Syarifuddin Sahari

Syarifuddin is a movement artist who started out in street dance at 17, experimenting with movement exploration tools derived from Hip Hop, House, Dancehall and African dance. Along the way he is also trained in contemporary dance basics, Malay traditional folk dance as well as briefly West Coast Swing. He has since explored other performative and movement forms, while being exposed to various approaches in artmaking. His exploration transcends genres and labels, and focuses on embodiment and transmission. Harnessing the power of the mind and imagination, he believes that dance as movement is the cosmic language that shares vocabulary and concepts. Intrigue, fascination, curiosity, wonder and understanding are some of the fuels that drive his actions and behaviour, seeking inspiration from his surroundings, geography, nature (both tangible and intangible) and beyond.

Syarifuddin’s performance experience ranges from site-specific works to theatrical productions and dabbles in both choreography and improvisation. He has performed for independent artists and Singapore-based dance companies/collectives, as part of independent works as well as arts festivals. Holding a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Arts Management from Lasalle College of the Arts has also opened up discourse regarding and surrounding the role, presentation and cruciality of the arts.

He is currently exploring and cultivating the relation between sound and movement; the seen and unseen, experimenting in his practice-in-process called Textures of the Reverb.
At present, he is an Associate Artist with P7:1SMA and instructor at O School.

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