Last updated May 22nd 2016

FLAT/Photo: Asaf Alkalay

FLAT/Photo: Asaf Alkalay

Frontier Danceland, a contemporary dance company based in Singapore, will come to Israel for the first time to perform works by Shahar Biniamini, Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof, hosted by the Batsheva Dance Company, from May 22 – 23, 2016.

Frontier Danceland was founded 1991 by artistic director Low Mei Yoke and Tan Chong Poh, with the artistic aim of creating and performing innovative, contemporary dance that seeks to explore and extend boundaries. Current artistic director Low Mei Yoke achieved professional status for the company in 2011, and the company has collaborated with many local and international choreographers to create and perform new works.

An Old Woman Picking Up A Stone From The Ground And Carrying It Back To Her House/Photo: Bernie Ng

An Old Woman Picking Up A Stone From The Ground And Carrying It Back To Her House/Photo: Bernie Ng

The connection between Frontier Danceland and these Israeli choreographers began in 2014, when the company invited Noa Zuk to set her work After Chorus on the company. Following this collaboration, the company commissioned Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof to create a work for the company. The result was a piece for six dancers with a very long name: An Old Woman Picking Up A Stone From The Ground And Carrying It Back To Her House. The following year, the company invited Shahar Biniamini to create a work for the company, and it is titled Flat. Frontier Danceland will perform both these works on May 22 and 23, with an additional piece performed on May 23 – a short work choreographed by Christina Chan, a dancer and the rehearsal manager of the company.

Performances: Sunday, May 22nd at 20:00; Monday, May 23rd at 19:00 and 21:00. Suzanne Dellal Centre, 8 Yehieli St. Tel Aviv. Duration: approx. 75 min. Tickets are 90 NIS/70 NIS for Batsheva club members, and may be purchased online via the Batsheva website or call: 03-5171471, ext. 115.

An Old Woman Picking Up A Stone From The Ground And Carrying It Back To Her House by Noa Zuk & Ohad Fishof

Lighting Design: Gabriel Chan; Costumes: Noa Zuk & Ohad Fishof; Music: Only Fallen Heads, When Nothing Works by Nate Youn, Dependable Phantoms (for Hans) by Fred Frith, Pha Hom Hua Chai (Blanket for the Heart) by  Narong Namchai , A Gringo Like Me by Monte Cazzaza, Vely Vely (V2); Old Woman Them by Ohad Fishof; Dancers: Adele Goh, Adrian Skjoldborg, Christina Chan, Hwa Wei-An, Joy Wang & Wayne Ong

F L A T by Shahar Biniamini

Lighting Design: Genevieve Peck; Costumes: Shahar Biniamini; Music: 10 Preludes Op. 23 No. 6 in E-Flat Major: Andante, 10 Preludes Op. 23 No. 8 in A-Flat Major: Allegro Vivace by Sergei Rachmaninov, Hamburg Concerto by Gyorgy Ligeti, Pancham Se Gara by Anoushka Shankar, Even Though Edit by Seekersinternational; Dancers: Adele Goh, Adrian Skjoldborg, Aymeric Bichon, Christina Chan, Hwa Wei-An, Joy Wang & Wayne Ong.

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