Choreography: Tingying Ma
Performance: Tina Wang
Dramaturgy: Kang Kang
Documentation: Melanie Elbaz, Maya Yu Zhang, Taole Zhu
Video Editing: Maya Yu Zhang
Drawing vocabulary from the hidden history of Qi-gong and related social phenomena in China, the dance cycle "Studies" investigates how the ordinary body becomes a negotiated transcript of power through self-cultivation.
Following Studies #1: Impossible to Cool Down, an urban intervention under the Nostrand Ave LIRR Station in May 2016 (https://goo.gl/tG5AeJ), and Studies #2, performed at 1144 Bergen Performance Art Habitat in August 2016, Studies #3 is presented as part of ITINERANT Performance Art Festival, hosted at Flushing Meadows Corona Park site of the Queens Museum on May 21, 2017.