About Crow Jane
Crow Jane is a dance theatre company founded in
2003 by local dance choreographer, Joavien Ng, as a platform to
present alternative and experimental performance work. Crow Jane
emphasizes on collaborative projects with young, emerging artists
of different disciplines.
In 2 years, Crow Jane has presented 3 works,
namely LAB at The Arts House (2005); Toilet at the
Esplanade Theatre (2005); and Conversation in the Park at
the Singapore Art Museum (2004).
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Joavien holds a Diploma in Contemporary Dance from
LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, and has, till date, created 7
full-length works and 3 short pieces.
Despite her dance background, her work often
explores beyond the basic dance vocabulary. As a young emerging
artist, she constantly collaborates and experiments with
non-dancers, other dancers, and artists of other disciplines, to
refine her own style and identity.
Joavien Ng has captured her own niche audience
market, of which consists of both artists and non-artists, who are
seeking alternative performance forms in the Singapore dance
scene. Her works have been presented by various arts organisations
in Singapore since 1998, including National Arts Council,
Singapore Art Museum, Utterly Art Gallery and Ecnad.
Summary of presented work :
1. SchiZone (1998) presented by Ecnad
(Dance Dimension Project)
2. Thin Air (2001) presented by National
Arts Council, Singapore Arts Festival Late Nite Series.
3. Black (2002) presented by National Arts
Council, Singapore Arts Festival Arts on the Move.
4. Flower (2002) presented by Temasek
Polytechnic, Arts Festival
5. Tale of One (2004) presented by Utterly
6. Conversation in the Park (2004)
presented by Singapore Art Museum
7. Toilet (2005) ¨C selected as one of the 3
finalists by The Esplanade for Sparks 2005.
8. Lab (2005) ¨Cpresented by Ecnad at
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Yak Aik Wee
Composer and Performer
Yak Aik Wee is a multi-disciplinary artist and a
recent graduate from LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, School of
Music. His studies there were supported by the National Arts
Council (Georgette Chen Arts Scholarships).
Prior to his music studies, he served as an
Artiste with the Singapore Armed Forces Music and Drama Company
for 3 years, performing extensively in local as well as overseas
like Australia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand and
Brunei. As actor and dancer, he has appeared in both stage and
television productions, including Guys and Dolls by Toy Factory,
Kampong Amber by Music and Movement, Growing Up by MediaCorp TV,
and Child with Tammy L. Wong Dance Company. Between that period,
he also studied ballet for a decade with the late Tony Llacer.
His music compositions have been featured in
concerts, dance and theatre projects, short films and art
installations. These include Fireball by Ecnad; Lonely Planet by
luna-id productions; Wardrobe of Memories, an artwork installation
by Aleksander Obradovic; and Nocturne, as part of The Esplanade's
Music Box Festival 2001.
Choy Ka Fai
Video Concept and Performer
Choy Ka Fai is a multi-disciplinary artist who
works with video installation, short-films and theatrical
performances. Video has always been his strongest point of
collaboration and basis of experimentation. He graduated from
LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts with a Diploma in Fine Art (New
Ka Fai developed his artistic practice in the
early theatre productions of FUNdaMENTAL Multi-Disciplinary. Since
his first performance in 1998, he has presented various video and
performance works with various artists and theatre directors.
Recently, he collaborated as a video artist with
TheatreWorks in Sandakan Threnody directed by Ong Keng Seng, which
was presented in Singapore Arts Festival, Brisbane Arts Festival
and the Melbourne Arts Festival in 2004.
As a core artistic member of KYTV, he has been
actively involved in performing and creating multimedia design for
KYTV performance since 2002. He directed KYTV¡¯s most recent short
films and Design For Death in Singapore and South Korea 2004.
Mohamed Fita Helmi
Lighting Designer and Performer
Mohamed Fita Helmi is a full time theatre
practitioner who has worked with numerous theatre and production
companies including KillYourTelevision (KYTV), The Necessary
Stage, TheatreWorks (S) Ltd, Action Theatre, Teater Kami, Teater
Ekamatra and Singapore Dance Theatre.
