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Dance Artist  

The Dance Centre

Su-Feh is a dancer, choreographer, dramaturge and teacher born and raised in Malaysia, where she studied with teachers who strove to find a contemporary Asian expression out of the remnants of colonialism and dislocated traditions. Before moving to Vancouver, she lived in Paris where Lari Leong was an important influence. In Canada, important teachers have included Peter Bingham and Linda Putnam. In addition to dance and theatre, Su-Feh has studied and practiced Chinese martial arts for more than 25 years, most notably with Master Xu Gong Wei and Master Yang Guo Tai. Since arriving in Vancouver in 1988, she has created a body of work that interrogates the contemporary body as a site of intersecting and displaced histories and habits. In 1995, she co-founded battery opera performance with writer/performer David McIntosh. She has worked both alone and in collaboration with other artists, most notably, with David McIntosh, DD Kugler, Steven Hill and Benoît Lachambre. In 1998, she received the Prix de Jeune Auteur of the Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint Denis for her work Gecko Eats Fly. In 2003, battery opera received the Alcan Award for the creation of Cyclops, which evolved into [storm] and toured across Canada in 2005. Her latest work is Sweet Gyre (2013), her second collaboration with Montreal choreographer Benoît Lachambre and Juno Award-winning composer Jesse Zubot. She is currently working on building a Dance Machine, with the help of dance artist Justine Chambers and architect Jesse Garlick.

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