnast and a Chinese dancer. She moved on to train in contemporary dance and ballet in SOTA and studied overseas at the London Contemporary Dance School. Upon graduating, Jieying freelanced in London as a dancer and worked in projects with the James Cousins Company and Matsena Productions.
Jieying joined The Human Expression Dance Company as a full time professional dancer from 2019 to 2022 and is now a full time teacher back at her alma mater, SOTA, a freelance choreographer and movement artist.
Her recent projects include Singapore Tourism Board x National Arts Council’s short film, Esplanade’s literary festival - Foreword, Cont.act Dance Festival, and Sigma Kaleidoscope IV.
LASALLE Costume Designers
Founded in 2006, SMU INDANCITY is SMU's official contemporary dance club. Under the guidance of artistic director Hong Guofeng and technique master Andy Benjamin Cai, the club strives to uphold high standards of technique and professionalism.
SMU Student Organising Committee
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Sue Chew, Glenda Ng, Lee Yong Xin, Rachel Low, Liesel Yu
Tan Yan Tong, Ng Sze Yen,Sam