Stagings: Shaman/Peasants – Dance of the Barefoot Guardians by Arts Fission
Edwin Wee, The Arts Fission Company.
Stagings: Shaman/Peasants – Dance of the Barefoot Guardians by Arts Fission
14 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017  5.00 – 6.30pm, 7.30 – 9.00pm
Admission fee: $15 (excludes booking fee of $1)
Tickets available here

Date: Fridays, 14 and 28 July 2017
Time: 5.00 – 6.30pm (Special iterations for schools), 7.30 – 9.00pm

This performance responds to Ulrike Ottinger’s penchant to making films/documentaries based on everyday life in diverse settings, from urban to rural environments. The title Shaman/Peasants alludes to the two factors related to the rise of communism in early 20th century China. The Chinese Communists built their revolutionary momentum with the support of the “Peasants” and later sealed their faith with the Land Reform Movement that changed the destiny of old China forever. “Shaman” is the intermediary between the deep-seated connection of human and land, who breed myths and beliefs among the people. The contemporary dance will encompass incongruous movement motifs that aim to build tension by pitching bizarre individual characters against a repressive performing ensemble.

30-min performance with post-show dialogue with Arts Fission Artistic Director Angela Liong

Commissioned by NTU CCA Singapore and co-produced with Arts Fission.

For more information on Ulrike Ottinger: China. The Arts – The People, click here.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore)
Exhibitions: Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109443. Research Centre and Office: Block 6 Lock Road, #01-09/10, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108934

Exhibition Hours
Tue - Sun: 12.00 - 7.00pm
Fri: 12.00 - 9.00pm
Mon: Closed
Open on Public Holidays
Free Admission

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