Hi, my name is Wei-An, and I’m a dancer.
I dance, because I’m fidgety. And because I want to be cool.
Dance first caught my attention because of Scouts; we tried to learn cool moves to impress the girls at the Scout Campfires, which my dad never allowed me to attend for some reason. Whatever it was, it didn’t stop my interest in dance, and I went on to study in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and later worked in Frontier Danceland (both in Singapore) for four years.
Now, I’m an independent artist. Besides contemporary work, I’m a pretty big fan of what I call street movement cultures; breakin’ and hip-hop, tricking, parkour and freerunning, and all that cool stuff you see on YouTube. Some of these I practice, some I just dabble in, but all of them inspire me.