Joavien graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Her works have since been presented locally and internationally with TheatreWorks (Singapore), Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (Singapore), Singapore Arts Festival, Kampnagel (Hamburg), Alkantara (Portugal), Rimbun Dahan (Kuala Lumpur), Contemporary Dance of Fort Worth (USA), Little Asia Dance Exchange Network (Taipei, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore), Singapore Art Museum.
As an arts educator, Joavien Ng has 20 years of pedagogic experience in arts education.
In 2000, Joavien founded Creative Tree. As the artistic director, she co-wrote, co-choreographed and co-directed 11 theatre and dance AEP shows. She also co-develops enrichment syllabus with a team of dance instructors, and provides mentorship to young dance instructors. To date, Creative Tree has evolved to a body of collaboration with a vast network of artists, educators, instructors, dancers, and actors.
Joavien was Associate Artist with Theatreworks in 2011, where she initiated The Screw of Thought, a choreographic lab with German artist, Jochen Roller.
At Singapore International Festival of Arts - Ways of Wandering (2014), she choreographed and collaborated with 30 members of the public to create a mass installation of moving bodies interweaving the green outdoor public spaces. In the same year, Joavien also collaborated and performed in Retrospective by Xavier Le Roy at 7213, Singapore.
Other notable works include - a LIFE performance (2012); My Superhero (2012); LAB (2008); Body Inquire (2008); Dream (2006); Victoria (2005); and collaboratives - The Diary of Alice with Paloma Calle, Madrid (2011); and Body Swap with Dani Brown, Hamburg (2009).
Her latest work was Colours (2022) - a sound and video project conceived by Neo Kim Seng and Joavien Ng, and developed in collaboration with the project’s 12 participants. Other recent stage works include Intrusions (2016) commissioned by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore, and Incarnation of the Beast (2015) produced by Theatreworks, Singapore.
Coming up at SIFA
Step into The School, and join fellow participants on a series of communal assemblies, group lessons, solo journeys, unexpected assignments, and strange encounters across multiple sites in Stamford Arts Centre. Just like school as we think we know it, yet nothing like it at all.