About

Prior to her studies at LASALLE, Charmaine was trained in the street dance style of popping and hip-hop dance. Her personal and professional interest in contemporary dance and choreography was sparked when she joined the Nanyang Technological University’s contemporary dance club Contemp{minated} in 2012,. Charmaine has choreographed works, Grrrl (2013), + or - (2014), Focus (2014), and Sil’ver Lin’ing (2014) in both Contemp{minated} and LASALLE. Charmaine has also performed in several Contemp{minated} and LASALLE productions: Minutes to Midnight (2012), The Chrysalis (2013), To Unwritten Chapters (2013), Awakenings (2013), Beneath Our Feet (2014), and Esplanade’s Yfest (2014) in works by choreographers Melissa Quek (Singapore), Susan Yeung (Singapore), Akiko Kitamura (Japan), and Marie-Gabrielle Rotie (United Kingdom).


Dance

Now - Twitterverse

Description

Synopsis

I eat potatoes but I am not a potato eater.

I am familiar with the ballets Swan Lake and the Red Detachment of Women.

Can I now say that I am Asian?

Is the proof in the colour of my hair?

Is it the way I hold my body?

It is in how I use my mobile phone

and in the way I take a selfie.

I am Asian because I choose to be.

Because I am.

 

This work is performed simultaneously onstage and online. For the full experience please log on to Twitter and see the progress of the work at  #lasalledancenow. To participate in the virtual creation and documentation of this work, please post your thoughts, photographs, and selfies on Twitter and #lasalledancenow.

Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thelasalleshow/sets/72157649683636623

Graduand listing

Graduand: Pei Ern Lim
Graduand: Sandhya Suresh
Graduand: Charmaine Wu

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