Contemporary Dance by Ivan Koh
Contemporary dance has helped me express and understand some of my innermost thoughts, feelings and emotions. Outside of dance techniques and achieving an aesthetic, the ability to move freely through dance brings healing to my soul, it gives me a space to reflect and be vulnerable with myself. I hope to impart that same sense of healing contemporary provided for me and that class does not only become a place to learn the physicality of contemporary movements but a safe place where we can all learn from each other.
Currently an Artist with Singapore Dance theatre Ivan has performed both classical and contemporary repertoire with the company, he has a passion to share his knowledge of dance and movement with the community.
Ivan began his ballet and contemporary training at SOTA (School Of The Arts Singapore) under Celine Tan and Sylvia Yong. In 2013 he received a full scholarship to further his dance education at the New Zealand School Of Dance, there he trained for two years under various classical and contemporary mentors such as Qi Huan, Matz Skoog, Pablo Aharonian in classical and Victoria Columbus in contemporary.
From 2015 to 2017 Ivan worked and performed with So drama! Entertainment exploring a wide range of dance genres.
- 2015 rockhampton tour in Queensland
- 2017 Virginia international military tattoo
- Being an arealist for the 2017 National Day Parade
- SIFA The Light Behind Us by Christina Chan 2021
- The Third Reset by Christina Chan 2021
- Family reunion by Lucas Jervis 2019
- Evening Voices by Timothy Rushton 2018