WAYS OF WANDERING: Artist-Mentors

Noorlinah Mohamed

(Theatre Artist and Arts Educator)

Noorlinah is a theatre actress, teaching artist, and creator and producer of arts projects in Singapore. Since 1988, she has performed with various Singapore theatre companies including TheatreWorks, Wild Rice and Cake Theatre. Internationally, she has performed in Asia, Europe and in the US. As a teaching artist, she undertakes artist residencies in public schools, develops curriculum as well as professional development for teaching artists and teachers in arts pedagogy. Noorlinah is a recipient of the JCCI Cultural Award (2008) and the Women’s Weekly Women of our Time Award (2005) for her work in the arts. She obtained her PhD in Arts Education from the University of Warwick.

Jason Wee

(Visual Artist)

Jason is an artist and writer in Singapore. In 2005 to 2006, he was a Studio Fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Programme. In 2008, he won the Young Artist Award for Visual Arts in Singapore. Recently, he enjoyed artist-in-residence status at the Contemporary Art Japan in Tokyo and Gyeonggi Creation Center in Seoul. Currently, Jason runs Grey Projects, an alternative art space and residency focusing on nascent practices and experimental curatorship (greyprojects.org). He is also an editor at Softblow, an international online poetry journal, and is the author of "My Suit" and "The Monsters Between Us", the latter named by Today Newspaper as one of the best art picks of 2013.



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Jeremiah Choy

(Theatre Director and Producer)

Jeremiah Choy is a trained lawyer who went full-time into the arts in 1997. Today, he is a creative director, artistic curator and producer on many arts projects. In 2013, he directed and co-produced "The Swing Thing", the closing production for the NUS Arts Festival; "Machine", an Esplanade Theatre Presents; "LeXFactor – Law Has Talent", the 25th anniversary concert featuring Singapore's Chief Justice, judges, lawyers, law professors and students, organized by the Singapore Academy of Law. He also helmed "Childaid 2013 – The Carnival Edition", a charity gala concert organized by Singapore Press Holdings as well as was the creative director for the exhibition segment of Singapore Day 2013 in Sydney.



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Philip Tan

(Music Director and Composer)

Philip Tan is a creative director, composer, music director, sound sculptor, performer, educator and a visual and performance art consultant. For the last 2 decades, Philip has dedicated his craft to wide range of work that are aesthetically adventurous and yet entertaining. He also commits deeply into education and outreach. His work continues to be in high demand internationally. Previous works presented in Europe and the USA have garnered rave reviews. Philip also conceptualizes and spearheads large-scaled multidisciplinary events including the opening and closing ceremony for Gardens By The Bay; Gardens Rhapsody Light and 48-surround Sound Show; the 20th World Orchid Conference (Olympics of Orchids) and the recent 27th SEA Games Closing Ceremony Myanmar-Singapore Handover 2013.

www.philbeat.com

Sharda Harrison

(Actor)

Sharda Harrison is an actress currently residing in Singapore. She graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a BA (Hons) degree in Acting in 2009. In 2008, she won the Best Actress Award at the annual Short Sweet short play competition for her role in the play "How Do You Like Me? How Do You Want Me Now?". In 2009, she was invited by Elizabeth de Roza to rework a version of "Curry Devil" at the Transit Women on the Periphery Festival at Odin Teatret in Denmark. Her recent works include "Dream Country (2012 Singapore Arts Festival), "Crossings" (The Necessary Stage in collaboration with Trafik, a Croatian Theatre Collective; "Mobile 2" (The Necessary Stage); "Decimal Points 5.1" (Cake Theatricals) and "The Crucible" (Toy Factory Productions). She is also one of the founding members of performance and research group, Theatrestrays. Onscreen Sharda hosted the children's television programme "Oktoolive".

Joavien Ng

(Dancer and Choreographer)

Joavien began her career as a choreographer and performer in 1997, after graduating from LaSalle School of Performing Arts (Singapore). Her work has been presented by various local and international bodies. In 2008, Joavien was commissioned to produce "LAB" by The Esplanade Theatre Studios and "Body Inquire" for the Singapore Arts Festival. She was also invited by The Esplanade to participate in Little Asia Dance Exchange Network, premiering the work "Victoria" in 5 Asian cities (Taipei, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore).

In 2009, Joavien collaborated with Dani Brown (Berlin) to create "Body Swap", a commission by the Singapore Arts Festival, Goethe-Institute (Singapore) and Kampnagel (Hamburg).

In 2011, Joavien collaborated with Spanish artist, Paloma Calle on "The Diary of Alice", produced by TheatreWorks and performed at NUS Baba House. She was also the associate artistic director with Theatreworks that year and initiated a choreographic lab "The Screw of Thoughts" with Jochen Roller, a Berlin based choreographer.

Her most recent works are 2 solo pieces, "a LIFE performance" and "My Superhero". Both were presented and commissioned by The Esplanade Theatre Studios and performed in 2012.

www.joavienng.com

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