Agora du Coeur des Sciences
How does one reconnect with one’s roots once settled in a new land? Winnie dives into her estranged and distant relationship with Hong Kong, her birthplace, by moving through the complexities of her diaspora and her queerness. She explores a traditional Chinese cooking instrument, the wok, and immerses herself in wok chi (鑊氣), the wok energy, which gives Cantonese cuisine its distinct taste. By sensorially examining the methods and the materials used in Cantonese cooking, she aims to listen and re-connect intimately with her ancestry.
aWokening Winnie Ho — Choreography and performance Moe Clark — Sound design Nien Tzu Weng — Lighting design Darah Miah — Lighting assistant Thea Patterson, Sasha Kleinplatz — Dramaturgy consultant Angie Cheng, Justin de Luna, Geneviève Allard, Nate Yaffe, Lari Jalbert — Outside eyes Images & videos Kinga Michalska — Trailer Vanessa Fortin, David Wong — Images (January 2021) David Wong — Images (September 2021) Kim-Sanh Châu, Robin Pineda Gould — Filming
Technical team Lee Anholt — Production director, Danse-Cité Jean-François Gagnon — Sound chef Jurjen Barel — LX chef Vincent Santés — Technique Nine Petsilas Desbaillet — Technique Karin Maddox — Technique Pedro Melão Ferreira — Technique Dan Harvey — Technique Laura Dominquéz — Technique Special thanks to Jason Pomrenski — DT UQÀM
Partners and supports for creation CCOV, Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique, MAI | Montréal, arts interculturels, Mainline, Maison de la Culture, Studio ED, Studio 303, CanAsian Dance, Accès Asie, Tangente, CanDance, Théâtre Aux Écuries, La Centrale
The creation of this work was made possible thanks to the financial support of: Conseil des Arts du Canada, CanAsian Dance, Tangente. A presentation Danse-Cité A coproduction Winnie Ho & Danse-Cité