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MILIEU

 

 

Stage On-Screen is an experimental undertaking by Frontier Danceland that situates the filmic translation of theatrical live performance at the intersection between archival documentation and filmmaking. Relooking live performance through the visual language of the filmic lens, this approach explores the potentiality of the audio-visual medium in supporting a meaningful conveyance of the physical performance originally meant for the audiences’ live experience.

This programme features the filmic translation of two creations, Unlock by Low Mei Yoke (Singapore) and Re Apple Diary by Chiew Peishan (Singapore) that were part of the live performance double bill of MILIEU 2021.

 

There will be a Physical Film Screening of both works, followed by a Sharing Session with the choreographers and performers.

Admission is free.

 

Date & Time
25 March 2022 (Friday) | 8pm


Venue
Frontier Danceland Studio
Goodman Arts Centre

90 Goodman Road, Block M #02-52, Singapore 439053

 

 

 

Online Screening

Date & Time
25 March 2022 (Friday) | 8pm

to

31 March 2022 (Thursday) | 11.59pm


Venue
Frontier Danceland YouTube

 

 

 

Post-Screening Survey


Thank you for sharing your presence in Stage On-Screen.

 

We hope to hear from you about the film screening and/or sharing session experience,

and would greatly appreciate if you can take some time to fill up the Survey.

This will allow us to reflect on the programme and craft plans for continued research on the hybrid form.

 

 


 

 

MILIEU 2021 features a contemplative double bill that muses the traces of time.
 
Unlock by Artistic Director, 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 Assistant Artistic Director, Chiew Peishan dialogues the autobiographical re-imagination of filmic work, Apple Diary (2021). Juxtaposing personal history with absurdity, the work examines the compulsion to repeat traumatic memories as a paradoxical positive confrontation of the past and inquires if healing can occur coming out of the other side.
 


Date & Time
12 November 2021 (Friday) | 8pm
13 November 2021 (Saturday) | 3pm^ & 8pm
There will be a post-performance dialogue 


Venue
SOTA Studio Theatre
1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968
 

 


Conceptualised in 2012, MILIEU (previously known as Double Bill), is an annual year-end production that features longer works, one by Artistic Director Low Mei Yoke, and another by an invited overseas choreographer. The overseas artists in 2012 and 2013 were Stefanie Batten Bland (USA) and Matej Kejzar (Belgium/Slovenia). In 2014, MILIEU took a new turn to premiere two works by Liu Yen-Cheng (Taiwan) and Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof (Israel). In 2015, the production featured a unique two-part work by Artistic Director Low Mei Yoke, and Aymeric Bichon and Christina Chan, in collaboration with Composer and Sound Designer Ho Wen Yang, as well as Ding Yi Music Company.

MILIEU 2016 was a celebration of Frontier Danceland’s 25th anniversary. Artistic Director Low Mei Yoke collaborated with the company artists, Multimedia Artist Kelvin Chew, Lighting Designer Gabriel Chan, Composer Joshua Conceicao and Sound Designer Joel Fernandez, to produce an interdisciplinary work featuring a dance film, projection design and original music and soundscapes alongside live dancing. MILIEU 2017 presented two new commissions by Thomas Lebrun (France) and Victor Choi-Wo Ma (Hong Kong). 

MILIEU 2018 saw the collaboration between Artistic Director Low Mei Yoke and Sascia Pellegrini (Italy/Hong Kong), along with a new commisisoned work by Deborah Nightingale (England). 

 

Reviews

MILIEU 2019:

https://www.fivelines.asia/milieu-2019-review-skinny-dipping-nowhere-but-2-5-meters/

https://bakchormeeboy.com/2019/11/20/review-milieu-2019-by-frontier-danceland/

https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/fukan/others/story20191112-1004560


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