Daniel Kok is an independent choreographer, artistic researcher and curator. He studied Fine Art & Critical Theory at Goldsmiths College (London, 1997-2001), Solo/Dance/Authorship (SODA, HZT, Berlin, 2012) and Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies (APASS, Brussels, 2014). In 2008, he received the Young Artist Award from National Arts Council (Singapore).
Exploring the relational politics in spectatorship and 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 the Venice Biennale, Maxim Gorki Theater (Berlin), ImpulsTanz (Vienna), Festival/Tokyo and AsiaTOPA (Melbourne). Recent works include “Bunny” (2016), a rope performance in collaboration with Luke George (Melbourne) and “xhe” (2018), a durational performance/installation that premiered at the Esplanade (Singapore) and LiveWorks (Sydney).
Daniel is the artistic director of Dance Nucleus (Singapore), a space for artistic research, creative development and critical discourse for contemporary performance. He curates the annual artist meeting, da:ns Lab at the Esplanade (Singapore).