Amin Farid (Soultari) is a choreographer, arts educator and researcher from Singapore. He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Theatre, Drama and Dance studies from Royal Holloway, University of London, UK (2021). He is a recipient of the ASEAN-India Youth Award (2018), Singapore Youth Award (2017), National Arts Council Scholarship (2017) and Goh Chok Tong Mendaki Youth Promise Award (2016).
Amin was the Joint-Artistic Director of Bhumi Collective, a multidisciplinary performing art and producing company (2016-2021). He wears other hats such as (i) co-founder and current President of DIAN Dancers, a youth Malay dance organisation; and also an adjunct lecturer of Southeast Asian performing arts at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) (2021 - Present).
As an arts practitioner-researcher, his works constantly question and challenge the normative notions of class, ethnicity, identity and gender. He is vocal about indigenous, minority rights and addresses privilege in his advocacy. Amin believes that young arts practitioners must become leaders in creating artistic works that are innovative, critical and relevant to their evolving landscape. He writes occasionally for online arts magazine, Arts Equator, and the Esplanade Theatres by the Bay.
Some of his notable works as Artistic Director in Singapore and Southeast Asia include: "(Sau)dara" (2019, co-Commissioned by Centre 42 [SG] & Five Arts Centre [M'sia]); "Yesterday It Rained Salt" (2019, Singapore International Fringe Festival); "Intersections: Traditionally Speaking" (2018, Centre 42); "Twine" (2017, National Arts Council); "Touch: Identite" (2014, Collaboration with Sonic Artist, James Lye, and Hip Hop Artist, Fasihah); and "Mother Earth: Diminishing" (2014, Commissioned by Temasek Arts Centre, Temasek Polytechnic).
His recent choreographic credits in UK & Europe include: "Bhumi"(2016; Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK); "(Mis)fits" (2016, Footprints Festival, UK); "Maa, What If… : The Mother in Tagore’s Poems" (2015, commissioned by Mora Ferenc Muzeum, Hungary) and "Unity in Diversity" (2015, University of Szeged, Hungary).