WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
SoftMachine is a multimedia project investigating the contemporary status of dance across Asia. The first of two double bills created by Singaporean artist Choy Ka Fai, bringing together live performance and documentary footage, this evening showcases new dance and choreography emerging from India and China. Surjit Nongmeikapam is a contemporary dancer from Manipur, India, trained in classical Indian dance and martial arts. He presents the complex issues of creating dance specifically for European audiences. XiaoKe and ZiHan from Shanghai, China, make collaborative works exploring the body in its extreme states, reflecting on the social and political context of China. The piece investigates the boundaries of artistic freedom and the experience of constant cultural surveillance. Contains nudity.
Part of Out of Asia 2