When he was 14, daniel k (aka diskodanny) wanted to be a choreographer like Paula Abdul. And at one point, he had watched Dirty Dancing so many times (23 to be exact) he could repeat the moves of Swayze and Grey and recite their dialogue.
But destiny has brought him down a somewhat different path. daniel studied BA (Hons) Fine Art & Critical Theory at Goldsmith College (London) under a Public Service Commission scholarship (Singapore). He also received a Certificate in Choreography at the Laban Centre during that time. His works have since traveled to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Yogyakarta and Edinburgh. In 2007, the Straits Times listed him as number 1 in the Faces to Watch category. Vermillion was also voted as one of the five best performances that year. In 2008, daniel was given the Young Artist Award (Dance) by the National Arts Council (Singapore).
In 2009, the Singapore Arts Festival commissioned Q&A which was presented at the Ediburgh Fringe Festival as part of the Singapore Showcase. daniel is also an Associate Artist at The Substation (Singapore). He now lives in Berlin, doing the MA Solo/Dance/ Authorship in Universität Der Kunste. As an artist, he also understands his role as that of a social researcher, knowledge producer and service provider.
Has diskodanny strayed from the dreams of his early years? Will the future bring him back to Paula Abdul and Patrick Swayze?"