L-R Ling Tan, Daniel York Loh, An-Ting Chang, Si Rawlinson
Daniel York Loh
is a writer, filmmaker, performer and musician. His first stage-play, The Fu Manchu Complex was produced at Ovalhouse. His second, Forgotten 遗忘, played at Arcola and Plymouth Theatre Royal in 2018. He is one of 21 writers of colour featured in the best-selling award-winning essay collection The Good Immigrant. His short films include: Mercutio’s Dreaming: The Killing of a Chinese Actor, Dream of Emerald Hill, Hall of Mirrors and most recently Laid which won ‘Best Science-Fiction Film’ at Cannes Shorts. Most recently, his performed work includes Invisible Harmony 无形的和谐 (South Bank Centre for Papergang Theatre/Chinese Arts Now), Living Newspaper Edition 1 (Royal Court), Silent Disco In The Sky (Northern Stage), every dollar is a soldier/with money you’re a dragon (Chinese Arts Now/Two Temple Place) in which he also performed and Asian Exclusion Act which he wrote and directed for MFA International students at East 15 Acting School. As an actor has appeared at the Royal Court, RSC, National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, in Singapore, China, Europe and the USA, as well as in the films Rogue Trader, The Beach and Scarborough. With Jennifer Lim he is co-founder of Moongate Productions with whom he is currently co-curating the Moongate Mix Salon Sessions which includes We R Not Virus 2, the commissioning of five writers funded by Arts Council England.
is a British Chinese choreographer, born in Hong Kong with English and Chinese heritage. A theatre-maker with a background in hip hop dance, he creates interdisciplinary work that seeks to explore identity, foster compassion and question our dissonant relationship with a rapidly-changing world. After performing with the National Youth Theatre, he studied performance at university and discovered hip hop dance. Since then he has trained with different hip hop communities across the UK and internationally, participating and performing with renowned dancers on the hip hop scene. He has worked with artists such as Marso Riviere, John Berkavitch, Alesandra Seutin, Requardt and Rosenberg and Gary Clarke. In 2016 Si set up the company Wayward Thread to engage with urgent contemporary issues as a choreographer. More recently his practice has become more interdisciplinary, based on a foundation of hip hop dance styles but also drawing from contemporary dance, physical theatre, spoken and recorded audio narratives and film. His work has been performed at leading venues in the UK including The Place, Sadler’s Wells, Southbank Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome, Curve Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse. He has been supported by Dance4, Breakin’ Convention and the British Council, amongst others. He is currently a resident artist at Curve Theatre in Leicester where he also lectures at De Montfort University. www.waywardthread.co.uk
is a UK based Singaporean multidisciplinary designer and artist working within the field of social engagement, technology, citizen participation and politics. Originally trained as an architect, her work explores citizens’ interaction with the built environment and our collective agency and responsibility in tackling complex issues surrounding our cities. She works with diverse communities across the UK and internationally to help them make sense of their environment, express opinions in a playful and performative way, and collectively address issues such as public safety, air quality, climate change and gender representation. Her work ranges from wearable technology, interactive installations and performances to web platforms, mobile phone apps. Her latest work, Growing Riversiders, is a part-digital part-physical participatory project involving 100 families from Barking Riverside collaboratively growing a large-scale plant-based installation that represents their collective identity for the new neighbourhood. She is currently working on projects that explore new participatory methodologies, including Climate Exploration Cookbook, a project that combines data science, digital technology and food to help people tackle the climate crisis through their food culture, cooking, and eating habits. Her work has been exhibited internationally including Centre Pompidou (France), Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), Barbican (UK), HeK (Switzerland) and Wits Art Museum (South Africa), and featured in magazines and websites across the globe such as Dezeen, Wired and Fast Company. https://lingql.com/