Neo Jialing is an artist and movement practitioner from Singapore.
Grounded in somatic, lived experiences, her practice is informed by the desire to perceive and encapsulate the ephemerality of live composition in the everyday.
Through her work, she strives to create and share safe spaces, transcending atypical notions of dance whether through spoken word or as a moving body. Her art-making process is improvisatory in nature, led by curiosity, absurdism and vulnerability; moving when the whim takes ahold.
An active educator and creator for young audiences, Jialing facilitates creative movement programmes and performs on a project-basis, predominantly for Derring-Do Dance along with their Rolypoly Family wing, and The Kueh Tutus. Her performance credits include diverse international work by choreographers such as Bill T. Jones (USA), Dalija Acin Thelander (Sweden), Sarah Swenson (USA), Simona Cieri (Italy), as well as creations by leading Singaporean artists, Bernice Lee, Chiew Peishan, Kay Grace Lee, and Melissa Quek.
Her recent works include a collaborative work-in-progress, “TACH” incubated by Sigma Contemporary Dance’s artist residency programme, and a performance-facilitation work “contemplations on being”, featured in Singapore Art Week 2023, as part of an multi-disciplinary exhibition with DASSAD at Objectifs. Jialing holds a BA(Hons) in Dance from LASALLE College of the Arts.