In collaboration with NTU CCA Singapore as part of Stagings, Arts Fission presents a dance performance inspired by the film and photographic works of acclaimed German Artist Ulrike Ottinger. China. The Arts – The People. Photographs and Films from the 1980s and 1990s is the first large scale exhibition of the artist in Asia presented by NTU CCA Singapore.
The Exhibition captured and framed in her films and documentaries, China and Mongolia’s everyday life, from its urban to rural environments. In a direct response to Ottinger’s images, Cultural Medallion choreographer Angela Liong created the dance work, Shaman/Peasants – Dance of the Barefoot Guardians.
Shaman/Peasants intercuts urban trance music with traditional sounds from China and Mongolia’s minority tribes, which have been deliberately selected to mirror and reflect Ottinger’s journey through China and Mongolia. The performance sets a disparate cultural quiltwork where shaman figures transgress through ancient and modern times, and an urbanite ensemble in blue and black garbs morphs between the ambivalent realms of cultural and political affinity.
Dates: 14 & 28 July 2017, 5-6.30pm and 7.30-9pm (30 mins performance with post-show talk with Artistic Director and Curator)
Venue: The Exhibition Hall, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore @ Gillman Barracks (Block 43 Malan Road, Singapore 109443)
Tickets: $15 (excluding $1 booking fee)
When: 14 - 28 Jul 2017,