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Chung Nguyen is a dance artist, somatic movement facilitator and registered Biodynamic Craniosacral therapist based in Melbourne/Naarm. Chung’s artistic practice explores the intersection of performance art, dance, and healing through deep listening and somatic practices, which aim to cultivate a relational presence between the artist, audience and the more-than-human world. Chung is a graduate of the Vietnam Dance Academy in Hanoi (Vietnam) and holds a diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (Body Intelligence Training), and is pursuing an additional qualification in Somatic Movement Education (Somatic Education Australasia). From 2009-2016, Chung worked as a full-time dancer at Arabesque Dance Company (Vietnam), T.H.E Dance Company (Singapore), and Cinevox Junior Company (Switzerland), and in 2013 was awarded a special prize at the Korea International Modern Dance Competition. In 2021, Chung completed the Certificate Programme for Critical Practice in Contemporary Performance organised by Dance Nucleus (Singapore). Chung’s performances and cross-disciplinary collaborations have been presented across Asia, Europe, America and Australia, including AM/FM Therapy (Grey Space, Cont-act Contemporary Dance Festival with a development residency ARTEFACT #5, supported by Dance Nucleus 2022, Singapore), Bardo (Live Dreams: Transcend, Liveworks Festival Of Experimental Art 2021, Sydney, Australia & Re: Live Performance Lab “Shifting Roots”, Brooklyn, USA), The Sack (No Cai Bum Art Week 2020, Vietnam | Performance Plus 2019; Mot+++, Vietnam | Para\\el Performance Space 2019, Brooklyn, USA | American Dance Festival 2019, The International Choreographers Residency, Durham, USA), The Hooks: No.2 (Time Between Project: Ether 2019, HCMC, Vietnam), to name just a few. Over the past decade, Chung has participated in artist-in residencies including Deep in the Mountains (South Korea), Southeast Asia Choreolab, (Malaysia), The International Choreographers Residency-American Dance Festival (Durham, USA), Southeast Asia Choreographers Network 2 & 3 (Indonesia and online), and Grey Space, Cont-act Contemporary Dance Festival (Singapore). Chung has also received grants supported by the Asian Cultural Council, and travel grants supported by the Prince Claus Fund and Goethe-Institut in Ho Chi Minh City.

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