Cinemovement Residency is a by-invitation working space for the development and creation of new work. Under a mentorship programme, the residency puts one filmmaker with one dance artist in correspondence to research, conceptualise and produce a dance short film.
LIAO JIEKAI X SUDHEE LIAO
Liao Jiekai is a filmmaker, artist and educator based in Singapore. In 2009, he co-founded film collective 13 Little Pictures with like-minded friends and made his debut feature film “Red Dragonflies” the following year, which won the Special Jury Prize at the Jeonju International Film Festival. In 2012, Jiekai was conferred the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore. In 2013, his 16mm film installation “Brother’s Quarters” received the Credit Suisse Artist Commissioning Award at the President’s Young Talent Exhibition. In 2016, his short dance film “The Mist”, produced as part of the dance film collective Cinemovement, won the best director prize at the Singapore International Film Festival Silver Screen Awards.
SUDHEE LIAOSudhee LIAO was born and raised in Singapore. She graduated from The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Contemporary Dance.Her experience as a dancer is wide ranging having worked extensively with different international choreographers. She has travelled and performed internationally in various productions and dance festivals. Her works include performances in theatres, galleries, museums, site-specific spaces as well as video works.As a choreographer, her more recent works includes “Haptic Compression” that was presented in The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series at The Hong Kong Art Festival and “Not yet / To forget” which was presented in Malaysia. LIAO is currently an independent artist, choreographer and dance educator.