Yaqi who is well-versed in classical piano, was awarded the silver award in the Chinese Art Festival Piano Competition in 2012. At LASALLE, she has performed in Siren Call, choreographed by her senior Eva Tey, and toured with the piece to JB Arts Festival in September 2014. She has trained in classical ballet, contemporary dance, as well as hip-hop and jazz dance forms. She has performed in these genres for choreographers such as XT, Jenny Neo, Goh Shou Yi, and Dapheny Chen. Working in choreography is one of her goals and she hopes to pursue this through further study.


Now - Dog Woman; Sleeping On Her Owner's Coat


Now is the springboard from which we launch our graduating students into the dance industry. It acknowledges their development as artists and looks to their future. We invite you to join us in this ephemeral moment where their journey as artists up to this point and their hopes for their future are condensed in the now. To that end, it is an evening of exciting experiments, contemplative moments, and energetic dancing that will have you swaying in your seats.


This piece was inspired by Portuguese and British visual artist Dame Paula Rego's Dog Woman (1994). Rego explains, “The dog woman series (of pastels depicting women posturing and behaving like dogs) is about the love I had for my husband. It just happened. I first of all got this wonderful model called Lila Nunes. She looked after my husband when he was dying. She used to help him paint. Then she took up nursing. Then she could sit for me in her spare time. ... She is really myself. I don’t like doing self-portraits but she’s like a self-portrait. The dog woman was her. I don’t know why, I just said to her, ‘Now crouch there, and growl.’ And she did. ... So she became the dog woman, the first dog woman, where she’s trapped, but she can bite.”

Excerpts from Interview with Paula Rego, by Benjamin Eastham and Helen Graham, The White Review, February 2011

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Graduand listing

Graduand: Cher Rui Xie Ng
Graduand: Sonia Preet Jagdish
Graduand: Shanette Tan
Graduand: Priscilla Low
Graduand: Jing Wen Ng
Graduand: Andrea Louisa Menon
Graduand: Luvenia Kalia
Graduand: Yaqi Feng
Graduand: Lavanya Dave
Graduand: Cheryl Chin
Graduand: Melissa Chai
Graduand: Amelia Ramli