Peiling Kao Dances Presents 6th Home Season, ONE BODY, FIVE DANCES, SIX PERSPECTIVES
Peiling Kao Dances Is Proud To Present Its 6th Home Season, ONE BODY, FIVE DANCES, SIX PERSPECTIVES.
The production addresses the postcolonial body in postmodern dance, featuring Kao as a solo dancer throughout. Kao was born and raised in Taiwan. Her dance training was both postmodern and postcolonial.
Since moving to the U.S. from Taiwan in 2007, she has been actively collaborating with other choreographers, creating dance works that address hybrid movement and the bicultural dancing body. In the process of making dance and learning other choreographers' dances, Kao questions how habituation, oppression and identity play out in movement, dance and the human form.
If a dancer is chosen to work with a choreographer, can this dancer's body be colonized by the choreographic intentions? If the dancing body is trained in modern/postmodern dance style, how is the postcolonial body identified on an individual level?
In order to examine her own process of adapting, absorbing, or resisting movement during the choreographic process, Kao commissioned five renowned female choreographers to each set a solo on her. Since April 2018, Kao has traveled between Honolulu, Taipei, San Francisco Bay Area, as well as New York City to work with these choreographers. The dances are programmed as follows:
Synapse choreographed by Betsy Fisher (Honolulu, US)
Liminal Turnings choreographed by Ming-Shen Ku (Taipei, Taiwan)
Artifact choreographed by Molissa Fenley (New York City, US)
Stay With Me choreographed by Hope Mohr (San Francisco, US)
California choreographed by Christy Funsch (New York City & San Francisco, US)
Tickets: $30 (Arts patron), $20 (General), $15 (Student)