Helmi has worked as production manager, stage
manager, lighting designer, and technical manager for over a
decade. His recent production credits include Design For Death by
KYTV at Esplanade (2003) and Korea (Seoul Fringe Festival 2004);
and POP Station by KYTV (Insomnia 2004) His latest production was
with The Necessary Stage¡¯s performance in Romania (Sibiu
International Theatre Festival 2005) as technical manager.
He was given the Honourable Mention for Special
Achievement in Lighting at the 3rd DBS Life Theatre Awards 2003.
Beside production work and design, he was a full-time actor and
facilitator at The Necessary Stage from 1996 to 2000, performing
in Galileio¡.i feel the earth move; Pillars; Superfriends ; Moving
Home Stories; Exodus; Sex Violence Blood Gore; and Causeway. In
2004, he created and performed a solo monologue performance titled
Ebelle Chong Chia Rhun
Ebelle Chong holds a Degree in Business
Administration from the National University of Singapore and a
Diploma in Contemporary Dance from LASALLE-SIA College of the
Arts. She is actively involved in the local dance scene as dancer,
choreographer, teacher and production manager. Her recent
choreographic works were presented by Ah Hock and Peng Yu (AHPY);
which include Weeping Willows (2004); The Blue Carousel (2004);
and TEA.MOVES (2005).
As Deputy General Manager of AH HOCK and PENG YU
from 2003 to 2005, Ebelle managed several of the company's
significant projects which include ¡°PENG YU¡± at the Singapore Arts
Festival 2004; Kilt Bill for the Second Asia-Europe Dance Forum
2004 in Berlin; and TEA.MOVES (2005), a collaborative effort with
The Esplanade ¨C The Studio Series.
As a dancer, she has performed in Spoke (1998) and
On the Verge (1999) by TOUCH Arts; Subterrestial (2000) by the
Arts Fission Company; Deliver Us! (2003) with Ballet Magnificat!;
and the Whispering Cities series (2003) by AHPY. Ebelle was both
Dancer and Production Manager for the following productions:
Transfigured Nights II, III & IV ¨C Out ¡ of Steps; Do You
Remember; and Strawberry Milk, presented by AHPY.
Neo Hong Chin
Hong Chin graduated from Queensland University
of Technology with a BFA (Performance) in Dance in 2002. As an
outstanding and upcoming performer, she has worked with many
artists like Daniel K, Xsion Tecklogix Company, AHPY(Ah Hock and
Peng Yu), Cheryl Quek, Ricky Sim, etc.
Her recent choreograpy include ¡®Crazy Tango¡¯
presented by Xsion Techlogix Company in Bangkok, ¡®Dolls¡¯ presented
by Practice Performing Arts School, ¡®Out of Steps¡¯ at the
Esplanade Theatres on the Bay.
Leezibet z. heinz-raiden
Leezibet graduated from NAFA with a Diploma in
Performing Arts Management. Since 2002, she had been actively
involved as a performer and management for various Performing Arts
Group (Ah Hock and Peng Yu, The Arts Fission Company, Singapore
Dance Theatre, NAFA Dance Department, CROW JANE, Dance Collective,
Sonic Edge, The Articulated Gallery Series, Words Forward, Wayang
Warehouse and Choreographer, Ricky Sim 'Vietnam Tour').
Fu Xin Lin
Fu Xin Lin received her dance training at the
LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts. She founded Totem Dance in 1999,
where which she continues to develop various dance and arts
programs as well as choreographic works for local schools. She is
also the founder of Fireflys, one of the pioneer fire performing
groups in the region; and BIX, a local dance group. She is
currently managing Fireflys¡¯ first South East Asia Fire festival.
Xin Lin is also actively involved in local
productions as Production and Stage Manager. Her management
credits include SchiZone (1998) by Ecnad; Thin Air (2001) by Crow
Jane as part of Singapore Arts Festival 2001; and Tale of One
(2004) by Utterly Art Gallery.