An invitation to slow down and reconnect.
MILIEU 2021 features two homegrown dance artists in a contemplative double bill that muses the traces of time.
Unlock by Low Mei Yoke is a reconstruction of White (2012). Rediscovering facets of identity that were once ignored or suppressed, the work explores the potentiality of one’s dark sides of the shadow self to empower and bring light to the being.
Re Apple Diary by Chiew Peishan dialogues the autobiographical re-imagination of filmic work, Apple Diary (2021). Juxtaposing pe...
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1 Oct 2021, 9am
1 Oct 2021, 10am
Approximately 60 minutes
Post-Performance Dialogue available after the matinee performance on 13 November 2021.
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Low Mei Yoke
Choreographer of Unlock
Low is the co-founder and artistic director of Frontier Danceland, and one of the pioneer choreographers who has the vision of creating a unique blend of contemporary dance with a distinctive Singaporean style. Fusing Eastern aesthetics with Western movement vocabulary, Low’s choreography focuses on honest portrayals of human emotions, zeal and relentless drive. Her works are contemplative, evoke reflection and introspection, and are often celebrated for being bold, imaginative and thought-provoking. She also enjoys creating works that represent Singapore’s vibrant and diverse society. In recognition of her contributions to the arts in Singapore, National Arts Council conferred her with Cultural Medallion Award in 2018.
Low’s choreographic works have been performed to great success and favourable reviews. Her work, Cloud, was showcased at 2000 Feet – A Celebration of World Dance, a dance festival held in Philadelphia, USA to much acclaim. Dance critic, Brenda Dixion Gottschild, praised it as a first-rate performance in America’s foremost dance publication, Dance Magazine. In 2015, her work, Fade, portrayed an obscure historical feature of Singaporean culture, Ma Jie. Other notable works include Abortion, Asking Dance, Crying Earth, Grandmother’s Tale, Refuges, The First Emperor, In the Moment and White. Excerpts of her works toured internationally to Portugal, Belgium, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia, bringing a uniquely Singaporean narrative not just to other Asian countries, but also towards the Western frontiers.
An advocate of contemporary dance education in Singapore, Low is currently the resident choreographer and instructor of Nanyang Girls’ High School Modern Dance co-curriculum activity group, as well as the mentor of Raffles Institution and Cedar Girls’ Secondary School modern dance co-curriculum activity groups. Under her tutelage, the schools have consistently performed outstandingly at Singapore Youth Festival arts presentations, often achieving Gold with Honours and Distinctions. She created the creative platforms of PULSE and Dancers’ Locker to enable youth dancers and emerging choreographers to hone their training and explore choreography.
Low’s expertise in contemporary dance led her to receive invitations to be part of the distinguished panel of judges in Malaysia National Chinese Cultural Dance Open Competitions and Hong Kong Bauhinia Cup Dance Championship.
Choreographer of Re Apple Diary
Chiew is a dance artist, choreographer and lecturer. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Contemporary Dance (Distinction) from London Contemporary Dance School, with the support of National Arts Council Arts Scholarship (Overseas). She attained a Diploma in Dance from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2007, following her graduation from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy in 2004.
As a performer, she has worked with local and international choreographers including Albert Tiong (Singapore), Low Mei Yoke (Singapore), John Mead (USA), Anthony Meh (Malaysia), Gaspard Louis (USA), Richard Alston (UK), Sasha Roubicek (UK), Teresa Ranieri (Italy) and Martín Piliponsky (Argentina). She was an artist with Frontier Danceland (2007 - 2011), and manager/ associate artistic director/ artist with RAW Moves (2013 - 2016).
Chiew’s practice is informed by the introspection of her biography, where she focuses on internal contemplative processes and draws from intuition to identify stimuli that imprint cognitively or emotionally. Engaging the body as the central medium, her works explore the connections and tensions between reality and imagination, and situate in the in-between of subjective truth and inventive representation.
She received commissions to create for Re: Dance Theatre, T.H.E Second Company, Dance in Situ, as well as LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore Management University’s InDancity and National University of Singapore’s Dance Synergy. Her works have performed in Esplanade da:ns Festival 2013, M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival 2014, 2015 and 2018 in Singapore, as well as in United Kingdom and Hong Kong.
As an educator, Chiew has lectured at LASALLE College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and School of the Arts.
She is currently the Assistant Artistic Director of Frontier Danceland.
Founded in 1991 by Low Mei Yoke and Tan Chong Poh, Frontier Danceland is a contemporary dance repertory company in Singapore that became full-fledged in 2011. Committed to cultivating versatility in expression through the body, Frontier Danceland’s dynamic range of innovative works craft unique experiences that heighten sensibilities and evoke introspection.
Frontier Danceland has worked with both local and international dance-makers including Noa Zuk, Ohad Fishof and Shahar Binyamini (Israel), Richard Chappell and Deborah Nightingale (United Kingdom), Stephanie Lake and Luke Smiles (Australia), Edouard Hue and Thomas Lebrun (France), Sita Ostheimer (Germany), Sascia Pellegrini (Italy), Matej Kejzar (Belgium/Slovenia), Liu Yen-Cheng and Tung I-Fen (Taiwan), and Victor Ma Choi-Wo (Hong Kong).
Throughout the years, Frontier Danceland has represented Singapore internationally, including three sold-out shows at Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv (Israel), Kuandu Arts Festival (Taiwan), 25th Quinzena De Dançe De Almada – International Dance Festival (Portugal), Festival Tour d'Horizons (France) and Dance in the City (Belgium/Germany).
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