nowadays, ashley and domenik share a lot of time with each other. we live and work together, across the netherlands-belgium-germany-singapore.
we create transmedial performative encounters, playing across dance, poetry, music, and scenographic experiments.
we believe in performance as social practice – a political, intimate process of transforming and being transformed. more than a consistent focus on specific thematics, our works propose a way of being with the world, that confronts harshness through vulnerability and playfulness. recently, we have been exploring the materiality of the theatre, friendship, and mechanisms of restoration.
our collaboration has been nurtured by friendship, as well as support from institutions such as DANSATELIERS, WORKSPACEBRUSSELS, OVER HET IJ, DANCE NUCLEUS, & more. our work has been presented in festivals such as MOVING FUTURES, FAT LEIDEN, CON·TACT CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL, OFFSPRING (SPRING UTRECHT), & DANSAND. We graduated from the Dancer/Maker Bachelor's programme at ArtEZ University of the Arts in 2022.
ho yuhan ashley (she/they, b. 1999) is a Singaporean artist who works from the perspective of movement. her work plays across performing and -making, across dance, text, image, film, sound, serial archiving..she is presently preoccupied with time, access, responsibility, martial arts, alongside a persistent curiosity for composition.
as a performer, her experience includes processes with Ingrid Berger Myhre, Ula Sickle, Zarah Bracht, David Weber-Krebs, Dries Verhoeven, Arno Schuitemaker, Marjolein Vogels, Coralie Vogelaar, Dunja Jocic, and Dario Tortorelli. her "solo" making practice has been presented by transdisciplinary platforms such as Raw Moves and Our Softest Hour.
her writing has been published in artistic research journals such as Leonorana Revista and FUSE by Dance Nucleus, and her first poetry collection, Without Sound Now, was published in 2019 by Math Paper Press.
in 2022, ashley completed her dancer/maker studies at ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands, with the support of the Singapore National Arts Council Scholarship.
ashley wants to move from a place of joy. she looks for the moment when something is twisting into something else but not quite yet, like how the precision of this biography is already fluctuating at this moment, even before arriving to you. she non-ironically lives by newton’s law of conservation of energy.
domenik naue (he/him) is a transmedial artist with a background in gymnastics, dance and theatre. he grew up in Weimar, Germany, where he was surrounded by many cultural institutions, which was intimidating at times, yet stimulated his interest in creating and experiencing art.
his work(-ing) combines physical movement, music composition, graphic design and videography. His work has been presented at Dansateliers Rotterdam, De Nieuwe Oost, workspacebrussels, Stre@m – An Asian Digital Dance Platform, and Kunstraum 53 Hildesheim. Since 2019 he is creating performance works and conducting artistic research in collaboration with ashley ho.
Throughout his teenage-hood he created theatre performances at a youth theatre in collaboration with his friends. domenik's movement background spans dance, gymnastics and circus practices. He has worked as a performer with artists such as Nicole Beutler, Dunja Jocic, Keren Rosenberg, Dario Tortorelli, Corneliu Ganea, Julio Cesar Iglesias Ungo and Kazue Ikeda.
He graduated from the dancer/maker Bachelor programme at ArtEZ University of the Arts in 2022.