Daniel Kok studied BA Fine Art & Critical Theory at Goldsmiths College (London, 2001), MA Solo/Dance/Authorship (SODA, HZT, Berlin, 2012) and Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies (APASS, Brussels, 2014). In 2008, he received the Young Artist Award (National Arts Council, Singapore). Exploring the relational politics in spectatorship/audienceship, Daniel has worked with pole dance, cheerleading, bondage and other ‘figures of performance’. His performances have been presented across Asia, Europe, Australia and North America, notably in Venice Biennale, Maxim Gorki Theater (Berlin) and Festival/Tokyo. Recent works include Bunny (2016), MARK (2017) and xhe (2018). Hundreds+Thousands, a new performance in collaboration with Luke George (Melbourne) premieres in 2021. Daniel is the artistic director of Dance Nucleus (Singapore), a space for artistic research and creative development. He curates the annual da:ns Lab at the Esplanade and is a core group member of the Asia Network for Dance (AND+).
Sarah Ward is a cabaret artist, actor, writer, teacher and producer. Creator of cabaret character Yana Alana and Queen Kong, Sarah was awarded a Helpmann and, along with her creative team, has eleven Green Room Awards, an Adelaide Fringe Award, and the Melbourne Fringe Award for Cabaret. Sarah’s passion is in the creation of subversive, political work that challenges gender stereotypes and the status quo through her larger-than-life stage creations. Outside her own work, Sarah was MC for Circus Oz and played the role of Bobby in the Dee and Cornelius production of Shit which last year toured to the Venice Biennale and recently became a feature film. She has worked with La Soiree, Finucane and Smith, Retro-Futuristmas, Yummy, Arena Theatre Company, Melbourne Workers Theatre and The Women’s Circus. Sarah was co-creator of cult hip-hop cabaret act, Sista She, which was popular in the early 2000s for creating feminist, queer, hip-hop shows. Sarah was a columnist for the Australia Education Union magazine, and currently teaches young people singing from home and creating music for deaf artist Asphyxia.
Angharad Wynne-Jones is Head of Creative Engagement at Arts Centre Melbourne. From 2011-2017 she was Artistic Director at Arts House, City of Melbourne, initiating projects engaged with environmental sustainability including Refuge, investigating the role of cultural institutions in climate change disasters. Angharad is founder and director of art, culture and environment network TippingPoint Australia.