Biography

Xenres was a former musician and a pharmaceutical graduate. Xenres then started his dance journey in 2016 at the age of 19, firstly introduced to contemporary dance where he received training at Danzpeople. Auditioned and entered Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in July 2016. Xenres earnestly and humbly seeks advice and tutelage from mentors and lecturers as well as seniors and peers. Since then, Xenres was given many opportunities to be part of numerous performances both in-school and collaboration with outside companies. Major performances including a collaboration between NAFA and At-Sunrice Chef Academy in December 2016, NAFA’s Diploma in Dance Annual showcase “Crossings” in April 2017, NAFA’s 80th Anniversary SEED Opening Ceremony, and NAFA 80th Anniversary “Crossings” 2018 Showcase and “Crossings” 2019.

Multiple of Xenres’s works have been chosen by the school to be featured in performances such as Dancers@Work, NAFA Scholarship Tea Session, NAFA Open House Showcase, International Ballet Grand Prix Singapore Gala. A NAFA scholarship recipient as well as a recipient of Jeffrey Dance Academy's Full Scholarship under the Young Artiste Programme, Xenres has taken part in JDA’s ballet production “Peter Pan” in July 2017 as well as their second production "Alice in Wonderland" in December 2018.

Xenres competed in the first Contemporary Dance competition organized by The Flux Collective as top prize winner “Judge’s Choice” with his own choreography in September 2018. Presently, Xenres is an alumnus of NAFA, freelancing works and expanding his horizons by reaching out to the community with aim of spreading mental health awareness thru dance and art. Xenres successfully managed his own production with his working partner on an independent artist project titled “Project Up Side Right’ on January 2020, partially funded by National Arts Council and was even featured in Straits Times.

Currently being engaged to choreograph in events such as Dance Science at NAFA , SCAPE/canvas and M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival. Xenres focuses on devising an inter-culture style of contemporary dance that is heavily inspired by the philosophies of Taichi, Aikido and Capoeira, and is developing his own movement vocabulary and technique titled “Water Breath Technique”

 

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