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Ms. Low Mei Yoke

Frontier Danceland, Artistic Director Singapore www.frontierdanceland.com

Biography

LOW MEI YOKE is the co-founder and current artistic director of Frontier Danceland. Under her direction, Frontier Danceland gained professional status in 2011.

Low’s choreographic works have been performed with 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 2012, her work White successfully toured to Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur’s 8th International Dance Festival Tari ’13 and Sibu International Dance Festival 2013, after a well-received premiere in Singapore. In 2011, Low collaborated with Taiwanese choreographer, Jeff Hsieh Chieh-Hua to create 22.5 minutes – Subconscious Indulgence, which was performed in Singapore and Taiwan. Other notable works from Low include Abortion, Asking Dance, Crying Earth, Grandmother’s Tale, Refuges and The First Emperor.

Curatorial Statement

With a unique style that fuses Eastern dance aesthetics with Western dance movements, Low’s choreography focuses on honest portrayals of human emotions, zeal and relentless drive. Her works are contemplative and are celebrated for being bold, imaginative and thought-provoking. She also enjoys creating works that represent Singapore’s vibrant and diverse society. In 2015, she will be creating a brand new full-length work in collaboration with Ding Yi Music Company for Frontier Danceland’s end-of-year season, Milieu 2015