Jodie/YingChu is an independent interdisciplinary dance artist from Taiwan having been based in London and Berlin working nomadically as a creator, dancer, director, maker/choreographer, performer, collaborator, facilitator/teacher, researcher, and healer (Reiki Master Teacher). Creating is the core spirit of her practice, with the emphasis of kinaesthetic experiences along the process of ecountering, connecting, and crafting. With her clairvoyant and sensitivity in senses, very naturally she delves into sensations and perceptions in the field of phenomenology and the body-mind relationship by weaving the thinking-body through dancing, moving, and embodying.
She has created the Soul Flowing Dancing Practice with her achievement of the MA Creative Practice (Dance Professional Practice) awarding by Independent Dance, Siobhan Davies Dance, and Trinity Laban in London in the UK. Her own solo choreography ϕ(phi) has been invited to perform and tour at SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin, 4bid gallery at OT301 in Amsterdam, Kunst Dialogue in Amsterdam, and Online Performing Arts Festival. She has performed nudity in A Song To…with Mia Habib in Copenhagen and Trondheim where she realised the human body especially the skin is the unique costume for each individual. The most recent collaboration The Circuit with Moi Tran in London has been invited to tour and perform internationally, and the most recent spot is Prague Quadrennial in June 2019, supported and co-funded by National Culture and Arts Foundation Taiwan.
Being part of artistic community and family, by contributing and dedicating, by giving and receiving, she very much enjoys the warm support and inspiration by collaborating with other artists in each other’s projects. This is what she values the most along her dance art career and also the insights from her residency experience of E|MERGE 2019 at Earthdance in Plainfield, Massachusetts, US.
She is honored to be a rewarding recipient of danceWEB 2019 at ImPulsTanz, globally with 4% of possibility and as the 9th person with Taiwan nationality since 1996, supported and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Ministry of Culture Taiwan, Chinlin Foundation of Culture and Arts. Together with other 43 artists from 33 countries around the world they share their passion and love for dance art, and also their warmth and love for each other as a danceWEBber 2019 family.