POLE DANCE/ PERFORMANCE -PREMIERE- 50′- (performance in english)

What if when I say I am working on my relationship with the audience I meant it literally?  What if when I look back at the audience from the stage, I can look at each of you in the eye and recognise you?  What if we have already had an intimate relationship by the time you come into the theatre to watch me?

Through the online portal, gayromeo.com, I went on 40 dates in 60 days.  During the encounters, I ask each one for a gift in response to our relationship.  In exchange, I invite my gayromeos back to the performance where I return my gift in the form of a dance. ”You are going to be my bitch.”  Looking me in the eyes, he smiled lightly and said in a thick accent, ”You understand? You are going to be my bitch.”

Daniel Kok read BA (Honours) Fine Art & Critical Theory at Goldsmiths College (London) and has a Certificate in Choreography from the Laban Centre. In 2012, Daniel received an MA (Distinction) in Solo/Dance/Authorship (SODA) at the Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT, Berlin). In 2014, he completed the Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies (APASS) in Brussels. In 2008, he was the laureate of the Young Artist Award from National Arts Council (Singapore).

His creation “Q&A” (2009), commissioned by Singapore Arts Festival, has also performed in Edinburgh, Lisbon, Hong Kong, Berlin, Vienna, Bangkok, Yokohama, Seoul and Moscow. “The Gay Romeo” (2011), selected as Priority Company for the Aerowaves European Network, has performed in Berlin, Tokyo, Ljubljana, Moscow and Bruges. “Cheerleader of Europe” (2014), supported by Nadine, workspacebrussels and PACT Zollverein, has performed in Zurich, Brussels, Berlin, Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina Faso and the [8:Tension] platform of the ImpulsTanz festival in Vienna. His new creation, “PIIGS” is a cheerleading team performance, co-produced by Nationales Performance Netz (Germany), Maxim Gorki Theater (Berlin), and workspacebrussels within the Life Long Burning cultural initiative of the European Union.


Concept, Choreography, Performance: Daniel KOK
Dramaturgy: Jorge GONÇALVES
Producer: TANG Fukuen
Production & Stage Manager: YAP Seok Hui
Music: Yellow Sky (1995), Ellen Allien


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