Choreography: Tingying Ma
Performance: Tina Wang
Dramaturg: Kang Kang
THE WORK // Qi-gong, an ancient holistic practice with roots in Chinese medical, philosophical, and martial arts traditions, became a curious phenomenon of “mass hysteria” in post-Cultural Revolution China and was violently crossed out from authorized history. Drawing vocabulary from the hidden history, "Studies #4" investigates how the ordinary body becomes a negotiated transcript of power through self-cultivation. Studies approaches Qi-gong as an alternative of ideological command: thou shalt produce desirable bodies are measured by health and productivity.
Volume VII: On Resistance ( The Current Sessions)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017 @7 pm
WILD PROJECT, 195 E 3RD STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10009
Today’s shared purpose, resistance, is at once urgent and varied. Volume VII will present work by nine artists, each developing their own choreographies of resistance using strategies of conflict, transgression, and care. On Resistance represents a spectrum of movement which challenges systems of control by reconfiguring the body into a medium for opposition.