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This edition of SIDES features a full-length creation by renowned Israeli dance artist, Shahar Binyamini in his fourth collaboration with Frontier Danceland.
MORE THAN HUMAN is an exploration of relationships; that with our bodies, other humans, and the world around us. The work unfolds somewhere in an imaginary isolated realm, somewhere we can get in touch with the mysterious experience of being alive.
Join us in sharing a space of heightened sensibilities!
Start Sales Date
17 Jan 2022, 12pm
Approximately 45 minutes
Shahar Binyamini is a choreographer and performer from Israel. He danced with Batsheva Dance Company from 2006 to 2013, where he performed extensively in the repertoire of choreographers, Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal. Amongst the works, Binyamini was the original cast of Hora, Sadeh 21, The Hole by Ohad Naharin and Bill, House by Sharon Eyal.
Binyamini began facilitating as a Gaga movement language teacher while in Batsheva Dance Company and was the artistic director of the Gaga intensive courses in Tel Aviv, Italy, Los Angeles, New York and Japan. As a choreographic assistant to Ohad Naharin, he has worked with dance companies around the world, including Paris Opera Ballet, Ballet BC, Nederlands Dans Theater, Compañía Nacional de Danza, Finnish National Opera and Ballet, Gothenburg Opera House and Ballet Opéra Bordeaux.
After leaving Batsheva Dance Company, Binyamini embarked on his international choreographic path where he created FLAT for Frontier Danceland in 2016. Throughout his career, he received choreographic commissions by many international dance companies and institutions to create original works, including MENSCH (2016) for Saarländische Staatstheater, LUNGS (2016) for UCLA, EMPTY3 (2017) for Ate9 Dance Company and Gauthier Dance Company, PARADISO (2018) for Frontier Danceland, VULNER (2018) for Norrdans, BALLROOM (2019) for Festspielhaus St. Pölten and I AM (2019) for The Opera national du Rhin Ballet.
Starting 2013, in collaboration with Professor Atan Gross from Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, Binyamini established a research group of dancers, scientists and choreographers called TNUDA based in Weizmann Institute of Science to explore the connection between science and movement. Led by Binyamini, Shani Garfinkel and Professor Atan Gross, TNUDA was also developed into a course for research students at Weizmann Institute of Science from 2014 to 2016.
Founded in 1991 by Low Mei Yoke and Tan Chong Poh, Frontier Danceland is a professional contemporary dance 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).
Curated in 2013, SIDES is Frontier Danceland’s annual performance platform that brings together both international and local choreographers to explore the various tangents of contemporary dance. The diversity of cultures and influences provides stimuli for the artists’ exploration of new frontiers in embodying a unique versatility that is the hallmark of Frontier Danceland.
From 1 Jan 2022, only fully vaccinated, recovered, medically ineligible individuals, or children aged 12 and below will be allowed admission into the venue. Refunds will not be granted to patrons who do not meet these admission requirements.
Safe Entry Check-in
- All patrons are required to do SafeEntry check-in at the venue via the TraceTogether app or token only. To ensure a smooth entry, please download the TraceTogether app ahead of the performance. Patrons who do not have the app or the token will be denied entry.
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
- Infants in arms or children below the age of 8 shall not be admitted.
- Children 8 years old and above must purchase ticket for admission.
Late Seating Advisory
- All patrons are strongly advised to be seated before the performance start time.
- Latecomers will be admitted during suitable breaks.
Photography / Video Recording Rules
- No unauthorised flash photography, photography, video and audio recording is allowed.
- Please note that photographs and videos of patrons may be taken at this event for use in Frontier Danceland’s archival and publicity material.
A Safe Arts Experience
- Maintain safe distancing between groups.
- Keep your mask on and practice good personal hygiene.
- Strictly no food & beverage allowed in the venues.
- There will be no intermission.
- Frontier Danceland reserves the right not to admit patrons who do not comply with prevailing Safe Management Measures.
- Stay at home if feeling unwell.