Today we’d like to introduce you to Chun (Venuschun).
Chun, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
As a young child I would peering through the glass outside a ballet class and loved how the pretty pink leotards & tutus & the students pranced gracefully around the room. I finally started ballet when I was 6 and till 12years old I was just absorbed into this world of perfectionism and professionalism.
It’s not until I had a cultural identity crisis and decided to try out Chinese dance and explore other forms of classical movement beyond the western world of ballet. It’s not until I met my mentor Jen Pau that she took me under her wing and trained me. She was a specialist in jazz and hip-hop (at that time hip hop wasn’t that advanced yet), but the idea of energy, explosiveness, self-expression, freedom and rawness I truly love. I joined zaini mohd tahir’s dance ensemble years later who achieved his cultural medallion almond the many awards for blending western styles of ballet and jazz with cultural movements of south east Asia.
Till today, fast forward moving away from Singapore to Japan, Australia Melbourne & now in the States, I still seek to teach share and learn, amalgamate these many forms of dance to create interesting works retaining the authenticity of each style. I love to teach movement, dance as a disciplined practice. Recently this past year I’ve been dancing with apparatus and trying out the circus realm of hoops, silks & poles! Putting on a full production titled Aurora with every style of movement possible within one 2h show
I’m currently planning a travel tour to teach as I travel in different dance studios all around the world to exchange and share ❤️
More to come 💕
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I’m a dancer to the core & have acquired skill sets over the year in other modalities like acting, singing, production skills- stage managing, lighting, sound, video editing, design… truly a little bit of everything.
Beyond performing & teaching dance to create & inspire others through movement and expression, I do currently love to produce shows and parties and events showcasing all the styles to create almost like a mosaic of different mediums. To put up a show may it be to laugh or bring entertainment, empowerment or inspiration, ideas or to stimulate creativity among those who are involved in the show or the audience members. All should benefit and take away an experience.
How can artists connect with other artists?
Yes definitely. I feel in today’s age social media is a great way to write to someone and reach out! (Thank you for reaching out!). There are also open mics or open sessions or networking events that you can meet other like-minded artistes & putting yourself of your work out there is also a great way to start or evoke or promote conversation!
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I’m currently planning to travel now! For the next few months to tour and teach dance but can follow my adventures through social media is always fun too! & can connect by writing to me a message or email! @venuschun & on my website has all my contact info on it venuschun.com❤️
- Website: venuschun.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: venuschun
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100018170621268
- Twitter: venuschun
- Other: gettogethernyc.com
Photography by Nicholas Accettura (Open & Shutter), Paul Martin photography, Thomas Wilson photography.