Stagings: Shaman/Peasants – Dance of the Barefoot Guardians, co-presented with Arts Fission

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Stagings: Shaman/Peasants – Dance of the Barefoot Guardians, co-presented with Arts Fission

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14 Jul 2017, Fri 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
14 Jul 2017, Fri 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
28 Jul 2017, Fri 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
28 Jul 2017, Fri 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
The Exhibition Hall, Block 43 Malan Road

This performance responds to Ulrike Ottinger’s penchant to making films/documentaries based on everyday life and 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, conforming 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.

Shaman/Peasants
is endorsed and supported by the National Arts Council Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP) under the Public Arts Programme. Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise 50% of the programme ticket cost. Performance booking form here. NAC-AEP programme information here.


This is a public programme of Ulrike Ottinger: China. The Arts – The People: Photographs and Films from the 1980s and 1990s.

Date

14 and 28 July 2017

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This performance responds to Ulrike Ottinger’s penchant to making films/documentaries based on everyday life and in diverse settings, from urban to rural environments.

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Audience

General

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Location

Onsite (CCA)

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No

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Yes

Education

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Citation

“Stagings: Shaman/Peasants – Dance of the Barefoot Guardians, co-presented with Arts Fission,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed October 7, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2369.