MILIEU 2022 is a contemporary dance double bill that features three veteran female choreographers, artistic director, Low Mei Yoke (Singapore), Irene Kalbusch (Belgium) from Compagnie Irene K., and Loke Soh Kim (Malaysia) in intimate reflections on the interconnections of identity, place and culture.
Inspiration of the co-creation, Incessant, by Low and Kalbusch was drawn from each of the two choreographers’ connection to the elements of water sleeves, and mask and confetti from the Chinese and Belgium traditions of Chinese dance and carnival respectively. Transcending the original symbolism of water sleeves, mask and confetti, the work juxtaposes the exploration of contrasting states of freedom and oppression to relook the socio-cultural norms in our lives.
Navigating affective, cognitive and behavioural processes, Loke’s in Listening… holds space for each being’s connection of sensibilities.
Join us to experience this stirring double bill!
Date & Time
9 Dec 2022 (Friday) | 8pm
10 Dec 2022 (Saturday) | 3pm & 8pm
There will be a post-performance dialogue after the 3pm matinee performance.
Esplanade Theatre Studio
1 Esplanade Drive, Level 4
* 20% discount for Friends of Frontier Danceland (Email email@example.com for promo code)
** Concession applicable to Full-Time Students, NSFs and Senior Citizens aged 60 years and above
All primary and secondary schools, JCs, CIs & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org for school purchases)
Curated in 2012, MILIEU (previously known as Double Bill) is Frontier Danceland’s annual year-end production that features a double bill of mid-length works, usually a creation by artistic director, Low Mei Yoke, alongside another invited local or international choreographer.
Local and international artists who have presented works in past editions of MILIEU include Stefanie Batten Bland (USA), Matej Kejzar (Belgium/Slovenia), Liu Yen-Cheng (Taiwan), Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof (Israel), Aymeric Bichon (France), Christina Chan (Singapore), Thomas Lebrun (France), Victor Ma Choi-Wo (Hong Kong), Sascia Pellegrini (Italy/Hong Kong), Deborah Nightingale née Galloway (United Kingdom) and Chiew Peishan (Singapore). The diversity of cultures and influences supports the continued exploration of new frontiers in embodying a unique versatility that is the hallmark of Frontier Danceland.