asia pacific impro 2

19–25 October, 2015

Eng Kai Er

Eng Kai Er is a Singaporean artist, living in Singapore since 2013. Her interests lie in contemporary performance, spanning dance, theatre and conceptual experiments. In 2013 Kai participated in Directors’ Lab, a theatre directing programme of The Substation, Singapore, which enabled her to create Fish (2014), a full-length physical theatre performance. Prior to that, Kai was involved in various dance-theatre projects in Sweden / Europe where she lived from 2007 to 2012. She worked on numerous collaborations with Sviatlana Viarbitskaya, including two full-length pieces: House Hole (2010), a performance about a dysfunctional family, and The Pleasure of Eating Oranges (2013), a duet about love between two women. The latter was performed in Singapore, Toulouse, Berlin, Brussels and Stockholm in 2013 and 2014. Kai also created a full-length solo dance-theatre performance, The Prayer (2012), commissioned by the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2012. The Prayer was performed in Singapore, Stockholm and Prague, and was shortlisted for the Outstanding Performance Award at Prague Fringe Festival 2012. Kai participated as an improvisatory dance artist at Asia Pacific Impro! in Kuala Lumpur in 2013, and is an active organizer and dancer in the contact improvisation scene in Singapore. She has also presented short choreography at M1 Open Stage (T.H.E. Contact Festival) 2013, International Dance Day 2014, and at Latent Spaces, a visual arts space, in 2014. Kai has also recently performed in Xavier Le Roy’s Retrospective (2014) and Flamenco Sin Fronteras’s Breaking Silence (2014).